Ian Scott International


Minley Manor, Blackwater, Surrey

Ian Scott have successfully completed the acquisition of this magnificent Grade II* listed Manor house and ancillary buildings on behalf of our client Strong Property from the Defence Infrastucture Organisation (DIO) for an undisclosed fee. Minley Manor was built in the 1850’s in a French chateau style designed by architect Henry Clutton, and is renowned as one of Surrey’s most important historical properties. The Manor is set in substantial grounds, which themselves are set as a Historic Park and Garden area. There are also a number of Grade II listed ancillary buildings including an orangery, stable block and more recent 20th century additions. A particular feature of the gardens is a 600 metre Wellingtonia tree avenue to the north of the Manor house. The property was sold to the War Department in 1934 and taken over by the Royal Engineers in 1971 as barracks and Officer’s Mess accommodation. The Manor has in the past been used to host many military weddings and has also been used as a location for a number of films, notably the 2007 fantasy movie Stardust, starring Robert De Niro and Michelle Pfeiffer. Our client plans to refurbish the property to its original splendor and will re-launch this as an institution to promote anglo-Chinese trade relations with all the associated state of the art restaurant and spa facilities expected of such a speculator property.

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