The Best Country House Sales 2004

Country divided into four main areas:

I South-East

II Cotswolds

III South-West & West

IV Midlands, East Anglia, North-West, North-East,

I South-East:


1. Parkstone, St George?s Hill, Esher (new mansion); £8m; Knight Frank

2. Brompton Court, Kings Warren, Oxshott (seven-bed mansion, swimming pool, spa complex, automatic irrigation) £2.95m; Savills

3. Pick House, Chiddingfold (131-acre estate, Grade II* house); £4.5m; Knight Frank

4. Logmore Place, Westcott (country house, stabling, 98 acres); £4.5m; Knight Frank

5. Old House, Pyrford (Queen Anne; 4.5 acres); £4m; Hamptons

6. Munstead Oaks, Godalming, Surrey (Arts and Crafts) £3m; Hamptons

7. Broadford, Chobham (Palladian house, 56 acres parkland); £2.8m; Strutt & Parker

8. Tugley, Chiddingfold (Grade II farmhouse, 38 acres); £2.5m; Strutt & Parker


9. Harewood Estate, Windsor (12-bed mansion, two houses, helipad, 36.59 acres); 27.5m; Knight Frank

10. Old Titness, Sunningdale (new mansion); £9.5m; Knight Frank/Savills

11. Hillfields Farm, Basildon; £.6.4m; Knight Frank

12. Ruscombe Estate, Twyford (Elizabethan manor, 128 acres); £4m; Hamptons

13. Oakfield House, Mortimer (Georgian house); £3.6m; Knight Frank

14. Battle House, Pangbourne (Georgian country house); £2.6m; Lane Fox

15. Stone House, Brimpton (95-acre sporting estate); £2m; Strutt & Parker

Hampshire and Isle of Wight:

16. Deane House, Basingstoke (classic Georgian); £6.5m; Savills/Lane Fox

17. Moundsmere, Preston Candover (14-bed house, 83 acres); £6m; Savills

18. South Hall House, Preston Candover (classic Georgian house); £5m; Knight Frank

19. Morestead Manor, Twyford (Grade II* Georgian, nine beds, stabling, 51.5 acres); £2.8m; Strutt & Parker

20. Peake Farm, Warnford, Winchester (690-acre estate, five houses); £4.815m; Henry Adams & Partners

21. Cawley Manor, Kimpton (neo-Georgian house); £2.9m; Jackson-Stops & Staff

22. Dawn House, Winchester (Grade II six-bed house, 1.8 acres) £2m; Jackson-Stops & Staff

23. Hall Farm, Bentworth, Alton (six-bed village house, 4.8 acres); £2.5m; Lane Fox

24. Fairfields, Godshill, I.O.W. (Grade II house, 17.5 acres); £2.5m; Knight Frank


25. Wilderwick Estate, East Grinstead, W.Sussex (country estate, 173 acres); £3.5m; Strutt & Parker

26. Exfold Farm, Rudgwick, West Sussex (equestrian, period farmhouse, 120 acres); £4.5m; Savills

27. Garlands, Slinfold, West Sussex (Grade II* farmhouse, 88 acres); £3.5m; Browns

28. Trotton Place, Midhurst, West Sussex (Grade II* house, 31.75 acres, fishing); £3.5m; Knight Frank

29. Shelley?s Folly, Cooksbridge, Lewes, East Sussex (Grade I, Queen Anne house); £3m; Strutt & Parker

30. The Mill House, Wadhurst, East Sussex (16th-century house, 23 acres); £2m; Knight Frank


31. Great Maytham Hall, Tenterden (Lutyens ?Wrenaissance?, Grade II*); £4m; Knight Frank

32. Salutation, Sandwich (Lutyens ?Wrenaissance?, Grade I, 3.5 acres); £2.5m; Jackson-Stops & Staff

33. The Vines, Hildenborough (17th-century/Victorian, six-bed house, 22.3 acres); £2.5m; Jackson-Stops & Staff

34. Old Farm, Bidborough, Nr Tonbridge (six-bed country house, 10.3 acres); £2.45m; Lane Fox

35. Petham House, Near Canterbury (Italianate house, coach house, 31 acres); £2.25m; Calcutt Maclean Standen

36. Lower Court, Ottinge, (Grade II, seven-bed house, 33.5 acres); £2m; Strutt & Parker


37. Ridgewood, Knotty Green, Beaconsfield (new country mansion, 33.8 acres); £6m; Knight Frank

38. The Manor, Little Marlow (12,000sq ft manor, 8.75 acres); £4.95m; Ballards 39. Old Rectory, Amersham (seven-bed old rectory, 14 acres); £3m; Savills

40. Vale Farm, Kimble Wick (renovated country house, stabling, 31 acres,); £2.3m; Lane Fox


41. Ayot Montfitchet, Ayot St Peter (remodelled 15thcentury. sex-bed house, 21 acres) £5.5m; Savills/Strutt & Parker

42. Tom?s Hill Estate, Aldbury (period house, 150-acres); £4.2m; Lane Fox

43. Danes Estate, Little Berkhamsted (436-acre residential estate); £3.5m; Strutt & Parker

44. Rectory Farm, Shenley (new six-bed house, stabling, 134-acres); £4m; Strutt & Parker

45. Essendon House, Essendon (eight-bed Georgian house, coach house, stabling, 17 acres); £2.85m; Bidwells/Savills

II ? Cotswolds:


46. Buckland Park, Faringdon (Grade II* Palladian mansion, 20 acres); £3.95m; Knight Frank

47. Bolney Court, Lower Shiplake (Thameside Arts and Crafts house, 11.49 acres); £7.5m; Knight Frank

48. 4Lock End, Shiplake (six-bed country mansion, 6.25 acres); £4.5m; Knight Frank

49. Cherbury House, Kingston Bagpuize (traditional seven-bed farmhouse, 105 acres, stabling) £3.75m; Strutt & Parker

50. The Old Rectory, Longworth, near Abingdon (Grade II* manor with lordship, 31 acres); £3.25m; Knight Frank

51. Cote House, Bampton (seven-bed Elizabethan/Jacobean manor, 5.5 acres); £3m; Knight Frank

52. Shilton Manor, Burford (edge-of-village manor, 5.5 acres); £2m; Lane Fox


53. Paulton Fields Farm, Cirencester (737-acre Cotswold estate, eight-bed manor, farmhouse, five cottages, stabling); £6m; Knight Frank

54. The Manor, Clifford Chambers, near Sapperton (classic Cotswold manor, formal gardens, stabling, 57 acres); £6m; Knight Frank

55. Foxhill, Hawling, Stow-on-the-Wold (five-bedroom house, coach house, stabling, 52.9 acres); £3m; Savills

56. Quarwood, Stow-on-the-Wold (classic Cotswold country house, five cottages, 42 acres); £3m; Hamptons International

57. The Garden House, Westonbirt (Cotswold country house, polo pitch, stabling); £4m; Knight Frank

58. Kemble House, Kemble (eight-bed edge-of-village manor, stabling, 7 acres); £.2.75m; Knight Frank

59. Parsonage House, Chedworth (18th-century Cotswold house, gardens, stabling, 5 acres); £.2.25m; Knight Frank

60. Fairford House, Fairford (Georgian seven-bed house, 3 acres, fishing on River Coln); £2.4m; Lane Fox

III – South West & West:


61. Pythouse, Tisbury (Grade II* house, 95 acres); £7m; Knight Frank

62. Eastcourt Estate, Malmesbury (Grade II* Cotswold house, 172 acres); £4.75m; Butler Sherborn/Knight Frank

63. South Wraxall Manor, Bradford-on-Avon (historic manor, 252 acres); £4.075m; Lane Fox

64. Cowick Farm, Calne (six-bed period house, 483 acres); £3.25m; Cluttons

65. Corton Manor, Hilmarton (Grade II six-bed manor, stabling, 397 acres) £2.7m; Knight Frank

66. Manor House, Kington Langley (?perfect? village house, 4.95 acres); £2.75m; Knight Frank


67. Chedington Court, nr Beaminster (Grade II Jacobean mansion, 17.78 acres); £7.175m; Knight Frank


68. Ven House, Milborne Port (sublime Georgian house, Grade I, 34 acres); £6.5m; Knight Frank/Savills

69. 70. Hatch Court, Hatch Beauchamp (Grade I-listed country house, 109 acres); £5.5m; Savills

70. Dinder House, near Wells (Regency house, river frontage, 21.6 acres); £2.25m; Knight Frank


71. Endsleigh Estate, near Tavistock (? bijou? country estate); £3.25m; Strutt & Parker

72. Gurrow Point, Dartmouth (contemporary seven-bed house, frontage to River Dart, 78.5 acres); £3m; Savills;

73. Morebath Manor, Bampton (Grade II nine-bed house, 21 acres); £2m; Knight Frank


74. Trewarthenick Estate, Tregony, Truro (1737-acre estate, 2.5 miles frontage on River Fal, grounds by Repton); £9m; Savills

Hereford and Worcester:

75. Rous Lench Court, Evesham (Grade II* 16th-century manor, 41 acres); £2m; Cluttons

76. Great House, Leigh, Worcs (Grade II Queen Anne house, 25 acres); £2.5m; Andrew Grant

IV – Midlands, East Anglia, North-West, North-East:


77. Hinwick House, Hinwick (Northamptonshire/Bedforshire border, Grade I Queen Anne house); £2.25m; Cluttons


78. Eydon Hall Estate, Eydon, near Banbury (Grade I Palladian house, stud farm, 614.5 acres); £11m; Bidwells/Knight Frank

79. Cransley Hall, Kettering (Grade II* Queen Anne house, 12.8-acre garden); £2.3m; Berrys


80. Ashorne House, Ashorne (five-bed manor, cricket field, 26.4 acres); £2.8m; Knight Frank

81. Frankton Manor, Frankton, near Rugby (nine-bed Georgian manor, 16.5 acres); £2.25m; Savills


82. Ednaston Manor, Brailsford (Grade I Lutyens house, 48 acres); £5m; Jackson-Stops & Staff

83. Longford Hall, Longford (Grade II* eight-bed mansion, 11 acres); £2m; Knight Frank


84. Elmdon Bury Estate, Saffron Walden (period nine-bed house, 348 acres); £4m; Bidwells

85. Cranham Hall, Upminster (8,387sq ft Georgian house, 6.4 acres); £2.6m Savills


86. Gestingthorpe Hall, Sudbury (17th/18th-century mansion; cricket pitch, 15 acres); Savills

87. Darsham House, Saxmundham (Tudor/Georgian house, 60 acres); £2.7m; Savills

88. Levington Hall, Levington (Regency house, 40 acres); £2.5m; Savills


89. Warham Manor, Warham, N. Norfolk (seven-bed manor, 38 acres); £2m; Savills


90. Cogshall Hall and Grange, Antrobus (Grade II* Georgian house, 60-acre park; converted coachhouse, seven acres); £9m; Savills

91. Cherry Hill Estate, Malpas (nine-bed Elizabethan manor, 100 acres); £3m; Denton Clark/Strutt & Parker

92. Wrenshot House, Knutsford (substantial 1930s house with lordship of the manor of Frodsham, nine acres); £3.5m; Jackson-Stops & Staff

93. Chorley Old Hall, Alderley Edge (?oldest inhabited house in Cheshire?; Grade I-listed medieval manor, six acres); £2.5m; Andrew Nowell


94. Eskdale Estate, Eskdale, Lake District (1,748-acre mixed sporting and agricultural estate) £2.5m; Carter Jonas


95. Drewton Manor Estate, Beverley, East Yorkshire (1,138-acre estate, manor house, shoot); £6m; Strutt & Parker

96. Cherry Burton Estate, Cherry Burton (six-bed Georgian house, stabling, 44.25 acres); £2.75m; Blenkin & Co/Knight Frank

97. Swinsty Hall, Fewston, near Harrogate (medieval hall house, five-acre gardens) £2.75m; Carter Jonas/Strutt & Parker


98. Pallinsburn Estate, Cornhill on Tweed (1,502-acre sporting and farming estate, Grade II* nine-bed house); £6m; CKD Kennedy Macpherson/Sale & Partners

99. Scrainwood Estate, Alnwick (1053-acre sporting estate, 6/7 bed house); £3m; George F. White


100. Green Knowe, near Kelso (1,343-acre estate, six-bed farmhouse, shoot); £3.75m; Knight Frank

VI ? Counties With Most £2m Houses: 2004

1. Surrey: 187

2. Gloucestershire: 69

3. Hampshire: 66

4. Oxfordshire: 59

5. Berkshire: 50

6. Sussex: 48

7. Kent: 35

8. Wiltshire: 23

9. Somerset: 15

10. Dorset: 13

(Source: Property Vision).