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Lyons House, County Kildare, Ireland (Withdrawn)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.
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 Pfetten, Country 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 1960–2014, 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 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
£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, brochure, satellite, 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 Group, DiCamillo, 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
€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.
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.
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.