How about this for a piece of English history?
For sale by Mayfair Office members Putterills of Hertfordshire with a price guide of £1.5m, Rectory Manor provides a rare opportunity to purchase a unique and distinguished family home of immense charm and character with a fascinating history.
In 1537 the original property was granted by Henry VIII as a hunting lodge to one of the gentleman of the King's privy chamber and stayed in the family until 1609 when the present house was built or rebuilt. Rectory Manor, farmed for hundreds of years until the 1980's, has remained in the same family since 1935. Some evidence of the medieval moat remains on the property and is a scheduled monument.