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To be auctioned by Allsop on 20 July at The Cumberland Hotel, London, are Lots 70, 71 and 72; a Grade II * listed Tudor manor house, farm buildings with residential development permission and farmland in Hartshill, Warwickshire.

A historic 8-bedroom country home with connections to the Earl of Essex – who was favoured by Elizabeth I – and the early Quaker movement, Hartshill Grange is being offered with a guide price of £440,000.  Lot B comprises farm buildings with planning for one exclusive dwelling and Lot C includes agricultural accommodation land of just under 8 acres.

Located on the outskirts of Hartshill, which lies around midway between Atherstone and Nuneaton, Hartshill Grange is a half-timbered house built in the early 16th century with later 16th and 17th century additions.  It is set in one and a quarter acres of ground, complete with an open garage and a Grade II Listed brick and tile gazebo.  The house, which is accessed by a private drive, is rich in character with oak beams and panelling, whilst the gardens commands sweeping views of the surrounding Warwickshire & Leicestershire countryside.

Lot B – Grade II listed farm buildings and part farmyard – has a guide price of £170,000. This includes a former Quaker meeting house, which has planning permission for conversion to a large single dwelling within a 1.001-acre site.  Pasture land of 7.776 acres (3.147 hectares) is also available (Lot C) with a guide price of £70,000.

Gary Murphy, Auctioneer and Partner at Allsop, commented: “This is a rare opportunity to acquire a Tudor country estate steeped in history and set in glorious countryside. The manor house, farm buildings and pastural land are available separately or collectively and we expect strong interest in this unique property.”

Commenting on her upbringing at Hartshill Grange, which has been owned by the same family for over 50 years, the vendor said: “I have fantastic childhood memories of growing up at Hartshill Grange. When my grandfather bought the house back in the early 60’s it was much neglected and they lovingly restored it to its former glory.  They kept a scrap book of photos and hand sketched plans of how they wanted it to look. Everything had to be in keeping with the history of the house, even in as much as we weren’t allowed a television.  When we eventually got one it was kept in a cupboard and only allowed out for special occasions!

“The history of the house is fascinating and dates back to the 16th century. Our grandmother was enthralled by it and poured through books and spoke to local historians to find out as much as possible. She loved nothing more than to show people around regaling them with tales of times gone by.   We had regular visitors from America interested in the history of the house and even Sir Alec Guinness, who my grandfather became friends with when they served together during WW2, stayed at the house.”

All lots are to be offered with full vacant possession upon completion. For further information, the lots can be viewed as part of the July auction catalogue.

Notes to editor

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