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stately home

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Definition of stately home in English:

noun

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

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