SEZINCOTE HOUSE

LOCATED JUST OUTSIDE MORETON-IN-MARSH, IN GLOUCESTERSHIRE, SEZINCOTE HOUSE IS A STUNNING 4,500 ACRE FAMILY RUN ESTATE IN THE HEART OF THE COTSWOLDS. THE ARCHITECTURE IS UNIQUE AND BORROWS MUCH OF ITS DESIGN FROM A TRADITIONAL INDIAN PALACE. IT IS ALSO CREDITED WITH INFLUENCING THE DESIGN OF THE BRIGHTON PAVILLION AFTER A VISIT BY THE PRINCE REGENT IN 1807.

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It is safe to say that Sezincote House is a unique estate. After entering the long drive up to the house you would think you had travelled back in time a hundred years to a colonial home in India. The stunning architecture which includes an enormous curved orangery takes your breath away. The only authentically Mughal Palace in northern Europe, the house was built in the Indian style in 1805.

THE HOUSE & GARDENS

The garden was restored in 1968 (having been neglected during the war years) by Sir Cyril and Lady Kleinwart. The south front, complete with curving orangery, unfurls above a Repton landscape that has remained unchanged since the mid-19th century. The garden is blessed by a series of spring-fed pools, connected by gurgling water which eventually tumbles into the Island Pool in the valley bottom, before joining the River Evenlode below.

Once completed, Sezincote dazzled all who came. When the Prince Regent visited in 1807, an event commemorated in a Daniell painting owned by the family, he was so impressed that he went on to change his plans for the Royal Pavilion in Brighton. Designed by John Nash, it echoed the exotic Indian style he’d admired at Sezincote.

VISITING THE HOUSE

The house is open May to September inclusive on Thursdays, Fridays and Bank Holiday Mondays; 2.30 pm to 5.30 pm. Admission is £10 (includes house tour and garden). No credit or debit cards are accepted. Tea and cake is served from May to September. However no children are admitted without permission.

VISITING THE GARDEN

The Garden is open from January to November, on Thursdays, Fridays and Bank Holiday Mondays; 2pm to 6pm. Admission is £5 Adults, £1.50 Children. No credit or debit cards accepted. No dogs except Guide Dogs are permitted in the garden.

LOCATION & INFORMATION

Sezincote Estate, near Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire, GL56 9AW |  01451 870 048 | email: edwardpeake64@hotmail.com

For more information visit www.sezincote.co.uk

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