Become lord of the manor at an incredible £2.5 million estate now on the market in Solihull - gallery

The glorious Eastcote Manor is now on the market - let’s take a look inside

A stunning Grade II listed manor is currently on the market in Solihull.

Dating from the latter part of the reign of Elizabeth I, Eastcote Manor is located in its own parkland and has been in the hands of the current owners for the past 17 years.

Believed to have been built in the 1580s or 1590s, but with oak beams in the attic area from an early era thought to originate from one of Nelson’s “ships of the line”, Eastcote Manor consists of two substantial properties – The Manor House and The Clock House.

Unsubstantiated local rumours have it that Queen Mary stayed for one night in Eastcote Manor on her way to her eventual execution at Fotheringay Castle.

A beautiful skylight depicts “Mary Queen of Scots, Cousin to Elizabeth I” and was commissioned to mark the New Millennium and was unveiled in November 2000.

The stunning seven-bedroom house in Hampton-in-Arden is now on the market for £2.5 million.

Kathy Griffiths, Head of Premium at DM & Co. Homes, said: “From its ship’s timbers oak roof trusses to the 800 bottle wine cellar in the basement, to the 6.6 acres of parkland where it sits and the views over countryside in all directions, it is a property that is simply steeped in history.

“The current owners have clearly been mindful of both the need to maintain the property’s heritage, but also equip it for a modern lifestyle. However, in every aspect of regular maintenance and improvement, Eastcote Manor’s development has been completely in keeping with its history.”

She added: “This is a property that simply oozes history and heritage, but is beautifully styled and presented to modern tastes while offering a vast amount of space both outside and inside for a large family.

“The beauty of The Clock House is that someone in their later years can live mostly independently but with the security of family literally steps away, or it becomes the perfect business premises with separate gated entrance.”

So, let’s take a look inside: