GOVERNOR Chris Patten has cut another link with his old constituency in Britain, selling his country house near Bath in western England. The stone house, Cromwell's Rest, in the remote village of Conkwell, went on the market in April with an asking price of GBP135,000 (HK$1.61 million). Estate agents Crisp Cowley in Bath would not reveal the price the Governor had accepted, but a spokesman said: ''The sale is going through.'' The agents had wondered whether the ''charming character cottage'' with its own converted chapel might attract interest from Hong Kong, but the buyer is understood to be from Britain. The sales description of the Governor's property did not give away the fact that Mr Patten lived there - only that ''the owners are abroad''. The family bought the property in 1978, the year before Mr Patten became Tory MP for Bath. They subsequently rented it out after Mr Patten lost his seat in the 1992 election. With four bedrooms, the property was described by the agents as ''ideal as a second home, being a charming character cottage''. The Pattens have a home in London.