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Barcote Tower welcomes a new family


Finders Keepers, Barcote Tower, £2950 pcm  (1)

We are delighted to have let a truly amazing property within Barcote Manor House, near Faringdon, to a new family who were attracted to the residence’s high spec interior and desirable location. The property is part of a Grade II listed Victorian Manor, accessed through grand stone and iron gates and up a tree-lined driveway.

The Manor House has a fascinating history, having been built for Lady Theodora Guest, a daughter of the Duke of Westminster, in 1876 and used as a hunting lodge. The property was then sold to William West, director of Great Western Railway, in the 1880s before becoming an international boarding school in the 1960s.

In 1996 the main house was converted into four houses, and the stables and coach houses were converted to a further 8 houses. Barcote Tower, is one of the four houses in the Manor House.

The beautifully renovated rooms are all well proportioned, offering generous accommodation over three floors. The wonderful kitchen/breakfast room opens out to the light living space which has triple aspect overlooking the garden. Both the main bathroom and the en-suite bathroom were newly installed. An impressive drawing room with an attractive fireplace hides a real feature: a secret passageway that opens to a winding staircase in the Tower, leading up to the first floor.

The large lower ground floor (with utility area) has been used in the past as a gym, store room and wine cellar and the house comes with 2 garages and plenty of parking.
As well as having a private garden, the new tenants also have access of the incredible 20 acres of superb parkland.

Finders Keepers, Barcote Tower, £2950 pcm  (2)

Finders Keepers, Barcote Tower, £2950 pcm  (3)