Date: May 2019

COTSWOLD GRADE I LISTED JACOBEAN APARTMENT WITHIN FORMAL GARDENS AND SURROUNDING DEER PARK - ON THE MARKET WITH BUTLER SHERBORN

6 The Mansion, Northwick Park, Gloucestershire, GL56 9DS - £850,000

  • Once owned by Captain George Spencer Churchill, Sir Winston Churchill was a frequent visitor
  • Ideally suited to those living in London or overseas wanting a ‘lock-up and leave’ apartment in such an impressive building, or parents with children at boarding school nearby

Northwick Park offers a rare fusion of lifestyles - the opportunity to live in a particularly fine Jacobean building surrounded by formal gardens and a deer park, yet set within the glorious Cotswold countryside.

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Northwick Park offers a rare fusion of lifestyles - the opportunity to live in a particularly fine Jacobean building surrounded by formal gardens and a deer park, yet set within the glorious Cotswold countryside.

This superb Grade I Listed apartment provides 2,275sqft of elegant living space on the top floor of this beautifully restored historic building dating back to the 1300s. With exceptionally high ceilings, some with decorative cornicing and curved sash windows and window seats, the property includes a large stone tiled reception hall, drawing room with marble fireplace, dining room with carved wooden fireplace, and an ‘L’ shaped fitted kitchen/breakfast room with gas hob, ovens, dishwasher, freezer and large free-standing fridge.

The master bedroom has an en-suite shower room and extensive wardrobes, and there are two further bedrooms one of which could double as a study, a shower room and guest bathroom. Other facilities include a cellar with lock-up storage, a double garage, communal utility and a cloakroom.

Access to the apartment is through the impressive grand entrance hall with its Corinthian doorcase and large wooden doors, marble and stone floors and fine period features including an Indigo Jones styled ceiling allowing light from the Regency glass stair-light dome, an impressive 1830 John Woolfe cantilevered staircase believed to be the largest in England, and a wide gallery. There is also a lift.

The property is reached via a befittingly long driveway which sweeps past lawns and trees to a large turning circle and the imposing double front door. The grounds comprise well-maintained formal gardens with a gravelled courtyard and a rose garden with fountain. There is a croquet lawn with games equipment for all to use, a heated outdoor swimming pool and four all-weather tennis courts.

The landscaped gardens and deer park include a ha-ha and extend to some 35 acres, with the main feature of the West Walled Garden being an extraordinary volcanic stone from Vesuvius set in the old cobbled pond, said to be a ‘home-coming’ gift from Nelson to Lord Northwick after the Napoleonic War.

Daylesford Organic Farm Shop and Spa, Soho Farmhouse and a good choice of restaurants and pubs can be found nearby, with shopping and culture at Stratford-upon-Avon, Cheltenham and Oxford within easy reach, and the beautiful gardens of Hidcote Manor, Kiftsgate and Sezincote close by.

There is a wide choice of well-regarded schools in the area including Kingham Hill, Kitebrook Preparatory School, Dormer House, Cheltenham College and The Lady’s College, Chipping Campden Senior School, The Dragon School and St Edward’s in Oxford, and 6 The Mansion would make a perfect home for overseas families to use for exeat weekends and school holidays.

Mainline train services to London Paddington go from Moreton-in-Marsh, and Birmingham International Airport is an hour’s drive away.

https://www.butlersherborn.co.uk/6TheMansion, NorthwickPark
Guide price: £850,000
Butler Sherborn - Stow-on-the-Wold - 01451 830731

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Note to editors:

Historical note
Northwick Park is a Grade I Listed mansion of exceptional architectural and historical interest. Built in 1686, it is included in great detail in the prestigious ‘The Buildings of England’ series. The building is of golden coloured ashlar stone with four distinct building phases adding to its original core. It was abandoned for two decades until the main house was converted into the six apartments in 1989. The beautiful and natural parkland dates back to Saxon times and is recorded in the Domesday Book.

In 1778, John Rushout the first Lord Northwick and architect John Woolfe, created the two distinctive bows at the side, of which 6 The Mansion is to the left-hand side. Lord Burlington remodelled the grand entrance hall with Palladian windows in 1830, the inner hall featuring a stunning floor with a compass-styled centre inlaid with marble. In Victorian times the porch was added. His descendants, Lord and Lady Northwick, piped fresh water and modern sewers to the area, followed by Cpt Spencer-Churchill who brought electricity to the estate and village.

Sir Winston Churchill was a frequent visitor to Cpt Spencer-Churchill, his cousin, and it is believed that preparations for the D-Day landings were made here. Cpt Spencer Churchill then provided land on the Northwick Park Estate for the WWII war effort, also donating land for the village green, cricket grounds and village hall in Blockley.

The Cotswolds
The Cotswolds are located in the heart of England and within the counties of Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire and Wiltshire.  It is the largest designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in England and Wales, and very roughly starts to the east of Gloucester and Cheltenham in the west, runs up to just below Evesham in the north, includes parts of West Oxfordshire where Burford is known as the Gateway to the Cotswolds, and south to the Cotswold Water Park a few miles beyond Cirencester, the former Roman city and Capital of the Cotswolds.

With excellent road and rail communications - London, Bristol and Birmingham are all within an hour by train - the area has become popular with those moving out of the city or wanting second homes to escape at weekends.

  • For further information about Butler Sherborn, please visit butlersherborn.co.uk or telephone the relevant office:
  Cirencester 01285 883740
  Burford 01993 822325
  Stow-on-the-Wold 01451 830731

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Ref: BS06/2019