Tetbury Gloucestershire GL8 Doughton

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Ref: CRN130273
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Features at a glance

  • Grade I Listed Elizabethan Manor House
  • Coach House
  • 3 wonderful reception rooms
  • Listed stone barn
  • 5 main bedrooms
  • Walled gardens
  • 4 bath/shower rooms
  • 4.8 acres

Antiquity, history and charm

Historical Note This Grade I Listed house is of considerable architectural importance. The vendor has carried out a great deal of research into the house’s history and found that the house was built by John Seed in 1594. Richard Talboys acquired Doughton Manor in c.1623 and carried out alteration thereafter, hence his initials and the date of 1641 appearing in the porch and on the gate piers. The house was later restored again in 1933. Doughton Manor has appeared a number of times in Country Life magazine, notably on the cover in May 2012.

For all its charm and antiquity, Doughton Manor is a very liveable house. The rooms are conveniently arranged for both entertaining and modern family living. A large dining hall immediately gives a great feeling of space. The panelled drawing room has a huge carved stone fireplace, whilst on the opposite side of the hall is a smaller cosy sitting room. The kitchen/breakfast room is an impressive 31 feet long and has a huge open fireplace. On the first floor are five bedrooms and four bath/shower rooms (three of which are en suite). The second floor is approached via two separate staircases and has a number of secondary bedrooms and attic rooms.

This property has 4.72 acres of land.


The house is approached down a gravel driveway leading to a parking area next to The Coach House. This charming traditional building previously had consent (in 2008) to create a first floor annexe. On the far side of the Manor is a magnificent traditional stone barn, Listed Grade II, which provides useful storage. On either side of the drive are grass paddocks. At the front of the house is a walled garden, approached through Listed gate piers. The main walled garden lies to the south of the house. It has a central paved path and lawns, edged by rose borders. There is a pretty raised stone summerhouse or loggia in one corner. On the east side of the house is a former swimming pool.


Doughton is a pretty, small hamlet that lies about 1½ miles to the west of Tetbury, in the heart of the Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Tetbury has a good range of everyday shops and services, as well as a number of specialist shops, and other local towns include Cirencester, Malmesbury and Nailsworth. The main regional centres are Bath, Bristol, Swindon, Gloucester and Cheltenham, all of which are within daily commuting distance. Kemble Station (London Paddington 70 minutes approx) is about 9 miles and Swindon Station (Paddington 55 minutes) is about 16 miles. Junction 16 of the M4 at Swindon is about 15 miles and Junction 17 is about 9 miles.

Ample local sporting opportunities including a golf course at Westonbirt, polo at Westonbirt and Cirencester Park, and racing at Cheltenham and Bath. Gloucestershire is noted for its schools. Private schools within daily driving distance include Westonbirt, Beaudesert Park and the Cheltenham Colleges.


From Tetbury take the A433 for Bath and Westonbirt. After about a mile you enter Doughton. The entrance to Doughton Manor is on the left just before the village sign.

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