Looking for somewhere grand and steeped in history to host your latest Photo Shoot, TV or Filming project? Then look no further, as in this section you’ll find a beautiful selection of some of the most opulent manor houses available to hire for shoot locations.
Thanks to Britain’s colourful and vibrant history, it’s left us with some fairly spectacular buildings. Before the industrial revolution most of the wealth in the country came from the land, with Tudor lawyers and merchants choosing to marry into the gentry and buy country estates. Land gave security, status and a state in all-important country affairs, so it made sense to lavish money on the country manors that the great estates were run.
So, what are some of London’s most impressive manor houses you can take a peek inside?
- Ightham Mote, Kent- described as the “one of the most beautiful and interesting of English country houses” by historian David Starkey, Ightham mote boasts tranquil gardens, orchards, small lakes, a mote and woodland walks.
- Venture just 9 miles away from Charing Cross and you’ll stumble across the impressive Syon House and its statement great conservatory. If you pay a visit to Syon House you be able to spot multiple interior styles, such as; Roman antiquity, highly visible Romantic, Picturesque, Baroque and Mannerist styles and a dash of Gothic.
- Lastly we have Blenheim Palace, and although it might have the title of palace it is in fact an 18th century country house. But it’s no ordinary country house, as most famously, Blenheim was the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill. The palace boasts over 2,000 acres of parkland and formal landscaped gardens, complete with miniature train that shuttles families to the properties pleasure gardens.
However, if you’re looking for a manor house you can hire for filming rather than a day trial 1st Option have a magnificent collection of sensitively and traditionally decorated manor homes situated in London and surrounding area’s. We have manor homes with extensive grounds that include chapels; mature woodlands and lakes, alongside a more contemporary take on the manor house with the traditional characteristics of space and luxury but with a modern twist. Plus, everything in-between.
If you want to get your grandeur on with us, we’d be delighted to help. Give one of our team members a call so they can talk you through our manor house locations that will best suit your shoot requirements.