King Henry VIII’s old property is on the market — and it is indeed fit for a king.
Of course, the house itself is not exactly the same as the one Henry lived in. He sold that one in 1570 to the wealthy Bristol merchant, John Cutte, who later became mayor of the city. And while the original home the king lived in burned down, it was rebuilt in the early 17th century with restorations added in the 19th century.
Today the “Manor House” is on the market for $3 million. The seven-bedroom mansion is located in the Somerset village of Burnett. It includes four acres of landscaped gardens, a first floor orangery with countryside views, an oak-paneled dining room and a walled kitchen garden. In addition to the main building, there are also several others on the property including the Lodge House, plus a paddock and a stable.
“It is relatively unique for the area and is like selling a mini stately home,” Philip Cobb of Cobb Farr, the agency selling the property told House Beautiful. “The gardens in particular are quite stunning—you would almost pay to visit them.” [HB]