House that made tudor history goes on sale for £4million
An exquisite piece of Tudor history could be yours for a cool £4million.
Haselour Hall, once described as “perhaps the most charming half-timbered house in the country”, lies just outside the Staffordshire village of Harlaston.
It is believed that King Henry VII spent the night at the site before his decisive victory at the Battle of Bosworth Field allowed him to seize the throne.
It is now on the market with the potential to become a “fabulous” wedding venue.
In 1485 the hall was home to Henry‘s mother Margaret Beaufort, who had wedded the powerful Lord Thomas Stanley after the death of her third husband.
Hours before the battle Henry and apparently snuck away from his march from Lichfield to Bosworth and rode to visit her.
He likely also pleaded with Stanley to join his side in the War of the Roses to tip the balance against Richard III.
The next day, shortly after Henry had claimed his victory, Stanley declared for him.
However, Henry and the Stanleys would be unlikely to recognise the beautiful Elizabethan home that stands on the grounds today, which dates back to around 1550.
The 19,000 sq ft hall features a mix of modern luxury living and original features.
The house features a reception hall with a large open hearth and pillared oak staircase and leads to a drawing room and a grand panelled dining room, which also comes with an oak fire surround featuring intricate, hand-carved depictions of the Battle of Hastings.
The main house has a total of 12 bedrooms, including a grand master bedroom with east-facing bay windows and a carved four-poster bed, and the annexe has a further three bedrooms.
For just under £4million the new buyer can also get their hands on the detached annexe, a chapel dating back to the twelfth century, a barn, four stables, 11 garages, a summer house and an outdoor pool, all if which sits on the 10 acres of land.
The grounds to the hall are approached through a gated entrance and a tree lined driveway, which opens out into an open lawn area. They contain secluded patio areas, mature woodland and a paddock.
Sophie Bullock MRICS, director of Aston Knowles Estate Agents in Sutton Coldfield, West Mids, said: “We’re delighted to be the agent for this remarkable property.
“The original features are so unique, and the history is incredibly rich and interesting.
“Those who have an entrepreneurial mind, and subject to the relevant permissions, could see the stunning hall as an opportunity to create a fabulous ‘live-in’ wedding venue. There’s certainly enough space for it.”