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Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - BUCKS PROERTY -

PPROACHING Shard­e­loes, the long sweep­ing scenic drive­way leads up to the dec­o­ra­tive wrought­iron dou­ble gates.As the im­pres­sive por­tico with Corinthian col­umns and white fa­cade of the main man­sion house greet you, the view drops away to­wards Shard­e­loes Lake and be­yond... you have ar­rived!

Shard­e­loes dates back to 1758 when it was built by Wil­liam Drake as the an­ces­tral home of the Tyr­whitt Drake fam­ily, de­signed by Stiff Leadbetter with the por­tico and in­te­rior dec­o­ra­tion by Robert Adam. This is a very spe­cial place to live in­deed. Shard­e­loes was req­ui­si­tioned as a ma­ter­nity home at the out­break of the Sec­ond World War.The house was later re­stored and con­verted into apart­ments, which were first rented and then sold in the 1970s.

This strik­ing Grade I listed coun­try retreat is set within stunning pri­vate grounds ap­proach­ing 50 acres which in­clude for­mal gar­dens, park­land, wood­land and of course its very own beau­ti­ful lake.Th­ese his­tor­i­cal gar­dens were judged to be of 'Out­stand­ing His­toric In­ter­est' by the Gar­dens Com­mit­tee of English Her­itage in March 1990.

The devel­op­ment is well po­si­tioned for ac­cess to the his­toric mar­ket town of Old Amer­sham with its ex­ten­sive range of highly re­garded restau­rants, bou­tiques, cafes and public houses.

Amer­sham is also nearby with its main­line and un­der­ground sta­tion al­low­ing for a swift com­mute into Lon­don, whilst via nearby mo­tor­way links, driv­ers can eas­ily ac­cess the M40, M1 and M25 for trav­el­ling fur­ther afield.

Bairstow Eves Es­tate Agents is very proud to be of­fer­ing two stunning apart­ments within the Shard­e­loes Es­tate which still re­tain a num­ber of charm­ing fea­tures to in­clude high ceil­ings, dec­o­ra­tive cov­ing, pe­riod win­dows and fea­ture fire­places.

In ad­di­tion to a three bed­room apart­ment in the con­verted sta­ble block for sale at £585,000 (

the agent also has a three bed­room apart­ment in the main house avail­able at a guide price of £650,000.

En­joy­ing views to­wards the lake, it fea­tures spa­cious and well­pro­por­tioned ac­com­mo­da­tion com­pris­ing re­cep­tion hall, stunning sit­ting room (thought to have formed part of the orig­i­nal mas­ter bed­room suite) with fea­ture fire­place, be­spoke kitchen/break­fast room, dou­ble-as­pect dining room, three dou­ble bed­rooms, bath­room and an ad­di­tional shower room.This prop­erty also of­fers two garages in a nearby block.

Con­tact Sole Agents Bairstow Eves on 01494 723322 for more de­tails or to view th­ese charm­ing prop­er­ties.

MAN­SION HOUSE: Bairstow Eves has two apart­ments for sale within the Shard­e­loes Es­tate, one of which is in the main build­ing.

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