D-Day mansion up for sale for $3.7 million

Published on July 4th, 2009 | by Admin


A mansion where Winston Churchill and General Eisenhower visited while planning the D-Day landings is up for sale.

Cricket Court near Ilminster, Somerset, was a secret meeting place for the British and American leaders in 1944 when it was owned by government minister Lord Beaverbrook.

Ownership of the Court passed to the Tolstoy family after the war, before being taken over by private owners in 1981 who have now put it on the market for £2.5 million.

The Grade II-listed house, which is built on the remains of a medieval castle, featured in the Domesday Book of 1086 and contains the ruins of a Tudor bear pit.

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