English Cottage on the Market for the First Time Since 1724

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Divided up and sold separately as an English country house on 39 acres, a cottage, and 11 extra acres. The Georgian country house and grounds are on the market for 3.5 million euros, so about 4.6 million US is on the market for the first time since the infamous king George I ruled England in 1724 according to the listing. Also, apart of the estate, and sold separately a four-bedroom cottage is listed at 450,000 euros about 586,000 US. If that wasn’t enough also available through separate negotiation one could acquire 11 acres of land listed for 175,000 euros about 228,000 US.

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The Cottage was originally designed for the first Lord Sandys by Francis Smith of Warwick, but isn’t the same as it was in 1723 upon its construction, there have been several renovations made since 1809 to the six bedroom cottage. Along with six bedrooms the cottage has seven reception rooms, a stone façade, portice which serves as a grandiose entry to the ground floor. The great hall feature a double-height ceilings and intricately detailed mouldings, two fireplaces, a landing overlooks the hall. Typical of the Georgian period woodwork featuring the large pane sash window are featured in the library, drawing room and boudoir. Through the windows one can gaze at the distant Mlvern Hills from most locations in the cottage.

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Twisted balustrades, handrails, and walls lined with portraits guide one up a wooden staircase to the second level with bedrooms and a Chippendale room with bamboo-framed silk wall pieces.

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The cottage sits on a 39-acre lot, which is surrounded by trees, gardens with flowering bushes, stables, with a walled garden and greenhouse, kennels, and an old icehouse.

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English heritage is a huge part of this land, and the division of the land seems problematic, and becomes the purchasers’ responsibility to work together in preservation or gentrification.

 

Photo credit: Savills

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