Easy, transitional décor in this first-floor luxury apartment combined with the classic lines and timeless design of Shardeloes.
The thoughtful and intelligent conversion ensures this apartment possesses the most vital elements; the grandeur and appeal of a house of this age and the stature and supremely suitable accommodation for any resident hoping to have it all.
It's no overstatement to say the outlook is magnificent. Breath-taking and unparalleled views reaching far across the Misbourne valley and lake are testament to generations of care and attention.
Its elegant décor is entirely fitting for the style and age of the house; rooms are generously sized and, despite its evident grandeur, the apartment has an undoubtedly homely feel.
Externally, the apartment benefits from two single garages as well as ample parking for residents and visitors. In addition, the communal tended grounds and stunning countryside walks leave little to the imagination.
Leasehold with 949 years unexpired and peppercorn ground rent
Shardeloes - building and history
A landmark as much as a national treasure. This Grade I listed building presides over Amersham and provided a grand country seat for the Lord of the Manor for whom it was built.
The grandest names in architecture, house and garden design are associated with Shardeloes. Forward thinking Stiff Leadbetter, Robert Adam, Humphrey Repton and Capability Brown all have links with this imposing building.
Classic lines and influences from Roman and Greek architecture give Shardeloes its grand façade. The gardens were Grade II listed in 1987 and overlook woodland, hills and copses across the Misbourne Valley.
During the Second World War Shardeloes was used as a maternity unit and more than 3000 babies were born there including Sir Tim Rice. After the Second World War it was threatened with demolition before its sale and conversion into apartments and maisonettes.
Without parallel in its elevated position, any resident of Shardeloes will look out on the same tended and beautiful view that residents have done for 250 years.
There is a good reason why Old Amersham is such a desirable location - for couples, families, businesses, TV and film companies.
An ancient market town, it is one of the few to hold an annual Charter Fair (each September) instated in the 13th century; it is the location for scenes in Four Weddings and a Funeral, episodes of Midsomer Murders and more recently Celebrity Masterchef; there are meeting and eating places to satisfy all tastes and educational facilities which are second to none in the country.
The location, which borders a rural landscape, also has a cosmopolitan feel that is enhanced by the boutique shops, independent retailers and coffee shops. A wider range of shopping and eating is in larger nearby towns such as Aylesbury, Watford and High Wycombe, all within a 35 minute drive from Old Amersham.
Essential links to London by road and rail are convenient and close by. Amersham Station is under a mile away and runs regular trains to London Marylebone on the Chiltern line or the Metropolitan line into Baker Street which takes just 35 minutes).
The M40 and M25 are within ten minutes' drive from the property giving easy access to all other areas whether travelling in or further out.
Not to be underestimated are the delights of the local area. Open farms, museums, fetes, carnivals and farmers' markets make this thoroughly country but with a feel of being on the edge of the city.
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