manor house


Definition of manor house

: the house of the lord of a manor

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entertained everyone at their manor house after the wedding ceremony

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Today, once-opulent manor houses are being reclaimed by nature, tree branches and ferns sprouting through roofs and windows. Gabriele Steinhauser, WSJ, "Fantasized About Being a Castaway? Check Out This Island Holiday," 18 Dec. 2018 The Splendor of French Decor (Flammarion) September 4 The Château de Villette, once home to the Marquess de Grouchy and his wife, Sophie, is a grand manor house in the communne of Poil in Burgundy, France. Marley Marius, Vogue, "8 of the Most Swoon-Worthy Interior Design Books Arriving This Fall," 22 Aug. 2018 The family later moved into an 18th-century manor house, paid for by Ms. Yurov with £4.1 million cash. Max Colchester And Margot Patrick, WSJ, "Hiding Russian Money Was Easy. Quitting Was Harder.," 4 Aug. 2018 Actual talks began Tuesday morning at the 19th-century Konigstedt state manor house just outside Helsinki, and are set to last until Wednesday. Washington Post, "Finnish FM: Koreas, US talks won’t include denuclearization," 20 Mar. 2018 When French Provincial architecture appears in the United States, it's actually classified as a revival, inspired by the original 17th- and 18th-century manor houses that dot the countryside of France. Maggie Burch, House Beautiful, "French Provincial Design Has Always Set the Bar For Casual Elegance," 11 Jan. 2019 The English Countryside Avid leaf peepers should consider a tour of the English countryside this fall, starting with a stay at manor house hotel Heckfield Place in Hampshire, pictured. Mark Ellwood, Condé Nast Traveler, "Best Places to Visit in September," 25 July 2018 And not only does one get to live out their Julian Fellowes fantasies in a weekend at a Trust-home, rental proceeds directly benefit the conservation efforts of manor houses, castles, cottages, and the like. Max Maeckler, Vogue, "You Can Rent a Pineapple Palace on the Airbnb For Historic Homes," 16 Aug. 2018 An exceptionally pretty manor house hotel in the western reaches of the central Dordogne region, not far from the confluence of the Vézère and Dordogne rivers, and therefore particularly well located for exploring up both of those two valleys. Town & Country, "These Are the 83 Top Hotels Around the World," 6 Oct. 2016

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1575, in the meaning defined above

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