Savills | Shire Lane, Chalfont St. Peter, Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire, SL9 0QY | Property for sale
20.02 Ac(8.10 Ha)
Excess of £4,500,000

Shire LaneChalfont St. Peter, Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire, SL9 0QY

    Key features

    • Elegant Grade II listed country house
    • Spacious layout for flexible living
    • Leisure wing with indoor swimming pool and orangery
    • Large open plan kitchen/breakfast/family room
    • Stable block and paddocks
    • Beautiful gardens and grounds in total about 20 acres

    An impressive Grade II listed country house set within beautifully landscaped gardens and grounds, in total about 20 acres, conveniently located within the Chilterns.

    About this property

    • High Trees is situated in a sought-after part of south Buckinghamshire lying within convenient reach of central London yet enjoying substantial private grounds surrounded by open countryside.

      The house occupies a secluded position with the principal reception rooms and bedrooms overlooking the glorious formal gardens believed to have been designed by Edwin Lutyens and Gertrude Jekyll. Originally built in the mid 1890's, the original structure of the house and layout of the grounds were completed in 1904 by the architect Claude W. Ferrier. It was built for his father Sir David Ferrier a pioneering neurologist and psychologist who was a founding member of the Epilepsy Society as it is known today. Later the house was occupied by the son of the 5th Earl Cadogan.

      The house has a handsome and substantial appearance being of neo-Georgian style in which some features have been implemented by arts and crafts detailing. It is set back from Shire Lane and sheltered behind mature woods which line the northern boundary. Constructed of brick under a tile roof it is approached via a long gravel driveway through wrought iron electric gates leading to the in front of the principal house. The property has been carefully and sympathetically refurbished by the present owners and provides wonderful family home for both family living and entertaining.

      The gardens and grounds are a particular feature of the property and have been cleverly designed to enjoy the different aspects and vistas across the grounds. On the southern elevation is a magnificent wisteria with a brick paved terrace leading to a beautiful rose garden and formal stone fountain. Further areas of paving provide large seating areas for relaxation and outdoor entertaining.

      Beyond the formal gardens are broad swathes of lawns with grass pathways leading through to the delightful arboretum which includes many magnificent specimen trees including holly, rhododendrons, azaleas, magnolias, firs, cherry, silver birch and Japanese Acer and several pines Beyond the arboretum are a number of post and railed paddocks with an adjacent stable block and gardener's office which will appeal to the equestrian enthusiast.

      View payable Stamp Duty for this property

    Additional information

    • Directions: From London take the A40/M40 leaving at J11 signposted to Gerrards Cross. At the traffic lights at the end of the slip road turn right. At the first mini roundabout continue straight over and at the second roundabout take the 2nd exit signposted Gerrards Cross and Amersham (A40). Continue along the A40 and at the top of the hill take the right hand fork signposted (A413) to Amersham. Continue straight over the next two roundabouts and approximately 200 yards after the 2nd roundabout take the right turning signed to Chalfont Common into Copthall Lane then bear left into Rickmansworth Lane. Continue into Chalfont Common and at the t junction turn right and then immediately left. Proceed along this road for approximately 0.8 of a mile passing a cross roads, and at the sharp right hand bend with The Dumb Bell Pub in front of you, turn left into Shire Lane. Continue along Shire Lane and High Trees can be found on the right hand side after about 0.3 miles.
    • EPC Rating = D
    • Tenure = Freehold