18th Century fairy-tale English country manor hits the market for $6.1m

A image-great English manor created in the 1700s and occupying a sprawling backyard estate is on the market for a neat AU$6.1 million.

Shaw House in the charming town of Melksham, just outdoors the historic city of Bathtub in the country’s south-west, contains 9 bedrooms, seven bogs, two kitchens, and a amount of formal reception rooms.

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The Grade II heritage-mentioned mansion was designed in the classical model and designed of ashlar stone in the early 18th Century for the wool merchant Thomas Smith.

Diaries saved by Mr Smith at the time chronicled the grand home’s several glitzy social activities, actively playing host to nobles from throughout Wiltshire.

The assets is the epitome of outdated-earth grandeur. Image: Inigo


Following his loss of life, the estate was acquired by a different loved ones and held from 1759 right until the early 19th Century, when it was transformed into a school, prior to ultimately returning to personal ownership.

It has in additional current periods gone through comprehensive restoration will work and modern styling which is sympathetic to historical past, and is an extraordinary instance of preserved heritage living.

Shaw Home is a common English manor that has been managed to the optimum benchmarks. Picture: Inigo


“The a little elevated ground stage opens to a amazing entrance corridor with hardwood parquet flooring and a fireplace with a bolection moulded encompass,” the agency Inigo, managing the sale, writes.

Over and above, a sitting down room sales opportunities to a formal eating place on a person aspect and a massive gourmand kitchen area on the other.

There are open up fireplaces in each main home on the ground degree.

It functions nine bedrooms and 7 bogs in overall. Picture: Inigo


The lower ground is residence to a beautiful drawing space with soaring ceiling and intricate cornicing, dim timber flooring, and expansive French windows.

The wide, sweeping staircase, major from the hall to the bedrooms, is an opulent centrepiece of the dwelling.

There are many rooms through, from this house place of work to reception areas. Picture: Inigo


Just as impressive are the meticulously curated gardens that wrap about the manor, complemented by topiary enclosed terraces delivering alfresco dining spaces.

Hedging and a perimeter of matured trees supply privateness from exterior earth.

The stunning grounds aspect numerous terraces. Photograph: Inigo


Not considerably from the 2.4ha assets is the village of Shaw, which is a flourishing community centred about a community hall.

Pubs, eating places, retailers, and a supermarket are shut by in Melksham. Several educational facilities are also close by.

“Fast rail products and services to London Waterloo, London Paddington, and Bristol are offered from Bradford-on-Avon and Tub,” Inigo provides in its listing. 

The property is on the marketplace for £3.5 million (AU$6.1 million). Photograph: Inigo


“Bristol Worldwide Airport is about 30 miles (48km) northwest. The M4 is close to 10 miles (16km) to the north for speedy routes to London and Bristol, the place the M5 can be joined for the southwest.”

Inigo is now inviting expressions of interest. Shaw Property has a selling price information of £3.5 million (AU$6.1 million).

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