A 'HISTORIC' house-like apartment where Lord Austin designed the legendary Austin 7 car is up for sale in Bromsgrove - for £795,000.

The four-bedroom, three-storey apartment is situated in Marlbrook's Lord Austin Drive, the street named after the famous car designer.

It features Lord Austin's own original library and billiards room - now a dining room, sorry any snooker lovers - and sits in a 26-acre estate.

The address boasts gated access, use of the tennis courts, a three hole golf course, children's adventure playground and exercise track. 

Inside, one of its most stunning features is a spiral staircase, while there is also a glass-partitioned office, four bedrooms and a cellar currently used as a gym.

As you would expect, though, it's not cheap - as well as the near £800,000 asking price, there are service charges of more than £7,500 per year.

Lord Herbert Austin founded the Austin Motor Company at Longbridge in 1905 and moved his family to Lickey Grange in 1910.

The Austin 7 was designed at Lickey Grange between 1921 and 1922 in the billiards room.

Lickey Grange has since been converted into luxury apartments, and the remainder of the estate was developed in more recent times.