The top British and Irish stately homes sold during 2015:
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.
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.
Contents Auctions (sale of house contents in situ or at auction houses):