Gatcombe Park is the private country home of Anne, Princess Royal, situated in England between the Gloucestershire villages of Minchinhampton and Avening, five miles south of Stroud and around six miles north of Highgrove, the country residence of Prince Charles. England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland History See also History of Gloucestershire Gloucestershire is a historic county mentioned in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle in the 10th century Minchinhampton is an ancient market town located on a hilltop 4 miles south-south-east of Stroud Gloucestershire, England, in the Cotswolds. Avening is a village and Civil parish in the Cotswold district of Gloucestershire, England, about three miles north of Tetbury. Stroud is a Town and Civil parish in the County of Gloucestershire, England. Highgrove House is the country home of HRH The Prince of Wales, in Gloucestershire, England.
The house and farming estate were bought by Queen Elizabeth II in 1976 for Princess Anne and Captain Mark Phillips at the price of £5 Million. For the ship see RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Context States headed by Elizabeth II Year 1976 ( MCMLXXVI) was a Leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Mark Anthony Peter Phillips, CVO, ADC(P (born 22 September 1948) is a former Olympic gold-medal-winning horseman and first husband The previous owner was Lord Butler of Saffron Walden, Master of Trinity College, Cambridge, and a former Home Secretary, who had inherited the house from his father-in-law, Samuel Courtauld. Richard Austen Butler Baron Butler of Saffron Walden, KG CH DL PC (9 December 1902&ndash8 Trinity College is a constituent college of the University of Cambridge in Cambridge, England. The Secretary of State for the Home Department, commonly known as the Home Secretary, is the minister in charge of the United Kingdom Home Office Samuel Courtauld may refer to Samuel Courtauld (industrialist (1793&ndash1881 American-born British industrialist Samuel Courtauld (art Courtauld had acquired it from the Ricardo family, owners from 1814 (when the estate was bought by the political economist David Ricardo) to 1940. Year 1814 ( MDCCCXIV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common David Ricardo (18 April 1772 &ndash 11 September 1823 was an English political economist, often credited with systematizing economics and was one of the most influential Year 1940 ( MCMXL) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full 1940 calendar of the Gregorian calendar.
The house was built from 1771 to 1774 for Edward Sheppard, a local clothier, and altered for Ricardo to the designs of George Basevi (a relation), c. Year 1771 ( MDCCLXXI) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Year 1774 ( MDCCLXXIV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Elias George Basevi FRS ( 1 April, 1794 &ndash 16 October, 1845) was an English Architect. 1820. It features Bath stone construction, and comprises five main bedrooms, four secondary bedrooms, four reception rooms, a library, a billiard room and a conservatory, as well as staff accommodation. Bath Stone is an Oolitic Limestone comprising granular fragments of Calcium carbonate. A bedroom is a large Room where people usually sleep for the night and/or for relaxation during the day A drawing room is a room in a house where visitors may be entertained A library is a collection of information sources resources and services and the structure in which it is housed it is organized for use and maintained by a public body an institution A billiard room (also billiards room, pool room, snooker room) is a Recreation room, such as in a house or recreation center with a billiards A conservatory is a Glass and Metal structure traditionally found in the Garden of a large house It was renovated and redecorated for Princess Anne and Captain Phillips, and they moved into it in November 1977. Also 1977 (album by Ash. Year 1977 ( MCMLXXVII) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays In 1978 the land was increased by the purchase of the adjoining Aston Farm. Year 1978 ( MCMLXXVIII) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar) The Gatcombe Estate now covers around 730 acres (3 km²), of which 200 acres (0. The acre is a unit of Area in a number of different systems including the imperial and U Square Kilometre ( US spelling square kilometer) symbol km2, is a decimal multiple of the SI unit of 8 km²) are woodland, and includes a lake containing brown trout. The brown trout ( Salmo trutta morpha fario and S trutta morpha lacustris) and the sea trout ( S There are considerable stabling facilities, including a new stable block.
Today the Princess Royal lives in the manor-house with her second husband, Vice-Admiral Timothy Laurence. A manor house or fortified manor-house is a Country house, which has historically formed the administrative centre of a manor (see Manorialism Mark Phillips lives in the adjoining Aston Farm with his second wife, the estates having separated when the couple divorced. Son Peter Phillips, as well as daughter Zara Phillips have their own personal cottages within the estate, as does three time gold-medal winning Australian Olympian Andrew Hoy, who has rented some of the equestrian facilities for over 15 years. Peter Mark Andrew Phillips (born 15 November 1977 is the only son of The Princess Anne The Princess Royal and her first husband Captain Mark Phillips. Zara Anne Elizabeth Phillips, MBE (born 15 May 1981 is the second child and only daughter of Princess Anne Princess Royal and her first husband Captain Mark Andrew Hoy (born 8 February 1959 in Culcairn New South Wales) is an Olympic -level equestrian rider who competes for Australia
The grounds are well known for hosting the Festival of British Eventing over the first weekend of August. British Eventing (BE formally known as the British Horse Trials Association (BHTA is the UK 's governing body for the sport of Eventing. Organised by Mark Phillips with considerable input from HRH, the event attracts the world's top olympians and over 40,000 paying spectators, as well as BBC television coverage. The estate also holds two smaller Horse Trials, in the Spring and Autumn, whose courses are designed by HRH, and a biannual craft fair with around 160 exhibitors is run, in May and October.