If you prefer old homes with a history of modern contemporary mansions, then you are in luck. An ancient English estate is up in the market for the first time in its recorded history of roughly a thousand years. Now that is definitely one historic estate. The estate, Shakenhurst Hall in Shropshire, is valued at a whopping £12,000,000 ($17,910,375) (history comes with a price). Sprawling across 1,300 acres, this estate has seen the likes of the Battle of Hastings and the Hundred Years’ War and was first recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086. The Grade II-listed main property boasts 13 bedrooms and seven bathrooms. Besides the main house, the estate comprises six farms, 12 houses, and various cottages dotted around the gardens. The estate has been put up on the market by the Balfours, who are selling it jointly with Savills.
Rebuilt in the 1790s, the largely Gregorian hall includes a library, drawing room, morning room, reception hall, dining room, kitchen, a butler’s pantry room, boot room, scullery, cloakrooms, offices, and cellars. There is also a service passage boasting period features such as regency chimneypieces and molded cornices and over doors. If you do end up getting bored of the lavish interiors, you can step outside on the lush lawns or walk along the estate lake or even enjoy some shooting and fishing on the River Rea. You can also while away time at the estate’s walled kitchen garden and sunken rose garden.
The house now awaits a new owner who can take pride in the estate history.