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Lavish Leasam

Vast Georgian mansion close to the East Sussex coast with garaging for nineteen cars for sale for just under £10 million

Tosspot Towning

‘The Steeple Times’ exposes the truth about the shameless drag queen-esque peddler of junk Ian Towning “Permatanned queen of the antiques...

A Regency Rock

‘Georgian Regency’ country house to rent for £20,000 per month in a Buckinghamshire village voted ‘the best in England’ Built circa...

A Romping Royal Range Rover

Range Rover ‘coffin car’ limousine originally used by the sex mad Prince Jefri Bolkiah of Brunei for sale for 94% less than...

A Car Curate’s Egg

An analysis of the results at the 2019 RM Sotheby’s London sale Brexit uncertainty did not stop their being a large...

A Thrifty Reduction

‘Baroness Thrifty’ puts her Sir John Soane designed Norfolk mansion up for sale for 46% less than she tried to get for...

Polly Put The Kettle On

Palladian mansion that was home to Charles Burnett III, the driver of the “fastest kettle in the world,” for sale for £10...

Cavernous Caversham

Grade II listed stately home in 93 acres of parkland in Reading, Berkshire for sale for just £174 per square foot

An Oligarch’s Lair

Tuscan villa previously owned by Russian oligarch turned fugitive offered in bankruptcy sale; once valued at £16.3 million, bids of £6.5 million...

Inching an Island

90 acre Scottish island for sale for less than the cost of a 212 square foot garage space in Knightsbridge, London

A Touring Tip

Extra-long wheelbase 1998 Rolls-Royce Silver Spur armoured touring limousine used in Equatorial Guinea for sale for a knock down price Presented...

Superlative Stedcombe

Stunning Grade I listed symmetrical William and Mary country house in Devon with slave trade links for sale An “outstanding” William...

Highlights of LAPADA 2019

Matthew Steeples picks his highlights at the LAPADA 2019 art and antiques fair in Mayfair’s Berkeley Square on its penultimate day

A Bigmouth’s Castle

Scotland’s most expensive private residence for sale for 47% less than its 2005 asking price; it was designed by Robert Adam and...

Motoring Elegance

Matthew Steeples selects highlights from the 2019 Concours of Elegance at Hampton Court Palace Today marks the final day of what...

Five of the Best – Places to Buy Gifts

Marketeer Branka Virily selects five of the best places to buy gifts Buying gifts can sometimes be a challenge.  Even if...

Beautiful Butlins

Much photographed North Norfolk windmill that was the childhood home of the crooner James Blunt for sale for £2.9 million Known...

The Peacock Room

New contributor Mahri Smith reviews ‘The Peacock Room’ by Merryn Corcoran Set in Tuscany, Merryn Corcoran’s The Peacock Room is set...

Cheap in Chelsea

Chelsea apartment for sale for just £140,000; there is, of course, a catch A studio flat has gone on sale in...

Cheap in Chelsea

Chelsea apartment for sale for just £140,000; there is, of course, a catch A studio flat has gone on sale in...

A Bitter Cabriolet

Rare (and noisy) 1990 cabriolet created by a man named Mr Bitter for sale Natty Kensington dealer Graeme Hunt is known...

A Louche Limo

1966 Mercedes-Benz 600 sedan complete with ‘Jimmy Savile-esque’ fold-down bed to be auctioned; it was created for the eccentric Armenian oil magnate...

Waterside Wixels

Stunning converted sail loft and “local landmark” in “the best position” in Topsham, Devon  for sale for £3.5 million A Grade...

A Costly Chapel

Derelict Grade II* listed Gothic revival chapel in South Kensington for sale for the extraordinary sum of £7.5 million; it cost just...

Stretching a Porsche

1953 Porsche 356 to be auctioned; it was converted into a limousine by its collector owner for his daughter’s wedding People...

Five of the Best – Masterpiece 2019

The Steeple Times selects the highlights of Masterpiece 2019 Eighty-one of the finest items of James Bond memorabilia £2.5 million ($3.2 million,...

Five of the Best – Rarities

Five highly unusual items for sale currently including one that might be suitable as a gift for wannabe PM and one-time cocaine...

Come To My Island

Private island on the Thames that was owned by the first owner of The Savoy Hotel and inspired Gilbert and Sullivan for...

Parking or a Farm?

Outdoor parking space in South Kensington for sale for the same price as a Welsh farmstead One could argue the property...

A Cut-Price Cadillac

1985 Cadillac Seville to be auctioned; its lower estimate is just under £10,000; the perfect car for any hip-hop or ‘Dallas’ devotee

A Modern Masterpiece

Victorian farmhouse transformed into an Anglo-Baroque-style masterpiece by Robert Adam complete with a lion from Chuchill’s garden on the roof for sale

A Dean’s Palace

Grade I listed 12th century deanery that has housed 62 deans for sale for the first time ever; it could become a...

Tremendous Twyssenden

Grade II* listed Kentish manor house for sale along with 258 acres of land; its asking price has been reduced by over...

Is Britain’s Most Expensive House For Sale?

Is what could be Britain’s most expensive house for sale? If it is, the price could top £200 million and the buyer...

Cheap in Chelsea

A home in Chelsea for £170 per square foot? Such can be found in the form of the MS Mouette, a converted...

We Didn’t Mean to Go to Sea

Charming waterfront cottage in Suffolk riverside hamlet associated with sailing, smuggling, Arthur Ransome and ‘Lovejoy’ for sale The sheltered anchorage of...

No Drama

1965 Mercedes-Benz ‘Grosser’ owned by ‘Peak Practice’ and ‘Emmerdale’ actor Gary Mavers to be auctioned Liverpool born actor Gary Mavers – best...

Gene’s Machine

1925 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Piccadilly roadster once owned by golfing legend ‘Gene the Machine’ to be sold at auction in May

Worthy Water

18th century house in a “fairytale” setting beside the famous River Itchen chalkstream is not quite what one would expect The...

Booking Wilbur

The generosity of Wilbur Smith in leaving books for passerby is something to be celebrated; others should follow his lead Yesterday,...

The Brilliance of Pigcasso

Painting pig named Pigcasso sells works for thousands; one has been turned into a watch face for Swatch   Saved from an abattoir in 2016, a...

Stunt on Art

James Stunt shares his experiences in the art world; he reveals what inspired him to get involved in it and his views on what...

Anything But BIG

Pretentious number plate ‘BIG’ attracts attention in Knightsbridge   ‘Mr Big’ in Sex and the City was considered a bit of player. He was the “big...

Magic & Merton

As Debbie McGee puts the number plate ‘MAG1C’ up for auction, we remind readers of her legendary and laughable appearance on the ‘Mrs Merton...

A Balls-Up About Betjeman

Cadogan suggest the impossible in claiming that Sir John Betjeman was present at the arrest of Oscar Wilde at The Cadogan Hotel   The Earl of...

Boarded Up On The Bishops Avenue

Mansion on The Bishops Avenue in Hampstead goes on sale for £15 million; it isn’t quite what you’d expect for such a price   Built on...

The Greatness of Grant

Richard E. Grant has proven that Britain can still produce talent; he shined in ‘Can You Forgive Me?’ and deserves an Oscar   Quite the opposite...

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