The imposing property has hosted some of the world’s most famous tennis players, even serving as the location for two of the highest-grossing James Bond films.
Indian businessman Mukesh Ambani , 64, who is considered the richest man in Asia , recently added an impressive property to his long list of assets, having spent $ 79 million for Stoke Park , one of the most famous residences in all of England and located about 25 miles from London.
According to Bloomberg, which was the media that announced the operation, the tycoon approached, through his company Reliance Industries, the former owners at the end of 2020 and made them an offer that was difficult to reject.
Before passing into their hands, the historic property belonged to the Chester brothers , Hertford and Witney King , who acquired it in 1988, while in 2001 they invested about $ 30 million in renovations.
The purchase, which took place four years after the brothers put the property on the market for the first time, was made under the conditions they set, since not everything was money, since they wanted the new owners to commit to respect the great legacy it has.
“They are committed to restoring it and making it a better place. As a family we are very happy to have found buyers with whom we share a vision ”, declared one of the brothers.
The mansion is not like any other, as in its 300 acres of land it houses a luxury hotel with 40 rooms, a 27-hole golf course, 13 tennis courts, gym, spa, greenhouse and up to three restaurants.
Lodging nights range from $ 265 to $ 1,030.
What is the history of the famous house?
It was built, between 1790 and 1813, by the soldier John Penn , while in 1908 it became, thanks to the vision of Nick Lane Jackson , the first country club in all of England.
Such is its beauty and spectacularity, that Stoke Park has appeared in successful films such as ‘Tomorrow Never Dies’, ‘Goldfinger’, as well as in ‘Bridget Jones’s Diary’.
Even its tennis courts have seen some of the best tennis players on the planet pass by, who usually hold a short training tournament there with a view to their participation in Wimbledon.