Great Nast Hyde House
Clients: David Bailey
Built between 1598 and 1625, over the centuries Nast Hyde has had many owners.
King Henry VIII was one of its famous owners and it was passed on to Queen Elizabeth I who used it as her hunting lodge. It is believed that Charles Dickens used Great Nast Hyde House as the model for his novel ‘Bleak House”.
In September 1946 it was purchased by the De Havilland Aircraft Company, which today is British Aerospace. They used it as a guest house for their most prestigious clients and visitors.
In 2001, Vear Group carried out a refurbishment to Great Nast Hyde House for David Bailey, a descendant of De Havilland, reinstating it to a Manor House for his family.