TV presenter Kirstie Allsopp’s former family home goes to market in Calne


A Wiltshire mansion, which once housed TV presenter Kirstie Allsopp, has been marketed for £ 3.5million.

Highlands, also known as Verne Leaze, can be found next to Silver Street in Calne.

The 11-bedroom house once belonged to Charles Allsopp, 6th Baron Hindlip.

Mr Allsopp is well known for wielding the hammer at the record-breaking £ 24.75million Van Gogh Sunflowers auction in 1987, but he is perhaps most famous for being the father of Kirstie Allsopp.

The Location, Location, Location TV presenter is the eldest child of the Baron and his late wife, interior designer Fiona, and Kirstie hosted her handmade fair at nearby Bowood House.

It was the home of the Allsopp family for about 30 years old, who sold it in 1982 or 1983 according to the Times.

Described as “an excellent combination of a beautiful main house with a four bedroom wing, two cottages and extensive outbuildings all set in beautiful gardens”, it also offers views over the Bowood Estate.

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

Rightmove describes it as “a very attractive Georgian family home“.

The house also includes a cinema room, a pantry and extensive wine cellars.

Rightmove says: “The property is located south of Calne and overlooks beautiful countryside. The area is rich in history with the remarkable Bowood Estate to the south.

“The neighboring quaint villages offer both gastronomic and village pubs and local amenities.”

Part of the estate includes the housekeeper, which includes a living room with kitchen, a bedroom and a bathroom.

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

The Lodge is located next to the entrance gates and is said to date from the mid-19th century. It consists of a hall, living room, kitchen, three bedrooms and a bathroom.

A shed and stables are attached to the main house and provide stables for six horses and a large garage as well as workshops and stores.

In the garden, a massive zip line reaches between oak and beech trees and an enclosed garden contains a heated outdoor swimming pool.

To find out more, visit Rightmove.com


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