The Chase, known as Widney Farm prior to the 1920s, was originally part of the Manor of Longdon. This was owned by Lord Byron upon his marriage in 1815 to Anne Isabella Milbank, the daughter of Sir Ralph Noel, 6th Baronet. Upon Lady Byron's death in 1860, the manor was passed down to her son-in-law, William King-Noel, 1st Earl of Lovelace.
Following his death in 1899 it was sold to a Joseph Bennett Clarke and quickly sold again to well-known local bakers and confectioners, the Pattison Brothers. At this point the farm became known as Smith's Farm, named after the tenant of the farm, Sydney Smith. It is said that is also how Smiths Lane got its name.
The Chase Lodge is situated closest to Smiths Lane with its own private gated entrance to the property, but has the luxury of still being set within the beautiful grounds of the historic site.
The Chase Lodge benefits from the following modern specification.
|Property Type||%||Avg. current value||Avg. # beds||Avg. # bathrooms|
|Property Type||1 Bed||2 Beds||3 Beds||4 Beds||5 Beds|
|Houses||-||£522,500 (4)||£456,190 (5)||£674,282 (14)||£1,846,429 (7)|
|Flats||£283,500 (4)||£308,207 (14)||£269,000 (1)||-||-|
|All||£283,500 (4)||£355,828 (18)||£424,992 (6)||£674,282 (14)||£1,846,429 (7)|