Looking for a place to enjoy a cocktail shaken not stirred after a relaxing round on an English golf course that famed broadcaster Henry Longhurst once called one of the most scenic in Europe?
Look no further than Appleton House, a nearly 7,000-square-foot mansion that once housed former James Bond actor Roger Moore.
The property, located in the Stinchcombe area of the Cotswolds just under three hours west of London, is currently available for $2.284 million.
The home sits on Stinchcombe Hills Golf Club, which had its original nine open in 1889 with an additional nine opened in 1906. The course was redesigned in 1922 by Fred Hawtree with more tweaks
According to the listing at Knight Frank:
Appleton is extremely well presented, having been previously extended and more recently refurbished. The accommodation is arranged over two floors and benefits from both an imposing, formal layout ideal for entertaining, yet to the rear of the property lies a more homely arrangement of rooms ideal for family living with an exceptional orangery and raised terrace overlooking the garden and grounds where you can take in the stunning views beyond.
Upstairs is ample accommodation with three large bedroom suites; the principal suite sits in the centre of the house with a walk-through dressing room. There are three further double bedrooms with a family bathroom and a separate shower room. If ancillary accommodation is required, the house has been designed to separate the southern wing to create a one-bedroom annexe split over two floors.
Appleton House has six bedrooms, five bathrooms and a large additional building, all standing on 2.8 acres of land, including mature woodland.
Moore, who lived in the home in the 1960s, is best remembered for playing James Bond in seven films from 1973 to 1985, beginning with Live and Let Die and ending with A View to A Kill.
Moore’s relaxed style and sense of whimsy, which relied heavily on the arched eyebrow, seemed a commentary on the essential ridiculousness of the Bond films, in which the handsome British secret agent was as adept at mixing martinis and bedding beautiful women as he was at disposing of supervillains trying to take over the world.
Moore began his acting career at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, where he studied alongside future Bond co-star Lois Maxwell, who would go on to originate the role of Miss Moneypenny, secretary to Bond’s boss M, the head of MI6.