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On the move! Boris Johnson snaps up historic home

Former Prime Minister Boris Johnson is believed to have snapped up the historic Brightwell Manor as his new home.

Johnson, who was ousted from Downing Street last year after revelations about lockdown parties and questions surrounding his support for disgraced MP Chris Pincher, is rumoured to have purchased the Oxfordshire country house for £3.8m.

A source told Estate Agent Today that he paid in cash.


With nine bedrooms and 8,128 square feet, there is plenty of space for all his kids and to host parties at the Grade-II listed property.

The detached home was on the market with The Country House Department - initially seeking offers in excess of £4m - and is described as “steeped in history,” with a moated castle believed to have been built on the site by King Stephen in the 1150s.

Reverend Dr W R Inge, Dean of St Paul's Cathedral and Knight Commander of the Victorian Order lived there and it has a mural painted by the neo romanticist George Warner Allen.

The current house is believed to date back to 1605 with the striking Georgian façade, faced in blue brick headers, added in the late 1700s. 

The house contains period features reflecting both its Tudor and Georgian origins, including high ceilings, large sash windows with shutters, wood panelling, ornate cornicing, open fireplaces and flag stone floors. 

There is a walled garden, a tennis court and outside storage along with a double garage.

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    Let's hope he also paid the huge amount of SDLT as well. Politicians never seem to lack a few mil, just look at Tony Blair.


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