City & Country sets new record at the WhatHouse? Awards 2023
Located on an estate dating back to 1200 and built in the late 1790s / early 1800s, the iconic Grade I listed Mansion at Sundridge Park is recognised as a nationally significant heritage asset.
Passing through the hands of English nobility over the intervening years, The Mansion has welcomed a range of English aristocrats and others notable for their contribution to British construction and design.
And now, having been impressively restored and converted by heritage specialist City & Country, the influence of these famous visitors lives on, with the most exclusive of the apartments named after those that had the greatest impact on the estate.
The current Mansion owes its existence to Edward George Lind, an English gentleman who set about greatly improving the estate. In celebration of his part in the estate’s history, an impressive three-bedroom duplex home on the first floor has been named after him. Lind enlisted the help of Humphry Repton, the last great landscape designer of the eighteenth century and successor to Capability Brown, to complete the landscape vision of its surrounding parkland. The Repton, now a vast two-bedroom home and the largest of all the apartments in The Mansion, offers incredible views across the very landscape that its namesake designed.
Of course, it would be impossible to ignore the influence of John Nash, one of Britain’s most celebrated architects credited with the success of the Regency and Georgian eras. Obvious similarities between Nash’s design for The Mansion and many of his most distinguished works, including Buckingham Palace and Brighton’s Royal Pavilion, can be drawn.
Meanwhile the Scott family, who owned the Sundridge Park Estate for over 100 years in successive generations, have been acknowledged too. The Scott’s were responsible for some of the later additions to The Mansion, including the exquisite ballroom which was built in 1880, as well as some of its decorative plasterwork. The apartment in keeping of the family name is arguably the most ornate, with exquisite original plasterwork throughout on walls and ceilings. The beauty of the detailing surrounding the fantastic circular stairwell which draws the eye up to the unique rooflight and leads to the showstopping master bedroom, simply cannot be described.
Tim Sargeant, Chairman of City & Country, comments: “The Mansion at Sundridge Park owes a great debt to many of the fascinating people in its illustrious history, and as a business that specialises in embracing and enhancing heritage, we wanted to acknowledge their legacy.”
Accessed via a leafy, wooded drive, the homes at The Mansion enjoy tranquil surroundings, with attractive views across the adjacent Sundridge Park Golf Club.
These beautiful homes boast prime positions within The Mansion, and all feature a sumptuous specification, with bespoke shaker-style Ladbury kitchens, appointed with integrated Siemens appliances and stone worktops. Luxurious bathroom suites are complete with Villeroy & Boch sanitaryware, and beautiful porcelain tiling, with many also featuring freestanding roll top baths and separate rain showers.