Atherstone House, based in private grounds opposite Lincoln Cathedral, carries a rare Grade I listing.
Only 2.5 per cent of listed buildings are classed as Grade I, meaning they are of ‘exceptional interest’ (rather than ‘special’ or ‘more than special’ for Grade II and II* respectively).
Formally known as The Bishop’s House, it includes parts dating back to the 13th century.
Features include: a grand entrance hall with ornate central staircase and galleried landing; a bespoke kitchen; a formal dining room; and six bedrooms, one of which is currently used as a cinema room.
Previously advertised as ‘price on application’, ahead of a change in the rules on property listings, it is now given as ‘offers in excess of £2.3 million’. Enquiries to Savills on 01522 508900.