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City & Country and You

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  • Past Development

INTRODUCTION

Cheverells has a colourful history that has continued into modern times. Sympathetically renovated and converted to provide 10 stunning homes that not only reflect the former splendour of the house, but also provided homes equipped for luxurious modern living.

Built in 1706 as the Dower House to Beechwood Park, the ancestral home of the Sebright family, Cheverells was once an elegant red brick country house bearing all the hallmarks of the classic Queen Anne style. The house was of great historic significance and is Grade II* Listed. Standing in approximately 8 1/4 acres of mature gardens the building had undergone many alterations over the years but largely in Victorian times when the Ballroom was added.

The immediate priority was to safeguard the historic fabric which had rapidly deteriorated as a result of poor, virtually non-existent maintenance to the point where emergency repairs to prevent water ingress had to be undertaken almost immediately.

The main design constraint was the reinstatement of original room proportions and layouts to recreate the elegance and refinement that was once at the heart of the stylish mansion. In addition a wealth of beautiful period features including lantern lights, ornate cornicing, a beautifully decorative plasterwork ceiling which is reportedly a Chippendale design, original panelling and fireplaces, an exquisitely carved pair of shelved display alcoves with matching fireplace mantle (reputedly carved by Italian Barteli), were in varying states of disrepair and suffering from general neglect.

The quality of the conversion was rewarded by successful sales and a prestigious What House? Gold Award for renovation in 2003 for City & Country.

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"I just wanted to write a quick note to say that this morning I went round The General and was very impressed with the whole development from the layout and overall build quality, to the specific finishes. It was beautiful and better than your competitors. But what I really wanted to pass on was that I have been round several of your developments now and at every single one, every member of staff from the general labourer upwards have all been very polite,..."

Adam Greenwood, Director - Valuation Advisory, JLL

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The Manor, Herringswell, Suffolk

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Gloucester Prison will be open to the public after City & Country, owner of the site, agreed plans that will see the former prison used temporarily as a visitor attraction.

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