Houses Sold in 2018

Note: This blog’s focus in 2018 continues to be adding details and links to the list of 500+ lost country houses of Ireland; so if you wish to help, please contact Andrew. Therefore, houses for sale in 2018 will only be shown on Twitter (plus The Country Seat and Heritage Gazette).

The top British and Irish stately homes sold during 2018:

Mawley Hall, Shropshire, England (early) – asking £10m, 550 acres, Grade I, last sold 1962 to Anthony Galliers-Pratt, launched Sep 2017, Wiki.

Easthampstead Park, Berkshire, England (Sep) – sold to Active Hospitality by Bracknell Forest Council, launched Apr 2018, Wiki.

Mottram Hall, Cheshire, England (Sep) – sold to Champneys (owned by Dorothy and Stephen Purdew) by real estate investment company Aprirose, Wiki.

Bishton Hall, Staffordshire, England (cNov) – sold to a party who plan to restore it as a functions venue by the Stafford Northcote family (who ran it as St Bede’s School), last sold 1946.

Eden Mansion, St Andrews, Fife (Sep) – asking £1.75m, 5 acres, formerly B&B, reportedly sold to Indian billionaire for student daughter, launched Jan 2018.

Contents Auctions (sale of house contents in situ or at auction houses):

Bishton Hall, Staffordshire, England – over 300 items (in situ since 1946), 10-19 Oct by Hansons Auctioneers

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Houses Sold in 2017

Note: This blog’s focus in 2017 is to add details and links to the list of 500+ lost country houses of Ireland; so if you wish to help, please contact Andrew. Therefore, houses for sale in 2017 will only be shown on Twitter (plus The Country Seat and Heritage Gazette).

The top British and Irish stately homes sold during 2017:

Westport House, Co Mayo, Ireland (Jan) – asking €10m, 455 acres, sold to Hotel Westport Ltd (Hughes family) by 11th Marquess of Sligo daughters, launched Feb 2016, Wiki.

Hawkstone Hall, Shropshire, England (May) – asking £3m, 88 acres, sold to Martin Hirst and Hannah Petrouis of Weston Hall, Barbers, Grade I, last sold 1926 to Redemptorist Order by 1st Baron Marchamley, launched Jul 2012, sale agreed Apr 2017, Wiki.

North Mymms Park, Hertfordshire, England (Dec) – to be confirmed (settled 2018?), sale by Glaxo Smith Kline, becoming a weddings/events venue, Grade I, history.

Bulstrode Park, Buckinghamshire, England (Jan) – £13m (asking £15m), 39 acres, sold to a private buyer by WEC International, Grade II, gardens Grade II*, last sold 1967, launched Feb 2016.

Foxcombe Hall, Oxfordshire, England (Feb) – £8.8m, 15 acres, sold to Peking University HSBC Business School by The Open University (Boars Hill campus), last sold 1976, launched Sep 2016 £7m.

Newby Wiske Hall, North Yorkshire, England (Mar) – 35 acres, sold to PGL Adventure Holidays by North Yorkshire Police, Grade II, Wiki.

The Elms, Worcestershire, England (Jul) – £5m guide price, sold by Luxury Family Hotels (LFH) to the Gemini Group, last sold 2011 by Von Essen administrator.

Lanwades Hall, Suffolk, England (Jan) – sold, Grade II.

Bonnettstown House, Co Kilkenny, Ireland (Apr) – asking €1.1m, 28 acres, launched Feb.

Dartan Hall, Co Armagh, Northern Ireland (Nov) – £1.73m, 115 acres, sold to a local businessman by Mr Erskine, last sold 1987.

Hadlow Tower, Kent, England (Sep) – £425k (asking £1m), 3.25 acres communal grounds, sold to Becca & Christian Tym (for holiday lets) by The Vivat Trust liquidators, £4m restoration 2011-13, Grade I (Castle d1952), Wiki.

Blackborough House (derelict), Devon, England (Oct) – asking £750k, 10 acres, Grade II, plans, last sold 1995, launched 2007 (£1.5m, 12 acres) then £1m in 2011, TCSWiki.

Contents Auctions (sale of house contents in situ or at auction houses):

Glyn Cywarch, Gwynedd, Wales (Mar) – £2.6m (incl prem) proceeds to restore house by 7th Baron Harlech at Bonhams London on 29 March.

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Houses Sold in 2016

Note: This blog’s focus in 2016 is to compile a list of lost country houses of Ireland and Northern Ireland; so if you can help, please contact Andrew. Hence, houses for sale in 2016 will only be shown on Twitter (plus The Country Seat and Heritage Gazette).

The top British and Irish stately homes sold during 2016:

Brocket Hall, Hertfordshire, England (Mar) – asking £10m, 40 year lease, 543 acres, sold to Shanghai billionaire Yu Songbo, freehold owned by 3rd Baron BrocketGrade I, Knight Frank, last sold 1996 (60 year lease), in administration Mar 2015, launched Apr 2015.

Pitchford Hall, Shropshire, England (Sep) – private sale to Rowena Colthurst & husband James Nason (who own the Hall’s 1,000 acre estate), c76 acres, house Grade I, gardens Grade II, last sold 1992 by Colthurst family (owned since 1473), Wiki.

Plas Glynllifon, Gwynedd, Wales (Apr) – asking £1m, 17 acres, sold to hoteliers, Grade I, David Currie & Co, in receivership & launched Jul 2013 £4m.

Soughton Hall, Flintshire, Wales (Feb) – sold to Elle R Leisure (James Ramsbottom) by John and Rosemary Rodenhurst, Grade II*, last sold 1987.

Wolterton Hall, Norfolk, England (Apr) – sold to Peter Sheppard and partner Keith Day (of design company Sheppard Day) by 10th Baron Walpole, est c£10m, Grade I, gdns Grade II*.

Caer Rhun Hall, Conwy, Wales (Jan) – over £1m & close to £1.4m asking, 20 acres, sold to MBi Consulting by John Anderson, under offer Oct 2015Grade II, last sold c1953.

Finchcocks, Kent, England (Sep) – asking £3m, 13 acres, Grade I, Savills, launched Apr, Wiki.

Kinnaird House, Perthshire, Scotland (May) – asking £9.6m, 6,235 acres, sold to Crawford Gillies by Ward family, Category B, launched Sep 2015.

Kirby Knowle Castle, North Yorkshire, England (mid) – asking £3.85m, 37 acres, Grade II, last sold 2000 to Alisa and Richard Proctor, launched Jul 2013 £4.5m, £4m 2014.

tbc – Fenton House, Northumberland, England (early) – asking £10m, 2,273 acres, unlisted, by Earl of Durham, launched May 2015.

Stoke Rochford Hall, Lincolnshire, England (Dec) – 999-year-lease (issued by Stoke Rochford Estate c1948) sold to  Talash Hotels Group by National Union of Teachers, last sold 1978, launched 2016, Grade II*, Wiki.

Northcote House, Sunningdale Park, Berkshire, England (Dec) – 70 acres, sold (subject to obtaining development planning permission) to Berkeley Homes and Audley Retirement, by the Cabinet Office.

Bective House, Co Meath, Ireland (Nov) – c€4.2m, 180 acres, launched Apr 2016 €3.5m.

South Ormsby Hall, Lincolnshire, England – 3,000 acres, sold to Jon & Jan Thornes by Massingberd-Mundy family for the first time.

Contents Auctions (sale of house contents in situ or at auction houses):

Finchcocks, Kent, England (11 May) – £835K, est £0.9m, 350 lots, Wiki.

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Houses for sale in 2015

BISH100 – A list of the top 100 British and Irish stately homes for sale,
updated throughout the year, with additional news on Twitter (or search):
(click on house images to open the link to estate agent’s house photos & details)

Lyons House, County Kildare, Ireland  (Withdrawn)
€25m, 598 acres, 38k sq ft, Grade I, gardens listed, Georgian, built 1785 for 1st Baron Cloncurry by Oliver Grace, Knight Frank, brochure, Christie’s, press, video, Sherry FitzGerald, satellite, photos 2003, last sold 1996 to Tony Ryan for IR£3.5m (€4.4m) by Sir Michael Smurfit (bought 1990), privately for sale June 2009 for €80m, launched May 2010 €50m, May 2012 €40m (or €32m 300 acres) until Jul 2013, sale agreed Mar 2014 but fell through by Jun 2014, Country Seat, DiCamillo, Wiki.

Hawkstone Hall, Shropshire, England
(not Hawkstone Park being the neighbouring hotel & golf course)
£4.25m, 88 acres, 20k sq ft, Grade I, gardens Grade I, built from 1700 for Hill family, Barbers, brochure, Reeves & Partners, broch, website, satellite, last sold 1926 to Redemptorist Order by 1st
Baron Marchamley, launched 11 Jul 2012 £5m (until Oct 2014), Country Seat, DiCamillo, Wiki.

Mamhead House, Devon, England
£9.5m, 164 acres, 37k sq ft, Grade I, gardens Grade II*, built 1827-33 for Sir Robert Newman by Anthony Salvin, Strutt & Parker, brochure, website, events website, Twitter, satellite, aerial, Devon Life, Dawlish College 1964-88, last sold 2003/13, launched 17 Sep 2011 £8m, under offer Nov 2012, sold Jan 2013 to investors including Richard Fuller, re-launched Feb 2013 £8m, £9.5m Jan 2015, Country Seat, DiCamillo, Wiki.

Castle Oliver, County Limerick, Ireland
€2.95m, 15 acres, built 1845 for Oliver-Gascoigne family by George Jones, Grade I, gardens listed, Ganly Walters, brochure,
Former Glory, website, history, book, satellite, last sold 2006 to Emma & Declan Cormack by Nicholas Browne, launched 14 Feb 2013 via Knight Frank brochure until May 2013, Wiki.

Cairness House, Aberdeenshire, Scotland  (Withdrawn)
£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.

Howsham Hall, North Yorkshire, England
£4.25m, 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, was under offer May 2013 by Max Hilliard until late 2013, £5m to £4.25m Sep 2014, Country Seat, DiCamillo, Wiki.

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.

Chapel Cleeve Manor, Somerset, England
(see Country House Rescue TV episode 4.2 aired 21 Jun 2012)
£1.595m, 7 acres, built from 1452, Grade II*, gardens unlisted, Webbers, brochure, Fine & Country, website, satellite, last sold 1998 by Philip Stubbs to Jean Wilkins for £360,000, launched May 2010 £1.695m, Apr 2014 £1.595m, ‘sale agreed’ Jun 2014, Country Seat, Wiki.

Llanerchydol Hall, Powys, Wales
£1.5m, 73 acres, built 1776, Grade II*, gardens Grade II*, Savills, brochure, satellite, last sold c1986, launched Nov 2009 £2.85m, £2.45m until Sep 2011, £1.95m until Dec 2014, Country Seat, DiCamillo.

Burnham Westgate Hall, Norfolk, England
£5.75m, 38 acres (incl coach house £1.5m, walled garden £1.5m & lodge £0.45m), rebuilt 1785 for Thomas Pitt, 1st Baron Camelford by Sir John Soane, Grade II*, gardens unlisted, Knight Frank, brochure, Sowerbys, satellite, press, last sold 1991 to Baroness Rawlings, launched 1 Jun 2011 £7m Savills until Mar 2012, £6.5m to Oct 2012, Country Seat, DiCamillo, Wiki.

Brogyntyn Hall, Shropshire, England  (Withdrawn)
£5m, 234 acres, 38k sq ft, Grade II*, Priority A on EH At Risk, gardens Grade II, built 1735/1815, Georgian, Greek Revival, Knight Frank, brochure, plans, photos, photos, photos, photos, last sold 2001 by Baron Harlech asking £5m with 1,445 acres to local developer, launched 20 Dec 2013 (or 14 lots, excl north park), withdrawn Jun 2014 while seeking planning permission to help its sale, Country Seat, DiCamillo, Wiki.

Courtown House, County Kildare, Ireland  (Sold)
€10.8m, 330 acres (+134 acres by sep neg), unlisted, gardens listed, Knight Frank, brochure, rented by John Huston in mid-1950s, last sold 1981 to Brendan O’Mahony, launched 2006 €120m 408 acres, 2011 €21m 433-acres, 2013 €10m 386-acres, sold Feb 2015.

Isfield Place, East Sussex, England
£6.95m, 187 acres, built 16th-17th centuries for Shurley family, Grade II*, gardens unlisted, Savills, brochure, Strutt & Parker, brochuresatellite, 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 £9.5m, 311 acres, Wiki.

Invereil House, East Lothian, Scotland
£1.99m, 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, Knight Frank, brochure, last sold c1993 to Johnston family, launched Jun 2011 £3m, Nov 2012 £2.25m until Oct 2013.

Rothes Glen House, Moray, Scotland
£1.39m, 10 acres, built 1893 for Edward Dunbar by Alexander Ross, formerly Birchfield House, Category B, gardens unlisted, Knight Frank, brochure, Strutt & Parker, brochure, last sold 2004 to Soheila Bramwell, launched 14 Dec 2011 £1.45m, Country Seat.

Bradwell Lodge, Essex, England
£2m, 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, photos 2009, last sold 2008 (home 1939-71 Tom Driberg 1st Baron Bradwell),
launched 17 Apr 2012 £2.25m until Apr 2013, C Seat, DiCamillo.

Stanford Court, Worcestershire, England
£7m, 43 acres, Grade II, Winnington baronets C17-1949,
blog, launched by May 2013,
t.b.c.

Park Place, Surrey, England
£16.5m, 15 acres, unlisted (TW20), Knight Frank, brochure, Savills, brochure, Aylesford, aerial, launched 6 Jul 2013 £20m until 20 Feb 2014.

Craigdarragh House, County Down, NI  (Sale Agreed)
£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, sale agreed Jan 2014 (but still not completed by Nov 2014).

Cricket Court, Somerset, England
£2.5m, 5 acres, built 1811 for Admiral Pitt, Grade II* folly, gardens unlisted, Savills, brochure, last sold to Alice Temperley 2010 asking £2.25m (owned by Lord Beaverbrook during WWII, then Tolstoy family to 1981), launched 29 Sep 2011, Wiki.

Ogle Castle, Northumberland, England
£1.5m, 5 acres, built 1341 & 16th century, hall block of former castle, one of the county’s oldest inhabited buildings, Grade I, gardens unlisted, Sanderson Young, B&B website, last sold 1985 to the Boanas family, launched Dec 2011 £1.795m until 2014, Country Seat, Wiki.

Note: Other houses from 2013 are to be transferred onto this list, along with:

Peplow Hall, Shropshire, England – £12.5m, 681 acres (or £5m, 102 acres), Grade II*, gardens not listed, estate, built 1725, enlarged 1887, reduced 1932-9, last sold c1984 to Baron Newborough, launched 2 Apr 2014, Wiki.

Nazeing Park, Essex, England – £10m, 68 acres, Grade II, launched 2009.

Carbisdale Castle, Highlands, Scotland (Under Offer) – £1.2m, 16 acres, Cat B, built 1906-17 for Mary, Duchess of SutherlandSavills, launched Aug 2014 by Scottish Youth Hostels Association, under offer Dec 2014 by Carbisdale Castle Ltd to become hotel, contents sold May 2015, sale subject to purchase of extra 56 acres from Forestry Commission Scotland/Forest Enterprise Scotland & successful objection against Braemore Wind Farm (effecting the Castle’s views) & hotel planning permission (incl 10-12 newly-built houses) (position as at Nov 2015).

Ruins:

Appuldurcombe House, Isle of Wight, England – £4.75m, 287 acres, Grade I, last sold 1987 to John Owen‘s parents, launched May 2015 for £6m until Nov, TV movie in 2015 on its history: The Scandalous Lady W, also for sale: Span Farm (£1.95m, 180 acres) and Appuldurcombe Gardens Holiday Park (£2.98m, 12 acres).

Planned New Builds (opportunities to build new approved houses):

Grafton New Hall, Cheshire, England – £5m, 180 acres, by Robert Adam, launched 2011.
Nutbourne Park, Surrey, England – £15m, 212 acres, Millgate Homes, launch 2010 £20m.
Parkwood House, Surrey, England – £30m, 77 acres, by Robert Adam, last sold c2011 with 91 acres (i.e. including Meadow Farm Cottage in 14 acres) and 2007, Country Seat.
Windlesham House, Surrey, England – £12m, 20 acres, launched May 2013.
Ballamona, Isle of Man – £30m, 112 acres, launched 7 May 2014.

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Houses Sold in 2015

The top British and Irish stately homes sold during 2015:

Markree Castle, County Sligo, Ireland (Jun) – asking €3.1m, 225 acres, sold to Corscadden family by Charles Cooper, last sold mid-17th century, Wiki.

Bletchingdon Park, Oxfordshire, England  (Apr)
asking £15m, 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 for £20m to May 2013, Country Seat, DiCamillo, Wiki.

Bellamont Forest, County Cavan, Ireland (Aug) – sold for over €2m to an American couple for private use (owner John Coote died in 2012), 434 acres, National, 3 final offers over €1.5m in May 2015, asking €1.35m since Mar 2015, launched Mar 2010 €7.5m 1,060 acres.

Eilean Aigas House, Highlands, Scotland (Sep) – c£7m, 546 acres, sold by Brendan Clouston to Qatari royal family, built 2007, SavillsKnight Franklaunch May 2012 £15m 547 acres (then £10m), Wiki.

Cilwendeg House, Pembrokeshire, Wales  (Feb)
asking £650,000, 6 acres, sold by Pembrokeshire County Council to Ian and Sandu Baker-Hellings to be used as the registered office and conferencing facility of RiskHive Technical Services Ltd, excludes stables & out-houses & Shell House (received 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 for £1.1m to Mar 2013, Country Seat.

Haremere Hall, Sussex, England (May) – just over £2m by Lady Killearn, 84 acres (+optnl 40 acres nearby £0.25m), launched Nov 2014 by Baron Killearn family but first raised 2011, Wiki.

Norris Castle, Isle of Wight, England (Nov) – £4.7m, 225 acres, sold to Uavend Norris Castle Ltd, launched Aug 2015 £1m, under offer Nov 2015, sold Jan 2016.

Fordham Abbey, Cambridgeshire, England (Mar) – c£3.5m, 75 acres, sold to Dojima Sake Brewery by Lewyn-Smith family, Grade II, Gardens unlisted, launched 2011 £6m 237 acres.

Courtlands House, Devon, England (Sep) – sold to chef Michael Caines to become hotel, 28 acres, Grade II, last sold 2005 by Simon Robshaw (inherited the 500 acre estate in 2001).

Contents Auctions (sale of house contents in situ or at auction houses):

2-8a Rutland Gate, London, England (14-15 July) – est £0.5m, 1,252 lots, house launched Jun 2012 £300m, rumour of £280m bid Jul 2015, unsold & owner to convert into flats, unlisted, Wiki.

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Houses for sale in 2014

BISH100 – A list of the top 100 British and Irish stately homes for sale,
updated throughout the year, with additional news on Twitter (or search):
(click on house images to open the link to estate agent’s house photos & details)

Lyons House, County Kildare, Ireland  (Withdrawn)
€25m, 598 acres, 38k sq ft, Grade I, gardens listed, Georgian, built 1785 for 1st Baron Cloncurry by Oliver Grace, Knight Frank, brochure, Christie’s, press, videoSherry FitzGerald, satellite, photos 2003, last sold 1996 to Tony Ryan for IR£3.5m (€4.4m) by Sir Michael Smurfit (bought 1990), privately for sale June 2009 for €80m, launched May 2010 €50m, May 2012 €40m (or €32m 300 acres) until Jul 2013, sale agreed Mar 2014 but fell through by Jun 2014Country Seat, DiCamillo, Wiki.

Apethorpe Hall, Northamptonshire, England  (Sold)
£2.5m, 45 acres, 51k sq ft, Grade I, gardens Grade II, Jacobean
Elizabethan & Palladian, rebuilt 1623 for Earl of Westmorland, Savills, brochure, satellite, website, At Risk, archive, last sold 2004 (compulsorily purchased by Govt, passed to EH), launched Jun 2008 £4.5-5m Smiths Gore, £2.5m 15 May 2012, bids due by 12 Sep 2012, negotiations until sold Nov 2014 to Baron von PfettenCountry Seat, DiCamillo, Wiki.

Bramshill House, Hampshire, England  (Sold)
£20-25m, 262 acres, 43k sq ft, Grade I, gardens Grade II*, Jacobean, built 1612 for 11th Baron Zouche, Knight Frank, brochure, photos, Police College 19602014, last sold 1953 to Govt by 2nd Baron Brocket, launched 12 Jul 2013, expressions of
interest deadline early Oct 2013, contracts exchanged Aug 2014, open to public 14 Sep, Police relocate by Mar 2015, Country Seat, DiCamillo, Wiki.

Quenby Hall, Leicestershire, England  (Sold)
£11m, 1,013 aces (or £10m, 938 acres or £5.5m, 219 acres),
21k sq ft, Grade I, gardens Grade II, built 1620, Savills, brochure, website, last sold 1972 to Gerard de Lisle by Sir Harold Nutting, launched 23 May 2012 £12m for 1,135 acres, under offer Jun 2014, sold Aug 2014 with 219 acres, Country SeatDiCamillo, Wiki.

Hawkstone Hall, Shropshire, England
(not Hawkstone Park being the neighbouring hotel & golf course)
£4.25m, 88 acres, 20k sq ft, Grade I, gardens Grade I, built from 1700 for Hill family, Barbers, brochure, Reeves & Partners, broch, website, satellite, last sold 1926 to Redemptorist Order by 1st
Baron Marchamley, launched 11 Jul 2012 £5m (until Oct 2014), Country Seat, DiCamillo, Wiki.

Mamhead House, Devon, England
£9.5m, 164 acres, 37k sq ft, Grade I, gardens Grade II*, built 1827-33 for Sir Robert Newman by Anthony Salvin, Strutt & Parker, brochure, websiteevents website, Twittersatellite, aerial, Devon Life, Dawlish College 1964-88, last sold 2003/13, launched 17 Sep 2011 £8m, under offer Nov 2012, sold Jan 2013 to investors including Richard Fuller, re-launched Feb 2013 £8m, £9.5m Jan 2015, Country Seat, DiCamillo, Wiki.

Castle Oliver, County Limerick, Ireland
€2.95m, 15 acres, built 1845 for Oliver-Gascoigne family by George Jones, Grade I, gardens listed, Ganly Walters, brochure,
Former Glory, website, history, book, satellite, last sold 2006 to Emma & Declan Cormack by Nicholas Browne, launched 14 Feb 2013 via Knight Frank brochure until May 2013, Wiki.

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.

Howsham Hall, North Yorkshire, England
£4.25m, 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, was under offer May 2013 by Max Hilliard until late 2013, £5m to £4.25m Sep 2014, Country Seat, DiCamillo, Wiki.

Bletchingdon Park, Oxfordshire, England
£15m, 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 for £20m to May 2013, Country Seat, DiCamillo, Wiki.

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.

Thornhill House, Dorset, England  (Sold)
£7.5m, 144 acres, rebuilt 1730 for Sir James Thornhill, Grade II*, gardens unlisted, Knight Frank, brochure, Strutt & Parker, broch,
satellite, plasterwork, last sold 2008 by Tommy Kyle for £10m with 104 acres (asked £12m, owned since 1999, previously owned Ven House), launched 23 May 2012 £8.5m until Apr 2013, under offer early July 2014, sold late July 2014, Wiki.

Chapel Cleeve Manor, Somerset, England  (Under Offer)
(see Country House Rescue TV episode 4.2 aired 21 Jun 2012)
£1.595m, 7 acres, built from 1452, Grade II*, gardens unlisted, Webbers, brochure, Fine & Country, website, satellite, last sold 1998 by Philip Stubbs to Jean Wilkins for £360,000, launched May 2010 £1.695m, Apr 2014 £1.595m, ‘sale agreed’ Jun 2014, Country Seat, Wiki.

Quernmore Hall, Lancashire, England  (Sold)
£3.25m, 23 acres (or £2.5m, 20 acres), built 1798 for Charles Gibson by Thomas Harrison, Grade II*, gardens unlisted, Knight Frank, brochure, MSW Hewetsons, brochuresatellite, last sold 1990 to Howard Oldroyd by William Garnett, launched Sep 2009 £5m, Nov 2010 £4.5m, Feb 2011 £4m, Mar 2012 £3.5m until Mar 2013, sold by May 2014 to Oyston GroupDiCamillo, Wiki.

Llanerchydol Hall, Powys, Wales
£1.5m, 73 acres, built 1776, Grade II*, gardens Grade II*, Savills, brochure, satellite, last sold c1986, launched Nov 2009 £2.85m, £2.45m until Sep 2011, £1.95m until Dec 2014, Country Seat, DiCamillo.

Burnham Westgate Hall, Norfolk, England
£5.75m, 38 acres (incl coach house £1.5m, walled garden £1.5m & lodge £0.45m), rebuilt 1785 for Thomas Pitt, 1st Baron Camelford by Sir John Soane, Grade II*, gardens unlisted, Knight Frank, brochure, Sowerbys, satellite, press, last sold 1991 to Baroness Rawlings, launched 1 Jun 2011 £7m Savills until Mar 2012, £6.5m to Oct 2012, Country Seat, DiCamillo, Wiki.

Brogyntyn Hall, Shropshire, England  (Withdrawn)
£5m, 234 acres, 38k sq ft, Grade II*, Priority A on EH At Risk, gardens Grade II, built 1735/1815, Georgian, Greek Revival, Knight Frank, brochure, plans, photosphotosphotos, photos, last sold 2001 by Baron Harlech asking £5m with 1,445 acres to local developer, launched 20 Dec 2013 (or 14 lots, excl north park), withdrawn Jun 2014 while seeking planning permission to help its sale, Country Seat, DiCamillo, Wiki.

Courtown House, County Kildare, Ireland
€10.8m, 330 acres (+134 acres by sep neg), unlisted, gardens listed, Knight Frank, brochure, rented by John Huston in mid-1950s, last sold 1981 to Brendan O’Mahony, launched 2006 €120m 408 acres, 2011 €21m 433-acres, 2013 €10m 386-acres.

Invereil House, East Lothian, Scotland
£1.99m, 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, Knight Frank, brochure, last sold c1993 to Johnston family, launched Jun 2011 £3m, Nov 2012 £2.25m until Oct 2013.

Rothes Glen House, Moray, Scotland
£1.39m, 10 acres, built 1893 for Edward Dunbar by Alexander Ross, formerly Birchfield House, Category B, gardens unlisted, Knight Frank, brochure, Strutt & Parker, brochure, last sold 2004 to Soheila Bramwell, launched 14 Dec 2011 £1.45m, Country Seat.

Bradwell Lodge, Essex, England
£2m, 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, photos 2009, last sold 2008 (home 1939-71 Tom Driberg 1st Baron Bradwell),
launched 17 Apr 2012 £2.25m until Apr 2013, C Seat, DiCamillo.

Stanford Court, Worcestershire, England
£7m, 43 acres, Grade IIWinnington baronets C17-1949,
blog, launched by May 2013,
t.b.c.

Park Place, Surrey, England
£16.5m, 15 acres, unlisted (TW20), Knight Frank, brochure, Savills, brochure, Aylesfordaerial, launched 6 Jul 2013 £20m until 20 Feb 2014.

Bruntwood Hall, Staffordshire, England
£1.295m, freehold but no land as in public parkunlisted, built 1861, Savills, brochure, Dawson, offices, launched by May 2013 for £1.4m, Wiki.

Craigdarragh House, County Down, NI  (Sale Agreed)
£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, sale agreed Jan 2014 (but still not completed by Nov 2014).

Cricket Court, Somerset, England
£2.5m, 5 acres, built 1811 for Admiral Pitt, Grade II* folly, gardens unlisted, Savills, brochure, last sold to Alice Temperley 2010 asking £2.25m (owned by Lord Beaverbrook during WWII, then Tolstoy family to 1981), launched 29 Sep 2011, Wiki.

Ogle Castle, Northumberland, England
£1.5m, 5 acres, built 1341 & 16th century, hall block of former castle, one of the county’s oldest inhabited buildings, Grade I, gardens unlisted, Sanderson Young, B&B website, last sold 1985 to the Boanas family, launched Dec 2011 £1.795m until 2014, Country Seat, Wiki.

Note: Other houses from 2013 are to be transferred onto this list, along with:

Peplow Hall, Shropshire, England – £12.5m, 681 acres (or £5m, 102 acres), Grade II*, gardens not listedestate, built 1725, enlarged 1887, reduced 1932-9, last sold c1984 to Baron Newborough, launched 2 Apr 2014, Wiki.

Haremere Hall, Sussex, England – £2m, 84 acres (+optnl 40 acres nearby £0.25m), launched Nov 2014 by Baron Killearn family but first raised 2011, Wiki.

Planned New Builds (opportunities to build new approved houses):

Grafton New Hall, Cheshire, England – £5m, 180 acres, by Robert Adam, launched 2011.
Nutbourne Park, Surrey, England – £15m, 212 acres, Millgate Homes, launch 2010 £20m.
Parkwood House, Surrey, England – £30m, 77 acres, by Robert Adam, last sold c2011 with 91 acres (i.e. including Meadow Farm Cottage in 14 acres) and 2007, Country Seat.
Windlesham House, Surrey, England – £12m, 20 acres, launched May 2013.
Ballamona, Isle of Man – £30m, 112 acres, launched 7 May 2014.

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Houses Sold in 2014

The top British and Irish stately homes sold during 2014:

Bovey Castle, Devon, England  (June)
guide £14m, 275 acres, sold to Sir Peter Rigby‘s Rigby Group Eden Hotel Collection, 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 £17.5m, offers due by 19 July 2013 guide £14m, under offer Sep 2013, sold 5 Jun 2014, DiCamillo, Wiki.

Tottenham House, Wiltshire, England (Dec) – £11.5m, 800 acres, sold by Earl of Cardigan Trustees to Jamie Ritblat to become flats, previous plans in 2002-10 were for a hotel.

Stockton House, Wiltshire, England  (Jan)
asking £5.95m, 40 acres, sold by Jan 2014 to Nick Jenkins of Moonpig cards & restored, built 1590s for John Topp, Grade I, gardens unlisted, Strutt & Parker, brochure, Knight Frank, website, CL 1905, interiors, last sold c1998, launched 30 May 2012 for £7.5m, £6.5m from Aug 2012, £5.95m from May 2013, contents auction 15 May 2014DiCamillo, Wiki.

Preston Hall, Kent, England  (Mar)
nominal price, 25 acres, sold to Weston Homes by Department of Health to be converted into 36 residential apartments, built 1850 by John Thomas for Edward Betts, Grade II, gardens unlisted, video, satellite, last sold 1906 (then gifted), launched 2012, DiCamilloWiki.

Bruntwood Hall, Staffordshire, England  (Nov)
asking £1.295m, sold to Oddfellows Hotels, freehold but no land as in public park, unlisted, built 1861, Savills, brochure, Dawson, brochureoffices, launched by May 2013 for £1.4m, conversion plans into hotel approved Jul 2015Wiki.

Aldermaston Court, West Berkshire, England – sold to Praxis Holdings, Grade II*.

Aldourie Castle, Highlands, Scotland (Jun) – £15m, 500 acres, sold to Anders Holch Povlsen, Wiki.

Kelham Hall, Nottinghamshire, England (Nov) – asking £2.5-3m, sold to Kelham Hall Limited owned by Jonathan Pass by Newark and Sherwood District Council to become a hotel, spa and conference centre, Grade I, unlisted gardens, Wiki.

Castle Grant, Highland, Scotland (Sep) – £1m, 35 acres, sold to Sergey Fedotov, Cat A, gardens listedStrutt and Parker, last sold to Craig Whyte 2006 £720k (reposessed 8 Apr 2014), launched 17 Apr £1.1m, under offer 30 Apr, Wiki.

Mount Oswald Manor House, County Durham (May) – 33 acres, sold to Banks Group to be converted into apartments (with large developments in the grounds), Grade II, Wiki.

Castle Goring, West Sussex, England (May) – £0.7m, 8 acres, sold to Lady Colin CampbellGrade I, launched 27 Feb 2013 £0.5m (under offer for £700,000 by 30 Apr 2013), Wiki.

Islay House, Argyll & Bute, Scotland (May) – £0.725m, 28 acres, Cat A, launched Jul 2007 £2.25m by Captain Tom Friedrich (bought 1985 £0.23m), becoming a hotel, Wiki.

Underscar Manor, Cumbria, England (Aug) – GII, to Jonathan Brown by wife of late Alexander Mineev.

Copsewood Grange, Warwickshire, England (early?) – sold to Morris Homes by developer BL Goodman.

Ruins:

Ruperra Castle, Caerphilly, Wales (Jul) – sold by Ashraf Barakat, asking £1.5m, 14 acres (+16 optional acres), Wiki.

Westown House, Co Dublin, Ireland (Oct) – asking €350k, 25 acres, sold to be restored into a family home.

Contents Auctions (sale of house contents in situ or at auction houses):

Stockton House, Wiltshire, England – Cheng Huan’s Buddhist art collection by Bonhams on 15 May in London.

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