Shapwick Manor in Somerset for Sale
Shapwick Manor for sale in Somerset could only be described as a bit of a project, but for those with big ambitions and even bigger pockets, it’s a rare opportunity to secure one of Somerset’s most beautiful country houses.
Shapwick Manor Brief History
In more recent years (since 1984), the medieval building had been used as a private school specialising in the education of children with dyslexia and was much admired across the UK for it’s great work in this field.
Shapwick Manor originally belonged to the Abbey at Glastonbury until the monasteries were dismantled by Henry VIII and it was passed onto Thomas Walton and then te Rolle Familly, with the Manor as it is recognised today being built in 1475.
Shapwick Manor is located in Shapwick, a secluded and pretty village sited in the Polden Hills near Glasonbury and would be a good bet for anyone seeking to extract themselves from London to find a country seat and not join the nearby Bruton media circus.
What’s for Sale
For the current asking price of £6,500,000 (January 2021) a buyer will get alot of property. The large Grade II* listed Shapwick manor house, stables, a small farm, Greystones (an old boarding house) and many others such as the Sixth Form Bock below which has enormous potential for a creative buyer.
Naturally there is work to be done; the main Shapwick Manor house will need reconfiguring to take it back to a residential house after being used as a school for so many years. Despite its Grade II* listed status however, much of the building’s interior architectural detail has been eroded and lost over time, but it could become a magnificent 12,000 square ft statement house for the village if undertaken sensitively.
Shapwick Manor in Somerset for Sale through Strutt and Parker. Sales particulars from Strutt and Parker are here
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