Derbyshire-Staffordshire border Georgian country house that has been in the same family since 1480 for sale for £3.25 million
The Casterne Hall Estate on the Derbyshire-Staffordshire borders in the Peak District has been owned by the Hurt family since 1480. It centres on an early Georgian house built circa 1735 that has featured in television productions of Jane Eyre and The Hound of the Baskervilles and now is on the market for £3.25 million ($4.8 million, €4.4 million).
Grade II* listed and featuring 5,619 square foot of accommodation in the main 8 bedroom house, the 182.75 acre freehold estate also includes a stable courtyard complex with a 3-bedroomed flat and a selection of modern farmbuildings.
Of his family’s long connection to the estate, Charles Hurt, an Old Etonian, told The Derby Telegraph in 2014:
“My family have lived here at Casterne since the 15th century and I lived here as a boy before moving to London”.
“I don’t like snobbery. In actual fact, all families go back a long way but some keep records and some don’t. I’m lucky I have records that date back hundreds of years but if Oliver Cromwell hadn’t pillaged most of the parish registers, many more people could trace their families back to at least the English Civil War”.
The Casterne Hall Estate is for sale through Knight Frank.
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