To most, Wootton Grange Farmhouse is a picturesque proposition, located deep in one of Warwickshire's wealthiest villages.

But with the house having been on the market for over a year, the owner has decided a new incentive is vital to get buyers through the door - his tungsten silver Aston Martin DB7 GTA.

The luxury property, which lies on the outskirts of Kenilworth, belongs to company director Zag Asghar - as does the silver dream machine.

And it is this classic car which is the bait; the 'freebie' with which he hopes to finally sell his farmhouse.

The four-bedroomed property, which nestles in an acre of idyllic countryside, and car are being sold together for £945,000.

Mr Asghar, who set up and runs a risk management firm in London, admitted the James Bond car is being thrown in because he has no time to drive it.

Since he bought it new for £120,000 in 2003, the 49-year-old has only driven about 10,000 miles.

He said this particular DB7 was special because only 112 were ever built, only 60 were sold in the UK, as it was the last model Aston Martin produced before replacing it with the DB9.

It has a massive 6 litre V12 engine, black hide leather interior, and there is plenty of room to house it and two other 'family' cars in the property's triple garage.

Mr Asghar, hopes to sell both the farmhouse and supercar as a package, a luxury lifestyle, so he and his family can move to another Warwickshire pile.

He said: "The house has been on the market for a year and I was going to sell the DB7 anyway, so we thought this would be a novel way of selling a lifestyle, a luxury farmhouse with 'a licence to thrill.'

"As much as I love the car, I'm often away on business so rarely get the time to drive my pride and joy. That said, it makes the most fantastic roar when you start the engine.

"Because it was the last ever DB7 marque that Aston Martin produced before replacing Bond's car with the DB9 they made sure it went out it style, so it's the most powerful and most beautiful version. It's just a fantastic car.

"Whoever buys Wootton Grange Farmhouse won't just get the property, they'll get a whole 'lifestyle package' rather than just the house.

"We only came up with this idea a couple of weeks' ago so it'll be interesting to see if this attracts more potential buyers."

But it's not just the property and car which will woo would-be owners.

The house is just a stone or two throws away from the nearest pub, The Anchor, while food-lovers will be keen to try out the Saxon Mill, a gastropub of regional repute, less than half-a-mile away.

Both Mr Asghar's sons Jordan, aged 12, and ten-year-old Saul, attend Warwick School, which is part of the reason the family resolved to stay local rather than relocate to London.

If all these amenities were not enough to tempt a wealthy and well-heeled buyer, the farmhouse has royal connections too.

Originally built in 1547, many of the house's original fireplaces and its staircase remain intact.

They may even have been stoked and trodden by Queen Elizabeth I's courtiers, who are thought to have stayed at Wootton Grange when she visited the Earl of Leicester at Kenilworth Castle in 1566.

The cottage, counted as part of the farmhouse, has two bedrooms, a kitchen breakfast room, sitting room and bathroom.

Listed as being of special architectural or historic interest, it was bought by the Leigh family as part of Stoneleigh Abbey in 1561 and remained in their name for about 400 years.

As for Mr Asghar's separation from his beloved Bond car, his wife Paula added: "While Zag will miss his pride and joy, I am sure he will acquire another Aston Martin once time is not such an issue for him."