Built in the 16th century with paneled walls, opulent rooms and extensive grounds, Doughton Manor is fit for a king.
He even has real neighbors, standing right across the road from Prince carlosThe beloved Highgrove estate.
And the Grade I listed Elizabethan font in Gloucestershire, now up for sale, could yet tempt the second in line to the throne: the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and her children have been looking to move out of Anmer Hall in Norfolk.
Built from the local honey-coloured limestone, Doughton Manor, which is a mile and a half from Tetbury, is described as a “very liveable house” despite its age.
For the £4m asking price, there are three reception rooms on the flagstone ground floor, including a 27ft long dining room and lounge, as well as a 31ft kitchen/breakfast room with a ornate fireplace and a walk-in closet. pantry.
Grade I listed Doughton Manor, just across the road from Prince Charles’s beloved Highgrove estate, is on the market with an asking price of £4m.
Built from local honey-colored limestone, the property, which is a mile and a half from Tetbury, is described as “very liveable”, despite its age.
Doughton Manor is located just across the street from Prince Charles’s Highgrove House, in which he has lived since 1980, when the property was purchased by the Duchy of Cornwall.
The first floor has five master bedrooms and four bathrooms, while the second floor has six rooms that act as ‘secondary bedrooms and dormers’.
Outside is a carriage house, a Grade II listed stone barn and walled gardens to the front and rear.
The 4.8-acre grounds also feature a summer house and swimming pool. Nearby facilities include “specialty shops”, a golf course, racecourses at Cheltenham and Bath, and private schools including Cheltenham College.
It is currently owned by American Richard Carter, who is understood to be a yacht designer.
His research into the history of the house has revealed that it was built by John Seed, who leased the land from the Crown before buying it in 1588.
The house, which was built six years later, was restored in 1933.
There are three reception rooms on the flagstone ground floor, including a 27-foot-long dining room and drawing room.
The property also features a 31 foot kitchen/breakfast room with an ornate fireplace and pantry. The property looks much the same as it would have centuries ago.
Doughton Manor was built by John Seed in 1594, before the later owner, Richard Talboys, inscribed his initials on the pillars of the property’s porch and gate. The house was restored again in 1933. Above: The wooden staircase and ornate fireplace.
The floor plan of Doughton Manor is seen above. It has five main bedrooms, a living and dining room, three reception rooms, four bathrooms/showers, a listed stone shed, a garage and walled gardens.
Among the outbuildings is a Grade II listed stone barn, emphasizing the age and value of the 16th century property.
The property has walled gardens which are accessed through the quays of the listed gates. It has a central paved path and lawn, bordered by rose borders.
A 1983 Daily Mail report mentioned how Doughton Manor, previously named Doughton House, was for sale for £260,000
Carter declined to comment on the sale, but Amelia Davies of estate agents Strutt & Parker, who are marketing the property, said: “It’s literally opposite Highgrove and it’s one of those nice, quaint Cotswold places.”
‘Requires some updates like general maintenance, plumbing and heating. But the owners live in it, so it’s easy to live in even if it needs some work.’
Another neighboring property is the 117-acre Elmestree House estate with an 11-bedroom mansion that went on the market last year for £7.5m, sparking further gossip about William and Kate moving to the area.