A bargain on a small scale

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A charge of pounds 1 for a fully furnished house sounds like a pre-First World War weekly rent. But agent Knight Frank is offering the chance of ownership today. The house, based on Rose Hall in Sarratt, near Watford, is, of course, a doll's house. It comes with an impeccable pedigree, as you'd expect of a copy of a 17th-century manor-house.

It was built to 1/12 scale by Peter Handley, whose work includes theatres as well as manor-houses. It will be available fully furnished. The Tudor furniture is hand-made by craftsman Mike Mortimer and is detailed down to paintings, tapestry and bibles, all by Angela Coleman MA.

You won't get vacant possession, though. The tenants, made of porcelain, are by Isabelle Wood and their clothes are by Lady Staughton, recently High Sheriff of Hertfordshire.

The house is being raffled in aid of the Holy Cross Church in Sarratt, which is in need of substantial repairs to its roof. For tickets, pounds 1 each, send an SAE and cheque payable to The Friends of the Holy Cross Church to Sarratt Doll's House, c/o Little Sarratt Hall, Sarratt, Hertfordshire WD3 6BS.

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