TV ANTIQUES expert Tim Wonnacott has put his country home up for sale for £2.75 million.

The former Bargain Hunt presenter and his wife Helen bought the mini estate near Dial Post, Horsham, seven years ago.

But now he is spending more time filming in Australia and has decided it’s time to downsize.

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His home, Whitefoots, is set in an idyllic rural location and has a separate cottage and outbuildings. The plot covers ten acres.

Tim, 68, said: “This was my second bite of the cherry after we rented another property on the old estate.

“It is a lovely, unspoilt stretch of countryside where we had been blissfully happy.

“It was private and the children could play safely.

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“I tried to buy the rented property, but to no avail. When Whitefoots, on the edge of the same estate became available we simply had to have it.

“Gatwick is key for me with a lot of filming in Ireland, Scotland and as far away as Australia, so having the airport within half an hour is a real blessing.”

The main house has four bedrooms and three bathrooms.

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It has a big family kitchen and a dining area which opens to a magnificent drawing room with a vaulted oak-framed roof.

There are two reception rooms, which have views over the glorious landscaped gardens, plus a neighbouring farm and woodland.

The separate cottage is called Blackfoots and dates back to the 17th century.

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Tim and his wife renovated and enlarged it, adding underfloor heating, double glazing and increasing head height.

The newly built outbuilding, Greyfoots, extends to 4,000sqft.

It could be an ideal office space and storage for the potential buyer.

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The Wonnacotts are not cutting their Sussex ties completely – they hope to find another, smaller home in the county.

The property is being sold by HJ Burt estate agent’s Steyning office on 01903 879488.

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