Definition of stately home in English:

stately home


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

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Each specially-commissioned carriage is named after one of Britain's most beautiful stately homes and castles such as Chatsworth and Warwick.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The comedy couple have entertained at holiday centres, stately homes, many major public events, store openings and private parties.’
    • ‘Rachel Underwood, assistant administrator at Castle Howard, admires the snowdrops in the gardens of the stately home, near Malton.’
    • ‘It can be seen by visitors to Castle Howard during the stately home's flower festival, which continues until next Sunday.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Arniston House, a stately home in the Borders, had been invaded by catering trucks, trailers, cables, scaffolding and phalanxes of lights.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘You find them in star hotels, stately homes and houses in upmarket areas.’
    • ‘The Trust has more than 43,000 volunteers helping to look after the organisation's castles, stately homes, cliff tops and moorland.’
    • ‘It is an area with stately homes and houses that are about a century old.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Children from the Russian nuclear disaster city of Chernobyl were given a tour around one of Yorkshire's most impressive stately homes yesterday.’
    mansion, stately home, hall, manor, big house, manor house, country house, castle, palace
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stately home

/ˌstātlē ˈhōm/