Grand English country estate buck the trend

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Grand English country estate buck the trend

Grand English country estates may come up for sale often, but it is not often available for rent. Pinbury Park, which is looking for a tenant with 250,000 US $306,146 per annum, is bucking the trend.

At that rate, the monthly cost of the 84 acre estate in Gloucestershire clocks in at a little under 21,000.

Renting a property on a rural estate is highly desirable and allows you to live somewhere that you wouldn't be able to buy. Hannah Bloxham, director of land management at Strutt Parker, said that they rarely see properties of this size and grandeur come to the market.

One of the greatest draw of all is to live in the precincts of Cirencester Park, one of Britain's most beautiful grounds. She said that the house is truly special because of its history, which connects it to some of the country's most notable figures.

The manor house, once described by the topographer and former resident Sir Robert Atkyns as a pleasant seat in the midst of a large park, has been part of the Bathurst Estate since 1788 and is currently under the care of 9th Earl of Bathurst, according to Strutt Parker.

His ancestor, the 7th Earl of Bathurst, used Pinbury Park as a summer residence in the early 1900s, and it was during that time that the property hosted guests including Queen Mary, the late Queen Elizabeth II's grandmother, Rudyard Kipling and actress Ruth Draper.

At the end of a private half-mile driveway is the main residence, a stately and historic stone manor house dating to the 16th century. It has four bedrooms and has tons of original features, including shutters, paneling and impressive fireplaces.

According to Strutt Parker, the house is surrounded by formal and informal terraced gardens, as well as an old avenue of yew trees known as the Nuns Walk. There is also woodland and farmland.

The surrounding grounds are also home to cottages, a tennis court, a pool, stables and farm buildings.

A luxury country bolthole may be particularly appealing considering the frenzied sales market for the property type.

In the 12 months to October, sales for country houses were priced at more than 5 million, due to strong domestic demand, according to a report from Knight Frank.

The report said there were 168 such sales in the U.K. outside London during that time, an increase of 112% compared to the five-year average.