JAMES Bond 007’s former Cheshire retreat has been sold.
Broxton Hall, once occupied by Sir Roger Moore during the 1960s, was placed on the market for a cool £1.1m and estate agents have now confirmed its sale.
The 17th Century mansion, boasting 13 bedrooms, 12 bathrooms and set in 10 acres of land off Whitchurch Road, was most recently a hotel and restaurant.
It has not been confirmed whether or not the new owners, whose identities are not yet known, will change the use of the mansion or not.
Sam Ricketts, of Chester estate agents Savills, on Lower Bridge Street, said: “We have had a strong level of interest and we are pleased to confirm now that we have agreed a sale on the property.”
Despite the high profile of the building, that was lived in by Moore with then wife, singer Dorothy Squires, Savills would not reveal the final selling price.
“Due to data protection it is not something I can release at this time,” added Rickets.
“It is something that will come out when the transaction goes through and through the land registration but I can’t comment on that just yet.”
The Hall, built in 1671, has been sold on behalf of previous owner John Ireland who also ran his legal services business Anjo (Broxton) Ltd from the site.
Before it became a hotel, the idyllic hall had been used for various purposes including a stud farm, a magistrates’ court and an Inland Revenue office.
It has recently been popular with wedding parties and racegoers given its proximity to Chester Racecourse and Bangor-on-Dee.
Moore, now aged 81, who played Bond in seven films between 1973 and 1985 includingA View to a Kill and The Spy Who Loved Me was unavailable for comment.