700-Year-Old English Country House Asks £3.7 Million
For the first time in over a century, a more than 700-year-old, moated English country house is on the market, and it comes with a £3.7 million (US$4.9 million) asking price.
Lymm Hall, a Grade II*-listed national heritage site in Cheshire, North West England, hit the market at the end of May and dates to the 14th century, according to a news release from listing brokerage Gascoigne Halman.
“Lymm Hall is a renowned and highly regarded family-owned estate with an important, rich and diverse history,” said Bobby Shahlavi, manager of the Gascoigne Halman office in Lymm, in the release. He added that the estate is one of the most significant properties to come to the market in Cheshire within the last few years.
The first occupiers of the nine-acre estate, the de Lemme family, would have seen the reign of Edward III who ruled as King of England from 1327-77.
Much later, in the 14th or 15th century, the original hall, now known as the Moat House, became too small for the then-lord of the manor, so he built a new hall close by, the news release said.
The five-bedroom Moat House is still part of the current estate.
Another new house, built in the Elizabethan Period, forms the basis of the present Lymm Hall, though many changes have been made to the property since, according to the release.
The estate is comprised of Lymm Hall—considered the west wing of the main building—three apartments in the east wing, the Moat House and further outbuildings. An additional two-acre plot in the grounds of the estate—with full planning for five houses—is available to purchase for £1.7 million (US$2.27 million)