Henry VIII’s former lodge is up for sale
A home once owned by one of the most infamous kings in British history, Henry VIII, is up for sale on Rightmove for £3.25 million.
Matham Manor in Surrey is a restored Grade II listed property that was taken over by King Henry in the 1530s.
Parts of the property are thought to date back to the 14th century, but most of the current building is from the 18th century.
Matham Manor was later sold off by Charles I in 1632 to a wealthy London merchant.
The property retains some original features, including a curved Jacobean door and a Queen Anne staircase.
The rear extension, which leads to a phenomenal living space, is ideal for entertaining while skylights flood the area with light and French doors allow direct access to the picturesque garden.
When the current owners had the old extension knocked down and replaced, they discovered tunnels that led out from the priest hole inside the house, with one heading towards Hampton Court Palace.
The property has 4,469 sq ft of accommodation with a kitchen/breakfast room, living room, sitting/dining room, family room, utility room, six bedrooms and three bathrooms.
The gardens include several seating areas for entertaining in the summer, a spacious lawn and a mini maze. It is surrounded by a brick wall and has electric gates to the property.
Rightmove property expert Miles Shipside said: “There are very few houses with such historical significance that manage to retain the feeling of a family home, but Matham Manor certainly does.”
This property is listed for sale with Knight Frank.