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You might recognise this historic National Trust house

House Beautiful (UK) logo House Beautiful (UK) 18/01/2019 Natalie Cornish
an old brick building with grass in front of a house with Chavenage House in the background: And you can move in to the historic manor house for £5,250 per month. Take a tour at © Hamptons International And you can move in to the historic manor house for £5,250 per month. Take a tour at

Fans of Poldark and Wolf Hall can now live like their favourite characters because a Grade I Listed manor house used by the BBC as a location in both dramas is up for rent.

Horton Court in Bristol began life in 1185 as an opulent Norman Hall. The property consists of the manor house, Grade I listed ambulatory and 12th century Norma Hall.

They form part of a string of medieval manors and estates running along the Cotswold edge, often with deer parks, and in close proximity to the royal hunting ground of the Kingswood forest, according to the National Trust.

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The roof dates back to the 13th century, and is the oldest of all the properties in the National Trust's ownership.

The Hall was developed into a substantial house in the 1520s by Reverend William Knight, who was a member of Henry VIII’s court. 

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Horton was bequeathed to the National Trust by its last private owner Hilda Wills, the daughter of a substantial tobacco magnate.

Since then the manor house has undergone a £2 million renovation.

Now the National Trust is looking for new tenants. So, what does your £5,250 monthly rent payment afford you?

a stone bench sitting next to a brick building: 255856 (13).JPG © Hamptons 255856 (13).JPG Well the beautiful family home boasts six bedrooms, five bathrooms and a potential playroom, along with plenty of period features.

They include oak wood panelling with Pastiche ceiling work in the dining room, along with renaissance wood carvings and exposed original brick work. 

a castle on top of a grass covered field: 255856 (18).JPG © Hamptons 255856 (18).JPG There's also a private estate garden and a separate four bedroom cottage for guests. The manor house has been empty since last year, and is pretty much a blank canvas, so the new tenants can make themselves at home immediately.

Take a tour... 

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Visitors to the estate won't have access to the manor house. 

Ready to move in? Horton Court is let and managed by agents Hamptons International.

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