Upon opening the cover of my favourite country style living magazine, which is not only nationwide, but also often includes articles from europe and the USA, my eyes hit upon a property very local to me. I nearly fell off my chair because this particular stately pile has always been talked about in hushed tonesd and with a reverence held normally for very very important people. There has been a general assumption that it was still owned by the slightly aristocratic family who bought it some 300 years ago. But upon loooking at the description of the property – in all its glory over 2 pages of the mag, it would seem that it was sold once before, in the early 2000s. Word has now gone round about this incredible bit of news — the local ‘big house’ up on the market for a smidgen short of £10M. It seems absolutely unbelievable. The write up suggests it has eleven bathrooms and sixteen bedrooms. All sorts of statistics fill the paragraph of ‘what we have to offer’. Oh how I would love to be able to pretend to be a buyer on the look out!