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Inside late Rolling Stones legend Charlie Watt’s mansion on the market for £7.95million


The former home of legendary Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts is on the market for a guide price of £7.95 million.

Potential buyers would get the satisfaction of owning the stunning Victorian Gothic mansion set in the Gloucestershire countryside.

Foscombe House, which dates back to 1866, was lived in by Charlie Watts during the 1970s when the Rolling Stones were at the height of their fame.

Mr Watts, who was originally from Wembley, in London, lived in the enormous grade II-listed five-bedroom home for seven years until 1983.

The well-respected drummer died in August 2021 aged 80, with former bandmates Sir Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood and musicians from all over the world paying tribute to him.

According to estate agents Savills, Mr Watt’s former property near the village of Ashleworth also includes four “elegant reception rooms and study” as well as an “original orangery”.

During his time at Foscombe Mr Watts converted the coach house into a music studio.

With its castellated tower, turrets, carved Gothic orangery and Gothic windows, the property is said to be one of finest historic country houses in Gloucestershire following “an extensive restoration and refurbishment programme by the current owners”.

Ed Sugden, director Savills Country Department said: “Foscombe House occupies one of the most magical settings in Gloucestershire with part of its beauty being that it is set in the middle of its own beautiful parkland grounds, with swathes of wild flower gardens and two sweeping driveways of around half a mile each.

 “The house is the epitome of glorious Victorian Gothic architecture with sun filled rooms enhanced by the most beautiful features.

“The height and proportions of the rooms creates the most wonderful flow of living space and for such a substantial property, there is a feeling of comfortable living and a warm environment further enhanced by the far reaching outlook from all the principal rooms.

“And with guests of the next owner being able to stay over in the coach house that was once the music studio of a Rolling Stone, Foscombe House presents an extraordinarily rare opportunity to live in one of the best Victorian country homes in the UK.”

 

The Rolling Stones announced in September this year their new album Hackney Diamonds will feature Charlie Watts on the drums on some of the songs. 

Sir Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood met Jimmy Fallon and an audience of fans at the Hackney Empire last month to announce their new record set for release on October 20.

Mr Watts gave his blessing for Steve Jordan to replace him if anything happened to him, and as a result Jordan plays drums on tracks 10 and 12 of the upcoming new album.

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