From Lincolnshire to Kent, here are the best the best manor houses on the market this week, with one property on the market for the first time in over 250 years…
1. The Manor House, Lincolnshire
This Grade II Listed 18th century property nestled in the village of Little Hale is approached via a gravel drive and set in landscaped gardens with a range of red brick outbuildings. The house offers living space over three floors including two reception rooms, five bedrooms and three bathrooms. Available through Humberts for £550,000.
2. Spains Hall, Essex
This property is on the market for the first time in 250 years. Set in 70 acres, Spains Hall boasts seven reception rooms, seven bedrooms and ten bathrooms. The reception hall is noteworthy due to its open fireplace, wooden panelling and views over parkland. Available through Strutt & Parker for £6m.
3. Morley Old Hall, Norfolk
This Elizabethan house is mentioned in a number of reference books, and it is clear why. The house is set on a garden island surrounded by an Anglo Saxon moat with a further 32 acres of land. This 16th century Hall has four reception rooms, seven bedrooms and six bathrooms. Available through Strutt & Parker for £2.25m.
4. Elkstone Manor, Gloucestershire
This gothic style Victorian Manor is a perfect family home and boasts an indoor swimming pool, heated using renewable energy. Set in 7.5 acres on the edge of the Cotswold village of Elkstone, it enjoys the best of both worlds with village and rural life. The Manor has three reception rooms, 6 bedrooms and seven bathrooms. Available through Hamptons for £3.25m.
5. Boys Hall, Kent
Originally built in 1616, this Jacobean house is full of history. It is believed that Charles I stayed in the Hall whilst escaping to France. The house displays various period features, including a fine oak principal staircase, carved oak doors and large open fireplaces. The Hall has five reception rooms, ten bedrooms and ten bathrooms. Available through Savills for £1.95m.
6. Bramshott Manor, Hampshire
This property is Grade II listed, set in 5 acres of mature gardens, with an additional paddock, dates back to the 13th century. This family home has great potential and boasts four reception rooms, five bedrooms and two bathrooms. Available through Knight Frank for £1.85m.
7. Minstead Manor, Hampshire
This house is a fixer-upper and has potential to become a lovely family home. Set in just under an acre of lawned garden, the house has a gravel drive and panoramic parkland views. With five reception rooms, five bedrooms and three bathrooms, it’s the ideal size for all the family. Available through Carter Jonas for £1.75m.
8. John Gays House, Berkshire
This impressive Grade II Listed house, set in 20 acres, dates back to Tudor times with multiple later extensions. The land surrounding the house includes mature gardens, courtyard gardens and an orchard with both apple and pear trees. This lovely house has five reception rooms, eight bedrooms and six bathrooms. Available through Christie’s International Realty for £5.95m.
9. Folkingham Manor, Lincolnshire
On the edge of a village, with an acre of land, this Grade II home enjoys both a quite village setting and open space. Built using Ancaster limestone and Collyweston stone slate for the roof, this is a beautiful property. It is easily commutable to London at around 45 minutes to Kings Cross from Peterborough. Available through Fine & Country for £1.2m.
10. The Walled Garden, Gloucestershire
This Georgian house is set within a hidden walled garden located on the edge of the Cotswold village, Bibury. Built with coursed limestone with a stone ‘hip and sprocket’ roof , there are many period details. The house overlooks the lawned garden and has three reception rooms, six bedrooms and three bathrooms. Available through Butler Sherborn for £2.85m.