Mansion that appeared in M&S advert on sale for £5 million

Sarah Coles
Marks & Spencer advert property
Marks & Spencer advert property

This summer's Marks and Spencer's adverts featured a proper British tea party in a classic English garden.

Everyone from Rita Ora and Emma Thompson to campaigner Doreen Laurence and chef Rachel Koo posed languidly in the sunshine, surrounded by the beauty of the British countryside, then moved into the beautiful period home to discuss style. Now that slice of countryside, and the stunning mansion could be yours for just £5 million.

The property is Rye, Sussex, overlooking Camber Sands. M&S chose the house and garden for its summer campaign because of the property's classic Edwardian Queen Anne-style looks. The Daily Mail reports that it is on the market with Hamptons International - although the details are not yet online.

However, it is currently run as a B&B and a wedding venue, so we can explore inside. There are an impressive ten bedrooms and five bathrooms. There's luxury all over the place - from the chandeliers in the enormous kitchen, to the four poster bed in the bridal suite, and the huge roll top bath in the bathroom of the Royal suite.

There are also a number of dining rooms, currently used as reception options for happy couples - but which are perfect for filling with the kinds of things favoured by modern millionaires - like games rooms and cinemas.

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It also has an impressive history. It was built as a wedding present from Captail AAR Hennessy (of French Cognac fame) for his new wife. He eventually came to call it his White Elephant, because he found he was rarely getting out of London to visit it, so he sold it for £8,000.

So what do you think? Would you fancy this property

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