A Manor On The Site of One of England’s Largest Roman Villas Hits the Market
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A Manor On The Site of One of England’s Largest Roman Villas Hits the Market

June 19, 2023 Share

The Grade I listed manor in the Gloucestershire countryside is now being sold for a whopping 7.85 million British pounds.

Nestled in the Gloucestershire countryside lies a not-so-quaint stone-built villa, embodying the timeless allure of rural England. The property is eye-catching. Not only does it sit in a huge estate, but it has been thoughtfully preserved and refurbished on the inside, with every meticulous detail thought to adapt this 16th-century manor to the intricacies of modern living. Now, It could be yours for the price of 7.85 million British pounds.

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Known as the Old Priory, this manor is built atop one of England’s oldest and largest historical Roman Villas. Spanning across 2 acres, these remains are remarkably well preserved, but make up only a fraction of the property’s whopping 85 acres, all of which have been landscaped as an English garden. This type of landscape gives the appearance of being less manicured, contrasting with a more rigidly designed architectural garden. Besides the gardens, the estate comes with a tennis court, swimming pool, and entertainment house.

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As for the property’s layout, the house comes in a cleverly designed H shape. This allows for a functional spatial distribution, which specifically gears towards the entertainment of guests as the hall, the drawing room, dining room, and professional kitchen all seamlessly connect. But it isn’t just entertaining that the property has been well-designed for, as adjacent to these rooms, the library and study offer a tranquil retreat for moments of reflection. Additionally, a large and well-arranged family kitchen on the ground floor opens onto the garden and terrace, offering a seamless connection between indoor and outdoor living. This floor also hosts traditional-style boot rooms, a pantry, a laundry room, and a cellar, fulfilling every practical need with utmost sophistication.

The Old Priory offers more than just the main house. Additional period stone buildings, including garages and stabling, grace the estate. With their original features and fittings lovingly preserved, these buildings not only add to the property’s charm but also provide the potential for further residential accommodation, subject to planning permission. Among them, Stable Cottage stands as an immaculately restored gem, boasting three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a kitchen, a dining room, and a living room. Its popularity as an Airbnb speaks to its allure and versatility.

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