Former Norfolk home of Elizabeth I goes on sale for £1.15million
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The stunning country house, which was once home to Tudor princesses Elizabeth and Mary, has gone on the market for the second time in over 150 years.
Those seeking a new home in Norfolk now have the opportunity to purchase their own piece of Tudor history, with Shelton Hall, the Grade II listed house where Queen Elizabeth I grew up, currently on the market with Bedfords Estate Agents for £1,150,000.
The eight-bedroom country house, located in the civil parish of Shelton and Hardwick near Long Stratton, stands within 50 acres of grounds and boasts five reception rooms, three bathrooms, a pantry and cellar, as well as a media room, a range of small outbuildings and a moat.
Dating back to the 1600s, the current house, which was built on the site of the original Tudor mansion following a fire, also has links to Anne Boleyn, the second wife of Henry VIII.
Anne's aunt, of the same name, married Sir John Shelton and was made governess to future monarchs Mary and Elizabeth, who spent three years living at Shelton Hall with the lord and lady.
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The Shelton family had lived on the same site since 1140 when John De Shelton first became lord of the manor. His family descendants later went on to accomplish great things, with Nicholas De Shelton thought to be among those barons presenting the Magna Carta to King John, and Sir Ralph Shelton being knighted for his services to Edward III at the Battle of Crecy in 1346.
Shelton Hall's current owners have sympathetically and comprehensively renovated the house, taking care to retain the original character. Their work includes extensive, re-plumbing, re-wiring, re-roofing, new windows, and the original plaster work being completely replaced.Michael Bedford, a Partner at Bedfords, said: 'I believe the property will be purchased by a lifestyle buyer, someone who isn't geographically sensitive and is looking to find the right house in the right place.'
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