A home in history
The secluded village of Great Milton and its manor house have played a quiet role in British history since their 13th-century beginnings. The surrounding fertile farmlands helped supply the Bishop of Lincoln during the Norman Conquest. Always a favorite getaway for reigning monarchs, the manor has been consistently renovated and improved through the centuries.
The last private owner of Great Milton Manor-as the house was known for most of its history-was David Bewicke-Copley, Lord Cromwell. After his death, Lady Cromwell sold the manor in 1984 to Raymond Blanc, who renamed it. Evidently, the late Lord Cromwell did not approve of the sale (or the name change) and caused a bit of ghostly ruckus in the master bedroom. A priest was called in to exorcise the spirit, and Le Manoir has been peacefully welcoming visitors ever since.
Click here for recipes.