Stately Homes

Stately homes, castles and country estates provide the most spacious of homes, the ultimate party pads and wonderful spaces to live, work, run, play, sleep and dream.

But few are modernised to 21st century standards with high speed internet, large bright ground floor kitchens and en-suite bathrooms.   We know the ones which are and how to get what you want at a sensible price.

Castles can be dark, houses can be drafty and some changes are not possible.  When they are so far apart, it is often difficult to view more than a few properties in a day.  To make the very most of your time available Manse & Garret will view all properties in advance to ensure they meet all your criteria and can organise helicopter transport if required.

Having grown up on a small country estate and in a Grade I listed house, Karelia can guide you through the myriad of regulations affecting works to historic homes in England and Scotland and provide maintenance and staffing budgets and running cost estimates. 

Through our contacts, we can help you find perfect household and grounds staff, source appropriate furniture, furnishings and art works and suitable transportation options.


Manse & Garret Blog

Budget 2015
Listening to the budget, one would have thought for once property owners had been left alone but hidden away on page 51... Read More
25 Mar 2015
The big surprise of the Autumn Statement this year was the changes made to stamp duty which benefit the masses and... Read More
22 Feb 2015

In the media

Manse & Garret Property Search are frequently called upon by London and UK-wide media for their expert opinions on property search news.

But Karelia Scott-Daniels, managing director of buying agents, Manse & Garret Property Search, warned the market needed to see ‘sustainable growth, not a supernova’. “The Bank of England’s... Read More

Karelia Scott-Daniels of Mayfair-based property search firm Manse and Garret maintains money is not the defining motivation for international buyers.“It is the safe political and economic position... Read More

Karelia Scott-Daniels, Managing Director of Buying Agents Manse & Garret Property Search said the official figures reinforce the extent to which London 'was driving and potentially distorting... Read More


Here are some of the many testimonials we receive from our clients:

We asked Manse & Garret Property Search to advise us on our property purchase and they were completely helpful, did not question when we changed our brief at the last moment, always polite, and were extremely knowledgeable.

We had a list of specifications, and they found a property... Read More

Chief O&T Officer, Aviva
Pied-a-terre purchase Shad Thames, SE1

Karelia Scott-Daniels acted for us on our purchase of a detached house in Kew. We found Karelia to be affable, personable, highly professional and dedicated to the job of finding us a house we would be happy in.

She organised all our appointments with estate agents only showing us... Read More

Paula Riedel, Partner at Linklaters
Kew Detached Family Home Purchase