Sprawling country estate where Peter Andre married wife Emily goes on the market for £10m – The Sun

THE grand country estate where Peter Andre and his wife Emily got married could be yours for a cool £10million.

Mamhead House in Devon is a Grade 1 listed building that has hosted royalty and comes with its own “castle” in its 164 acres of grounds which were landscaped by the famous gardener Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown.

The actual estate dates back to the Domesday Book and has been owned by several distinguished families.

In the 16th and 17th centuries it was owned by the Balle family, which included an attorney to Queen Henrietta Maria, wife of Charles I, and later William of Orange billeted his supporters there.

The 16-bedroom house now for sale was built in 1833 for Robert Newman, an MP and shipping magnate, and the initials of him and his bride, Mary, can be found entwined throughout the house.

Queen Adelaide, the wife of King William IV, stayed at the property so often a bedroom was set aside for her sole use and is still called The Queen's Room.

It more recent times Peter Andre and his wife Emily MacDonagh married there in 2015.

Estate agents Strutt & Parker, who are selling the house, say Mamhead "undoubtedly comprises one of the most important houses in the south of England".

It was designed by Anthony Salvin, who was highly influenced by English architect Augustus Pugin.

The house was built to the highest standards with great attention to detail and has features like stone carvings, ornate chimneys and oriel windows.

Inside there is panelling, plaster work and stained glass.

The house has 37,437 sq ft of accommodation including two kitchens, ten reception rooms, 16 bedrooms and eight bathrooms, as well as an attic which was the servants quarters with another 11 rooms and two bathrooms and a camellia house.

All the principle rooms run along the east side of the house with views over the Exe estuary and east Devon coastline with distant views of Lyme Bay towards Portland Bill in Dorset.

Mamhead Castle sits behind the main house and although it looks like a much older building, it is actually a castellated stable block built at the same time as the house that is currently providing six office suites but could be converted into further accommodation.

The property has Grade II listed landscaped gardens including a sunken Italian garden with a fountain.

There is also parkland, pasture and 70 acres of woodland.

Andrew Cronan, from Strutt & Parker, said: "Mamhead is an amazing property. It has been, and could be again, the most fantastic venue for weddings, celebrations and events.

"The reception hall runs throughout the property with all the main reception rooms coming off it – it's perfect for a party.

"It could be a lovely home, but I think as an events venue is where its future lies.

"Mamhead has a lovely romantic history – it was built as a home for newlyweds and used by the couple to entertain.

"Their monograms are carved into fireplaces and plasterwork and the house is all about love being celebrated.

"It's 20 minutes from Exeter airport so if you were having an event with people coming from elsewhere in the country or world, it's easy to get to yet you are in a world of your own when you get there.

"It's big enough that it would even be possible to host two weddings at the same time.

"It is a lot of money for your £10m, especially compared with what you'd get in big cities, and you could make a lot of money there with the right business."

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