English riverside country house with British TV presenter worth $8 million – Rob Report
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Charles Alsop, the former chairman of Christie’s and father of British TV presenter Kirsty Allsopp, is moving out of his long-standing English country home.
6th Baron Hindlip set his sights on a mid-19th century farmhouse in Dorset nearly 25 years ago. Lord Henlip, known today as Lyddon House, lived in the riverside residence alongside his late wife, the interior designer, Fiona. Talking to daily Mail, their daughter Kirsty recalled what initially attracted her parents to the property. “They always wanted a home with water, and when the Lydon house came on the market, they jumped at the chance to buy it.” Love it or list it in the UK The co-host told the British newspaper. Kirstie also hosts several other reality shows, including Channel 4’s Location, location, location.
Today, the comprehensively restored and updated space has been listed with Knight Frank for £6.5 million, or nearly $8 million. It occupies 48 peaceful acres along the River Lydon and is considered one of Dorset’s finest country houses. Inside the master pad there’s more than 5,600 square feet of living space, with four en-suite bedrooms and all sorts of character features like sash windows and high ceilings.
In addition to the three main reception rooms, there is a dining room, study and kitchen overlooking the garden. One of the historic home’s recent updates is an indoor pool pavilion covered by a glass roof. Here you will also find a changing room, shower and sauna.
Behind Lyddon House, the property includes a converted mill with two reception rooms, a kitchen, three double bedrooms and its own small garden. Guests can also enjoy a two-bedroom apartment known as The Cottage, located above the garage and stables. The grounds are equally impressive, with an on-site orchard, three large ponds, a greenhouse, and a sprawling horse pasture.
No wonder Lord Henlip fell in love.
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