Chenies Manor House
This historic and enchanting Tudor Manor House Grade I listed building, with its Award Winning Gardens, is set in the charming estate village of Chenies in Buckinghamshire overlooking the Chess valley. It includes a medieval well, a dungeon and a reputed priest hole.
The surrounding estate includes beautiful formal gardens, an extensive physic garden and two mazes. Leading up to the house just outside the gates is the pretty 15th and 16th century parish church of St Michael, together with the private Bedford Chapel. The church has a lovely organ, is used for Christian services and is available for Baptisms, Weddings and Funerals.
The house has a long and rich history, built in 1460 by Sir John Cheyne it soon became the seat of the Dukes of Bedford. During this time, it played host to royal visitors. It has spanned many centuries, with its fortunes, like its chimneys twisting and turning, giving it a unique past, which we are delighted to share with you on your visit.
After its downfall from Chenies Palace to Chenies Manor, the future of this Tudor house changed when it was lovingly restored and brought back to life by Elizabeth and Alistair Macleod Matthews and today it is still home to the family.
We are all fortunate that it has survived with its incredible history, beauty and interesting quirks. Whether you are interested in the Tudor architecture or the award-winning gardens, or just a slice of homemade cake and a cup of tea, we hope you will visit and enjoy exploring this extraordinary home and learning a little more about its fascinating past.