As I was perusing the Guardian for the latest betting odds on Friday’s Gold Cup race, I chanced upon this gorgeous manor house, complete with some secrets!
This house, and it’s called Flass, was re-built in the mid-19th century close to the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales and incorporates parts of the original house on the property. It’s a Palladian style manor house, with many of its original period details remaining, including a number of its fireplaces. And I love that there are bells to ring the servants next to each fireplace!And I love that there are bells to ring the servants next to each fireplace! Jeeves, come stoke that fire, my man!
One of the intriguing things about this house is that it has a couple of secret passageways! In the library, push a button under one of the shelves and a door opens into the ballroom. Hmmm, if I had to guess, I’d say it was the shelves with the false book-fronts left on them.
The house has eight bedrooms in the main section, plus six in a “maisonette” somewhere close by, and is set in 17.5 acres of ground and a river runs through it. The price is £1,500,000, but it looks like it needs a lot of work, and of course, a ton of furnishings! The listing is here.