Businessman James Holder lists the Cotswolds Hawling Manor House for sale at Sotheby’s International Realty. The exceptional house played host to many historic greats as well.
Fashion retailer Superdry’s co-founder James Holder purchased the Cotswolds Hawling Manor House, an exceptional country estate in England. They had the house cosmetically done within their 13-week deadline as they needed a house to accommodate a growing family.
The 16th century manor house showcased a surrounding estate and was an unlikely choice for a house. However, it had a lot of perks.
The manor is built near Superdry’s Cheltenham headquarters so it was a convenient purchase. The house received thorough, structural works as well so the family didn’t have to do much with its build.
Cotswolds Hawling Manor, England’s “prestigious country location”
Holder listed the manor for sale for more than $17 million dollars at Sotheby’s International Realty’s website. Bloomberg reported that Holder wanted to create an ultramodern house so he’s selling the manor. He purchased the property for £10 million in 2014, which is equivalent to more than $12 million.
Sotheby’s International Realty claims that the country house was “renovated to the highest standard” and it is England’s “prestigious country location.” The house featured an Elizabethan facade and a Georgian wing, which was added in the late 18th and early 19th centuries.
The house has three floors, a cellar below, and marvelous spaces for entertaining guests and normal family affairs. It played host to royals and historic personalities like English writer and poet Lewis Carol and Queen Elizabeth I.
Exceptional highlights of the Cotswolds Hawling Manor House
The Cotswolds Hawling Manor House stands on the edge of Hawling, one of the highest points in the Cotswold area.
The manor has 13,834 square feet of space. It boasts nine bedrooms and 10 full bathrooms which are all generously spaced throughout the house. The master bedroom includes dual dressing rooms apart from a very spacious ensuite bathroom.
A hand-carved oak staircase leads from the large entrance hall to the house’s first floor. The manor kitchen flows into a light-filled orangery which opens to gardens and terraced lawns, making it the house’s perfect centerpiece.
It also showcases an indoor swimming pool with sweeping views of the magnificent grounds where the house is built. The house also features an outdoor dining terrace, a croquet lawn and a tennis court on the upper terrace.
Traveling won’t be a problem because train stations are nearby. Taking a train from Kingham would reach central London in one hour and 20 minutes, whereas a car ride would take at least two hours.
The house itself possesses comfortable family living in a classic yet affluent lifestyle. Sotheby’s International Realty maintains the property available for purchase at its website to this day.
“It’s really a contemporary manor that blends history seamlessly,” Holder says.
Banner photo via Sotheby’s International Realty website.