Tag Archives: knight frank

The state of the country house market: Autumn 2010

Throughout September, the increasing weight of each week’s ‘Country Life‘ magazine heralds the starts of one of the busy periods for launches of country houses.  As an relatively unscientific barometer it would appear that the market is doing well with … Continue reading

Posted in News | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 11 Comments

If in doubt, rent: Faringdon House, Oxfordshire

Renting a property has long been associated with those starting out on the property ladder but there is a long history of country houses, large and small, being tenanted for long periods of time.  Now the focus is very much … Continue reading

Posted in Comment, News | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

For those who like their houses with pedigree: Plumpton Place, Sussex

One of the greatest of the UK’s country house architects was Sir Edwin Lutyens – a man with undoubted talent who was also able to use thoroughly modern techniques of collaboration and media exposure to boost his career and win … Continue reading

Posted in for sale | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

When bling attacks: Ollerton Grange, Cheshire

A constant danger for smaller, less historic – but no less attractive – country houses is when the local area becomes more fashionable with an influx of newer, brasher ideas which can be unsympathetic to the original designs. Ollerton Grange … Continue reading

Posted in Comment, for sale, News | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Phoenix for sale: Beaurepaire House, Hampshire

Launched this week ( 23 June 2010) in Country Life magazine is a fine, grade-II* listed, moated manor house set in nearly 250 acres of Hampshire.  Open the first set of impressive wrought iron gates and follow the drive down … Continue reading

Posted in Comment, for sale, News | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Midmar Castle – all that glistens isn’t quite golden

It seems that an interesting story used to help speed up the sale of a house but for Midmar Castle in Aberdeenshire even a tale of sunken gold hasn’t helped secure a sale a year after the house was launched. … Continue reading

Posted in for sale, News | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Still available for sale – the country houses proving difficult to sell

Despite the enthusiasm of the estate agents, it seems that some of the most impressive houses featured in the glossy adverts at the front of Country Life magazine are proving difficult to sell.  Whether this is due to a poor … Continue reading

Posted in Comment, for sale, News | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments