Dowager Crawley’s home from ‘Downton Abbey’ is up for sale


Byfleet Manor, the Surrey estate used to portray the home of Maggie Smith’s character Lady Violet Crawley on “Downton Abbey,” is listed for sale at $6.1 million.

Encompassing 19 acres, the estate centers on a main house built around 1686 that incorporates details such as a heavy timber staircase and several fireplaces that remain from an earlier palace on the site.

Among royals to have visited or stayed on the manor, which dates to the 7th century, are Kings Edward I and II, Henry VII and Queen Elizabeth I.

Known as Dower House on the series, the pitched-roof and gabled three-story contains four reception rooms and eight bedrooms. It has also been used as locations for the series “Poirot” and “Cranford” as well as Cinderella’s home on the film “Into the Woods.”


The stone-walled house sits at the end of a country lane along with four additional lots that are being offered for sale separately.

“Downton Abbey,” a British period drama set in the early 20th century, follows the lives of the landed Crawley family and their servants in a rapidly changing world. The Emmy-winning series has been renewed for a sixth and final season.

Savills is handling the listing.

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