A historical 14-bedroom Grade II manor is listed on the market.

High Elms Manor, formerly known as Garston Manor, is a Georgian country house with the oldest part built around 1812.

In June last year, it was reported that Sterling Estate Agents was instructed to sell the manor sitting in 10 acres of land and it is currently advertised as an opportunity that could “easily be returned to a residential dwelling, a spa, a luxury country retreat” and more.

High Elms Manor School, which was a Montessori Preparatory Day School for boys and girls based at the manor, also confirmed in September 2020 that it would be shutting after around 30 years.

The O'Neill family ran the school and said the financial impact of the pandemic forced the closure of the school, which had the capacity to teach up to 100 pupils aged 2 to 11.

Augustus Cavendish Bradshaw was the originator of High Elms and lived with his wife Mary Ann – a very notable couple at this time.

When it was put up for sale in 1932, the estate covered nearly 300 acres and included Fortunes Farm and Waterdale as well as several cottages.


Over the years, bits of the land were sold off and was repurposed for various uses - and after the war Watford Council bought part of it and allotments and Boundary Way were laid out.

Some of the main features of the ground floor include a ballroom, banqueting hall, drawing room and a morning room.

Currently the first and second floor have been converted into five flats, but the property could be easily modified to suit your own needs.

Sterling Estate Agents were approached to see the progress and interest from potential buyers.

To find out more about and organise a possible viewing, contact Sterling Estate Agents on 01923 270 666.