The glamorous ‘Gatsby mansion’ in the Cotswolds and the UK’s largest new stately home in a century for sale

A stunning Cotswolds location on the outskirts of Worcestershire is set to house this magnificent Great Gatsby-inspired mansion and the largest stately home to be built in the UK for a century. West of Bourton-on-the-Water and just an hour from Birmingham, the 60-acre plot is up for sale for £20million – and that’s before the big house was even built.

The land which includes approved planning permission for St John’s House is now for sale. But it will cost the new owner £100million to build the house designed by Prince Charles’ favorite architect, Professor Robert Adam.

This decadent lavish property even has a “secret garden” and ballroom based on that of Rosecliff Mansion, in Newport’s millionaire row in US Rhode Island, as mentioned in Gloucestershire Live. This is instantly recognizable for being used in films such as Leonardo DiCaprio’s The Great Gatsby, True Lies and rom com 27 Dresses starring Katherine Heigl and James Marsden.

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High-end estate agents Sotheby’s International Realty are marketing the property. A spokesperson on its website said: “This is a home as exceptional and rare as the priceless collections you want to enjoy.

“The epitome of luxury living and entertainment, St John’s House overlooks some of the UK’s finest countryside and is ready to be built to your exacting standards and exact lifestyle needs. St Johns House will occupy an elevated position with breathtaking views over the Cotswolds region of outstanding natural beauty and is a work of art in its own right.

St John’s House is said to even have a secret garden and a private grotto

“Designed and crafted for the world’s most discerning shopper to allow their family to welcome and enjoy their most cherished possessions, from exquisite collections of art, fine wines and classic automobiles, to horses thoroughbreds and antiques.

The basement ballroom and entertainment area has a floor that offers a large reception room, private dining room, professional “event” kitchen, bar, private cinema and extensive wine cellar . There’s even a 6,000 square foot top floor with a single owner’s suite.

On the first floor there are nine individual bedrooms and a large study. There is an orangery, a secret garden and an outdoor swimming pool. What the architect calls the ‘piano nobile’ on the ground floor is designed for huge Gatsby-style parties, with 4.5m high ceilings.

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The spokesperson added: “The eleven double-height arches open from the ballroom into the secluded and secure grotto, designed for large-scale outdoor entertaining. It offers guests the most spectacular uninterrupted scenery and sunsets over the Cotswolds region of natural beauty to the Chiltern Hills, approximately 30 miles away.

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