Step inside this 18th-century banqueting hall... yours for £1 million!

Take a tour of this 18th-century private banqueting hall in the Cotswolds

An aristocrat's 18-century private banqueting hall is on the market for a cool £1 million.

Perched on a hilltop with breathtaking views of the Cotswold Escarpment, the Grade II listed summer house was originally built around 1770 as a private banqueting room for the family that lived in a manor house nearby.

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The building was subject to years of neglect and was renovated and transformed into a house in 1990.

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Known as The Summer House, it's a well-known landmark to locals. Situated outside of the village of Alderley, on top of a hill above the Berkeley Vale, it boasts impressive views of the Rive Severn and the Black Mountains - best viewed from the large windows in the living room and master bedroom.

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Built by the great-grandson of the famous Lord Chief Justice, Matthew Hale, The Summer House was used as a small banqueting room for the Hale family, only 250 yards from their main residence, which has since been demolished.

The house was completely refurbished under the current owners - and it looks great.

bedroom with bed and leather pillows

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The 1,108sq ft of accommodation includes a large sitting room, kitchen and breakfast room, two bedrooms and a bathroom.

dining room with yellow printed wall and fireplace

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The exterior fabric is made from local stone with a slate roof.


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It also comes with 2.1 acres of garden and a private parking area. The area is popular for walkers, with many walking trails and woodland close by.

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A member of the Sales team at Knight Frank, Atty Beor Roberts, told The Mail:
‘Summer House is a lovely place to go for the weekend, it would be ideal for someone who lives in London or even abroad.

‘It's one of those places that people see and fall in love with.'

For more information visit Knight Frank.

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Heather Young

Heather Young has been Ideal Home’s Editor since late 2020, and Editor-In-Chief since 2023. She is an interiors journalist and editor who’s been working for some of the UK’s leading interiors magazines for over 20 years, both in-house and as a freelancer.