Almost all of the historic North Yorkshire village of Askham Richard has been put up for sale for a cool £6.5million.
Set around a duck pond and village green, the picture-book rural village is largely one estate, comprising three farms, 14 houses and 54 acres of woodland.
The estate, which is four miles from York, was bought by George Neasden and his wife Amelia around 40 years ago but on his death in 1997 it was inherited by their two daughters.
The pair ran it with their mother until her death in 2008 and once again a family bereavement has been the catalyst for a change of ownership.
The elder daughter June Patterson, 71, has decided to sell up after the passing of her sister Kathleen Dingle. Notice to Quit has been served with effect from October 11, 2012.
Jane Steward, 67, who has lived in the village for 26 years, told The Telegraph: 'Everybody knows that it is going to be sold so we're just waiting to see who will come - we can't do anything else at the moment.
Of the three main farms, Cedar Tree Farm and the 18th century-listed White House Farm have been run by the same families for a number of years.
Cedar Tree Farm is in the hands of the third-generation of the Henleys. It has two houses on its 291 acres; the Grade II listed Cedar Tree Farmhouse and the three-bedroom Prospect Cottage.
The 127-acre White House Farm also includes a Grade II listed four-bedroom detached house, which was recently refurbished, and has been run by the Bartrams for three generations.
Park Cottage, adjacent to a former stable buildings, could be transformed into main house for the whole estate.
As part of the bargain the purchaser will also gain the shooting rights to the 800-acre estate.
'Opportunities to purchase an estate such as Askham Richard are rare and we're expecting a large amount of interest,' Jasper Feilding, head of London Country Department at Carter Jonas, told Farmer's Weekly Interactive.
The village is also home to the Rose and Crown pub and HMP Askham Grange, a women's open prison.
It is old enough that it was recorded in the Domesday book, the 1086 survey of much of England and parts of Wales, which noted at the time that the village had 'seven households (quite small)'.
According to the 2001 census it has grown somewhat, but not too much, with a population of around 273.
The name Askham Richard - it has also been known as Little Askham - is thought to take its name from the word ascam, meaning 'enclosure of ash tree', and Richard, 1st Earl of Cornwall (1209–1272).
The estate was once owned by architect John Carr, who designed Buxton Crescent, Harewood Hall and York Racecourse grandstand
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