Cotswolds house where Prince Michael of Kent lived bought for £11m
A home fit for royalty! 18th century Cotswolds manor house where Prince and Princess Michael of Kent lived for nearly 25 years before they sold it in 2005 because of high maintenance costs, is bought for £11million
- The Grade One listed Nether Lypiatt Manor is set in the Cotswolds countryside
- It was purchased in 2005 from the royals by Labour life peer Lord Drayson
An 18th century manor house in the Cotswolds where Prince and Princess Michael of Kent lived for 25 years has been sold for £11million.
Nether Lypiatt Manor, which is set in the Cotswolds countryside near Stroud, Gloucestershire, was purchased by Prince Michael, the cousin of the late Queen Elizabeth, in 1981.
The Prince and Princess sold the 10-bedroom Georgian house in 2005 after maintenance costs became too high. It was then purchased by businessman and Labour life peer Lord Drayson for £5.75million in 2006.
The property, a classical box shape made from Gloucestershire stone, is a Grade 1 listed building and is allegedly haunted by various ghosts, including the son of the manor’s original owner Judge Cox, who reportedly hanged himself in one of the rooms.
Older images of the property only serve to highlight the major renovation work which has taken place since the property was last purchased.
Despite renovation work, the manor remains timeless and still includes periodical components such as corniced structures and wood panelling. Inside, the living room is decked out with an impressive hanging crystal chandelier, an ornate fireplace and beautiful paintings on the walls.
The property, a classical box shape made from Gloucestershire stone, is a Grade 1 listed building and is allegedly haunted by various ghosts
Older images of the property only serve to highlight the major renovation work which has taken place since the property was purchased in 2005 (Image dated 2005)
According to the sellers, the property still retains some of its Georgian features (Image dated 2005)
The property features exposed wooden beams and classic Georgian features (Image dated 2005)
The Prince and Princess sold the 10-bedroom Georgian house in 2005 after maintenance costs became too high
In the centre of the room is a large glass table, complimented by large bay windows which provide natural daylight and show off the impressive views around the property.
The first dining room features a rouge and mauve Persian rug, and a set of white and brown dining tables and chairs, as well as a flat screen TV.
In the kitchen, there is a counter island and white counters, while a connecting open plan joins the space with the neighbouring dining room, giving the otherwise Georgian aesthetic a modern twist.
A Georgian hallway leads onto several large bedrooms, and carpeted stairs which lead up to the four-poster beds and book nooks which overlook the property’s private garden.
The bathroom contains a large porcelain tub, which can be seen beside a walk-in shower and vanity table.
The exterior of the property is also decadent, with expanding woodlands and connecting pasture gardens. Also included are a manège for horses as well as a pool area, and a stone barn.
There is more than one dining room in the large property, making it the perfect place to entertain guests (Image dated 2005)
Large bay windows let in plenty of natural light and boast incredible views of the surrounding grounds (Image dated 2005)
The property features 10-bedrooms, all of which feature double beds (Image dated 2005)
Some of the bedrooms overlook the property’s private gardens and feature their own book nooks (Image dated 2005)
The property was listed in June by estate agents Knight Frank, and looks to have already found a buyer, having just been taken off the market.
The description reads: ‘The house has undergone a significant renovation programme in the last decade.
‘The house has many fine period features, lovely light and well-proportioned rooms which have high ceilings, cornicing and wood panelling. Further features include window seating and ornate fireplaces.
‘The house is ideal for both family living and entertaining.’
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