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Sezincote Estate

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Sezincote is unique. At the heart of a traditional, family-run estate covering 4,500 acres of rolling Cotswold countryside stands a 200-year-old Mogul Indian palace, set in a romantic landscape of temples, grottoes, waterfalls and canals reminiscent of the Taj Mahal. Visitors are welcomed to the house and garden at the set opening times, and a very few special weddings are hosted every summer. Sezincote sits at 875 feet above sea level in the North Cotswolds. The House is still privately owned and remains the centre of a thriving agricultural estate, which provides resources both to maintain the house, and to sustain the complex tapestry of rural life. The Estate is run to traditional English standards, with a mixed farming enterprise allowing plenty of permanent grassland and proper fencing, complemented by well managed woodlands that provide not only timber but also good wildlife habitat. The House, however, is far from traditional – it was built in the “Indian Style”, a unique combination of Hindu and Muslim architecture. The gardens were designed with the help of Humphrey Repton. Sezincote is credited with influencing the design of the Brighton pavilion after a visit by The Prince Regent in 1807.