Unfortunately nicknamed Gloucestershire residence hits the market a year after Old Harrovian Sheel Khemka’s first trial
Some properties have unfortunate names such as Witch’s Cottage – the Earl of Cadogan gave a house named such to his ex-wife after their divorce in 1994 – whilst others have features that make them a bit of a laughing stock. The Round Tower at Siddington, near South Cerney is one such house and now it is for sale for the extraordinary price of £2.5 million after its first occupant spent a number of weeks on trial at Croydon Crown Court in 2014.
After being sold to James Perkins of GL50 in 2004, the party organiser turned developer set about extending the building by constructing an underground house and as part of his scheme he rather unfortunately placed a sculpture of a clenched fist in the garden. Given it faced the tower, locals compared the image it created to a certain sexual act and nicknamed it The W***er’s Tower.
Sold for £1.5 million in November 2009, the house subsequently became the home of an Old Harrovian and one-time multiple company director named Sheel Khemka – the son of Dame Asha Khemka OBE, DBE– and stands in about 4.15 acres of land. It rather unfortunately has a view of an airfield and includes four bedroom suites, open plan living areas, a guest annexe and an outdoor swimming pool. Khemka subsequently went to trial after an investigation by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs in July and August 2014 and now The Round Tower has been placed on the market for the extraordinary sum of £2.5 million through the estate agency firm Henry George.
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