Bunny Hall, a resplendent 18th-century country mansion in the English village of Bunny, Nottinghamshire, hit the market last week for £3.49 million (US$4.7 million).
With centuries of history within its stone walls, it should come as no surprise that the home is Grade I-listed, a designation that marks it as of “exceptional interest,” according to Historic England, the public body responsible for protecting and preserving England’s oldest buildings.
Grade I is the rarest of England’s three historic building categories, with only 2.5% of the country’s estimated 500,000 listed buildings qualifying for the distinction.
Dubbed a house of “considerable character,” Bunny Hall has been renovated and restored by the current owners “to the very highest standards,” according to the listing with estate agency Savils.
The owners, who could not be reached for comment, bought Bunny Hall in 2001 for £500,000, property records show.
Spanning a substantial 21,438 square feet, the seven-bedroom property’s dainty name belies its palatial footprint, which is home to five main reception rooms, the listing said.
They include an orangery, a modern kitchen, a drawing room, a formal dining room and library lined with walls of books. All have views across the home’s gardens and beyond.
Elsewhere in the home is a key-coded leisure complex that houses two changing rooms, a steam room and a sauna, a kitchen and a heated indoor pool surrounded by columns.
Plus, along with two adjoining self-contained apartments, the property has a castellated tower—a landmark structure in the area—that offers far-reaching views across the countryside, according to Savills.
The listing offers a “rare opportunity to acquire an important, restored country house,” property agent Clare Bingham, said in a statement.
Outside, on the home’s 14.5 acres are stables, lawns, formal gardens, woodland and an all-weather tennis court.
Country homes in the U.K. are enjoying a return to glory, in particular at the high-end , as wealthy buyers shun London in favor of the countryside amid the coronavirus pandemic.
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