About

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 22 individual cut brick chimneys distinguish the manor house and are echoed throughout the estate village.

Once known as Chenies Palace, it was neither a royal seat nor the seat of a bishop. It was owned by the Cheyne family from 1180, and passed by marriage to the Russell family in 1526.

Now the family home of Charles and Boo Macleod Matthews, the Manor is used for guided tours, visitors, weddings, events, filming and a number of small businesses.

Refreshments are available in our Garden Room such as delicious home made teas and cakes.

Gift Shop where you can buy guidebooks, mementos, local produce and plants.

Art exhibitions are displayed during the Summer in the restored Old Nursery.

The gardens have nearly full wheelchair access, the pathways are gravel and there is a lavatory for the disabled.

We are unable to provide wheelchair access in the house.