Properties for sale with minstrels’ galleries

From a 16th-century village house in Widdington, Essex, to a medieval manor house in Fardel, near Dartmoor.


White Rose Tower, Kindeace, Invergordon. White Rose Tower was built in the 1990s and extended in 2012 and is based on a traditional medieval Scottish tower house, complete with turrets, fully functional observatory and a grand hall with wood panelling, exposed roof beams and two minstrels’ galleries at either end. 4 beds, 3 baths, kitchen/dining/living area, library, sitting room, study/bed 5, workshop, gardens. £450,000+ Strutt & Parker 01463-719171.
The Old Rectory, Widdington, Essex. A Grade II-listed, 16th-century village house with 18th-century additions surrounded by formal gardens. It has ornate fireplaces, detailed corning and a sitting room with stairs up to a mezzanine with a historic bread oven. 6 beds, 4 baths, 3 receps, study, kitchen, barn with kitchen and shower room, walled garden, pond, paddock, 6.36 acres. £3.25m Knight Frank 01279-213343.


Rockbourne, Symonds Yat West, Herefordshire. An Arts & Crafts style villa situated above the River Wye. It has vaulted ceilings and a library with a staircase leading to a mezzanine. 5 beds, 3 baths, open-plan kitchen/dining/living area, oak barn with a sauna and shower, 3.4 acres. £825,000 Roscoe Rogers & Knight 01600-772929.


Otley Hall, Otley, Suffolk. A Grade I-listed, timber-framed, moated hall dating from around 1500, with panelling believed to have come from Hampton Court Palace. It has open fireplaces and a grand hall with a minstrels’ gallery. 10 beds, 6 baths, kitchen wing, staff flat, conference centre, 9.55 acres. £2.5m Savills 01473-234800.


Luddesdown Court, Kent. This Grade I-listed house dates back to around the 1000-1100s. It has stone arched doorways and a great hall with a vaulted, oak-beamed ceiling, a Tudor chimney, a Norman corbelled fireplace, and a minstrels’ gallery. 5 beds, 2 beds, 4 receps, swimming pool, 23.44 acres. £3.5m Knight Frank 01732-744477.


Holly Tree Farm, Chalfont St Peter, Gerrards Cross. This large family home is set in the middle of Austenwood Common and has beamed ceilings, large fireplaces with wood-burning stoves, leaded-light windows and a triple-aspect room with a vaulted ceiling and a minstrels’ gallery. 6 beds, 3 baths, 3 receps, study, breakfast kitchen, swimming pool, pool house, two-storey cottage currently used as an office, gardens. £4.25m Strutt & Parker 01753-891188.


Fardel Manor, Fardel, near Dartmoor. This restored, Grade I-listed medieval manor with a 13th-century chapel was once owned by Sir Walter Raleigh’s father. It has leaded-light stone-mullioned windows, a panelled drawing room, and a vaulted library with a gallery. 4 beds, 2 baths, 2 receps, breakfast kitchen, study, medieval hall, outbuildings, 3-bed cottage, swimming pool, orangery, partly walled gardens, lake, Lordship of the Manor of Fardel, 5 acres. £2m Jackson-Stops 01392-214222.


Copcourt House, Thame, Oxfordshire. This Grade II-listed, Queen Anne house was built in 1706. It is set in formal gardens and has a double-vaulted banqueting hall with exposed beams and trusses and a minstrels’ gallery. 6 beds, 5 baths, 3 receps, breakfast kitchen, granary, summer house, tennis court, 3 ponds, fields, 5.85 acres. Further land, outbuildings and a cottage are available separately. £3.3m Savills 01865-339700.