Thornton Estate is Covid19 compliant with enhanced cleaning procedures and has been equipped with iWave-R air filters in each of the four (4) geothermal air handlers.


A quintessential Eastern Shore estate. This magnificent manor house on 325 acre preserved farm outside of Chestertown on Morgan Creek. In 1664, the original patent for Thornton was granted by Lord Baltimore from the colonial lands he received from King Charles I of England in the 1630’s. Thornton was conveyed to Philip Hopkins in 1693 and is still owned by his direct descendants. The current owners are the 12th and 13th successive generation owners. The house was built in 1815 and renovated in 2001.

The Manor House Details

Stately 6,000 s.f. brick manor house (c. 1815). Fully renovated. 5 bedrooms (2 suites & 3 guest rooms) and 4 ½ baths. Large new “cook’s” kitchen with attached family room. 2 nd floor master suite deck & washer/dryer. Beautifully furnished. Separate “His” & “Hers” Offices. Swimming Pool. Greenhouse. Elevator. Geothermal HVAC. Magnificent interior woodwork. Library with wet bar. Vineyard in front of house.


Beautiful grounds. Entirely private. Stately ½ mile tree-lined driveway. Helicopter landing area. Extensive walking paths. Fishing pond. Small boat/canoe/kayaking. ½+ mile creek frontage. Organic & traditional farming. Historic graveyard undergoing restoration. 5 miles from Chestertown. Hunting opportunities. Available guest privileges at Chester River Golf & Country Club.


General Information

  • 4,000 square feet, 326 acres
  • 3 floors
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
  • 2 Washer/Dryer units
  • Elevator
  • Screened/Glassed Porches
  • Pool with pool house
  • Entertainment Center
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Stone Fire-pit
  • Vineyard
  • Abundance of wildlife
  • Dog Friendly

“Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails.

Explore…Dream…Discover. “

-Mark Twain