Arthur Conan Doyle's former home, Bignell Wood, for sale

Arthur Conan Doyle’s former home, Bignell Wood, for sale

A BIG nation home that when belonged to the creator of Sherlock Holmes has gone in the marketplace for nearly £3million.

Bignell Wooden, close to Cadnam, belonged to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, who visited the new forest whereas researching his historic novel The White Firm.

He fell in love with the realm and acquired Bignell Wooden within the early Twenties as a birthday current for his second spouse Jean.

On the time, the location included a Saxon barn and two cottages, however Sir Arthur teamed up with an area architect to design the elegant nation home that stands immediately.

Daily Echo: Bignell Wood, the former home of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, has been put up for sale for nearly £3million.  Photo: Spencers New ForestBignell Wooden, the previous dwelling of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, has been put up on the market for almost £3million. Picture: Spencers New Forest (Image: Spencer New Forest)

Set on six acres of land, the seven-bedroom residence is surrounded by woods.

The present proprietor, inside designer Jane McIntyre, bought Bignell Wooden in 2006 and revamped the inside whereas sustaining the character of the property.

Jane mentioned: ‘It’s a superbly constructed home which nonetheless has Sir Arthur’s three authentic stone fireplaces.

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“We renovated the parquet flooring and ripped out the very trendy kitchen and bogs, restoring an arts & crafts fashion extra consistent with this period.

“Sir Arthur is thought for his gothic suspense criminality fiction and historic adventures, so I embellished the home with wealthy, darkish colours as a nod to gothic drama.

Daily Echo: Bignell Wood, the former home of Arthur Conan Doyle, has gone up for sale for nearly £3million.  Photo: Spencers New ForestBignell Wooden, the previous dwelling of Arthur Conan Doyle, has been put up on the market for almost £3million. Picture: Spencers New Forest (Image: Spencer New Forest)

The creator’s workplace was within the present Pink Room.

Jane mentioned: “There’s somewhat nook bay the place we wish to suppose his workplace was. Certainly one of his descendants informed us that is the place he wrote.”

Sir Arthur stays current at Bignell Wooden after saying he hoped a signed {photograph} of himself could be saved on the property.

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Jane mentioned: “There’s a very heat and pleasant feeling to the home – everybody who comes right here loves it. We’ve saved the unique format which may be very comfy however you continue to have great entertaining areas .”

Sir Arthur and his spouse used Bignell Wooden as a rural retreat when not staying on the couple’s principal dwelling in Crowborough, East Sussex.

Daily Echo: Bignell Wood, the former home of Arthur Conan Doyle, has gone up for sale for nearly £3million.  Photo: Spencers New ForestBignell Wooden, the previous dwelling of Arthur Conan Doyle, has been put up on the market for almost £3million. Picture: Spencers New Forest (Image: Spencer New Forest)

After their deaths, their stays had been interred on the grounds of the Crowborough property earlier than being moved to All Saints Church in close by Minstead.

Bignell Wooden is marketed by Spencers New Forest, who describe it as “actually stunning”.

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