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Michelmersh Manor was first mentioned in 985, it remained crown property in Saxon times until 1043 when it was given to St. Swithun’s Priory, Winchester. The Manor Farm is first mentioned in 1205 as a large grange with a great hall, chapel and fortified gate head. Valuable grain, paid as tithes would have been stored in its big granary. There is evidence of Iron Age and Roman era occupation nearby and the farmhouse and associated buildings are of great medieval interest. Today the remaining existing structure is what is termed the Solar, where the Prior would have stayed whilst in residence. Adjacent to the Solar would have stood the Grand Hall where now is the garden wall closer to the house, where an original Grand Hall window is evident. The original Manor land included the now Compton Manor estate, up to King Somborne, over to Braishfield and back along the Test Valley around the Stoney Marsh area. Medieval Tithe records show yearly accounts of yield of crops and animals and costs of production down to the number of plough shares used!. (Steel then being an expensive commodity). Produce was sent back to St. Swithen’s Winchester to feed the Monastery’s inhabitants, The newer front part of the house along with the Tithe Barn dates back 275 years. The listed Tithe Barn is said to be the largest Tithe barn in Hampshire, set on 55 staddle stones.

Additional Info

Check-in times: 3.00pm . Checkout is 10:00am.

Both properties accommodate 6 people each, 12 if rented together.

  • Fuel and power included
    Fuel and power included
  • Enclosed garden / patio
    Enclosed garden / patio in The Manor
  • Highchair
    Highchair and travel cot on request
  • Stairgate
    Stairgate
  • Television
    Television
  • Woodburning stove
    Woodburning stove in The Manor
  • WiFi
    WiFi
  • Short breaks all year
    Short breaks all year
  • Bed linen & towels included
    Bed linen & towels included
  • Washing machine
    Washing machine
  • Working farm
    Working farm
  • Newly listed property
    Newly listed property
  • Pets – not allowed
    2 Pets allowed in Bluebells only

    Entrance ramp/level access

    Entrance ramp/level access to the manor
  • Car parking - on site
    Car parking – on site