Fourteenth century manor house goes on the market for £1.5million

Fourteenth century manor house in Cornwall that belonged to a family who fought in the Crusades and has historic cross-beam panelling and arches as well as adjoining farmland goes on the market for £1.5million

  • The stunning Basill Manor is located in St. Clether, Launceston, Cornwall with views of pretty countryside 
  • House’s original owners received a coat of arms for services during the Crusades in Palestine 
  • Stunning images show the property from above, its ancient courtyards and castle-like exterior

This stunning 14th century manor house, whose original owners received a coat of arms for services during the Crusades, could be yours for £1.5 million.

Incredible images show the 12-bedroom property from above, its ancient courtyards and castle-like exterior while the grounds extend to just over 47 acres.

Other striking shots show a large living room featuring a fire place and multiple sofas, the long hallway with chequered floor and spacious kitchen.

Basill Manor is located in St. Clether, Launceston, Cornwall and is currently listed by Cater Jonas for offers in excess of £1.5 million.

The original owners of Basill Manor received a coat of arms for services rendered during the Crusades in Palestine. Pictured, a view from the air


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‘A most attractive historic period house, the main part believed to date from the 14th Century and standing in its own grounds and arranged in an unusual form around a central courtyard,’ states the listing.

‘An entrance drive leads to a cobbled courtyard surrounded by a number of traditional barns. The house is approached through an archway of the gatehouse wing in the central courtyard.

‘A heavy front door leads into an entrance hall, originally probably a through passage. Off the entrance hall is the Great Hall with large open stone fireplace and panelled walls.

Its ancient courtyards and castle-like exterior provide an instantaneously historic feel, while the grounds extend to just over 47 acres

Basill Manor is located in St. Clether, Launceston, Cornwall and is currently listed by Cater Jonas for offers in excess of £1.5million

‘Beyond is a further reception room with doors to a storeroom and rear hallway with reset staircase and door to courtyard. Off the entrance hall, doors lead to additional accommodation comprising drawing room with south facing elevations across the adjoining gardens and farmland, dining room and kitchen. 

‘These rooms are serviced by a rear hall which in turn provides access to a semi-circular stair turret which projects into the courtyard.

‘The third wing of the house provides the gatehouse range, which has a wide passage and various other ground floor entrances providing accommodation of a preparation kitchen, larder and various store rooms, including a boot room, store, utility room and cloakroom.

The castle-like exterior gives you a feel for the mansion’s period charm dating back to the Crusades in Palestine 

Basill Manor’s large living room featuring a large fire place and multiple sofas and natural light is a snip at the listed price 

Around £1.5million will get you the 12-bedroom property from above, its ancient courtyards and castle-like exterior

Basill Manor is an ancient manor house and there is evidence of its existence with the name unchanged since 1302

‘On the first floor, the turret stairs lead to an inner landing and ten bedrooms, five of which have en-suite bathrooms plus a further family bathroom. Off the gatehouse wing and connected on both floors, there is a delightful two bedroom cottage that provides additional accommodation.

‘The manor is heaped in history, with multiple moulded cross-beam panelling, numerous granite lintels, granite chamfered arches and following works undertaken in the late 19th Century, large granite mullion windows.’

There is evidence of the house’s existence with the name unchanged since 1302 at which time the family of de St Cleather received a coat of arms from Edward I for services rendered during the crusades in Palestine.

The long, airy hallway is topped with a concrete arch over the heavy wooden doors with a gorgeous chequered floor below 

Spacious dining room is complete with period concrete windows that let in masses of natural light over the centre piece table

The spacious kitchen may look almost ancient but it facilitates all mod cons and has a beautiful, traditional stove oven 

The bathroom is complete with stylish marble tops, apricot bath and sink units and an electric shower with colourful tiles 

An alternative view of the living room shows the expanse on offer with dark wooden beams lining the ceiling 

This view of the dining room shows the length of the room and the grand windows overlooking the countryside outside 

This huge bedroom also offers spectacular views over the Cornwall countryside. It has a modern feel despite the dark ceiling beam

 

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