Grade I listed Jacobean manor house on the Dorset-Somerset border for sale for the price of 170,000 bottles of gin; it comes with its own distillery and a private car museum also
The centerpiece of the property is a Grade I listed Jacobean manor that includes a great hall, a ‘Justice Room’ used as a study and a ‘museum kitchen.’ It was built between 1608 and 1612 and now provides 5 reception rooms, 9 bedrooms and 8 bathrooms.
Formal gardens surround the house and in addition, there are areas of parkland, grazing land, woodland and frontage to the River Yeo. According to agents Knight Frank, “rough shooting opportunities abound” along with wildfowling and coarse fishing.
Present owners Jane and Robin Cannon have completely renovated Newton House and aside from “bringing the house firmly into the 21st century with modern services throughout,” have built a showroom for twelve cars, converted a gardener’s cottage into a holiday let and created a gin distillery in the former coach house and stables.
The aforementioned liquor, named Newton House Gin, is itself 43.2% ABV and made from spring water on the property. Made from English grown distilled wheat spirit, this spirit is described as “fresh, clear and unique.” It sells for about £35 per bottle, but a buyer of the property, however, might prefer to do a better thing: Drink the lot with friends.