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.
Faringdon House, Oxfordshire, England (Dec) – c£11.5m, 74 acres, Grade I, by Sofka Zinovieff (granddaughter of 14th Baron Berners), launched 2016 £15m 74 acres.
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.
Ednaston Park, Derbyshire, England (Sep) – sold to CWC Group to become offices (previously St Mary’s Nursing Home).
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, TCS, Wiki.
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.