A grand place to call home...
ASKING PRICE: £1.85m
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