A rock star’s former Elizabethan home is up for sale for £8million.

Plumpton Place manor house comes with six bedrooms, five en-suite bathrooms, a tennis court and its own moat and was once the home of Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page.

The Grade II* listed building comes with three lakes, two cottages and a three bedroom mill house with its own working water wheel.

Set over three floors the house has a sitting room 48ft long and a library that is 550 square feet.

The luxury pile will offer any potential buyer with the right bank balance a haven in the South Downs six miles from Lewes and set in its own 62 acres of land.

Recorded in the Domesday Book as being the site of two watermills the original house, which was probably E-shaped and thatched, was built in the mid-16th century.

The house fell into ruin in the early twentieth century but was resurrected by Edward Hudson, founder of Country Life magazine, who employed his favourite architect Edward Luytens to create his dream home.

Unfortunately for Mr Hudson he died in 1936 before Luytens’s imagination was fully realised, creating the east wing of the house with the double height music room.

Robert Page bought the property in 1972 before selling it ten years later for £650,000.

The current owner, American venture capitalist Tom Perkins, has owned the building since the mid-eighties and is looking for a tenfold increase on the £800,000 he reportedly put down on the property.

A spokeswoman for estate agents Savills, is managing the sale along with Knight Frank, said they were unable to divulge the current owner’s reasons for selling the property.

It wouldn’t be the first time the building has fetched an enormous fee on the market, having once been bought for £4,000 in 1620 by the then governor of Arundel Castle.