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How to lose money on a country house: Compton Bassett, Wiltshire

The news that Robbie Williams is to sell his country house, Compton Bassett in Wiltshire, for a potential £1m loss shows that with the wrong property it is still possible to buck the generally rising trend in prices by overpaying … Continue reading

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The start of the rush? Country houses for sale in the Sunday Times Home section

The usual spring rush of country houses coming to market has been later this year – a combination of the hangover from the uncertainty in the market of the last couple of years along with that of the General Election. … Continue reading

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Ferne Park, Wiltshire: the building of a modern Classical masterpiece

The English country house is considered our greatest contribution to the field of architecture – the unified vision of house and landscape combined with fine interiors, superb furnishings and exceptional art collections.  Yet in the 20th-century, it seemed that after … Continue reading

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Holnest Park House to be restored

Following the devastating fire which brought down the roof of the central section of the house, one of the other residents has said that although serious, the house would be restored – but he estimated that it would cost around … Continue reading

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Holnest Park House seriously damaged by fire – may collapse

Earlier today, the Grade-II listed Holnest Park House in Dorset suffered a serious fire which has gutted the central section of the house leaving the core at risk of collapse.  The fire started in one of the seven flats through … Continue reading

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House of the week for sale: Abbey House, Dorset

The New Year period can be a very quiet time for the sale of country houses.  This can often be easily seen in the much-thinner-than-usual selection of property adverts at the front of Country Life magazine, the weekly bible of … Continue reading

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