Definition of stately home in English:

stately home


  • A large and impressive house that is occupied or was formerly occupied by an aristocratic family.

    • ‘Elsewhere many visitors strolled around the gardens of stately homes like Castle Howard and Harewood House, enjoying what could be the last warm day of the year.’
    • ‘There are prehistoric graves, standing stones, crumbling monasteries and castles, churches, stately homes and more humble dwellings from bygone times, and much of it close to hand.’
    • ‘In the past decade only stately homes like Coolcronan house outside Foxford, would have been lucky enough to possess a helipad but what was once a commodity for the affluent has become much more available.’
    • ‘The concert was at Kenwood House in Hampstead, which is a stately home with very large gardens, and a very pretty location for a concert.’
    • ‘You find them in star hotels, stately homes and houses in upmarket areas.’
    • ‘There was a presentation by general manager Richard Horridge and a tour of the house, which is the stately home of the sixth Earl of Normanton and his family.’
    • ‘Arniston House, a stately home in the Borders, had been invaded by catering trucks, trailers, cables, scaffolding and phalanxes of lights.’
    • ‘They are not just castles and stately homes but the familiar landmarks, public halls, old pubs and houses that define the character and appearance of our streets.’
    • ‘There are many stately homes and castles in the area, such as Traquair House and Neidpath Castle, and plenty of hill walks and golf on offer.’
    • ‘This weekend sees the second Salisbury Motor Show to be held in the picturesque grounds of Wilton House, the stately home of the Pembroke family.’
    • ‘Travelling by boat to underground caves and visits to Crown Derby factory and showroom, Crystal craft and stately homes, Haddon Hall and Chatsworth House were delights.’
    • ‘We want to be able to spread out events to make them accessible for as many people as possible, travelling across the district and visiting churches, village halls and stately homes.’
    • ‘It is an area with stately homes and houses that are about a century old.’
    • ‘The comedy couple have entertained at holiday centres, stately homes, many major public events, store openings and private parties.’
    • ‘North Yorkshire is dotted with picturesque villages and market towns, ruined abbeys, castles and stately homes interconnected by beautiful country lanes and green fields and forests.’
    • ‘Children from the Russian nuclear disaster city of Chernobyl were given a tour around one of Yorkshire's most impressive stately homes yesterday.’
    • ‘Rachel Underwood, assistant administrator at Castle Howard, admires the snowdrops in the gardens of the stately home, near Malton.’
    • ‘Each specially-commissioned carriage is named after one of Britain's most beautiful stately homes and castles such as Chatsworth and Warwick.’
    • ‘The Trust has more than 43,000 volunteers helping to look after the organisation's castles, stately homes, cliff tops and moorland.’
    • ‘It can be seen by visitors to Castle Howard during the stately home's flower festival, which continues until next Sunday.’
    mansion, stately home, hall, manor, big house, manor house, country house, castle, palace
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