Recently, I received an email from Linda (thanks Linda!) with a link to the most amazing home, a large estate in England. The estate dates all the way back to 1349. Shakenhurst Estate is so old, it was mentioned in William the Conqueror’s thousand-year-old Domesday Book! Shakenhurst Hall, the main residence of the estate, was rebuilt in the late 1700’s.
One of the most amazing things about the Shakenhurst Estate is that it has only had two owners. It was owned by the Meysey family from 1349 until the last Meysey passed away in 2008. At that time, her children listed the home for 12 million pounds. It sold to investors who renovated it and put it back on the market for 16 million pounds. How is that for a house flip?
In addition to Shakenhurst Hall, the 1,324 acre estate includes 15 farmhouses and cottages. Don’t you love this storybook cottage below? I would love to see inside!
Shakenhurst Hall has 12 bedrooms and is over 17,000 square feet in size, let’s take a tour! This is the Reception Hall.
A large modern kitchen…
I wonder if that’s a AGA stove/cooker?
Would love to have seen the dinner parties that must have taken place here.
One of the 12 bedrooms…seeing lots of wallpaper throughout.
Bath with a fireplace…
This was the “Service Panel.” I wonder where it is in the home and how it was used. Do you think each room had a way to summon the staff and this was how the staff knew where they were being requested?
The billiard room…
The back of the estate
I love the views of the property…so pretty!
Another home on the estate…would love to see inside! The smaller homes almost intrigue me more than Shakenhurst Hall.
I just purchased a book about the “Equestrian” lifestyle…I’ll have to share it sometime for one of our book posts.
Wonder what kind of cows these are? Very wooly aren’t they?
You can see Shakenhurst off in the distance in this photo below. What a gorgeous estate!
Hope you enjoyed this tour of Shakenhurst Estate.
You can read more about the Shakenhurst Hall and se additional photos of the other buildings on the estate, HERE where these pictures were found.