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Hollycombe House: The Collection of Tim and Virginia Hoare

Hollycombe House: The Collection of Tim and Virginia Hoare

Hollycombe House: The Collection of Tim and Virginia Hoare

Dreweatts is delighted to announce the sale of 'Hollycombe House: The Collection of Tim and Virginia Hoare' on Tuesday 15 & Wednesday 16 June 2021.

Explore Hollycombe House using Dreweatts 360 Virtual Auction Tour below, which allows you to walk through each room, browsing and interacting with the lots as you go. For additional instructions, click here.


Hollycombe House was the home of the late Tim Hoare, a much loved character, and his wife Virginia. Tim hosted memorable weekend parties and seasonal shoots and those who were lucky enough to attend will remember the generous hospitality that met them, Tim’s vivacious personality and an interior filled with entertainment and laughter.  

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The collection at Hollycombe has at its heart a number of wonderful paintings, drawings, sculptures, furniture and works of art spanning the centuries, from works by Thomas Gainsborough to more contemporary pieces by Marc Chagall and Stanley Spencer. It is a true reflection of Tim’s impeccable taste and love of arts.

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The interiors cleverly combine the magic of a Scottish baronial shooting lodge with a Gentleman’s London Club. Spun, like a fine textile, with the flare and incomparable design eye of Robert Kime, whose work is synonymous with colour, detail and interest: the collection of furniture and objects offers a unique twist on the country house style.

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The auction will take place at Dreweatts (not Hollycombe House):

Donnington Priory
Berkshire RG14 2JE

Day 1 – Lots 1-286: Tuesday 15 June (10.30am)
Day 2 – Lots 287-430: Wednesday 16 June (10.30am)


Viewing dates: Wednesday 9 June - Sunday 13 June 2021: 9am - 5pm

Viewing is strictly by appointment only and in accordance with government Covid-19 regulations.  Please do not turn up without having pre-booked an appointment.   Entrance with catalogue only (to purchase a catalogue see below).  Please note there is no viewing on the day of the auctions.  If you are wanting to view on Saturday or Sunday, please ensure you have booked your appointment by 12 noon on Friday 11 June, and that you have received an email confirmation of your appointment from us.  To book an appointment to view, please email: or call 44 (0) 1635 553 553. 

Hollycombe House
GU30 7LP


The Dreweatts 360 Virtual Auction Tour will be available from Friday 28 May.  The service provides a virtual tour of the rooms at Hollycombe House, allowing you to walk through each room, browsing and interacting with the lots as you go, just as if you were there in person, all from the comfort of your own home, at your own pace and at a time that suits you! 


  • Online bidding is available via with no additional online bidding fees applicable. Please register at least 48 hours in advance of the auction as you may be asked to provide documents to verify your identity.  To create an online bidding account or register to bid click here.
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  • Commission bids may also be placed via your online bidding account.  
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To join the auction and bid live online, register now via the link below.


The Auction Catalogue

The catalogue is now available online here.  To view or download a pdf of the page turning catalogue, see below.  To purchase a catalogue, the cost including postage is:

  • UK: £30
  • Europe: £40
  • USA / Africa / Asia: £50
  • Australasia: £55

Please pay online here and put “HOLLYCOMBE HOUSE CATALOGUE” in the “Invoice number” field and ensure you complete all other fields.  

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