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Property developer Arthur Dallimer has bought Grade II* listed Burderop House in Wiltshire and is already changing back into a family home.

The house, which is part of the Burderop Park Estate, has for many years been used for offices and now the 28-year-old plans to convert the manor and its outbuilding into homes – for his own family. 

“As a child I used to pass the house on the school bus every day and it was always so impressive and grand. I would never have imagined that one day it could be mine! It brings me great joy I’ve been able to do this and renovate the house from offices back into a private home.”

Arthur bought Burderop Park for just over £2.5m and the purchase includes the manor house, several historic outbuildings and 17 acres of land. He worked with his legal team at Awdry Law to bring his plans to fruition.

He plans to redevelop the main house as his family home and convert the large stable block to support his parents and his brother Adam who has autism. He will renovate the outbuildings into additional homes too. These may be for purchase or for rent – a decision to be made in the future.

“My vision for the house is clear. Work is now underway and where possible I’m saving the original fabric of the building and focusing on the enhancement of key features, some of which have been hidden for decades. The grounds are mainly formal parkland with a fantastic variety of trees and includes a picturesque grain store which hopefully in the future will have a use rather than an empty building.” 

Burderop House within Burderop Park is Grade II* listed. Its origins are not entirely clear but it’s believed there was a building on site back to 1219.

In the 1300s the house was officially named Burderop Manor and was gifted to Hyde Abbey as a religious building. It was then handed back to the King in the 1500s who gifted it to Sir John Bridges. 

In 1561 it was bought by Thomas Stephens and it’s believed Elizabeth I visited the manor house in 1592. In 1619 it was bought by wealthy silk and cloth merchant Sir William Calley. Indeed there is an ornate fireplace within one of the rooms with a head of a lady believed to be his wife Lady Calley. 

The Manor House stayed within the family until 1977 when it was sold to an engineering company Halcrow – and Halcrow left the site in 2018 when developers City and Country obtained planning permission to erect 57 executive homes. 

The listed buildings within the estate have now passed into the hands of Arthur, an entrepreneur who loves art and history.

“I’m currently searching for the original wall paintings which adorned the walls and encased the fireplaces,” Arthur said.

“Records show these were given to Wiltshire Museum however early research shows that they appear to be ‘missing’. I plan to keep on searching though as I’d like the opportunity to buy them back,” Arthur said. 

Arthur is well known within Wiltshire as a dynamic property developer. He has a property portfolio and is the purchaser of Apsley House in Old Town, Swindon which was the former town museum and art gallery. Plans to turn Apsley House into a luxury restaurant and co-working space are currently before Swindon Council. For more information visit

Fiona Scott Media Consultancy Swindon

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