An 11th-Century Surrey Estate Known As Tuesley Manor Seeks £5M
Old homes in the U.S. are one thing, but old homes across the pond are another story. There’s a property just outside of London in Surrey that will blow buyers away as Tuesley Manor is an antique even for UK standards. It was mentioned in the circa-1086 Doomsday Book, which was a record of the “Great Survey” of England and Wales that King William I. The estate still has the same name today, attached to a price tag of £4.95 million.
While the property has existed in record for 10 centuries, the structures have changed with time. The current main house was built in the 15th century and continued to gain expansions in the 16th, 17th, and 19th centuries. Most recently, the current owners extended and refurbished spaces to create a colorful kitchen/breakfast/family room suited to the way many like to live today.
Indeed, the classic elegance that is synonymous with English estates is alive and well here, but with some fun 21st-century twists. While the drawing room with high ceilings, rustic wood beams, and courtyard all stand out for their vintage charm, the property’s indoor pool and groovy decor provide a melding of eras. The buildings all open to a central courtyard and offer seven bedrooms in total for hosting visitors or staff.
Just as vital for an English estate, the 12-acre grounds boast flourishing gardens. Some areas are more manicured and some are beautifully wild with bridges also creating an air of magic. Julia Meadowcroft and Nigel Mitchell of Knight Frank and Douglas Elliman have brought Tuesley Manor to market.