An atmospheric and quirky manor house dating back to the 18th century and beyond, it is reputedly the house where Dick Whittington was born. Extensive formal gardens overlook rolling countryside and a 19th century ruined mill and lake by a winding river. The house is completely original and the interior is a mixture of English and French styles. There are two English country house style sitting rooms, both with parquet floors. One is paneled with a large inglenook fireplace and painted beamed ceiling and the other has with a large fireplace with wood burning stove. The Adam style formal dining room with marble columns could double as a small ballroom. There is an Aga and a large wood burning stove with interesting tile detail in the quarry-tiled, country style kitchen, which dates back to the 16th century. The stairwell has a beautiful trompe l’oeil ceiling and upstairs there are six well-proportioned bedrooms and a vaulted bathroom with roll top bath. The garden is Elizabethan in style. There is a young orchard and separate garden areas including a formal walled garden, a formal sunken garden and a cloister garden planted with pleached hornbeams. Outbuildings include three cottages, a 17th century dovecote and nearby there is a Norman parish church.
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