Wiltshire manor house which was owned by Henry VIII on sale for £6.75m

Grand Wiltshire manor house which dates back to Saxon times and was once owned by Henry VIII and Elizabeth I goes on the market for £6.75m

  • The Grade II listed Everleigh Manor near Marlborough, Wiltshire, is currently on the market for £6.75million
  • The eight-bedroom property dates back to the Saxon times and was owned by Henry IV, Henry II, Elizabeth I
  • The current owners bought the property 22 years ago and restored it, while keeping many period elements
  • Historic home, which sits on 30 acres of grounds, was described as ‘one of Wiltshire’s finest manor houses’ 

A grand Grade II listed manor house which has been owned by royalty including Henry VIII and dates back to Saxon times has gone on the market for £6.75million.

Everleigh Manor near Marlborough, Wiltshire, was owned by the Crown during the reigns of Henry IV, Henry VIII and Elizabeth I, before the Queen granted it to her chief falconer.

The current owners, who bought the impressive property 22 years ago and carried about a complete renovation to restore it to its former glory, are selling the property for £6.75million with estate agents The Country House Department.

The Grade II listed house has had tough times in its history, partly destroyed by fire in 1882 when it was rented by a wealthy gunpowder maker, and stripped of its oak timbers when it was bought by a timber merchant in 1917. 

The agents describe the property as ‘undoubtedly one of Wiltshire’s finest manor houses’, which has more than 21,000 sq ft and sits in 30 acres of grounds.

The eight-bedroom property, which dates back the Saxon times, has been owned by several Tudor royals, before Elizabeth I granted it to Sir Ralph Sadler.

Everleigh Manor near Marlborough, Wiltshire, has gone on the market for £6.75million. Pictured: Spacious living room decorated with modern furnishings

The current owners bought the property 22 years ago and carried about a complete renovation to restore it, while keeping the traditional elements, such as the grand dining room

The first floor boasts four spacious bedrooms, all of white are en suite, while the second floor has four more bedrooms. One of the bedrooms is decorated in stylish mustard tones

The kitchen is described as the ‘heart of the home’ and is fitted with a Clive Christian kitchen, made up of a large island, integrated Miele appliances and Lacanche cooker

Estate agents The Country House Department described the home as ‘one of Wiltshire’s finest manor houses’, which has more than 21,000 sq ft and sits in 30 acres of grounds

The Great Saxon King Ine, who was one of the most powerful West Saxon rulers before Alfred the Great, is said to have had a home on the site of Everleigh Manor from 688-726 AD. 

Sir John Astley acquired the manor house in 1764 and his family kept the property until the turn of the 20th century.

The main house boasts a show-stopping vaulted entrance hall, a beautiful orangery with ornate ceilings and stunning spacious reception rooms.

The kitchen is described as the ‘heart of the home’ and is fitted with a Clive Christian kitchen, made up of a large island, integrated Miele appliances and Lacanche cooker. 

The first floor boasts four spacious bedrooms, all of which have en suite bathrooms and dressing rooms, while the second floor has four bedrooms, a kitchen, sitting room and bathroom, which is ‘perfectly suited for staff accommodation’. 

The cellars include an impressive wine store and a safe room, while there are eight bedrooms spread over the top two floors. 

The main house boasts a vaulted entrance hall, a beautiful orangery with ornate ceilings and stunning spacious reception rooms, one of which functions as a games room (pictured)

There is a stunning conservatory which looks out on the vast 30-acre gardens, which features large patio doors that allow natural daylight to flood the modernised room


Everleigh Manor was owned by the Crown during the reigns of Henry IV, Henry VIII (right) and Elizabeth I (left), before the Queen granted it to her chief falconer

The eight-bedroom property, which dates back the Saxon times, has been owned by several Tudor royals, including Henry IV (pictured)

The Great Saxon King Ine is said to have had a home on the site from 688-726 AD. Pictured: Peach halls and furnishings decorate a cozy living room with a traditional chandelier 


Sir John Astley (right) acquired the manor house, which comes with stunning sitting rooms (left), in 1764 and his family kept the property until the turn of the 20th century.

Building is thought to date back to 18th century, but there evidence suggesting some parts date back to 16th century. Pictured: Sitting room and study with stunning wooden paneling

The West Wing, which is run as a B&B, has ten bedroom suites and its own reception area, kitchen, utility and dining room, which can all be accessed from the main house.

Its 30 acres of grounds, which have stunning southerly views, feature a number of outbuildings for garaging and storage and a separate one-bedroom cottage.

The current building is thought to date back to the 18th century, but there is some evidence suggesting that some parts date back to the late 16th century.

The Astley family stopped living in the property in the 1850s and the house, which boasts seven bathrooms and six reception rooms, was rented to a series of tenants.

Wealthy gunpowder maker Charles William Curtis lived there from 1880 to 1886 and much of the central house was destroyed in a fire in 1882, although the damaged section was rebuilt the following year. 

After the First World War, it was sold as a convalescent home and was requisitioned by the War Department at the outbreak of the Second World War, first as a military hospital and later a research laboratory. The army didn’t leave Everleigh until 1991.

It stood empty for several years until the current owners bought it and began an extensive renovation, keeping period features and original character but creating a modern home. 

The manor house comes equipped with a spacious room that is being used by a gym by the current owners. It has been modernised while still featuring the traditional archways

Its 30 acres of grounds (pictured from aerial view), which have stunning southerly views, feature  outbuildings for garaging and storage and a separate one-bedroom cottage

The Astley family stopped living in the property in the 1850s and it was rented to a series of tenants. Pictured: Stunning patio doors looking out on to the 30-acre grounds

Although the owners modernised the Grade II listed manor house, it still features the grand wooden staircase witha  gold trimmed carpet, keeping its traditional elements

The property is perfect for hosting parties and having guests round as it features spacious living and dining rooms that can easily fit a six-seater table in

They also added the West Wing, initially so they could host parties and have guests stay, but later turned it into a thriving B&B, which generates around £100,000 a year. 

While estate agents The Country House Department said the manor house would suit ‘multi-generational living’ if the East Wing was ‘reconfigured’. 

James Butler, from The Country House Department, said: ‘Everleigh is a vast place but it would suit multi-generational living, if you reconfigured the east wing.

‘The owners originally used the west wing as guest accommodation for when they had parties, but turned it into a B&B, which does generate about £100,000 in a normal year.

‘It’s been their life mission to bring the house back to its original form. They redid the woodwork and plastering, it’s been rewired and replumbed.

‘But like so many, they’re of an age that their kids have left the nest and it’s too big for just the two of them.

‘There is a lot of opportunity there and it’s a magnificent manor house.’

The property boasts six cozy sitting rooms in total, one of which features a traditional fireplace and stunning wooden floorboards

The Country House Department said the manor house would suit ‘multi-generational living’ if the East Wing was ‘reconfigured’. Pictured: Snooker table in a games room


The main house boasts a show-stopping vaulted entrance hall (left), a beautiful orangery with ornate ceilings, long corridors with stunning archways (right) and spacious reception rooms

The house (exterior pictured) stood empty for several years until the current owners bought it and began an extensive renovation, keeping period features but creating a modern home

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