Historic house set for auction

Ashby Hall EMN-160825-131453001

Ashby Hall EMN-160825-131453001

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A Grade II-listed manor house near Sleaford is to be put under the hammer, with a guide price of £1.5m.

Ashby Hall, in Ashby de la Launde, is to be auctioned online in September, courtesy of John Pye Property.

The property measures in excess of 25,000 sq ft and has eight bedrooms, a 160-cover ballroom, wine cellar, a stable block and self-contained staff accommodation.

The grounds, meanwhile, measure 17 acres and include a lake.

Richard Reed, head of property at John Pye Property, said: “There is substantial scope to convert Ashby Hall into a luxury country retreat or into a variety of different commercial uses subject to planning.

“Ashby Hall offers purchasers a wonderful opportunity to purchase a beautiful manor house in idyllic location.”

The origins of the estate date back to the Norman Conquest after the Battle of Hastings in 1066, when English Anglo-Saxon lands were handed to Norman knights. During its history, Ashby Hall has been used as a Second World War officers’ mess, a country club and casino, and more recently the headquarters of a defence and security manufacturing company.

Bidding will take place at www.johnpye.co.uk/property-auctions.