Robinson David Estate Agents are delighted to present Swallows Court at Moreton Valence, a unique 17th Century, Grade 2 Listed, EIGHT bedroom historic home in Gloucestershire, which holds a unique and fascinating historical story.
Swallows Court is a rare Post-Restoration Period house that was thought to be built when Charles II was restored to the English throne in the late 17th century, many years after his father Charles I was beheaded by Cromwell in the English Civil War.
Charles II and his followers had spent many years in exile in France, and on their return to England, when Charles II was restored to the throne they built a few Post Restoration houses, like Swallows Court, which were designed in the French style.
However, the history of Swallows Court could be completely unique, as it is suspected to have been built using huge repurposed pieces of stone from the 13th century Mansion of the Valences in Moreton Valence, which was a castle style hall surrounded by a moat.
Swallows Court contains a wealth of historic features, many of them thought to be from the former hall. These features include Cotswold stone floors, oak beamed walls and ceilings, exposed stone walls, period style wooden paneling, a Tudor fireplace in the dining room, a huge Inglenook fireplace in the living room, a Jacobean staircase, twin large Georgian display recesses, a lager original bread oven, a large wine cellar, and even a Georgian wig cupboard.
The main house holds six double bedrooms with two en-suites and a recently refitted family bathroom with a large bubble bath. The huge stone walls keep the spacious rooms cool in the summer and warm in the winter, but there is also a full gas central heating system installed by the past owners, as well as a large wood burner in the living room.
Across a traditional courtyard a former cider barn has been converted in to two semi-detached one bedroom cottages, both with exposed beams and en-suite shower rooms.
Council tax band: G