A 17th Century Manor House, built in 1611 by the wealthy Spencer family has gone on the market through Knight Frank.
The agents say it is “An opportunity to purchase one of the best examples of a fully established 17th Century country-house-turned-business with income-generating accommodation on its ‘campus’ in a prime Oxfordshire location between Oxford and Woodstock.”
Yarnton Manor has been entertaining and inspiring visitors for centuries. Surrounded by beautiful landscaped gardens and agricultural land, Yarnton Manor has a long history, most recently having been used as a college for the last 60 years.
The estate has changed hands several times over the centuries, with each successive custodian adding colour to its story which has been well-documented.
Now Grade II* listed in recognition of its special historic interest, much of what survives is original, or restored sympathetically at the close of the 19th Century.
Best described as a ‘manor house campus’, having been in academic use for the last 60 years as a college, the house and grounds offer a variety of income-generating facilities with 3,284 sq m (35,376 sq ft) of accommodation including 6 pretty cottages and a Grade II listed former vicarage, a further house and outbuildings as well as a courtyard of traditional stone barn buildings converted to residential /teaching/office accommodation. The grounds extend to 11.9 hectares (29.5 acres).