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Have you always dreamed of living in a stately manor home? These 10 stylish properties currently on the market may well just make your dream come true…
1. The Old Rectory, Mawgan-in-Meneage, Cornwall
This Grade II Georgian home is a former rectory providing gracious and extensive accommodation. The Rectory includes an independent apartment and beautiful landscaped gardens of about 2 3/4 acres with views to the woodland beyond. Known as one of Cornwall’s most appealing country homes, the property is superbly located within walking distance of the village inn, general store and Mawgan Creek.
2. The Manor, Bedford
Situated on a beautifully secluded rural site and set within 14.5 acres is this exquisite four bedroom manor house. Featuring formal gardens, a meadow, a paddock, a three storey former Water Tower as well as several other outbuildings, the property also boasts an extensive agricultural barn and Wagon House.
3. Luxulyan Valley, Cornwall
This unique property boasts an incredible six bedrooms, seven bathrooms and five reception rooms, whilst also having the added benefit of secondary accommodation. Situated in the small hamlet of Prideaux, this historically important manor house is set within four acres offering lawned gardens and an ornamental pond with an overlooking sheltered summer house.
4. Holt Manor, Holt
A significant Grade II listed Manor house with bags of charm and character. The garden is complete with walled vegetable garden, orchard, arboretum and immaculate Italianate gardens. Besides its generous nine bedrooms, there is also a five-bedroom Dower House and two-bedroom Lodge House to boot. The property is ideally located almost equidistantly between Bath and Chippenham train stations.
5. Honiley Hall, Warwickshire
This vast country estate is set within 34 acres including landscaped gardens and pastures. Within easy reach of London, this exquisite home is in an ideal location for a commuter. Comprising six reception rooms, seven principal bedrooms, there is also a detached three bedroom secondary dwelling and a two-bedroom staff apartment.
6. The Manor, West Stafford, Dorchester
Situated in the perfect private location on the edge of a stunning village is this gloriously imposing manor house. The Grade II listed property comprises six bedrooms, all of magnificently Georgian proportions, as well as a two bedroom cottage and traditional outbuildings. The immaculate gardens were designed and landscaped by George Carter and include ornate pools, bosquets a large walled garden with tennis court, swimming pool and a greenhouse.
7. Foscote Manor, Buckingham
Foscote Manor is a Grade II listed Jacobean Manor house located conveniently around an hour and a quarter outside of London. The property boasts five main reception rooms, 3 main bedroom suites, 4 further bedrooms and 2 further bathrooms. Outside there are also three further cottages, a walled garden, a pool, a tennis court, stabling and even a lake. The property is also noted for being of considerable historical importance, and is mentioned in the Doomsday Survey when it was included in lands belonging to the Bishop of Baieux.
8. Waystrode, Kent
Set within stunning gardens and grounds of nearly 8 acres is this gorgeous Grade II listed Tudor manor house. Composed of 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms and 4 reception rooms, the property also has the added benefit of secondary accommodation. There is a tennis court and swimming pool, and beautifully far-reaching views over the countryside and the nearby village of Cowden.
9. Layer-de-la-Haye, Colchester
This characterful property was built in the 1930s and sits within 13.75 acres of stunning gardens in the village of Layer-De-La-Haye, just outside Colchester. The garden features a large lake and a wandering stream, providing a picturesque and idyllic slice of country life. The magnificent garden is also thought to have been designed by one of the exhibitors of the Chelsea Flower Show in the 1940s.
10. Dunston Hall, Chesterfield
This elegant and attractive Hall finds its origins in the 17th century and is now offered on the market for the first time since 1993. Providing plenty of accommodation whilst also retaining its cosy quality, the property would make an ideal family home. Commanding superb, southerly aspects and a lovely, private walled garden to the rear which forms part of approximately four acres of land. There is also planning permission granted for the development of four listed barns to form residential dwellings, and the current vendor would possibly consider a separate sale of these barns.