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Brownshill Court is a Grade II* listed Georgian country house in need of extensive renovation near Painswick in Gloucestershire. The property is one of the finest Georgian houses in the Cotswolds – the large Classical eastern façade is thought to have been

designed by Anthony Keck, most famous as the architect of Highgrove, as

referred to in an article on the house in Country Life in 1988. As such, this house is looking for an appreciative owner who can give it the care and attention it requires.

Proportions throughout are elegant, with a Georgian oak staircase sweeping up to the first and second floors from the reception hall, while to either side of this are the two principal reception rooms. In the north wing is a large billiard room and the original ballroom, while the south wing is currently arranged as a self-contained flat. The main central block of the house remains a manageable size – there is scope for four bedrooms, with associated dressing and bathrooms, on the first floor and a similar arrangement on the second floor. Many original fittings remains including panelled doors, window shutters and some fantastic fireplaces.

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Outside, a wide lawn sits to the front of the house, while to the south west is the former walled garden; period outbuildings include a former stable block. The back drive leads through a small arboretum which is planted with unusual trees. A good-sized pasture lies to the north east of the house and there are no public rights of way. The grounds come to around 18 acres.

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The house is now in need of extensive restoration and is currently on the English Heritage “At Risk’ register.

Brownshill Court lies amidst classic Cotswolds countryside, on the west-facing side of the Painswick Valley. Stroud is around two miles to the south and there are excellent schools in the area.

The guide price is £2m. For further information please contact Strutt & Parker on 01285 627680 or visit

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