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This Grade II listed manor owned by Henry VIII is for sale for £875k

by Eartha Phelan (2020-01-19)

A striking Grade II listed Welsh manor that's steeped in history is on the market for £875,000.

EOlNjr-WkAIh4bz.jpg%5CThe medieval property was constructed in 1205 and records imply it was once owned by King Henry VIII.

More recently, the house has been used as a family home, as well as a holiday let after being renovated by the current owner.

It has some unique features, including a bread oven recessed in the kitchen, as well as wooden beams and medieval stonework surrounding many of the windows.

A piece of history: The A Grade II listed Welsh manor is on the market for £875,000

Interesting features include a 15th century bread oven recessed in the kitchen

The ground floor of the property includes a kitchen with a 15th century bread oven recessed in the wall.

There is a choice of three separate staircases leading to the first floor, which has a Great Dining Hall and a library room.




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Share The Great Dining Hall has original hardwood flooring and a latticed full-height oak window. It leads to an equally decorative master bedroom with an en suite.

The Great Dining Hall also has a feature fireplace with a cobblestone hearth and a spiral staircase leading to the second floor and three further bedrooms. 

The house has recently been used as a holiday let after being renovated by the current owner

Like no other stairwell: A magnificent stone spiral staircase leads to the second floor

There is plenty of interest throughout the property, including exposed medieval stonework

Eat in style: On the first floor of the Welsh property, there is the Great Dining Hall

 King Henry VIII is understood to have acquired the Welsh property in 1536

Henry VIII is understood to have acquired the Welsh property called Llanthony Secunda Manor in 1536, when he also acquired a large amount of land in England and Wales at the time of the dissolution of the monasteries.

Records suggest that Henry VIII probably never visited the property - but he appointed a farmer who collected rents from tenants living at the site. 

Henry VIII was King of England from 1509 until his death in 1547. He was perhaps best known for his six marriages. 

The medieval property has been updated in the kitchen with modern worktops

The house has some elaborate furniture and pretty views from the windows

The Welsh manor has a unique floor plan that covers more than 5,000 square feet

Laura Howard, of property website Zoopla, said: 'Property doesn't come much more historic than this.

'Built in 1205, and extended during the 15th Century, this five-bedroom detached house in South Wales is believed to have been owned by none other than King Henry VIII during the dissolution of the monasteries.

'Among the medieval fireplaces, spiral stone staircases and lead windows, you will find plenty of modern conveniences. So, unless you really want to play the part, there's no need to roast your chicken over the open fire.'

No need for wallpaper! The decorative stonework is exposed is several parts of the house

In every room, there is a historic feel, including windows with decorative panes

Outside, there are private enclosed gardens with mature planting and trees

The property is called Llanthony Secunda Manor and is in Caldicot, Monmouthshire

 Original touches: The dining area has exposed wood beams on the walls and ceiling

A unique layout: The detached house was further extended in the 15th century 

The manor is in Caldicot, Monmouthshire, where the average property price is £273,046. It compares to the typical £315,131 value of a British home, according to Zoopla.

Caldicot is between Chepstow and Newport and has good access to public transport, with Caldicot station on the Gloucester to Newport line. The M4 and M48 motorways are nearby.

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The estate agent Moon & Co described the property as a 'particularly rare opportunity'

The renovations works have been carried out sympathetically, according to the estate agent

Moon and Co, the estate agent handling the sale, described the property as a 'particularly rare opportunity'.

It said: 'The renovations works have been carried out sympathetically offering modern living while retaining the original features and overall charm of the build.'

And the agency added: 'The property is set in mature level gardens offering a private and pleasant position.

'With much of the garden bounded by mature hedging and stone walls, there is a quiet and peasant peaceful feel, although being situation close to the village centre.'

Keep warm: Enter one of the bedrooms and there is an original stone fireplace

The bedroom also has a large window, pink carpet and a large beam on the ceiling

This bathroom includes a roll top tub, exposed brickwork and tiled flooring

The detached house has the potential for five bedrooms depending on the desired layout