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Two storey Gazebo set in approximately one third of an acre. The land adjoins Portway House. Subject to the necessary planning permission this extremely unusual proposition might now be used in a number of different ways.



To be Auctioned on 26 April 2019, at Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne DT9 3AB
Contact: 01258 473 766



Littleport, Shroton, Blandford Forum, United Kingdom, DTII 8QD



Auction Guide Price 250,000
To be Auctioned 26 April 2019
It has planning permission and Listed Building consent for extension and configuration. A tributary stream runs through the gardens to the rear.

Contact: Tel: 01258 452 670



St Andrews Church, Thurso

Price: 50,000




This large Victorian church first opened its doors to worshippers in 1871. It has most recently been used as a joiner's workshop and funeral director's premises. It requires a huge amount of work. Subject to the necessary planning permission, it might now be used in a number of different ways. There is an area for parking and a triple block garage included in the sale.

Contact: Tel: 01847 896 177



Lister Place

This lovely Queen Anne house has been owned by the same family since 1972. They have carried out considerable work over all these years, including, in the 1980s, placing some of this work under the supervision of Francis Johnson, a Georgian specialist. Even with this, it might now benefit from some work. There are outbuildings included in the sale, including the former coach house and dovecote. Subject to the necessary planning permission, these might now be used in a number of different ways. The whole is set in approximately one acre.



Drawing room, sitting room, dining room, porch, cloakroom, utility room, kitchen/breakfast room, back kitchen. First floor: Landing, four bedrooms, one with en-suite bathroom and dressing room, another bathroom. Second floor: Landing, five bedrooms, bathroom. Basement: Three small rooms. Outside: Set in a broad 'L' shape: Stables, cart shed, store (26'2" x 16'10"), four small stores. First floor, over the boiler room and former tack room: Three store rooms.

Contact: Tel: 01522 508 909



Bledisloe House

Situated in landscaped parkland and with extensive outbuildings, tennis court and two cottages. The house boasts five bedrooms and five principal reception rooms. This imposing house has undergone significant recent remedial work including the replacement of the roof. The listing states: 'originally an C18 house enlarged c1919-25 by the re-erection of most of Hams Hall (from near Birmingham), during which period Ernest Barnsley worked on the house.'



Contact: T: 020 7016 3825



Crossways, Bloxham

According to the listing this was once three cottages, which now form a spacious family home with three reception rooms, six bedrooms and a workshop. Set in a spacious garden in a pretty village in North Oxfordshire



Contact: 01295 228 000



Rothes Glen House

Fairytale Baronial Hall, designed by Alexander Ross and built in 1893. This "wonderful, towered baronial confection" was used as a shooting lodge before the Second World War, and then after this,by Gordonstoun School. It has more recently been used as a country house hotel. Since 2004 it has been reinstated as the fine single residence it was originally intended to be. It is being sold with approximately 9.3 acres of gardens and grounds.



Contact: Tel: 01356 628 628



Wester Braehead & Woodside Cottage

Very attractive former farmhouse which was once owned by the Arcitect John Smith. It was John Smith who added the first floor and the gabled windows, to the original, probably 18th century, dwelling. Attached to the main house there is a single storey 'L' shaped steading which has planning permission for conversion. Along with this there is also a derelict cottage, Woodside Cottage, that also has planning permission for conversion for alteration and extension. There is a saltire stable block for four horses, including a stallion box. The whole is set within approximately 40 acres of land, which includes approximately 39.88 acres of registered agricultural land, which incorporates seven paddocks suitable for equestrian purposes.



Contact: Tel: 01334 971 110



Stoke Cottage

This very attractive and unusual house with part of its thatched roof rising to a single point requires no work. It is its connection to the Arts and Crafts movement that amply qualifies it to be on this list. Almost half the seventeen rooms have double aspect views to the gardens. The whole, which includes outbuildings is set in approximately 3.5 acres.



Ground floor: Drawing room, dining room, kitchen/breakfast room, sitting room, utility room, dining room, wine store, laundry, shower room, cloakroom. First floor: Five bedrooms, one with a dressing room and an en-suite shower room, two bathrooms. Boiler room. Outside: A garage, a workshop, a large store, a small store, all detached.

Contact: Tel: 01572 724 437



Ripple Hall

Ground floor: Reception hall, morning room, music room, dining room, library, kitchen, larder, laundry/utility/boot roo, breakfast room, cloakroom, study with cloakroom, door to the outside, a lift to three floors. First floor: Galleried landing, five bedrooms, one with en-suite, two further bathrooms, linen room. Second floor: Galleried landing: Two bedrooms, one with an en-suite bathroom, a dressing room/bedroom, another bedroom/study, another bathroom. Cellars: Three wine cellars,. alarmed strong room. Outside: Along with the outbuildings there is an Orangery, a heated outdoor swimming pool, a tennis court and walled kitchen garden, an orchard, a field and two paddocks.




Contact: Tel: 01905 734 735



Chatwall Home Farm

Ground floor: Entrance hall, reception room, study, sitting room, dining room, kitchen, utility room, cloakroom. First floor: four bedrooms, two bathrooms, separate loo. Second floor: Two bedrooms, bathroom. Outside: The two converted barns:



Granary Barn: (1,165 sq ft): Kitchen/breakfast room, sitting room, two bedrooms, two bathrooms, conservatory.
Home Farm Barn: (1,247 sq ft): Kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, sitting room, two bedrooms, two bathrooms, separate parking, private garden. This barn is the one with planning permission for a garden room.

Contact: Tel: 01743 353 511



Medlar Cottage

Very attractive part stone built and thatched cottage that has been very well cared for, however it might now benefit from some work. It appears, from the plans, that it might have one been two cottages. There is an attached garage included in the sale. The main garden lies to the rear.



Reception hall, dining room, kitchen, drawing room, cloakroom, bedrom, shower room. First floor: Two landings, two bedrooms, bathroom, shower room. Outside: The garage is set at an oblique angle to the main house.

Medlar Cottage
Very attractive part stone built and thatched cottage that has been very well cared for, however it might now benefit from some work. It appears, from the plans, that it might have one been two cottages. There is an attached garage included in the sale. The main garden lies to the rear.
ACCOMMODATION: Reception hall, dining room, kitchen, drawing room, cloakroom, bedrom, shower room. First floor: Two landings, two bedrooms, bathroom, shower room. Outside: The garage is set at an oblique angle to the main house.
Contact: 01993 822 661



Eagley Coach House

Very large interesting and totally unaltered former coach house, with a clock tower. It was built in 1860. It has approximately 1,000 sq ft of floo r space. There is a store house to the rear (measuring approximately 600 sq ft) included in the sale.



This impressive building is annexed to the Grand house which belonged to the local mill owner, John Holden. It is understood that the clock tower was built where it is so that he could see the clock and know when it was time to return home.
The owner has contacted the local planning authority who have said that they would actively encourage residential development of the property.
There is a loggia and cobbled area to the rear.

Contact: 0161 737 5938



Gosford Castle

This castle dates back to the mid 19th century and was built for the 2nd Earl of Gosford by Thomas Hopper. It is very much an example of 'Norman Revival'.



The castle was occupied by the Earls of Gosford until 1921.
During the Second World War it was commandeered to accommodate troops and prisoners of war.
More recently the castle was used for military purposes during The Troubles.
In 2006 the castle was bought by Gosford Castle Development Ltd who have spent 4,000,000 carrying out very considerable work. The portion for sale comprises the alotted space for six of the proposed 23 apartments that have been/are being created. 3,500 sq ft is the average size of each of these six 'apartments'. Subject to any necessary planning permission this proposed use of the space might be changed, and this considerable portion of the castle might now be used in a number of different ways. Depending on the choices any buyer might make, moderate or a large amount of work might be involved. Gosford Castle has been used as a set for 'Game of Thrones'.
c 21,000 sq ft in total.

Contact: 028 37 515 949



The Hovel, Ludgershall

This building is being advertised as 'medieval'. In fact it's only 200 years old, but its interest is enormous. It would greatly benefit from purchase by a SPAB member who understands its importance. Research and dendrochronology have shown the house to date from around 1812. It's an exceptional rare survival of a little-altered squatter's cottage, probably built by its occupant. Thousands were constructed but very few now survive. It also has an extremely unusual solid-thatched roof - the only surviving example in the UK on a domestic building known to the Society's Director. 'Solid thatch' has no roof void or rafters, instead layers of brushwood lie beneath the outer coat of thatch. In addition, it has the most rudimentary form of timber framing, with posts set directly into the earth. It is listed grade II but should be grade I. The property has two bedrooms, gardens of approximately 0.23 acres, and a summerhouse.




Contact: 01296 336227



Holm of Grimbister

A period farm cottage on its own island, near Kirkwall, Orkney



If you have ever dreamed of getting away from it all, this period farm cottage - on its own island linked to the mainland and nearby Kirkwall Orkney by a causeway at low tide on foot or by car has to be a contender.
Holm of Grimbister is a small island extending to about 40 acres. The traditional stone-built, slate-roofed farm cottage, which would now benefit from some repairs and gentle updating, faces south with wonderful views to the mainland. The two bedroom cottage is connected to the farm steading and (subject to consents) could be adapted and extended to provide further accommodation.
The current owner benefits from electricity generated by a small wind turbine on the property and a flock of sheep farmed on the island is available separately.
At 300,000, for less than the price of a flat the Greater London area, you could purchase a cottage, an island, and a whole new life!

Contact: 01343 823 000