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.
Kingston Lisle Park, Oxfordshire, England (May) – over £18m with 257 acres, by Jamie Lonsdale to a European, 700 acres sold separately by 2017, brochure, video, video, Grade II*, launched May 2013 £35m 1,021 acres, 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.
Wood House, Essex, England (Dec – tbc) – asking £4.725m, 16 acres, Grade II, sold by Sir Rod Stewart, launched 2016 £7.5m, 24 acres, under offer Oct.
Kinrara House, Inverness-Shire (Nov) – asking £3m, 1,010 acres, sold to Anders Holch Povlsen.
Alltyrodyn Mansion, Ceredigion, Wales (Sep) – asking £800k, 20 acres, Grade II*, H&H, launched June 2018.
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.
Wordsley Manor, West Midlands, England (Dec) – £318k, 1.5 acres, sold to Hamza Chowdry (20yo uni student), Grade II*, launched Jun 2017 £350k.
Contents Auctions (sale of house contents in situ or at auction houses):
Milford House, County Carlow, Ireland – 20 Nov by Fonsie Mealy, viewing in-situ, auction at Talbot Hotel, home of the Alexander family since it was built in 1799, house for sale €1.375m 50 acres.
Faringdon House, Oxfordshire, England – 12 April at Christie’s
Bishton Hall, Staffordshire, England – over 300 items (in situ since 1946), 10-19 Oct by Hansons Auctioneers
3 Carlton Gardens, London, England (Jan) – £95m, sold to US billionaire Ken Griffin.