Dethick Manor was once home to Anthony Babington, an English nobleman convicted of plotting the assassination of Elizabeth I of England and conspiring with the imprisoned Mary, Queen of Scots.
See our news section for more expert interiors tips, product launches, and luxury travel and property updates
The 'Babington Plot' and Mary's involvement in it were the basis of the treason charges against her which led to her execution.
This historic Grade II-listed farmhouse dates back to 1403, and features seven bedrooms.
The grounds are set in just under an acre of matured walled gardens. It is being sold with a range of outbuildings and paddocks, the whole extending to approximately 3.5 acres.
Manor Farm has never before been offered on the open market.
It occupies a magnificent setting, with breath-taking views, high above the Derwent Valley.
In 1586, Anthony Babington's failed plot to rescue Mary Queen of Scots and murder Elizabeth I resulted in both of them being executed for treason.
The remains of the original kitchen dating back to pre 1403 are now incorporated into the farmhouse. The house as it stands now was constructed by the Hallows family in 1670 and has been sympathetically restored and retained.
The house attracts worldwide interest because of the link between Anthony Babington and Mary Queen of Scots and the classic story written by Alison Uttley – ‘A traveller in Time’ based on Manor Farm and the young Anthony Babington, which has been serialised by the BBC.
Manor Farm is available via Zoopla. You can view the property here.
Sign up to the Homes & Gardens newsletter
Decor Ideas. Project Inspiration. Expert Advice. Delivered to your inbox.
Jennifer is the Digital Editor at Homes & Gardens. Having worked in the interiors industry for a number of years, spanning many publications, she now hones her digital prowess on the 'best interiors website' in the world. Multi-skilled, Jennifer has worked in PR and marketing, and the occasional dabble in the social media, commercial and e-commerce space. Over the years, she has written about every area of the home, from compiling design houses from some of the best interior designers in the world to sourcing celebrity homes, reviewing appliances and even the odd news story or two.
7 mistakes you are making with transitional style – and expert strategies for avoiding them
These are the errors designers see in transitional style interiors and their advice on creating a chic blend of old and new
By Sarah Warwick Published
Jennifer Connelly's 'outdated' floor tiles are back in style for 2024, and experts say they are an easy way to add subtle color and pattern
The actress's floors embody a simple, elevated style with subtly patterned geometric tiles – here's what makes this look timeless
By Sophie Edwards Published