Bidders are being given the opportunity to become the Lord or Lady of their own manor at a city auction.

Peacock Manor, in Billesley Lane, Portway, is going under the hammer at the next CPBigwood auction being held at Villa Park.

It is available at a guide price of £725,000-£775,000... but that is reduced from an original asking price of £1.2 million when it was first marketed by land agents.

 

In a sought after Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Peacock Manor is a modern arts- and crafts-influenced property built in 1934 and stands just off the M42 south of Birmingham.

Jonathan Hackett, partner and head of auctions at CPBigwood, said: "It is a stunning property in a hugely attractive location.

"It has so much character. This is an opportunity to purchase a house that is different from the norm. It is in a lovely private, rural setting."

The freehold, detached manor house is situated well back from the road behind a long driveway via electric gates.

Outside there is a triple open garage, gymnasium, gardens, and large storage area and there was once a "mini-zoo" in the grounds.

The auction takes place at the Holte Suite, Aston Villa, from 11am on Thursday, September 4.