If you've ever fancied being a Lord or Lady of the manor, this luxury property might just be your dream home.
, a $2.8 million country manor overlooking Poole Harbour and Brownsea Island in Dorset, England, comes complete with a manorial lordship title dating back to 1555. This will make the new owner an automatic Lord or Lady.
The title was first granted to royal courtier Edward Neville, who had worked for King Henry VIII, but it became associated with the manor after being bought by a private buyer. It is one of only a handful of manorial titles in the country sold alongside deeds to the associated property. The new owner will be able to use the Lord or Lady prefix on their passport, driver's license, and other identity documents.
The house was originally built as a hunting lodge in 1880. It has recently been refurbished and now boasts four reception rooms, seven bedrooms and a 30-foot family room, as well as 5.5 acres of landscaped gardens featuring a barbecue lodge, and sauna.
The terraced grounds provide panoramic coastal views and there is development potential for a swimming pool, tennis court, and a triple garage with office space.
Nigel Sheppard, of Symonds & Sampson estate agents, describes Arne House as a "hidden gem."
He added: "It is one of Dorset's best kept secrets. Anyone walking nearby would have no idea such a beautiful building was so close. How often can you buy a property and then actually become the lord of the manor? It is an incredibly rare opportunity."
The current owner, businesswoman Nathelie Tudberry, said: "Even after 15 years living here I still notice something new every time I take a walk in the grounds. It is a chocolate box of novelty and beauty. It is like a secret world, a real Narnia. When I discovered Arne meant secret place, it all made sense."
Take a tour around the picturesque property below: