"This Grand, Grade II* Listed Manor House, offers some 27,000 square feet of accommodation, including an adjoining two bedrom cottage (Monks Cottage) and an East Wing that requires further modernisation.
The Property and it's History.
The original part of this striking home date backs to the 1400s at which time it was a Chapel, until its dissolution in 1537. Through following generations there were a variety of "Gentry" owners, including Robert Earl of Sussex, The Stewkley family, Dame Juliana Langham and the Halliday family (1880), whose "Coat of Arms" still adorn the centre gable, during these preceding years the property was extended and the Georgian influence is still prevalent today particularly with its sweeping secondary staircase. In 1914 the Lysaght family purchased the Manor and added a gracious wing of Edwardian proportions which included the striking 106' Gallery and adjoining Ballroom (now the dining room).
During its heyday in the late 1960s and 1970s the property hosted fine banquet and dinners, dances, weddings, tennis parties with Fred Perry. Former Royal Guests have, we understand, included the then Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margaret. Today, this distinctive and important country home has been slowly and carefully restored by its present owner who took occupation in 1998. Extensive works have continued to be carried out to preserve the properties architectural and historical character both within the main house and the adjoining Monks Cottage. Considerable work has also been carried out to the roof of the property. The East Wing, which includes the original Hospice Chapel (dating back to 1400), still requires restoration."
Location: Chapel Cleeve, Minehead, Somerset, England. At the time of this post, guide price is £1,475,000 ($1,805,473 USD).
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