Slowwe House, Silver Street, Arlingham,
Sold @ Auction £720,000
Lot No 43
FOR SALE BY AUCTION
*** SOLD @ AUCTION - £720,000 ***
GUIDE PRICE £500,000 - £600,000
LOT NUMBER 43
Wednesday 20th July
All Saints Church Pembroke Road, Clifton, Bristol BS8 2HY
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Burningham & Brown Solicitors
20 Queen Square, Bath BA1 2HB
Tel: 01225 320090
Fax: 01225 447646
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THE PROPERTY AND HISTORY
Slowwe House ( Grade II Listed ) is steeped in history and is thought to date from the 14th Century, being listed as a chief farm of Berkley Castle in 1327 most probably used as a hunting lodge for the Castle, and is set in mature grounds of approx 1.84 Acres.
Slowwe House has had many ties with Arlingham Parish Church and the Slowwe Coat of Arms is displayed in the Church, which dates back to 1373.
Around 1549 Slowwe manor and estate was leased to Thomas Hodges by Walter Bridgeman. The Thomas’ went on to purchase it 1566, acquiring manorial dues in the process. It remained in the Thomas family’s ownership for some 290 years, before descending down to the Reverend John Sayer, Vicar of Arlingham, and then to his son, also John Sayer – a barrister-at-law, and his wife in 1856. Slowwe became their country residence, as they spent much of their time at Pett Place, Charing, Kent. However, following John Sayer’s death in 1886 he was buried in Arlingham Parish Church and Slowwe eventually passed into the ownership of Mr Carter. Fortunately, by the time John Sayer had died he had managed to publish his book entitled ‘Antiquities of Arlingham Parish’. This wonderful book contains a mine of information about the history of the village and the im-portant role that Slowwe has played in it.
Throughout its history Slowwe House has played a prominent role in Arlingham village life. On 30th June 1886 the Reverend John Sayer entertained not only the School Master and Mistress of Arlingham Day and Sunday Schools, but also 125 scholars on the front lawn.
Notable visitors to the property include Edward Anthony Jenner, the English physician and scientist who was the pioneer of the smallpox vaccine, the World’s first vaccine. He was born in 1749 in Berkeley, Gloucestershire and was referred to as ' The father of immunology'.
Four items were discovered at Slowwe and are currently exhibited as part of a collection in the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. The Historical pieces include a sleeveless silk gown with silver gilt thread (dated 1700-1710), a Hatbox (dated 1775-1799), a sidehoop and original bill receipt for same (dated purchase 16/2/1778) from 'Riding Habit & Robe Maker' of Covent Garden, London. These items were all donated to the museum and originate from the Hodges Family of Slowwe.
In the early 1970’s the rock group Paladin used the property to practice their music and to entertain some of the big names in the music industry at the time.
In more recent years the family of Sophie, Countess of Wessex enjoyed a family wedding reception at the house and grounds with her in attendance. Many local events have also been held at Slowwe, including theatrical plays on the lawn.
The property last changed ownership in the early 1980’s when Slowwe House was purchased by Greg Everard, a Consultant Orthodontist and Maxilo-facial Surgeon in Gloucesterhire.
Completion is set for 8 weeks or earlier by mutual consent
The property enjoys an envious location being just 45 minutes from Bristol, yet situated in a most delightful, unspoilt rural location. This property offers the opportunity to enjoy a tranquil location away from passing traffic and city noise and air pollution, the perfect 'Country Bolthole' where one can enjoy a peaceful drink on the front lawn whilst taking in the splendour of the house. Even travel to London is easy from Slowwe House, with the Stonehouse Railway Station being a 20-minute drive away, and the Stonehouse to London Paddington journey time taking just 1hr 39 mins.Arlingham itself has a fascinating history dating from its importance as a river crossing point for Roman Batallions. The Red Lion Pub, which serves excellent, locally-produced food, is within walking distance of Slowwe House and has been owned by the community since 2013.
Cam and Dursley - 9 miles
Bristol Parkway - 30 miles
Bristol Temple Meads - 33 miles
Junction 13 M5 - 7 miles
Junction 11A M5 - 10 miles
M4 - 20 miles
Slowwe House is steeped in a rich and varied history, it is a beautiful example of a heritage property which oozes grandeur, character and is a one-off original, It’s architectural features, including fireplaces and stone mullioned windows, open-beams, Cotswold stone roof and flagstone floor are original and intact - Even the original servants’ bells are still above the door in the kitchen!
Having not been decorated for over 35 years this offers the potential purchaser a golden opportunity to own their own piece of traditional, English history and to renovate it to their particular tastes.
The property owns the driveway to the left hand side of the main house with a double garage and vehicular access ( Please note the adjoining properties have a right of way ).
The accommodation is arranged over two floors with additional basement level and sits in mature walled gardens of approx 1.84 Acres.
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