The Lodge is a unique medieval country house, discreetly attached in part, set within magnificent parkland grounds. The property dates back to the 13th century with later additions and this timber-framed building has a fascinating history as the oldest building in Wraysbury and is linked with the signing of the Magna Carta in 1215, at which one of the Lords of Wraysbury was present.
The property has continued to have royal connections -said King Henry VIII is said to have courted Anne Boleyn in the grounds and the land has been used for hunting by the royals into the 19th century.
The accommodation is exceptional, although could benefit from some updating. A heavy oak studded door leads from the reception hall into the magnificent great hall, an impressive room with vaulted ceilings and roof trusses believed to date from Tudor times and with a large open fireplace. The house also has a number of further reception rooms versatile in their uses. Two staircases (believed to be constructed from the beams of galleons) rise up to the first floor which has four bedrooms and an additional staircase rises to the upper suite.
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The grounds are stunning, secluded and tranquil and offer year-round interest with the formal gardens to the front of the house, further lawns and meadows, a large pond and stream and numerous mature shrubs and trees including two ancient yews.
Wraysbury was a Royal Manor in the 14th century and its lands often featured in the dowries of English Queens. It remains a pretty Thameside village but also offers easy access to London and Heathrow airport; the village also has two rail stations for access to Waterloo and Paddington.
The guide price is £1.8m. For further information please contact Savills on 01753 834 672 or visit www.savills.co.uk.
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