Barry Sheene, a legendary motorcycle racing legend, was its former owner. This home is a success for both bike enthusiasts and property owners.

The property is located in the heart Charlwood village in affluent Surrey. It sits on stunning grounds that stretch over 3.5 acres.

It is known as The Manor House, and is a Grade II listed property. It dates back to 1460. It is currently on the market for £2.25million.

The 10-bedroom property in Charlwood village, Surrey, was once owned by motorcycle racing champion Barry Sheene

Barry Sheene, a motorcycle racing champion, once owned the 10-bedroom property at Charlwood village in Surrey.

Barry Sheene bought the stunning property called The Manor House in 1977 and lived there until he emigrated to Australia

Barry Sheene collects his OBE at Buckingham Palace in 1978, where he is pictured with father Frank and mother Iris

Barry Sheene purchased the magnificent property known as The Manor House in 1977. He was awarded an OBE (pictured with his parents Frank and Iris) in 1978. He died in 2003.

The current owners have renovated the property and it is accessible via a gated, tree-lined driveway.

Past owners of the property include Barry Sheene and Dame Gladys Cooper. Their careers span seven decades across television, film, and stage with their most notable performance as Mrs Higgins on My Fair Lady.

The house sits in 3.5 acres that include an outdoor swimming pool and plenty of open green space at the rear of the property

The property includes a swimming pool and lots of open space to the rear.

Pictured: Barry Sheene riding a Yamaha 500 during the Transatlantic Trophy meeting at Brands Hatch in Kent, on April 9, 1982

Pictured: Barry Sheene riding the Yamaha 500 during Transatlantic Trophy at Brands Hatch in Kent on April 9, 1982

Inside the Manor House, there is a large open plan living area with a modern kitchen and a dining area and large island

The Manor House has a large open-plan living area with modern kitchen, dining area, and large island.

There are period features throughout the house, including exposed wooden beams on the ceiling and an inglenook fireplace

The house features period features such as exposed wooden beams and an inglenook fire place.

The main house features a large kitchen that is the heart of the home. There is also a second, smaller kitchen in the annexe.

There are many period features throughout the house, including exposed beams and vaulted ceilings.

The property has a total 10 bedrooms. It covers 6,706 square feet.

The house is laid out over two floors and can be accessed via four separate stairs.

The renovations include cat 5 wiring, Nest central heating, and a rako intelligent light system.

The property has been renovated, with this outdoors area including a hot tub, a patio and an outdoor kitchen area

This property has been renovated with an outdoor area that includes a hot tub, patio, and an outdoor kitchen.

There is a games area in the house that includes a herringbone design wood flooring with space for a pool table and a piano

The house has a games room that features a herringbone wood floor with space for a pool table, and a piano.


Pictured: Barry Sheene racing at Donington Park in 1984

Pictured: Barry Sheene racing in Donington Park, 1984

Barry Sheene, a British motorcycle racer, competed in Grand Prix motorcycle racing. He was 52 years old when he died in 2003, after being born in London.

He was a two time world champion, winning consecutive 500cc titles (1976 and 1977).

After a racing career spanning from 1968 to 1985, he decided to retire from competition and relocate to Australia as a motorsport commentator or property developer. 

He was a colorful, exuberant character. He combined his good looks, grin, and London accent to great effect in self-promotion.

He is credited for bringing motorcycle racing to the masses. 

The extensive grounds include a tennis court, across which also runs sufficient space for a small football pitch

The large grounds include a tennis court that can be crossed by enough space to accommodate a small football pitch.

Pip Ballard of Jackson-Stops, which is the estate agent handling this sale, said: “We are delighted to have had the opportunity to sell this stunning period property, situated in the heart of Charlwood.

“Charlwood is a charming village surrounded miles by open countryside and offering top-notch amenities.”

The Grade II listed property dates back to around 1460 and is currently on the market via estate agents Jackson-Stops for £2.25million

The Grade II listed property dates back to around 1460 and is currently on the market via estate agents Jackson-Stops for £2.25million

The property is approached via a gated tree-lined driveway and has a welcoming entrance overlooking a large lawn area

The property is approached via a gated, tree-lined driveway. It has a welcoming entrance that overlooks a large area of lawn.

As well as Barry Sheen, past owners of the luxury home include the actress Dame Gladys Cooper, whose career spanned seven decades on stage, in films and television

Past owners of the luxury home, aside from Barry Sheen, include Dame Gladys Cooper who had a career that spanned seven decades on the stage, in films, and television.

A spacious dining room is ideal for entertaining guests and perhaps regaling them with tales of its former famous owner

A spacious dining area is perfect for entertaining guests and maybe regaling them with stories of its former owner.

The property is close to three miles from the Horley and Gatwick Airport stations.

The average price of a property in Charlwood is £560,015, according to property website Zoopla. It compares to £325,037 for the country as a whole.

The property has been renovated by the current owners and now includes this luxury bathroom with marble surfaces

The current owners have renovated the property and now include this luxurious bathroom with marble surfaces.

The bathroom has some ornate features demonstrating the attention and detail taken in renovating the property

The bathroom’s ornate features are a testament to the care and detail put into renovations.

The property has 10 bedrooms, including this large bedroom with wooden beams, decorative windows and a vaulted ceiling

There are 10 bedrooms in the property, including this large bedroom with wooden beams and decorative windows.

The property has good access to transport links as it is just shy of three miles from Horley and Gatwick Airport stations

It is located just three miles from Gatwick and Horley Airport stations. This property has excellent transport links.

Mr Ballard said that the property is rich in history. The oldest parts date back to Medieval times, with later additions in Tudor and Victorian periods.

It also boasts a colorful and glamorous history, with Barry Sheene and Dame Gladys Cooper as past residents. It is a magnificent family home that has been beautifully maintained and set in 3.47 acres.