Classic Manor Estate built in the early 1950s on 76.14 acres overlooking a private lake. Reminiscent of the English countryside, the lavishly landscaped grounds, with formal and informal gardens, are located along the rolling foothills of the Tennessee Smoky Mountains. From the gated entrance, down the long winding drive, the property is adorned with hundreds of magnolias, dogwoods, azaleas, rhododendrons and other flowering shrubs and trees that lead to an expansive courtyard paved in Tennessee Crab Orchard stone. The Holly Hill stately residence was built for the late British paper magnate, Sir Eric Bowater and his wife, Lady Margaret. Designed by New Orleans architects featuring southern Mississippi River style columns it is said to be a Colonial Mansion on one side and a Southern Mississippi Plantation on the other. The meticulously cared for mansion boasts over 9500 square feet of luxurious living space with no detail left undone. Complete feature list available upon request. RICEVILLE is located less than an hour north of Chattanooga, Tennessee. Climate is temperate and has four distinct seasons. Riceville is located in a central region for commerce and the state of Tennessee has no income tax.