The Ruckmans Estate, Okewood Hill, near Dorking, Surrey
The exceptional Ruckmans Estate remains available. With a garden designed by Jekyll, this eight-bedroom Lutyens house of 1894 with a 1902 extension is the centrepiece of a 507-acre estate that includes seven cottages and two other houses, together with farm buildings. Available through Savills: Priced at £12m.
It is pleasing to report that Ferry Inn, Rosneath, Dunbartonshire (featured in the Winter 2016 Newsletter) has been sold. This cottage on the shores of Gare Loch — commissioned by HRH Princess Louise, daughter of Queen Victoria — is a wonderful example of Lutyens’s Arts and Crafts style with Art Nouveau influences.
Chinthurst Hill, Wonersh, Surrey, which recently came to the market, has already found a buyer. The nine-bedroom house of 1893 is situated among 18 acres of gardens and grounds with a swimming pool, tennis court and lodge cottage.
Mesnil Warren, Newmarket, Suffolk has a sale agreed, following a price reduction from £2.95m to £2.35m. The 1925 extension was designed by Lutyens for the Hon
George Lambton, Lord Derby’s racehorse trainer.
The following houses previously featured in the column have received price reductions:
Little Thakeham, near Pulborough, West Sussex has been reduced from £6m to £5.5m. Described by Lutyens as “the best of the bunch”, the Grade I-listed nine bedroom house stands in 15 acres and is available through Strutt & Parker.
Crooksbury, Farnham, Surrey of 1889 was Lutyens’s first country-house commission. It was later extended and remodelled by him in 1898 and again in 1914. The property for sale is the eastern wing, which is now Grade II-listed and has seven bedrooms set in 6.5 acres of garden designed by Jekyll. Its price has been reduced from £2.5m to £2.25m and it’s available through Hamptons International.
Warren Mere, Thursley, Surrey has received a significant reduction from £6.75m to £4.95m. Its original 16th-century building was extensively altered and extended by Lutyens in 1896 and again in 1909. Now Grade II-listed, it has eight bedrooms and is set in 51 acres. Available through Hamptons International.
Richard Page is marketing director of Dexters, London’s largest independent estate agent. He has advised on the sale of many Edwin Lutyens houses during his 35-year career. Do please contact him with any Lutyens-related property news at firstname.lastname@example.org
Disclaimer: prices and availability correct at time of going to press.