Country houses for sale

Georgian house in Northamptonshire

This handsome Georgian house was, for more than 60 years, the home of Mrs Peter Dollar, who died earlier this year aged 97.

‘The house has had a long association with the 11th Hussars. My mother bought it at the end of the war from Col Peter Wiggin, and he bought it from Col Forster. The trainer Tim Forster and also Michael Wiggin were born here—all were 11th Hussars,’ says David Dollar, himself an 11th Hussar for 15 years, following which he owned a helicopter-operating company, sometimes using the lawn of the house as a heli-pad.

Cold Ashby Hall, Cold Ashby, Northants

He is now chairman of the Sash Window Workshop, based in Bracknell. ‘The house is on the edge of the village, with the most beautiful views and a nice stable yard. My mother was a JP for many years and a keen gardener, often opening the garden for charity, usually with a Pekingese
or two at her side. She loved it, it’s a very friendly family house.’

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Grade II listed. 7 bedrooms, 4 reception rooms, self-contained flat in stable
yard with pp, outbuildings, south-facing gardens, paddock. 9.3 acres.

Guide price: £1.175m. Jackson-Stops & Staff (01604 632991)