Monks Hall Estate in Syleham on the market for £7.7m
A medieval country estate dating back to the 15th century and of historic importance is up for sale.
Monks Hall Estate situated in Syleham, five miles from Diss, is on the market with a guide price of £7.7 million.
Steeped in history and understood to be an Anglo-Saxon estate, it had a long connection with the monks of Thetford Priory through the Middle Ages.
Following the dissolution of the monasteries in the mid-16th century, the property was acquired by the Tilney family.
The Grade II-listed manor house was substantially rebuilt and is believed to be one of the oldest continually occupied houses in Suffolk.
The story of the Waveney Valley Manor was recently recorded in a book written by baroness Elaine Murphy, entitled Monks Hall – The History of a Waveney Valley Manor.
She tells the tale of the former residents of Monks Hall, who weathered famine, riots, plague, religious intolerance and war.
Monks Hall Estate is advertised for sale as a whole or in up to six lots through real estate agents Clarke & Simpson.
The main hall, lodge and farmstead has an asking price of £1.375 million, with five further lots comprising the farm buildings and land.
In total, the property spans more than 785 acres.