A MANOR house which was once home to one of the most powerful men in Tudor England is up for sale.

Woodmancote Place, a mile from Henfield, could be yours – provided you can meet the £6.45 million price tag.

The country home comes with ten bedrooms, seven bathrooms, seven reception rooms and 50 acres of land.

At the time of the Doomsday Book, it is listed as being owned by Countess Guda. But its most prominent owner resided there more than 400 years later.

Edward Seymour, was 1st Duke of Somerset and Lord Protector of England between 1547 until 1549.

The Seymour family was one of the most powerful in the country and held great sway at court.

The Seymours made it all the way to top for a brief period when Edward’s sister Jane married King Henry VIII in 1536.

She gave birth to his only son, Edward VI, before her death following an infection.

On Henry’s death Edward was made king aged just nine. Given his tender age he needed to be advised and protected and Edward Seymour was chosen for the job.

During that period, other than the royal family, the Seymours were perhaps the most powerful in the land.

The home is Grade II listed and features a billiard room, drawing room, family room, a boot room and even a wine store.

The master bedroom is more of a suite and there are nine further bedrooms, three of which are en suite.

There is also a separate two bedroom housekeeper’s cottage along with other outbuildings including a workshop, machinery store and barn.

If you are bringing horses with you then there’s a courtyard with ten stables, a tack room and a manege – an enclosed area in which horses and riders are trained.

For sporty types there is an outdoor tennis court and swimming pool.

There is also a well stocked lake for any keen anglers.

While the house may date back hundreds of years, the current owners have meticulously restored it, so it is fitted with all the latest mod cons.

For more details about the property call 01403 246790 or visit struttandparker.com.