A magnificent country house with a history that dates back to before the Domesday Book has come to the market after 20 years with the current owners.

Cadeby Hall in Cadeby, Leicestershire, was built in the Tudor style replacing the original Hall, which had burnt down in the 1600s. That building had replaced a Norman keep.

In 1360 it was possessed by Henry Plantagenet. After being willed to the Abbey of Leicester, it returned to royal hands following the dissolution of the monasteries.

Over the past 20 years the current Hall has been thoroughly and faithfully restored by the owners, with the help of expert craftsmen.

There are many parts to this property – a principal house, an entertainment complex and self-contained east wing for guests, staff or home business, and outbuildings that include a party barn.

Cadeby Hall includes a porch, hall and cloakroom.

A galleried inner hall features the original carved staircase and magnificent fireplace with stone surround, cast iron grate and wooden mantel.

Reception rooms include a study with Victorian fireplace with Flemish tiled strips. There is a library with panelling and another beautiful fireplace with marble hearth.

A 27-foot drawing room includes a fine fireplace with marble surround and cast iron grate.

However, at 30 feet long, the kitchen is even bigger. It is divided into three sections.

One area has custom-designed units and central island, and appliances that include a Siemens five-ring induction hob, four-oven Aga, fridge freezer with ice maker and water filter, Neff coffee machine, wine fridge and Neff microwave and steamer ovens.

There is a sitting area with pretty fireplace including a cast iron grate and slate hearth.

A dining area includes a wide fireplace with cast iron hood and grate.

For entertaining on a more lavish scale, there is a grand dining room that is panelled with oak over a parquet floor with beautiful stone fireplace and custom built oak cupboards to one end.

A dining lavatory is a legacy from the Second World War when it was created as a facility for the then billiard room.

Other rooms on this floor include a utility and lavatory and a pantry that used to be a stable for the Hall’s carriage horse and groom.

In the basement there is a wine cellar with vaulted ceiling and custom-built racks.

The first floor has five main bedrooms, four of them en suite.

In the master suite there is a wall of fitted wardrobes with secret doors to the master bathroom in the middle.

Also on this floor are staff quarters which include a sitting room, kitchen and bathroom.

Adjoining the house is an entertainment complex with a former coach that includes an Art Deco style bar, indoor pool, changing room and sauna.

An east wing contains a billiard room, two studies, kitchen/breakfast room, sitting room, two bedrooms, a bathroom and en suite shower room.

There is yet more space in the outbuildings, including a party barn with bar and catering area, cloakroom , dog night room and laundry, flower arranging room, tool shed, stables and Dutch barns.

The Hall is surrounded by 14 acres of delightful parkland with a tree lined entrance avenue, tennis court, stocked lake that is home to a black swan, duck pond, formal and informal gardens, a secret garden surrounded by the walls of an old greenhouse, a functioning greenhouse, fruit and vegetable beds and an orangery occupying the site of an earlier Victorian glass house.

VIEWING INFORMATION

AGENT: Alexanders

TEL: 01509 861222

WEB: www.alexanders-estates.com

GUIDE PRICE: £3,500,000