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.