A home fit for a king?
Barbara Villiers, 1st Duchess of Cleveland also known as Lady Castlemaine, was one of the most famous royal mistresses in history, she was considered one of the most audacious and shocking. In her day, she was a household name, written about in numerous diary entries and painted by some of the most celebrated painters of the era.
Today the 5 bedroom house she is believed to have lived in, presents a Georgian façade with the heavily timbered part, dating from the 15th century, at the rear.
Grove Farm is beautifully situated in the middle of lovely grounds of more than 6 acres that include formal lawns, two large lakes with attractive bridges and fishing hut, woodland walks, paddocks and a wildlife meadow. And with outbuildings that include an Essex tithe barn, stables and other stores, plus a converted granary and annexe providing two self-contained apartments, it is ideal for people wanting a home plus income. It’s equally well suited to those with extended families or dependent relatives.