Historic Harpenden houses up for sale

PUBLISHED: 12:31 11 May 2014 | UPDATED: 12:11 12 May 2014

Recote Manor is making a rare appearence on the property market

Recote Manor is making a rare appearence on the property market


Two historic Harpenden homes are up for sale at the same time.

Flowton Priory, owned by racing driver David Pinkney, and the neighbouring Redcote Manor, both in West Common, are up for sale at a cool £8.76 million and £5 million respectively. Both are being marketed by Savills.

Flowton Priory is a 500-year-old Grade II listed Tudor mansion which David bought in 1994 and has spent 15 years renovating including adding new bedrooms and bathrooms.

It has three acres of grounds in its current location but it has not always been there – in 1928, a previous owner had it taken down from the village of Flowton in Suffolk, transported to Harpenden and reassembled.

Redcote Manor was designed in the early 1900s by well-renowned architect Sir Ernest George who counted Sir Edwin Lutyens as one of his pupils.

First home to Lord Bishop Wood of Bedford, the manor has been adapted for modern day life and boasts a swimming pool and pool house.

Nick Ingle, head of Savills Harpenden sales, said: “Redcote Manor offers the best of both worlds.

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