A Cadbury heiress has sold her £30million mansion to fund a new rival chocolate firm after her family company was sold to American 'predators' Kraft.
Felicity Loudon, whose great-grandfather George Cadbury founded the iconic sweets brand, hopes the sale of the Grade II-listed Cotswolds home, could help her launch a new family business.
The 62-year-old vowed to sell 14-bedroom Pusey House two years ago after Kraft's aggressive takeover - but it took longer than expected to find a buyer for the home.
Beauty: Pusey House, formerly owned by Cadbury heiress Felicity Loudon, has sold after two years on the market
The mansion also includes six reception rooms, a gym, a billiards hall, indoor and outdoor pools, a tennis court, polo ground, stables, various cottages, woods and pastures.
Felicity, 62, led a failed campaign to prevent the eventual £11.9 billion takeover of the Birmingham confectioner, memorably labelling the new owners an 'American plastic cheese company'.
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