Properties with minstrels’ galleries

From a Grade II-listed 15th-century mansion in Hertfordshire to a 17th-century Italian villa in Cortona, Tuscany.


Annesley Hall, Gt Bealings, near Woodbridge, Suffolk. A Tudor-style house with views across the surrounding countryside. The vaulted great hall has a large fireplace and is overlooked by a minstrels' gallery. 6 beds, 2 baths, 2 receps, kitchen, cellar, 2-bed flat, roof terrace, gardens. £700,000 Jackson-Stops & Staff 01473-218218.


Ayot Montfitchet, Ayot St Peter, Hertfordshire. This restored, Grade II-listed, 15th-century mansion has a panelled great hall with minstrels' gallery and open fireplaces. 7 beds, 6 baths, dressing room, recep, breakfast room, library, stables, 2 cottages, 2 flats and gym, swimming pool, 27.3 acres. £10m Savills 01582-465002.


Beech Tree House, Chelsfield, Orpington. A contemporary house in large grounds with fenced paddocks. The modern interiors include a dining hall overlooked by a glass minstrels' gallery. 6 beds, 5 baths, dressing room, 2 receps, stables, barn, outdoor pool, 5 acres. £1.695m Alan De Maid 01689-813333.

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Braeburn House, London SE3. A newly built house on a leafy street close to Blackheath. It has floor-to-ceiling windows and an open-plan living room with glass-walled minstrels' gallery. 4 beds, 3 baths, kitchen, office, garden, parking. £1.65m Cluttons 020-7647 7820.


Hoyle Ing House, Thornton, Bradford. A detached house dating from 1588. It has stone-mullioned windows, open fireplaces, flagstone floors, exposed beams and a minstrels' gallery overlooking the master bedroom. 4 beds, 2 baths, recep, breakfast kitchen, cellar, patio. £289,950 Hunters 01756-700544.


Villa Noble Cortona, Cortona, Tuscany, Italy. A restored 17th-century villa overlooking Cortona. It has terracotta tiled floors, beamed ceilings, open fireplaces, and a grand reception room with a vaulted ceiling and minstrels' gallery. 8 beds, 12 baths, 5 receps, attic, chapel, Roman-style pergola with saltwater swimming pool, grounds, 2.5 acres (more land also for sale). €3.5m Precious Villas +39 055 68 58 49.


Old Ty Hir Farm, Llandegla, Denbighshire. A restored stone farmhouse dating from 1736. It has inglenook fireplaces, exposed wall and ceiling beams and a long room with vaulted ceiling and minstrels' gallery. 4 beds, 2 baths, conservatory, stables, 2-bed cottage, gardens, 5.7 acres. £600,000 Jackson Equestrian 01928-740555.


The Old Barn, Foyle Riding, Limpsfield, Surrey. A 17th-century house surrounded by landscaped gardens. The oak-beamed interiors include large open fireplaces, wood floors and a reception room with vaulted ceilings and minstrels' galleries at either end. 3 beds, 2 baths, study, grounds. £1.095m Jackson-Stops & Staff 01883-712375.