The Battle of Evesham was fought in 1265 in the grounds of this manor, and a tower and obelisk were built to commemorate Simon de Montfort, Earl of Leicester, who was killed in the fighting. Today it is a quieter spot presided over by a Gothic manor, now divided into three homes. This enormous portion includes a beamed and vaulted drawing room, an orangery with views to the Cotswolds and Malverns, three bedrooms and a loggia, all set in 30 acres of parkland. Cost: £695,000.
From: The Guardian's Snooping Around section.