Boris Johnson acquires a mansion built by King Stephen 400 years ago

Former British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is in the process of buying a historic country mansion to his assets portfolio in a £3.eight million (US$four.6 million)  cash deal, sources close to the transaction.

Contracts were exchanged at the Boris Johnson 400-year-old-home in Oxfordshire, which comes with a moat, and the deal ought to be finalized this weeks.

Known as Brightwell Manor, the assets become available in the marketplace with list firm The Country House Department asking for offers over £four million. Through a representative, the marketers dealing with the sale declined to comment.

The assets is steeped in history. A moated fortress is thought to be constructed by King Stephen in the 1150s, and the modern-day residence—with the moat nonetheless wrapped round it on 3 sides is notion to date back 1605.

At that time, the manor become the tallest in the area, however it become awful shape to construct a residence that become taller than the nearby church. In an enterprising option to that dilemma, the family who constructed it additionally added a red-brick tower onto the nearby church, St. Agatha`s, which reaches higher than the facade, Mansion Global formerly reported.

Described as a “terrific family residence with bendy residing accommodation,” the nine-bed room house ultimate change arms in 1971, the list said. Mansion Global couldn`t decide who’s promoting the house, or how much  they offered for it.

Mr. Johnson resigned as prime minister last year, following the so-called “partygate” scandal, however he stays as member of parliament. He reply not to a request for comment.

Period charms reign throughout the Mansion, such as excessive ceilings, big sash home windows and shutters, timber paneling, ornate cornicing, open fireplaces and flagstone floors. Of precise note, the list said, is the mural painted by the neo-romantic artist George Warner Allen.

On its five acres of grounds, Brightwell Manor consists of a tennis court, a one-bed room visitor cottage constructed in 1849, stables and a double garage. There`s additionally a walled garden, a big pond, mature trees—such as a chestnut tree grown from a conker taken from Windsor`s Royal Mile—in addition to fruit trees, according to the list.

The residence stands in the fascinating village of Brightwell-cum-Sotwell, a 30-minute drive from the metropolis of Oxford—known for its university, wherein Mr. Johnson studied Classics—and ninety minutes west of central London, making for a viable shuttle to the Houses of Parliament for the politician.

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