“Unquestionably one of the finest and most lavish abodes in the county”



“I rather like this property, it offers so much and retains so many wonderful features. The dining room is magnificent but I’m not sure I know that many people I like to invite over for dinner!”


A Grade II* listed Elizabethan manor house set in 10 acres of formal gardens, woodland and orchards within a further 65 plus acres of parkland.


Dating back to the early 12th century, the main house of Markyate Cell offers in the region 12,000 Sq ft. Unquestionably one of the finest and most lavish abodes in the county, the staggering property has been meticulously enhanced by the current owners who have embraced the elegant and nuanced décor of a traditional home. 

Through the picturesque and meandering tree lined driveway you approach the property in all its magnificent grandeur. Notably, the three rounded lead covered turrets, crenelated gable end brick work and ornate moulded stonework. Sitting prominently in an elevated central location within the grounds the resplendent home offers a range of fine, well-proportioned reception rooms, nine bedrooms and five bathrooms. Ornate moulded ceilings with cornices, a stunning Jacobean staircase, wood panelling, Tudor fireplaces and stone arch doorways further showcases the architectural character. 

Externally, the formal South-West facing gardens comprises of a patio and landscaped lawn area with stone steps leading to two separate elevated walled gardens. The double garage and separate bike store are situated to the East side of the main residence. Furthermore, a self-contained two-bedroom cottage and a one-bedroom staff apartment are part of the estate.


  • Elizabethan Grade II* manor house
  • Nine bedrooms & five bathrooms
  • 75 Acres
  • Over 12,000 sq ft of accomodation
  • Double garage
  • Woodlands and orchard
  • South-West facing formal gardens
  • Cinema & games room
  • Period features throughout
  • self-contained two-bedroom cottage and a one-bedroom staff apartment










Dunstable Road, Markyate, St. Albans, AL3

Guide Price
£6,500,000


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