Houses for sale in 2012

The top British and Irish stately homes for sale, regularly updated throughout 2012:
(click on the house image to view the estate agent’s photos and details of the property)

Lyons House, County Kildare, Ireland
€40m, 598 acres (or €32m, 300 acres), built 1785 for Nicholas Lawless 1st Baron Cloncurry by Oliver Grace, Grade I, gardens listed, Christie’s, press, Sherry FitzGeraldsatellite, CL, last sold 1996 to Tony Ryan  for IR£3.5m (€4.4m) by Sir Michael Smurfit
                                           (since 1990), privately for sale June 2009 €80m, launched May
                                           2010 €50m, May 2012 €40m, Country Seat, DiCamillo, Wiki.

Apethorpe Hall, Northamptonshire, England  (Negotiating)
£2.5m, 45 acres, rebuilt 1623 for Earl of Westmorland, Grade I, gardens Grade IISavillsbrochure, satellite, website, At Risk, archive, last sold 2004 (compulsorily purchased by Govt, passed to English Heritage), launched Jun 2008 £4.5-5m Smiths Gore
                                            (£2.5m 15 May 2012), bids due by 12 Sep 2012, Country Seat,
                                            DiCamillo, Wiki.

Hawkstone Hall, Shropshire, England
(not Hawkstone Park being the neighbouring hotel & golf course)
£5m, 88 acres, built from 1700 for Hill family, Grade I, gardens Grade I, Barbers, brochureReeves & Partnersbroch, website, satellite, last sold 1926 to Redemptorist Order by the 1st Baron
                                           Marchamley, launched 11 Jul 2012, Country Seat, DiCamillo, Wiki.

Ayton Castle, Borders, Scotland
£2.2m, 159 acres, built 1845-51 for William Mitchell-Innes by James Graham, Category A, listed gardens, Knight Frank, brochure, Rettie, brochure, press, HHA, SH opening times, last sold 1895, launched May 2011 £3m for 31 acres, relaunched 
                                           12 Oct £2.2m, under offer Jan 2012, withdrawn Mar, relaunched
                                           Apr 2012 after sale fell through, Country SeatDiCamillo, Wiki.

Quenby Hall, Leicestershire, England
£11m, 1,135 aces (or £10m, 938 acres), built 1620, Grade I, gardens Grade II, Savills, brochure, website, last sold 1972 by Sir Harold Nutting to Gerard de Lisle, launched 23 May 2012 £12m, Country SeatDiCamillo, Wiki.

Mamhead House, Devon, England  (Under Offer)
£8m, 164 acres, built 1827-33 for Sir Robert Newman by Anthony Salvin, Grade I, gardens Grade II*, Strutt & Parker, satellite, aerial, Devon Life, Dawlish College 1964-88, last sold 2003, launched 17 Sep 2011, under offer Nov 2012,
                                           Country Seat, DiCamillo, Wiki.
                                           + The Orangery£3m, 60 aces, GII*, built 1740, 1 Jun 2012.

Bovey Castle, Devon, England
£17.5m, 275 acres, built 1907 for 2nd Viscount Hambledon by Detmar Blow, Grade II*, gardens unlisted, Knight Frank, website, last sold 2006 for £26.4m to Delancey & Hilwood by Peter De Savary (2002 £7.5m), launched May 2012, DiCamillo, Wiki.

Ardbraccan House, County Meath, Ireland
€4.9m, 120 acres, built 1735 & 1776 for the Bishop of Meath by Richard Cassels, Grade II* (Regional), gardens listed, Savills, last sold late-1990s to David Maher and the late Sarah Lawson (wife 1982-91 of Michael Grade), launched cMar 2012 for €7.5m with
                                           218 acres (until Oct 2012), DiCamillo, Wiki.

Palmerstown House, County Kildare, Ireland
€12m, 688 acres (with golf course & club house, in receivership by KPMG for NAMA in Apr 2011), built 1872 for 6th Earl of Mayo & rebuilt 1923 after Civil War fire, listed, gardens listed, Knight Frank, brochure, website, last sold 1999 for IR£10m (€12.7m) to
                                           Jim Mansfield by Anne Bullitt (since 1950s), launched Feb 2012.

Cairness House, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
£2m, 16 acres, enlarged 1789-97 for Charles Gordon by James Playfair, Category A, gardens unlisted, Knight Frank, brochure, satellite, website, a calendar house, Country Life images, last sold 2000, launched 11 May 2011 for £3m (£2m from Jun 2012),
                                           Country Seat, DiCamillo, Wiki.

Stockton House, Wiltshire, England
£6.5m, 40 acres, built 1590s for John Topp, Grade I, gardens unlisted, Strutt & Parker, brochure, website, CL 1905, interiors, last sold c1998, launched 30 May 2012 for £7.5m, £6.5m from Aug 2012, DiCamillo, Wiki.

Howsham Hall, Yorkshire, England
£5m, 83 acres, built 1610 for Sir William Bamburgh, Grade I, gardens Grade II, Knight Frank, Savills, brochure, website, School 1958-2007, last sold 2007 to David Pratt for £2m, restored by James Perkins of GL50, launched May 2009 for £6m, £5m from
                                           Sep 2010 when almost sold, Country Seat, DiCamillo, Wiki.

Bridwell Park, Devon, England  (Under Offer)
£4m, 117 acres, built 1780 (rebuilt 1990s), Grade I, gardens Grade II, Knight Frank, brochure, Savills, brochure, Country Life, press, last sold 1998 from Andrew Davis (von Essen) to Lord Ivar Mountbatten, launched 12 Sep 2011 (123 acres), under offer via
                                           Savills  20 Sep 2012 but relisted 12 Nov & under offer late Nov.

Bletchingdon Park, Oxfordshire, England  (temp withdrawn)
£20m, 126 acres (excludes stables), rebuilt 1782 for 1st Earl of Mountnorris by James Lewis, Grade II*, gardens unlisted, Knight Frank, brochure, last sold 1993 to Dr Michael Peagram by 2nd Baron Rotherwick, launched 2 May 2012, Country Seat,
DiCamillo, Wiki.

Hadspen House, Somerset, England
£13m, 852 acres, built from 1687 for William Player, Grade II*, gardens unlisted, Knight Frank, brochureSymonds & Sampson, satellite, website, gardens (books 1976 & 1998), contents auctions 1996 & 2008, CL 1996, last sold 1785 to Henry Hobhouse (now
                                           Niall Hobhouse, son of Penelope), launched 27 May 2012, main
                                           Avenue apartment for rent £5k pcm (Nov 2012), DiCamillo, Wiki.

Oswald Hall, South Ayrshire, Scotland  (Under Offer)
£1m, 38 acres (or 31 & 7 acre lots), optional 144 acres, formerly Auchincruive House, built 1767 by Robert Adam for Richard Oswald, Category A, gardens listed, CKD Galbraith, brochure, plan, Knight Frank, last sold 1925 by Oswald family to John
                                            Hannah who bequethed it in 1927 to Scottish Agricultural College,
                                            launched 24 Oct 2011, bids by 6 Mar 2012, under offer 15 Mar
                                            2012, Country Seat, Wiki.

Arndilly House, Moray, Scotland
£1.45m, 60 acres, built 1770, Category A, gardens unlisted, Strutt & Parker, brochure, satellite, estate, last sold c2003 for £3.57m with 635 acres, launched 20 Apr 2010 for £1.75m (£1.45m from Sep 2010).

Beldorney Castle, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
£3m, 861 acres (or 1.4m, 119 acres), built from 1550, Category A, gardens unlisted, Strutt & Parker, brochure, last sold 1960 to Jolyon Robinson’s father, launched Jun 2012.

Rainthorpe Hall, Norfolk, England
£2.95m, 18 acres, built from 1503, Grade I, gardens Grade II, Strutt & Parker, brochure, last sold 1993 to Suzy & Alastair Wilson by Hastings family, launched 25 Apr 2012, Country Seat, DiCamillo, Wiki.

Stoke Poges Manor House, Buckinghamshire, England
£13.5m, 10 acres, built 1550 for 2nd Earl of Huntingdon, original Stoke Park house, near Stoke Poges Memorial Gardens, Grade I, gardens Grade II, Knight Frank, brochure, Savillssatellite, last sold 2008, launched for £13.5m, 9 acres (later £15m, 10 acres).

Parbold Hall, Lancashire, England
£3.75m, 135 acres (or £5m, 730 acres), Grade II*, gardens unlisted, Savills, brochure, launched 17 Sep 2011 £9.5m, 865 acres or £4.5m, 135 acres (was under offer by Nov 2011).

Harmston Hall, Lincolnshire, England
£3.45m, 14 acres (+ optional 29 acres), built 1710 for Sir George Thorold, Grade II*, gardens unlisted, Savills, brochurehospital 1935-90, last sold c2001 to property developer Peter Sowerby, launched 24 Aug 2011 Chesterton Humberts £3.45m 14 acres
                                           (privately since 2008) Savills from Apr 2012, Wiki.

Holywell Hall, Lincolnshire, England
£12m, 930 acres, built C17th & 1732-60, Grade II*, gardens unlisted, Bidwells, brochure, CL photos, aerial, last sold 2003 £7m to Robert & Sally Gillespie by Prince & Princess Yuri Galitzine heirs (1994, £4m, 830 acres), launched 31 Aug 2011 for £14.75m
                                            with 940 acres, DiCamillo, Wiki.

Thornhill Park, Dorset, England
£8.5m, 144 acres, rebuilt 1730 for Sir James Thornhill, Grade II*, gardens unlisted, Knight Frank, brochure, satellite, plasterwork, last sold 2008 by Tommy Kyle for £10m with 104 acres (asking £12m, owned since 1999, Kyle previously owning Ven House),
                                            launched 23 May 2012, Wiki.

Chapel Cleeve Manor, Somerset, England
(see Country House Rescue TV episode 4.2 aired 21 Jun 2012)
£1.695m, 7 acres, built from 1452, Grade II*, gardens unlisted, Webbers, brochure, Fine & Country, satellite, last sold 1998 by Philip Stubbs to Jean Wilkins for £360,000, launched May 2010,
                                           Country Seat, Wiki.

Llanerchydol Hall, Powys, Wales
£1.95m, 73 acres, built 1776, Grade II*, gardens Grade II*, Savill, brochure, satellite, Country Life, last sold c1986, launched Nov 2009 (£2.85m; £2.45m until Sep 2011), Country Seat, DiCamillo.

Llanharan House, Rhondda Cynon Taff, Wales
£1.75m, 43 acres (or £975,000, 30 acres), built 1756 for Rees Powell , Grade II* (details), gardens Grade II, Watts & Morgan, brochure (high quality), last sold c1955, launched Oct 2011, Wiki.

Cilwendeg House, Pembrokeshire, Wales
£1.1m, 6 acres, excludes stables & out-houses & Shell House rec’d Georgian Award 2007, built 1789, Grade II*, gardens Grade II*, Knight Frank, brochure, Town Coast & Country Estate, Council care home 1952-2010, launched 24 Feb 2012, Country Seat.

Burnham Westgate Hall, Norfolk, England  (temp withdrawn)
£3.75m, 36 acres (optional coach house £1.5m, walled garden £1.5m and lodge £0.45m), rebuilt 1785 for Thomas Pitt, 1st Baron Camelford by Sir John Soane, Grade II*, gardens unlisted, Knight Frankbrochure, Sowerbyssatellite, press, last sold 1991 to
                                           Baroness Rawlings, launched 1 Jun 2011 £7m Savills until Mar
                                           2012, £6.5m with 38 acres to Oct, Country Seat, DiCamillo, Wiki.

Elvaston Castle, Derbyshire, England
£2.75m, 150 acres, 150-year lease from Derbyshire Council, built 1633+1817 for 3rd Earl of Harrington by James Wyatt, Grade II*,
gardens Grade II*, website, Council, Friends, satellite, last sold 1968 by 11th Earl, launched 2002, under offer 2004 by hotel
                                            developer Highgate Sanctuary, relaunched 13 Mar 2012 (tender
                                            delayed to Sep), Country Seat, Georgian GroupDiCamillo, Wiki.

Invereil House, East Lothian, Scotland
£3m, 4 acres, built 1899 for golfer John E. Laidlay (born at nearby Seacliff House) by Peddie & Washington Browne, Category B, gardens unlisted, Strutt & Parker, brochure, last sold c1993 to Johnston family, launched Jun 2011.

Isfield Place, East Sussex, England
£9.5m, 311 acres, built 16th-17th centuries for Shurley family, Grade II*, gardens unlisted, Savills, brochure, satellite, last sold Dec 2003 for £5m by Andrew Tillard (bought c1997) to Neil & Juliet Bellis and her sister Lucy Cummings owners of Newick Park
                                           hotel and Erinaceous group, launched 19 Mar 2012, Wiki.

Stetchworth House, Cambridgeshire, England
£11m, 116 acres, built from 1786 for Richard Eaton, Grade II, gardens unlisted, Savills, brochure, Bidwells, last sold 1982 by
Douglas Gray (since 1960) to Bill Gredley (owned by 6th Duke of Sutherland/Earl of Ellesmere 1883-1960), launched 30 Mar
                                           2012, DiCamillo, Wiki.

Bradwell Lodge, Essex, England
£2.25m, 26 acres, built 15-16th centuries & 1785 south wing for Sir Henry Bate-Dudley by John Johnson, Grade II*, gardens unlisted, Knight Frank, brochure, Jackson-Stops, CL photos 2009, last sold 2008 (home 1939-71 Tom Driberg 1st Baron Bradwell),
                                           launched 17 Apr 2012, Country SeatDiCamillo.

Trent Park House, Greater London, England
£35m, 51 acres, Middlesex University campus closes Jul 2012 for redevelopment, built 1895 & recased 1926 for Sir Philip Sassoon by Charles Holden, Grade II, gardens Grade II, Jones Lang LaSalle, website, aerial, last sold 1945, launched Dec 2011 with
                                           bids due by 30 Mar 2012, DiCamillo, Wiki.

Gissing Hall,
Norfolk, England  (Sold in the autumn)
(see Country House Rescue TV episode 2.8, aired Aug 2011)
£1.075m, 4 acres (modern house separate £475,000), built 1840, Grade II, gardens unlisted, Chesterton Humberts, brochure, Preferred Commercialsatellite, Hotel 1989-2012, last sold 1986
                                           £150,000 to Ann & William Brennan, launched 18 Aug 2011
                                           £1.5m 5 acres (plans to convert back into single home) split into
                                           2 lots Feb 2012, Country Seat, DiCamillo, Wiki.

Arthington Hall, West Yorkshire, England
£2.95m (incl £0.2m gate lodge, but excl stables & walled garden), 22 acres, rebuilt 18th century by John Carr & extended in 1875 by Alfred Waterhouse, Grade II, gardens unlisted, Knight Frank, brochure, satellite, last sold 1842 to Sheepshanks family (excl
                                           1993), launched 18 Apr 2012, DiCamillo, Wiki.

Saltmarshe Hall, Yorkshire, England  (Under Offer)
£1.95m, 16 acres, built 1825 for Philip Saltmarshe by James Pigott Pritchett and Charles Watson, Grade II*, gardens unlisted, Carter Jonas, brochure, last sold 1974 to Philip & Sally Bean by Saltmarshe family (owned since 1067), launched Jun 2009, Wiki.

Mourne Park, County Down, Northern Ireland
£6.5m, 140 acres, current offer £6.25m, re-built 1806 for 1st Earl of Kilmorey, Grade B+, gardens listed, Templeton Robinson, Knight Frank, brochure, website, YouTube, last sold 1552, launched Jun 2008 for £10m, Country Seat, Wiki.

Crawfordton House, Dumfries, Scotland  (Under Offer)
£495,000, 23 acres, built 1865 for Sir George Walker by
Peddie & Kinnear, Category B, RCAHMS, gardens unlisted, Savills, brochure, satellite, school 1940-95 & 1995-2006, last sold 1995, launched 2007 £1.3m (privately 2006), £595,000 in 2011,
                                            £495,000 in 2012, under offer late 2012, Wiki.

Embleton Hall, Northumberland, England  (Under Offer)
£875,000, 3 acres, built 1730 for Thomas Embleton (Fenwick family from 1780), Grade II, gardens unlisted, Strutt & Parker,
brochureChristie & Co, hotel, last sold 1986 to Trevor Thorne, launched 4 Jan 2012 for £1.3m for 5 acres until Nov, plans to
                                           divide into 2 residences, Wiki.

Beechfield Tower, Northumberland, England
£3.5m, 6 acres, built 1400’s & 1622 for Fenwick family (aka West Bitchfield), Grade I, gardens unlisted, Sanderson Young, Strutt & Parker, brochure, satellite, last sold 1995, launched 16 Mar 2011, Country Seat, DiCamillo, Wiki.

Tretheague House, Cornwall, England

£1.65m, 17 acres, Grade II*, gardens unlisted, Savills, brochure, Country Life, launched 19 Oct 2011.

Roundhill Grange, Somerset, England
£6m, 280 acres (or £3.65m, 78 acres), built 1701, Grade II, gardens unlisted, Savills, brochure, last sold in 1955 to Lady Dunphie, launched 18 Apr 2012, Country Seat.

Dalby Hall, Lincolnshire, England
£12m, 1,050 acres, rebuilt 1856, Grade II, gardens unlisted, Brown & Co, brochure, satellite, last sold tba, launched 6 Apr 2011, Country Seat, DiCamillo, Wiki.

Craigdarragh House, County Down, Northern Ireland
£2m, 26 acres, built 1850 for Robert F. Gordon in the style of Charles Lanyon, Grade B1, gardens unlisted, Rodgers & Browne, brochure, satellite, photos, last sold c2002, launched Nov 2011.

Cricket Court, Somerset, England

£2.5m, 5 acres, Grade II* folly, gardens unlisted, Savills, brochure, press 2009, launched 29 Sep 2011.

Chownes Mead, West Sussex, England

£3.5m, 34 acres, built 1912-20 for Kleinwort family, unlisted house and gardens, Savills, brochure, launched Sep 2011.

London houses of interest:

Syon Lodge, London, England
£5.95m, 1 acre, Syon House‘s Dower House, built 1770 for 2nd Duke of Northumberland by Robert Adam (after House interiors 1761-9), Grade II*, Park Grade I21st Century Group, brochure, John D Wood, Your Move, satellite, last sold 1928 (by 8th Duke to
                                           Crowthers), launched Sep 2007 (£6.95m), DiCamillo, Wiki.

Campden Hill, London, England
£75m, 1 acre, built 1915 by Edward Warren for Edmond Grove-Hills, Grade II, gardens unlisted, Savills, Knight Frank, brochure, satellite, At Risk register, last sold 2001 £17m (was Uruguayan Ambassador’s residence from 1950s), launched Sep 2011.

Heath Hall, London, England
£100m, 2 acres, built 1910 aka East Weald by Ashley & Newman, Grade II, Glentree, brochure, Telegraph, Times, last sold 2006 £14m to Andreas Panayiotou (Ability Group), launched Mar 2011.

Ruins and derelict houses:

Ruperra Castle (ruin), Caerphilly, Wales
£1.5m, 14 acres (+16 optional acres), built 1626, Grade II*, gardens Grade II, Jeffrey Ross, satellite, Trust, Blog, Conservation, old photos, last sold 1998 to Ashraf Barakat, launched Sep 2010 (Savills until Aug 2011), Country Seat,
                                            DiCamillo, Wiki.

Baltersan Castle (ruin), South Ayrshire, Scotland
(James Brown on BBC’s Dragons’ Den episode 1.3 aired Jan 2005)
£250,000, 1 acre, built 16th C, Category A, gardens unlisted, private sale, brochure, photo old, satellite, last sold c1992 £25K, launched Mar 2008 (£195,000), Country Seat, DiCamillo, Wiki.

Blackborough House (derelict), Devon, England
£1m, 12 acres, built 1840 for 4th Earl of Egremont by James Knowles, Grade II, gardens unlisted, Winkworth, brochure, satellite, photos, last sold 1995, launched 2007 (£1.5m), Country Seat, DiCamillo, Wiki.

Braunstone Hall (derelict), Leicestershire, England
125 year lease, £350,000, 1 acre, built 1776 for Clement Winstanley by William Oldham, Grade II, gardens unlisted (Council owned public park), brochure, satellite, Council, Restore, last sold 1925, launched Sep 2007 (remarketed Oct 2010),
                                            Country Seat, DiCamillo, Wiki. In Oct 2012 the Council was
                                            negotiating with a developer following 3 submissions in 2011).

Brucklay Castle (ruin), Aberdeenshire, Scotland
£600,000, 60 acres, built 1600/1849, Category C, gardens unlisted, Smiths Gore, brochure, satellite, Leopard mag, last sold c2004 to John Buchan, launched 19 Sep 2011, Country Seat, Wiki.

Bessingham Manor (derelict), Norfolk, England
£575,000 (or £1.45m with a new house), 4.5 acres, built 1870, unlisted house and gardens, Cockertons, brochure, satellite, photos, photos, last sold Apr 2010, launched Oct 2010 £895,000, from May 2011 £765,000 or £2m, from Oct 2011 to Oct 2012
                                           £590,000 or £1.7m (also Savills), Country Seat, Wiki.

Withdrawn (from agents website, but may still be privately for sale or relaunched later):

Invercauld Castle, Aberdeenshire, Scotland  (May)
£20m for minimum 10 year lease, 38,000 acres, remodelled 1875 for Chiefs of Clan Farquharson, Category A (details), gardens listed (details), Savills, brochure, satellite, Estate, northern neighbours of Balmoral Castle, last leased 2004-10, launched
                                           18 May 2011, Country Seat, DiCamillo, Wiki.

Yester House, East Lothian, Scotland  (by Jan)
£8m, 200 acres, built 1728, Category A, gardens listed, Knight Frank, brochure, Savills, satellite, last sold 1972, launched Aug 2008 £12-15m, 500 acres, £8m for 200 acres from Sep 2010, Country Seat, DiCamillo, Wiki.

Forcett Hall, Yorkshire, England  (Feb)
£5.5m, 234 acres, rebuilt 1740 for Richard Shuttleworth by
Daniel Garrett, Grade I, gardens Grade II, GSC, brochure, satellite, website1, website2photo entrance, photo rear, last sold 1938 to Heathcote family, launched 16 Apr 2011, withdrawn Feb
                                           2012, possibly taken over by Keith Heaviside & family in Jul 2011,
                                           Country SeatDiCamillo, Wiki.

Cockfield Hall, Suffolk, England  (Nov)
£5m, 74 acres, built from mid-16th century for Sir Arthur Hopton
& 1613 for Sir Robert Brooke, Grade I, gardens unlisted, Savills, brochure, last sold 1997 by Blois family to Anne & Owen Roberts, launched 25 Apr 2012, Country Seat, DiCamillo, Wiki.

Craig-y-Nos Castle, Powys, Wales  (by Mar)
£1.5m, 7 acres, built 1842 for Rhys Powell by T H Wyatt (north wing 1891 for Adelina Patti), Grade II* (details) Theatre Grade I, gardens Grade II*, McCartneys, brochure, Fine & Country, satellite, website, last sold 2000 for £650,000 by Dr & Mrs Jones
                                           to Martin Gover of SelClene Ltd, launched 1 Jul 2011,
                                           Country SeatDiCamillo, Wiki.

Cefntilla Court, Monmouthshire, Wales  (injunction until May)
£2m, 62 acres (+ optional 103 acres), aka Cefn Tilla Court, built 1616 & from 1856 for Lord Raglan, Grade II*, gardens Grade II, Knight Frank, brochure, contents auction, press: 2011, 2012, NGS, last sold 1856, launched 10 Mar 2012, Country Seat, Wiki.

Playford Hall, Suffolk, England  (Sep)
£2.45m, 28 acres, built 1597 for Sir Anthony Felton, Grade II*, unlisted gardens, Savills, brochure, Strutt & Parker, brochure,
satellite, last sold c1972 by Lady Aitken to Richard Innes, launch 23 Feb 2011 £3.25m 29 acres until 22 Feb 2012 when 2 gate
                                           lodges offered separately at £0.5m, Country Seat, DiCamillo, Wiki.

Piercefield House (ruin), Monmouthshire, Wales  (Jan)
£2m, 129 acres, problem: next to horse racecourse, built 1790s for George Smith by Sir John Soane & for Mark Wood by Joseph Bonomi, Grade II* (details), gardens Grade I, Jackson-Stops, satellite, aerial, friend’s, plan, old photo, Davies Sutton, press, last
                                          sold 1923 by Clay family to Chepstow Racecourse (opened 1926),
                                          launched Oct 2005 for £2m, Country Seat, DiCamillo, Wiki.

House contents auction, stopped by High Court injunction on 30 March by Raglan family:

Cefntilla Court, Monmouthshire, Wales  (injunction until May)
£0.75m, Christie’s at South Kensington in London, 308 lots, contents auction Wed 4 Apr 10.30am, The Raglan Collection: Waterloo, Wellington and The Crimea (inherited by 5th Lord Raglan‘s nephew Henry van Moyland), viewings 31 Mar-3 Apr.
                                           Press: contents, 2011, 2012, Raglan Rescue, Country Seat.

Others – to be expanded upon and added to the above main list:

Calderstones Park Mansion, Liverpool, England – POA, long lease, under offer to July 2013 to preferred bidder The Reader OrganisationGrade II, launch Jan 2012, Country Seat.
Brockhampton Park, Herefordshire, Eng – £3.75m, 8 acres, launch 18 May 10 £5.75m.
Bellamont Forest, County Cavan, Ireland – €1.45m, 78 acres (or €4.5m, 1,000 acres),
(was €7.5m for 1,060).
Mount Kennedy House, County Wicklow, Ireland – €2.95m, 169 acres (€7.75m Sep 2010, €6.5m Jan 2011, €5.25m).
Nazeing Park, Essex, England – £10m, 68 acres in Nov 2012 (Sep 2009, £6m, 68 acres).

Others – to be reviewed for inclusion in the above main list:

Glansevern Hall, Powys, Wales – £2m, 38 acres (£3.25m), Grade II*, launch 14 Aug 2012.
Michelmersh Court, Hampshire, England – £6m, 20 acres, Grade II*launch 16 Nov 2012.
Highfields Park, East Sussex, England – £5.75m, 191 acres, launched 18 Apr 2012.
Harden Grange, Yorkshire – £2.85m, 106 acres (or £1.75m, 51 acres), launch 20Apr 2012.
Rainbow Wood House, Somerset, England – £5.5m, 13 acres, launch Feb 2012 (Aug 2011).
Dancers Hill House, Hertfordshire – £6m, 15 acres.
Berden Hall, Hertfordshire, England – £3.75m, 17 acres, Grade II*.
Noblethorpe Hall, South Yorkshire, England – £1.85m, 18 acres.
Royds Hall, West Yorkshire, England – £1.795m, 19 acres.
Bruern Abbey, Oxfordshire, England – POA, 6 acres, last sold 2005 for £5m (in 2 weeks).
Ogbourne Maisey Manor, Wiltshire, England – £1.7m, 15 acres, Country Life.
Royal Crescent, Bath, England – £3.95m, 1 acre.
Moorlands Hall, North Yorkshire, England – £5m, 16 acres, launched 26 May 2011.
The Homestead, Derbyshire, England – £1.2m, 1 acre, Grade I, brochure.
Caverswall Castle, Staffordshire, England – £2.5m , 20 acres, Grade I, website, press, Wiki.
Langdale Hall, North Yorkshire, England – £2.5m, 69 acres.
Killochan Castle, South Ayrshire, Scotland – £2.25m, 131 acres, Country Life.
Whirley Hall, Cheshire, England – £4.9m, 100 acres, Grade II*.
Hutton Hall, Essex, England – £4.25m, 8 acres, Grade II.
Sherbourne Manor, Warwickshire, England – £4m, 15 acres, Grade II.
Jenkyn Place, Hampshire, England – £7.25m, 43 acres, Country Life.
Woodcote Manor, Hampshire, England – £6.9m, 101 acres (was £7.75m).
Norsebury House, Hampshire, England – £2.95m, 10 acres, Grade II.
The Gullet Estate, Devon, England – £10m, 156 acres, Country Life.
Abbot’s Hall, Essex, England – £5m, 52 acres, website, last sold 2001 (£1.7m).
Kents Green Court, Worcestershire, England – £2.5m, 12 acres, launched 9 Sep.
Stobhall, Perth and Kinross, Scotland – £2.35m, 196 acres, website, launched 7 Sep.
Palé Hall, Gwynedd, Wales – £2.95, 14 acres, website, press, Grade II*, launched 30 Aug.
Walton Hall, Derbyshire, England -£1.5m, 7 acres, CL article, launched 17 Aug.
Marske Hall, Yorkshire, England – £2.5m, 19 acres, CL article, launched 17 Aug.
Greenhills, Staffordshire, England – £2m, 20 acres, CL article, launched 17 Aug.
Poxwell Manor, Dorset, England – £4m, 10 acres, last sold 1998.
Rockbeare Manor, Devon, England – £2m, 57 acres.
Tilstone Lodge, Cheshire, England – £10m, 115 acres, Grade II, broch, launch 22 June.
Old Battersea House, London, England – £12m, 1 acre, launched 4 Mar (2009 art sale).
Shotley Hall, Suffolk, England – £1.55m, 7 acres.
Chantmarle, Dorset, England – £3.5m, 100 acres.
Standerwick Court, Somerset – £4.95m, 80 acres, Grade II*.
Kingston House, Devon, England – £2.75m, 10 acres, Grade II*, website, launched May.
Barkisland Hall, Yorkshire, England – £2.5m, 20 acres, Grade I.
Canonteign Manor, Devon, England – £3.25m, 12 acres, Grade I, CL.
Withnell Fold Hall, Lancashire, England – £5m, 10 acres, for sale in 2009.
Benarth Hall, Conwy, Wales – £2.35m, 50 acres, CL, launched May.
Tidwell Manor, Devon, England – £1.35m, 2 acres, Grade II*, CL.
Hammer Hill House, Shropshire, England – £5.5m, 28 acres, launched May.
Rodden Manor, Somerset, England – £2.5m, 31 acres, Grade II*.
Woodlands Vale, Isle of Wight, England – £3m, 9 acres.
Winsley Hurst, North Yorkshire, England – £3.2m, 4 acres.
Lower Ashfold, West Sussex, England – £3.25m, 17 acres, unlisted, c1904, launch 2 July.
Througham Slad Manor, Gloucestershire, England – £6m, 17 acres, CL, launch 25 Jun 2011 for £6.5m with Knight Frank (£6m from 28 Feb 2012).
Mallow Castle, County Cork, Ireland – €7m, 30 acres, website (sold to Council for €1.7m?).
Courtown Demesne, County Kildare, Ireland – POA, 433 acres (owned by John Huston).
The Arthingworth Estate, Northamptonshire, England – £8m, 678 acres, launched 6 July.
Kings Weston House, Somerset, England – £2m (114 year lease), 3 acres, Country Seat.
Hanham Court, Bristol, England – £2.5m, 20 acres, Telegraph.
Netherstead Hall, Warwickshire, England – £3.3m, 75 acres.
Ffynone, Pembrokeshire, Wales – £2.25m, 34 acres.
Hensol House, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland – £4.25m, 2,264 acres.
Moor Place, Hertfordshire, England – £4.95m, 51 acres, past sale, Country Seat.
Teaninich Castle, Ross and Cromarty, Scotland – £950,000, 8 acres, CL, website.
Donaldson’s College, Edinburgh, Scotland – POA, 18 acres (not house, may be residential).
Letterfourie House, Moray, Scotland – £2.2m, 307 acres.
Becca Hall, West Yorkshire, England – £1.5m, 55 acres.
Crazies Hall, Oxfordshire, England – £18m, 80 acres.
Hoddington House, Hampshire, England – £20m, 809 acres.
Westbrook House, Surrey, England – £20m, 216 acres.
Puslinch, Devon, England – £0.95m (leasehold), 5 acres (was £1.9m, 7 acres with cottage).
Bargany House, Ayrshire, Scotland – £1.85m, 7 acres, Category A.
Hamatethy Manor, Cornwall, England – £4m, 542 acres, built 1800, unlisted, May 2011.
Flore House, Northamptonshire, England – £3.45m, 19 acres.
Cote House, Oxfordshire, England – £4m, 6 acres, launched 6 May.
Severn Bank House, Worcestershire, England – £2.45m, 22 acres (£2.75m Aug 2009).
Rockwood House, Surrey, England – £5.5m (was £8m), 38 acres, unlisted, press (2005).
Woodview, Chigwell, Essex, England – £6m, 3 acres, built c1851, unlisted.
St Osyth Priory, Essex, England – POA, 20 acres (probably not seriously for sale; the advert is just part of a redevelopment planning requirement – see Country Seat).
Islay House, Argyll, Scotland – £2m, 28 acres (since May 2010).
Breda House, Aberdeenshire, Scotland – £2.25m, 182 acres.
Manor Hall, Gloucestershire, England – £10.75m, 180 acres (or £8.5m with 55 acres).
Swallowcliffe Manor, Wiltshire, England – £2.95m, 18 acres, CL (£3.5m Sep 2010, then £3.15m in 2011, was under offer in Oct 2011 but this did not proceed)
Quernmore Hall, Lancashire, England – £4m, 23 acres (previously £5m).
Thorpe Manor, Northamptonshire, England – £5.85m, 226 acres (or £3.6m, 49 acres)
also Carter Jonas (was £6.5m/£4.25m)
Nash Court, Kent, England – £2.5m, 32 acres, CL article (+ extra 10 acres £325,000).
Franks Hall, Kent, England – £3.75m, 19 acres (was £4.75m, 80 acres, pre 19 May 11).
Rudby Hall, North Yorkshire, England – £2.75m, 10 acres (was £3.5m).
Ollerton Grange, Cheshire, England – £30m, 141 acres (Country Seat).
Wiverton Hall, Nottinghamshire, England – £1.475m, 3.4 acres (was £1.75m).
The Abbey, Aston Abbotts, Buckinghamshire – £5.25m, 42 acres, launch 2009, Wiki.
Spott House, East Lothian, Scotland – £3.2m, 47 acres (Feb 2010, £25m, 2,463 acres).
Augher Castle, County Tyrone, Ireland – POA, 51 acres.
The Woodhouse Estate, Co. Waterford, Ireland – €7.5m, 382 acres, website, vid, press.
Hollywood House, County Wicklow, Ireland – €5m, 50 acres (and Colliers).
Pouldrew House, County Waterford – POA, 45 acres.
Crosshaven House, County Cork, Ireland – €1.6m (press).
Ballyneale House, County Limerick, Ireland – €4m, 73 acres.
Beaurepaire House, Hampshire, England – £8m, 249 acres (Country Seat).
Myres Castle, Fife, Scotland – £2.95m, 45 acres (£3.5m June).
Woodhead Hall, Staffordshire, England – £2m, 19 acres.
Bere Court, Berkshire, England – £5.75m.
Kemble House, Gloucestershire, England – £3.25m, 8 acres (launch 2009, last 2004).
Compton Bassett, Wiltshire – £7.5m, 71 acres.
Chew Magna Manor House, Somerset, England – POA, 7 + 30 acres.
Marchwiel Hall, Wrexham, England – £2.5m.
Shipton Manor, Oxfordshire, England – £6.25m (was £5.75m), 26 acres.
Pyrford Court, Surrey, England – under £20m, 21 acres (Country Seat).
Mayen House, Aberdeenshire, Scotland – £4m, 740 acres (Category B).
Toddington Manor, Bedfordshire, England – £6.5m, 176 acres, launch 2010 (website)
(not to be confused with Toddington Manor, Gloucestershire, owned by Damien Hirst).
Eyton Hall, Shropshire, England – £2.35m, 27 acres.
Pinewoods House, Surrey, England – £20m, 3 acres (Grade II).
Lock House, West Sussex, England – £6m, 25 acres (was £7m until May 2011).
Shipton Sollars Manor, Gloucestershire, England – £3.25m, 34 acres.
Nether Alderley Old Hall, Cheshire, England – £4m, 11 acres (Grade II*).
Giffords Hall, Suffolk, England – £3.5m, 50 acres.
Hinton House, Northamptonshire, England – £2m, 29 acres (launch £2.95m to Jul 2012).
North Luffenham Hall, Rutland, England – £3.75m, 6 acres (Grade I).
Keythorpe Hall, Leicestershire, England – £1.85m, 16 acres (website).
Kingston Wood Manor, Cambridgeshire, England – £8.5m, 740 acres (Nov 2010).
Broughton House, Kent, England – £3.5m, 62 acres, GII* (£3.75m) Under Offer Oct 2011.
Talhenbont Hall, Gwynedd, Wales – POA, 75 acres, website, launched 2007 (Grade II).
Noyadd Trefawr, Ceredigion, Wales – £1.25m, 11 acres (Grade II*).
Cromford Court, Derbyshire, England – £3.3m, 40 acres (for redevelopment).
Brankstone Grange, Fife, Scotland – £975,000, 34 acres (apartments plan) under offer.
Woodside Castle, Ayrshire, Scotland – £1.75m, 60 acres (Apr 2010).
Northfield, Midlothian, Scotland – £1.7m, built 1910, Category B (showing as Sold).
The Priory, Cosgrove, Northamptonshire, England – POA, 14 acres (unlisted offices).
Harcombe House, Hampshire, England – £10m, 16 acres.
Spencers, Essex, England – £3.75m, 97 acres (Country Life).
Brightwell Park, Oxfordshire, England – £5m, 135 acres (Country Life).
Gileston Manor, Vale of Glamorgan, Wales – £1.5m, 7 acres (Grade II*).

Smaller Houses – too small to be considered for the main list above:

The Knoll, Buckinghamshire, England – £4m, 5 acres, Grade II*, launched 18 Apr 2012.
Orleton House, Worcestershire, England – £2.65m, 9 acres, Grade II.
Nunney Court, Somerset, England – £2.65m, 27 acres (was £3.5m).
Hope End House, Herefordshire, England – £2.3m, 26 acres (from 13 Mar 2012).
Howicks, Surrey, England – £2.75m, 6 acres.
Blubberhouses Hall, Yorkshire, England – £1.325m, 1 acre, Grade II.
Hinton Manor, Hampshire, England – £2m, 4 acres, Grade II.
Moor Hall, Lancashire, England – £2.5m, 5 acres, Grade II*.
Middlewood, Lancashire, England – £2.25m, 7 acres, unlisted.
Orston Hall, Nottinghamshire, England – £2.85m, 22 acres.
Youngsbury, Hertfordshire, England – £3.9m, 175 acres.
Croys House, Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland – £1.2m, 35 acres, unlisted, launch Jul 2011.
Netherwood House, Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland – £0.775m, 17 acres, Category B.
Kirkland House, Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland – £1.345m, 8 acres, Category C.
Fountain Court, Hampshire, England – £6.5m, 70 acres, Grade II, launched cSep 2011.
Eastern Terrace, Brighton, East Sussex, England – £4.5m, townhouse.
Chesworth HouseWest Sussex, England – £5.75m, 23 acres, Grade II*, launched Jun 2012 £5.75m (£7m).

New Builds (opportunities to build new approved houses):

Grafton New Hall, Cheshire, England – £5m, 180 acres, Robert Adam (Country Seat).
The Ridge, Gloucestershire, England – £5m, 360 acres, ‘Under Offer’ since Aug 2011,
was £6m, 379 acres, YA, CS.
Nyn Park, Hertfordshire, England – £10m, 317 acres, by Julian Bicknell (Country Seat).
Parkwood House, Surrey, England – POA, 91 acres, by Robert Adam (Country Seat).
building site, Oxfordshire, England – £5.75m, 59 acres, brochure.
Wickham Bishops, Essex, England – £1.45m, 25 acres (+optnl 7), by Quinlan Terry.
Bessingham Manor, Norfolk, England – £1.45m, 4.5 acres, also a Ruin (Country Seat).

Private Sales (may be privately for sale, but not currently listed on any agents website):

Tottenham House, Wiltshire, England – POA, 4,500 acres, house leased.
Crichel House, Dorset, England – £100m, 5,000 acres, contents sales (Country Seat).
Cowdray Park House, Sussex, England – £25m, withdrawn from sale in Dec 2010.
Dowdeswell Court, Gloucestershire, England – £7.9m, 8 acres, withdrawn 3 Mar 2011.
Mentmore Towers, Buckinghamshire, England – owned by bankrupt Simon Halabi.
Le Bois des Moutiers, Normandy, France – POA, by Lutyens/Jekyll in 1898 (BBC).
Rose Castle, Cumbria, England – sale delayed until 2013 to allow charity purchase (GI).
Haremere Hall, East Sussex, England – £1.65m, 100 acres, Grade I, launch £4m 2004.
Finnebrogue House, County Down, Northern Ireland – £1.55m, 3.5 acres (removed).
Arundells, Salisbury, England – townhouse of former PM Sir Edward Heath 1985-2005.
Woodland HouseWest London – £60m + £20m F/H, 1 acre, GII*, by Michael Winner.

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4 Responses to Houses for sale in 2012

  1. Juliet Boulton says:

    This list is pure heaven! Please can you advise me if I can register for new properties/price reductions as they join this list?
    Many thanks,
    Juliet Boulton

    • Editor says:

      Thanks, Juliet, at the moment the only way to see the latest new properties/price reductions is by viewing the BISH News page. Maybe in the future I may do something like Tweets for them (via Twitter), but for now I don’t have the time, and Twitter only allows 140 characters and no thumbnail images.

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