Bridwell Park, a massive 117-acre country estate in Devon, England, which offers a restored, Grade I-listed Georgian mansion, a chapel, orangery, helicopter hangar, tennis court and more, has hit the market for £5 million (US$6.64 million).
Built in the 1770s, the main Georgian house was damaged in a fire in the late 1980s but was restored meticulously in partnership with English Heritage, according to the property’s website.
“The house is now built to modern specification, with up-to-date plumbing, electricity and heating throughout, so no work needs to be done in that respect,” Edward Clarkson, listing agent and partner at Knight Frank, said in an email.
Lord Ivar Mountbatten, 55, who’s a great-great-great grandson of Queen Victoria and a third cousin once removed of Queen Elizabeth II, bought the property in 1997 as a family residence for an unknown amount. In 2015, he converted it into an event venue for weddings and business conferences.
The mansion, as well as the chapel and orangery on the premise, is licensed to hold civil ceremonies until March 2021, according to the listing, which was posted earlier this month.
In addition to the 13,000-square-foot main house, there is also a Grade II-listed old coach house in the stable courtyard, an entrance lodge and other outbuildings. In total, there are 18 bedrooms, 16 bathrooms, six reception rooms and a large conservatory.
The ring-fenced outdoor parkland boasts a helicopter hangar, a tennis court, private parking space, a large ribbon lake, and two formal driveways from separate gated entrances.
Although the estate is serene and private, it has easy access to schools, shopping and dining in Tiverton, a town nearby, as well as to London and other places through Tiverton Parkway station, the M5 motorway and Exeter airport, according to Mr. Clarkson.
“It’s perfect for those who need to travel frequently but also feels completely private and enclosed,” Mr. Clarkson said.
Lord Mountbatten couldn’t be immediately reached for comment.
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