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A medieval manor house
29th of April 2013
manor house for sale
Stanhope Old Hall, Stanhope, Bishop Auckland, County Durham, DL13 2PF
Guide price £895,000
Manor House In Stanhope
Grade II* listed, Stanhope Old Hall is a medieval manor house with origins reputedly dating back to 1139. Set over four floors, this former hunting lodge for the Bishops of Durham has been sympathetically renovated to an extremely high standard and the mullioned windows, flagstone floors, heavily beamed ceilings and impressive inglenook fireplaces, make it an extremely characterful property. With ten spacious bedrooms (seven with en suites), it has potential for commercial use - it has been operated in the past as a hotel. Stanhope Old Hall is set in large, principally walled, gardens with ample parking and benefits from good road and rail links nearby. more

A fortified Laird's house with up to date decor
2nd of April 2013
fortified laird's house for sale
Monkton House and Monkton House Cottage, Old Craighall, Musselburgh, Edinburgh, EH21 8SF
Guide price £1,250,000

Fortified Lairds House Musselburgh
Originally built as a safe house for the monks of Newbattle Abbey "A listed" Monkton House, dates back to the 15th century and boasts thick stone walls with arrow slits, original panelling, stone vaulted ceilings, fireplaces, cornices and working shutters. Despite its ancient appearance, Monkton House has its feet thoroughly planted in this century with some avant garde decor, perhaps inspired by the Marquess of Bath's murals. In total the house has five public rooms and five bedrooms (a mixture of very traditional and artistically modern) and extensive vaulted storage rooms and attic storage. Across the courtyard is a 16th century "B listed" two bed cottage, ideal for staff, a granny flat or letting investment. The property is set in three acres of land, just six miles from the centre of Edinburgh. more

Elizabethan manor house in need of a facelift
25th February 2013
Grade II listed manor house for sale
Brookhill Hall, Brookhill Lane, Pinxton, Nottingham NG16 6JU
Guide price £425,000

Manor House Requiring Renovation
Brookhill Hall, an Elizabethan Grade II listed house with 30 rooms, cellar and store room dates from the 17th century with later parts added in the 18th and 19th centuries to create the characterful house it is today. It is is surrounded by extensive grounds with lake (9.7 acres) which form a charming green oasis between the M1 and the Erewash Valley. The house was the family seat of the Coke family and was occupied by them until the last male Coke died in 1972. It has been in use as a private home and as a home for drug addicts, but its condition has deteriorated and it is now requiring complete renovation. more

A manor house with a royal pedigree and film shoot connections
15th of October 2012
manor house for sale
The Manor House, Park Road, Stoke Poges, Slough, Buckinghamshire SL2
Guide price £13,500,000

Manor House Used In Film Shoots
As claim to fame houses go, this one is a corker. Mentioned in the Domesday Book, it's welcomed royalty - Charles I (on the way to his execution) and Queen Elizabeth have both stayed here. It was owned by Thomas Penn, whose father helped establish the US state of Pennsylvania and painter Edward Landseer at one point rented an apartment within the estate. In more recent years it has become a regular location for film shoots including a couple of Bond films (most famously the 1964 Bond movie Goldfinger), Bridget Jones's Diary and Layer Cake. Recently refurbished to an extraordinarily high standard, the estate includes the seven-bedroom Mansion House, three bedroom West Lodge, two-bedroom East Lodge, pool house, stable block, one-bedroom cottage and garaging plus ten acres of grounds set within a Capability Brown landscaped park. more

An Elizabethan manor house with royal connections
16th of July 2012
Elizabethan manor house for sale
Treguddick Manor, S. Petherwin, Nr Launceston, Cornwall, PL15 7JN
Guide price £650,000

Medieval Farmhouse In Powys
Treguddick Manor is a substantial and imposing Grade II* listed Cornish manor house, built in 1576 by Elizabethan "person of note" Nicholas Tergoddick. In fact, Queen Elizabeth I reportedly held court at Treguddick and the hall bears a large plaster of the Royal Arms of Elizabeth dated 1593. The accommodation in this eight bedroom house is wonderfully spacious. There's a characterful reception hall, a large kitchen /dining room and drawing room. Outside there's a range of traditional stone built barns in a courtyard setting which could be converted STPP. Set within gardens, grounds and paddocks of approximately 3.5 acres with more land available if required, the property is now in need of refurbishment and upgrading but has the potential to become a fabulous family home with bags of history to boot. more

A pole position manor house that would top any winners podium
7th May 2012
manor house with Nigel Mansell connection for sale
Merehaven Manor, Woodbury Salterton, Exeter EX4 1PY
Guide price £3,950,000
Manor House In Devon For Sale
You may need to win the Winston Million to afford a unique and beautiful property like Merehaven Manor. Built in 1995 for legendary British racing driver, Nigel Mansell, this seven bedroom luxury home provides comfortable but expansive accommodation for both family living and formal entertaining. Known locally as "Mansell Mansion", it was built to an exacting standard and it's clear to see "the Lion's" international and traditional influences at play in the design. The estate is set in around 58 acres and boasts a gym, sauna, stables, separate annexe and unsurprisingly a triple garage which apparently once held Mansell’s six Ferraris. There's also a five hole golf course, a skittles alley and even a lake on which you can practise your water skiing. Once you've made a pitstop here, you'll never want to leave this podium topping pad. more

A Titanic house with fabulous views over the Menai Strait
6th February 2012
manor house with Titanic connection for sale
Bryn Mel Manor, Allt Bryn Mel, Glyngarth, Menai Bridge, LL59 5PF
Guide Price £1,100,000
Manor House In Anglesey For Sale
Built in 1899 as the summer residence of the family of the owners of the White Star line - famous for the Titanic - Bryn Mel Manor is situated in Anglesey, on the west bank of the Menai Strait and has excellent open views over the water with Bangor on the far bank. Since the death of the last family owner, the building was derelict for many years, before being converted into a nursing home. In July 2011 it was announced that the home was to close and the building redeveloped into luxury flats and apartments. Of course, if you're a budding Aristotle Onassis you may need all 39 bedrooms for yourself, but the building does offer great development potential. The building is vacant at the moment and is up for auction offering an excellent opportunity to get your hands on one of the ultimate pieces of Titanic memorabilia. more

To the manor born with sea views to die for
6th January 2011
Victorian manor house for sale
Bonchurch Shute, Bonchurch, Ventnor, Isle of Wight, PO38
Guide price £795,000

Manor House With Sea Views
>Bonchurch Manor is a sprawling coastal country house with seven bedrooms and simply stunning sea views. Built in 1835 by the church historian, Canon Venables, the property still retains many of its distinctive original features including a spectacular conservatory. It has had a number of different roles in the past 175 years - a convent for young ladies, a sanatorium, a hotel, a B&B, but has now been returned to its original use as a private residence. It could remain as a large family home, or become a boutique hotel, a conference facility or could even be converted into individual apartments. The decision is yours as they say and this manor house would probably enjoy a new lease of life with a fresh identity. more

Be there at the birth of a brand new manor
7th December 2010
New build manor house for sale
Bessingham Manor, Aldborough, near Holt, North Norfolk
Guide price from £895,000
Bessingham Manor New Build Manor House
Manor houses are often draughty, fuel guzzling piles which constantly require urgent repair works and Bessingham Manor in North Norfolk is one such manor house which has seen better days. It has deteriorated to such an extent that the top two floors have collapsed in on themselves. In fact, Bessingham Manor is now in such a bad way that permission has actually been given to knock it down and replace it with a twenty first century version of the original offering the ultimate in self build opportunities. Create a 930sqm house of mature appearance from the outside with all the energy efficient technology that modern properties benefit from. The perfect opportunity to not only be to the manor born - you can actually be present at the birth! more

A fortified seat in the Highlands
29th November 2010
Victorian mansion house for sale
Lemlair House, Dingwall, Ross-shire
Offers over £1,000,000

Lemlair House Dingwall
The original Lemlair House was built as a fortified seat for the chief of the Clan Munro in 1643, with the name "Lemlair" thought to have come from the Gaelic for "a bare place suitable for grazing horses". In 1876 it was rebuilt into the present mansion and it has had only three owners since then. This nine bedroom mansion is now a delightful family home, modernised and comfortable, yet retaining many of the original features such as the pitch pine doors and skirtings, high ceilings with detailed cornice work, Munro clan features such as a fireplace depicting the famous eagle emblem, stained glass windows and a Rennie Mackintosh tiled fireplace and mantelpiece. more

Become a member of the gentry in the laird's house with the dream garden
26th October 2010
lairds house for sale
Culter House, Coulter, Biggar, South Lanarkshire, ML12 6PZ
Offers over £995,000

Culter House Lairds House For Sale
Culter House has to be one of the most beautiful Laird’s Houses in the South of Scotland and it sits in truly, impressive grounds. To the rear is a mile long, tree lined avenue. The stunning walled garden has been beautifully landscaped and boasts centuries old fruit trees and a pre-Revolutionary French rose species. There's a boules piste, a flood lit plunge pool with fountains, a BBQ area and there's even a 3-hole pitch-and-putt golf course to practice your golf shots. Despite its size, Culter House is an ideal family house with six bedrooms and a manageable number of reception rooms, some with original panelling, to ensure that they are all in regular use. With land of 32 acres, outbuildings and the prestige of being "laird" of the manor, this is a wonderful and unique property. more


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