History buffs will love life here
ASKING PRICE: £1.1m
DATING back almost five centuries, Crawley Grange in North Crawley, Buckinghamshire, has an impressive three historical claims to fame.
It was built in 1526 for Cardinal Wolsey who at the time, when he held the position of Lord Chancellor, was described as the most powerful man in England, with the exception of the king, Henry VIII. Elizabeth I is also believed to have stayed at the Grade II listed Tudor mansion.
At the turn of the 20th century, a ballroom and servants’ quarters were added, and in the 1940s it was used by Wrens stationed at nearby Bletchley Park, then the top-secret home of the Second World War codebreakers.
Three decades later, the mansion was converted into four homes, and the fivebedroom east wing with 3.8 acres of paddocks and stables is now up for sale.
The property retains its original mullioned windows, parquet flooring and Victorian tiling in the pantry. It also has three bath or shower rooms, three reception rooms and a bespoke kitchen/breakfast room. There is also a cinema room, laundry room, boot room and wine cellar.
The owners of the east wing have use of the communal grounds, hard tennis court and heated outdoor pool.
The east wing of Crawley Grange is for sale with agents Michael Graham (michaelgraham.co.uk).
Crawley Grange, Bletchley
The east wing kitchen