Rivenhall Place:  a Historic Georgian manor in Witham

What: An extraordinary Grade II* listed Georgian Manor House with Tudor roots, accompanied by an independent 3-bed cottage, all nestled within 12 acres of parkland.

The manor showcases stunning 18th century architectural changes, notably the symmetrically stuccoed front.

Having undergone extensive recent refurbishment, the property features a bespoke, Yeo Design kitchen and full-length sash windows overlooking the south-facing garden terrace.

Great British Life: Rivenhall Place interiorRivenhall Place interior (Image: Justin Paget)Great British Life: Rivenhall Place interiorRivenhall Place interior (Image: Justin Paget)Great British Life: Rivenhall Place interiorRivenhall Place interior (Image: Justin Paget)

Inside: The luminous Great Hall, welcomes you with its impressive size and double doors leading into the drawing room, centred around an exquisite hand-carved fireplace.

The picture-perfect balance of contemporary amenities and historical charm fosters an very amicable ambience.

The principal bedroom reveals captivating views over the gorgeous Repton landscape.

Great British Life: Rivenhall Place groundsRivenhall Place grounds (Image: Justin Paget)Great British Life: Rivenhall Place outdoor poolRivenhall Place outdoor pool (Image: Justin Paget)

Outside: The peaceful, mature gardens, arranged by notable landscape architect Sir Humphry Repton, house a south-facing terrace under a grand Cedar of Lebanon, with views over the formal gardens and two lakes.

A swimming pool and Jacuzzi is located discretely within the yew hedges.

There are multiple outbuildings, a seasonal vegetable garden, and an all-weather tennis court.

Why we love it: Preserving its idyllic history while offering a serene residential setting... this blend is as rare as it is captivating.


The history of Rivenhall Place

When it was sold a few years ago, the estate agents described Rivenhall Place as ‘one of the finest houses in Essex.’ With its rich history, beautiful proportions and stunning parkland it is easy to see why. Rivenhall Place is Grade II listed and set in 70 acres of parkland that was designed by the celebrated landscape designer of his day, Sir Humphrey Repton.

Rivenhall was originally a Tudor house made up of two wings, which like many others, was built on and expanded in the Georgian style. This can be seen most notably in the east and south elevation. However, there are still glimpses of the Tudor era – take the octagonal chimneys for instance, as well as the mullioned windows and panelling inside the house.

Royalty, death and treason – the incredible history of Rivenhall Place