This link is about the sale: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2007/01/09/wdracula09.xml
Why wouldn’t a writer want to live there? The place is furnished and the tourists would bring in more than enough to live on while writing day or night and you wouldn’t have to worry about paying the rent or having a roof over your head or any of the mundane things that keep writers slogging it out for years while they pay the bills and earn enough to live in order to spend what time they have left over to write.
Personally, it would be a wonderful place to live and write. The atmosphere, the history, the change of scenery. You could even write a blog about what you find as you get to the know the place and people would snap it up like hotcakes on a frosty morning. I would love to own it and live there but I don’t have $40 million dollars either.