An English manor house that was used by the Royal Air Force during Word War II has hit the market asking £5 million (roughly $6.1 million).
The Grade II* listed Bawdsey Manor in Suffolk, is set on 144 acres and comes with a total of 78,000-square-feet of buildings.
Built in 1886, the house started life as a vacation home for William Cuthbert Quilter – an English stock broker, art collector and politician. The Quilter family sold it to the Air Ministry in 1937, and most recently it served as home to Alexanders College, an international boarding school which closed earlier this year.
As a result, the sprawling beach-front property comes with a whole host of buildings besides the manor house itself: former stables, cottages, educational buildings, formal gardens, a café, a slipway/jetty, a boatyard, playing fields, tennis courts, a squash court, a gymnasium, a water sports centre and a gatehouse.
Knight Frank has the listing.