The news of a Superdry co-founder’s mansion being listed for sale on Sotheby’s is certainly intriguing and may attract the attention of both luxury real estate enthusiasts and fans of the fashion brand. Superdry, known for its fusion of Japanese and British design elements, has made a significant impact in the world of fashion, and co-founder James Holder’s luxurious Hawling Mansion in Cotswolds is up for sale on Sotheby’s.
Nestled in the Cotswolds countryside is the magnificent 16th-century Hawling Manor with lavish amenities. The manor has 13,834 sq ft of space in the main house, with nine bedrooms and 10 bathrooms. The house brims with history at one of the highest points of the Cotswolds Area of Natural Beauty. There’s also stables, a tennis court, a croquet lawn an indoor pool, an outbuilding and a cottage. Thus one can say, it’s a contemporary manor that blends history seamlessly
James Holder’s Hawling Manor has been listed for $17 million (Holder paid £10 million for the property in June 2014, as per reports) making it a true gem. Offering not only a luxurious lifestyle but also a genuine experience of historical English country living. Its combination of period elegance and modern amenities makes it a unique and sought-after property. The Cotswolds region is known to fascinate those seeking a retreat into nature and luxury, this estate stands out with its timeless historical allure and tranquil setting. Whether it’s a family retreat, a second home, or an investment in heritage and luxury, the Cotswolds Manor House presents an irresistible invitation to experience the best of English countryside living in grand style.
The house is made of local Cotswold stone and the property showcases classic Cotswold architecture with its honey-coloured stone façade, mullioned windows, and charming details that have been carefully preserved. The house is a genuine reflection of the region’s rich historical heritage of English country living.
Built out of local Cotswold stone, the home is spread across three floors, with an additional cellar below. The living areas are generously proportioned with high ceilings, creating an inviting and airy atmosphere. The house boasts multiple reception rooms, each with its own unique character, offering a versatile space for both relaxation and entertainment.
Throughout the manor, you’ll find a collection of charming fireplaces, charming gardens, and terraced lawns beyond. The bedrooms are designed with a unique character and charm. Spacious and elegantly many of these bedrooms come with en-suite bathrooms, ensuring privacy and comfort. The bathrooms are thoughtfully designed, combining both period-style fixtures and contemporary luxury for the ultimate indulgence.
The impressive formal dining room sits adjacent and leads through to a snug, library, superb drawing room, morning room, and study. A beautiful hand-carved oak staircase leads from the large entrance hall to the first floor, where the main bedroom lies. This is the floor which has a tranquil ensuite bathroom and dual dressing rooms. In addition, the house boasts a breathtaking indoor swimming pool, opening out onto a dining terrace to sit back and unwind.
The heart of the house, the gourmet kitchen, offers a perfect blend of classic aesthetics and modern functionality. Lush gardens and impeccably manicured lawns make for a serene backdrop for outdoor relaxation and entertainment. This picturesque landscape perfectly complements the manor’s historical charm and provides a true taste of Cotswolds living.
However, the highlight is that from Hawling Manor central London can be reached by train from Kingham in one hour and 20 minutes and by car in two hours.