Historic gem Garsington Manor on the market for £6.5M

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Part of Britain’s national heritage and one of the most renowned country houses in Oxfordshire, Garsington Manor is up for sale. Built in the early 17th century, the Jacobean manor house sitting on 11 acres of property contains 12 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms, 5 reception rooms and a kitchen/breakfast room and provide panoramic views of the Wittenham Clumps on the Sinodun Hill and the Berkshire Downs.

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The front door opens into a large foyer flanked by the original hall to the east and the dining room, originally the kitchen, to the west. There have been made alterations to the original design and furnishings but many of the features have been preserved. The drawing room and the library have 17th-century panelling while two of the main bedrooms have 18th-century paneling.

On its grounds there are many interesting buildings and Italian-style landscaped gardens and for twenty-one years the world famous Garsington Opera was held in the gardens of its founder, Leonard Ingrams. The manor house was a retreat for famous literary figures in the first half  of the 20th century like Virginia Woolf, D.H. Lawrence, Aldous Huxley, T.S. Eliot, W.B. Yeats and so many others.