A grand place to call home...

Gloucestershire Echo - - OPEN HOUSE -


ONCE re­puted to be one of the ‘grand­est houses in Eng­land’, Wy­fold Court Man­sions in Hen­ley-on-thames has an im­pec­ca­ble po­lit­i­cal pedi­gree.

The Grade II listed build­ing was built be­tween 1872 and 1873 for Sir Ed­ward Her­mon, renowned Manch­ester cot­ton mag­nate and Mem­ber of Par­lia­ment for Pre­ston; and de­signed by Ge­orge Somers Clarke, a pupil of Sir Charles Barry who helped pre­pare the draw­ings for the Houses of Par­lia­ment.

Clearly there are sim­i­lar­i­ties, not least the grandeur of the prop­erty which re­flects the French Flam­boy­ant Gothic style and was con­verted into 11 apart­ments in the late 90s un­der the guid­ance of English Her­itage.

One apart­ment, within one of the most im­pres­sive parts of the build­ing, is now for sale. Set over three floors, there are panoramic views of the gar­dens – there are eight for­mal gar­dens and 170 acres of park­land – from all main rooms.

The ground floor has a spec­tac­u­lar draw­ing room with 20ft-high dec­o­ra­tive ceil­ing, orig­i­nal fire­place and full-height win­dows over­look­ing a foun­tain.

A re­cep­tion hall leads to an open plan kitchen and break­fast room, cloak­room and guest bed­room suite, and the morn­ing room. The mez­za­nine level has a gal­leried sit­ting room and of­fice/ li­brary with ceil­ing atrium win­dow; on the first floor there are two en-suite be­d­rooms with an­other on the sec­ond floor.

Wy­fold Court is for sale with Her­a­cles Prop­er­ties (her­a­cle­sprop­er­ties.com).

The draw­ing room

The kitchen

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