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The lake at Little Easton manor. <br />
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One of Britain's most historic country houses which boasts a theatre that has played host to Charlie Chaplin and H.G. Wells has gone on the market with a £5 million price tag.<br />
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In the early 1900s the sprawling estate's tithe barn was transformed into a theatre in which the great and the good of the acting world flocked to perform.<br />
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Edwardian actress Ellen Terry gave poetry readings there while War of the Worlds author H.G. Wells, who lived with his family in a house on the estate, also frequented the theatre.<br />
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Other regular performers included Charlie Chaplin, Gracie Fields and George Formby.<br />
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In more recent years it has welcomed famous faces such as Rowan Atkinson, Bill Cotton, Tim Rice, Esther Rantzen and even the cast of Eastenders.<br />
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The 17th century Grade II listed manor is on the market with Carter Jonas estate agents for £5 million.