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Live like lords and ladies of the manor

The exterior of Tintinhull House, Yeovil, Somerset. © Mike Henton

The exterior of Tintinhull House, Yeovil, Somerset. © Mike Henton

Next summer, treat yourself to a holiday with friends and family where you can really live in style. We have grand houses that date as far back as the fourteenth century. Start planning feasts in panelled dining rooms, breakfast in your four-poster bed with a view across the Estate, cream teas on the terrace and parlour games in the drawing room.

In Somerset you can choose between elegant seventeenth-century Tintinuhull House and the west wing of beautiful Lytes Cary Manor, both set in spectacular gardens that become yours to explore once day visitors head home. Further south on the border of Devon and Dorset is Shute Barton, complete with turrets and a medieval great hall. You can almost hear the squeals of delight from the children as they explore, planning games of hide and seek.

In the rolling Herefordshire countryside is Cwmmau Farmhouse with its impressive exterior, stone tiled floors, huge oak beams and oak wooden floors. It will be a race to arrive first and claim the rooms with the four-poster beds, although no one will be disappointed.

Or you could take in the country air at Norbury Manor, on the edge of the Peak District. This spacious Grade I listed building is ideal for a very special family holiday with the perfect combination of formal and informal rooms.

If you want to get a taste of living in style but on a smaller scale we have apartments set in National Trust houses such as South Wing at Hanbury Hall, Proctor and Vyner at Fountains Hall and The Turret at Charlecote Park.

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  • The exterior of Tintinhull House, Yeovil, Somerset. © Mike Henton

    Tintinhull House

    Yeovil , Somerset

    Elegant C17th manor house built from local Ham Hill stone overlooking delightful formal gardens.

  • The exterior of Lytes Cary, Charlton Mackrell, Somerton, Somerset © Mike Henton

    Lytes Cary

    Somerton , Somerset

    The holiday accommodation at Lytes Cary Manor is in the west wing overlooking the gardens.

  • The exterior of Egryn, nr Barmouth, Gwynedd © Mike Henton


    nr Barmouth , Gwynedd

    On the sandy coast between Barmouth and Harlech, Egryn is a Grade II listed medieval hall house.

  • The exterior of Cwmmau Farmhouse, Whitney-on-Wye, Herefordshire  © Mike Henton

    Cwmmau Farmhouse

    Whitney-on-Wye , Herefordshire

    A large, impressive farmhouse set with wonderful countryside views.

  • Looking down the lawn to the rear of the house at Shute Barton, Devon © Ian Shaw

    Shute Barton

    Axminster , Devon

    This is an exceptional opportunity to stay in one of Devon's most important old manor houses.

  • The exterior of Norbury Manor, Ashbourne, Derbyshire © Chris Lacey

    Norbury Manor

    Ashbourne , Derbyshire

    Grade I listed manor house overlooking a historical garden.