THE KEYS to an 11th Century manor house fit for royalty could be yours.

Set in 12 acres of manicured grounds, The Manor Hotel at Weston-on-the-Green is now up for sale at a staggering £5.6 million.

On the market with global real estate advisor, Collier International, the 32-room ‘luxury’ boutique hotel on Northampton Road comes with the remains of a moat, ‘splendid’ public areas, a minstrels gallery and Tudor fireplace.

Converted into a hotel in 1940, the manor also includes a meeting or banqueting space, Bertie's Bar and other dining rooms.

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The Grade II* listed house and its medieval features have managed to be preserved for hundreds of years, with its origins dating back to the Domesday Book in 1086.

Located just a short drive away from Silverstone Racetrack and Bicester Village, the real estate advisor says the hotel has potential to attract ‘year-round’ trade.

Peter Brunt, a hotels director at Colliers International, said the ancient hotel’s location near tourist and business attractions is key.

He said: “Blenheim Palace – the third fastest growing visitor attraction in the country- is just seven miles away. Oxford is ten miles away, Silverstone racetrack is 20 and Bicester Village is just five miles away. The development of the Oxford Business Park has resulted in a major increase in corporate business.

“Taken together, the area attracts millions of visitors all year round.”

Historically, the manor belonged to Osney Abbey until it was surrendered with all its lands during the Dissolution of the Monasteries back in 1539.

It is rumoured to be haunted by a ghost called Mad Maude which is said to have originated from this period.

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The hotel is also said to have been the home of Royalist hero, Prince Rupert, who stayed there during the final years of the English Civil War and gave his name to the Grade II listed cottage which forms part of the house and is currently used for staff accommodation.

Mr Brunt said: “The sense of history at the magnificent Grade II* listed Manor Hotel is palpable. There are very few buildings dating from this period that trade as hotels, let alone hotels with character and style in such glorious abundance.”

Owners of the manor can host weddings and events in the Knot Garden for up to 130 guests and the Baron’s Hall restaurant has 46 covers but can provide for 70 in banquet form or 100 for drinks receptions.

The previous owners of the manor decided to put the house up for sale and embark on other business ventures.

Mr Brunt said: “Our clients bought the hotel in 2012 – the previous owners had owned it for 30 years and the hotel required upgrading. This was undertaken in 2014 with considerable expenditure since. But our clients have other business interests and have decided the time is right to move on and give new owners the opportunity to enjoy this magnificent building.”

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New owners can let their imaginations run free and make more improvements to the hotel if they so wish.

The hotels director added: “There are development opportunities to create further bedroom plans for a wedding barn on site and to convert Rupert’s cottage into a spa or further bedrooms."