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Now on the market: the lavish mansion where Evelyn Waugh wrote his novels

The author penned ‘Brideshead Revisited’ in the vast Cotswolds property

Written by
Faima Bakar

How would you like to own a mansion that was once home to a literary icon? Well, now you can, provided you have some pretty decent savings – as Evelyn Waugh’s vast (and pretty spectacular) Cotswolds home has just hit the market.

The Grade II*-listed property, which has eight bedrooms and six bathrooms, is where Waugh wrote his novels including ‘Brideshead Revisited’, ‘Officers and Gentlemen’ and ‘Men at Arms’. 

There is a bit of a catch, though. You can’t visit the home and check out its interiors as the sitting tenants are apparently refusing to let estate agents in (or any other visitors, for that matter).

The home, known is Piers Court, is in the small village of Stinchcombe and was bought by Waugh in 1937 for £3,600. He lived there with his wife for 19 years, before selling the property in 1955 for £10,000.

The house was last sold in 2019, for £2.9 million, with its current asking price of £2.5 million being £400,000 cheaper.

The auctioneers have told potential buyers: ‘The property is occupied under a Common Law Tenancy at a rent of £250 per annum. Prospective purchasers should take their own legal advice regarding this and will be deemed to bid accordingly.’

You can find out more about the property here.

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