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On the Market: £17 Million Cotswolds Estate, Vegetable Garden Included

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On the Market: £17 Million Cotswolds Estate, Vegetable Garden Included

August 4, 2015

After a lavish six-year remodel, an 18th-century Cotswold estate on 70 picturesque acres is for sale for £17 million (vegetable garden included). Contact Savills to make an offer.

Duntisbourne House, a Georgian country house built in 1760 for a baronet, has survived the 19th-century addition of two Gothic wings, the devastating effects of a fire, and a 1970s subdivision which relieved the estate of much of its acreage. Last sold in 2008, it has since then been overhauled by London-based architects Michaelis Boyd (best known for remodeling Prime Minister David Cameron’s eco house in Notting Hill). The remodel to the 11,000-square-foot-main house involved a basement media room and gym, a guest house renovation, and the addition of a modern pool house.

Of particular interest to us, landscape designer Tom Stuart-Smith designed gardens to honor the historic stone facades and the sweeping Cotswold views without compromising a modern sensibility:

Photography via Savills.

Above: Surrounded by pastures, parkland, and woods, Duntisbourne House was originally the country residence of Sir Mark Stuart Pleydell, a baronet who died six years after completion of the building.

Duntisbourne house stone wall for sale Savills

Above: Pleydell’s grandson, who inherited the estate, in 1806 sold it to King George III’s physician, in whose family it remained until the mid 1900s.

Duntisbourne House pool house for sale by Savills

Above: Constructed of brick and timber, a 753-square-foot pool house has expansive views of the vegetable garden that behind it. Surrounded by a stone terrace, the swimming pool has an outdoor spa bath.

Inside the pool house are twin showers.

Above: Terraced gardens to the south of the main house have a walled beehive garden featuring hornbeam topiaries and a cloud hedge of yews.

Duntisbourne house for sale by Savills

Above: The path from the vegetable garden leads to the cobblestone yard in front of The Courtyard, a 19th century stables next to the main house which has been remodeled to serve as guest quarters.

For more of the architects’ work, see:

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