Winds of change in the Cotswolds

The coun­try-house mar­ket in this AONB is blow­ing up a storm

Country Life Every Week - - Property Market -

TRANS­LATED into prop­erty terms, the cur­rent level of ac­tiv­ity in the Cotswolds coun­try-house mar­ket is prob­a­bly the equiv­a­lent of a wind force of 4—‘a mod­er­ate breeze’ on the Beau­fort scale. How­ever, ac­cord­ing to the Beau­fort Hunt scale, which mea­sures so­cial stand­ing in terms of skill and dar­ing across coun­try, the ac­qui­si­tion of ei­ther of two pres­ti­gious houses in the heart of the duke of Beau­fort’s coun­try could raise the pro­file of a new owner to at least a force 8, the equiv­a­lent of a gale in wind-speed terms.

To­day’s Cotswolds num­ber of Coun­try Life sees the launch onto the mar­ket, for the first time in 70 years, of Grade Ii*-listed Luck­ing­ton Court at Luck­ing­ton, two miles from Bad­minton, through the Cirencester of­fice of Strutt & Parker (01285 653101) at a guide price of £9 mil­lion.

As sell­ing agent Sam Troun­son ob­serves, it’s rare in­deed to find a fine, early-18th­cen­tury house with land in the Cotswolds th­ese days and Luck­ing­ton Court sits beau­ti­fully in its 156 acres next to the church on the edge of the vil­lage. run­ning through the es­tate is the fledg­ling Bris­tol Avon fed by sea­sonal springs in the val­ley be­low, of

Above and be­low: Luck­ing­ton Manor fea­tured in the BBC’S Pride and Prej­u­dice and has re­turned to the mar­ket af­ter 70 years. £9m

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