Iver Grove, a Grade II* listed Georgian mansion in Buckinghamshire has come onto the market. The house has a fascinating history, and was most likely designed by John James, a contemporary of Hawksmoor and Vanbrugh.
Built in the 1720s, the house has had a string of illustrious owners, and also went through its periods of neglect, but in its present incarnation represents a wonderful example of a small but perfectly formed Georgian country estate. It has been fully modernised and looked after with love since the 1950s and will be a fascinating piece of architectural history and an ideal family home for the new owner.
The main house is about 5,500 sq. ft, and has an entrance hall, drawing room, study, sitting room, dining room, kitchen, wine cellars, utility room, cloakroom, master bedroom suite, guest bedroom suite, three further bedrooms, two further bathrooms and a self-contained flat with sitting room, bedroom and bathroom.
In addition to the main house there is also a converted coach house which stretches over 5.440 sq. ft, and has a suite of rooms currently used as offices, billiard room and games room; cottage with reception room; two bedrooms, bathroom, kitchen and cloakroom; a flat with open plan reception room, bedroom, bathroom and cloakroom. There is also a lodge with a sitting room, dining room, two bedrooms, bathroom and kitchen.
The property has an indoor swimming pool complex with a gym, a period stable block and an all-weather tennis court. The estate is set in mature gardens, with an ornamental water garden, and a walled kitchen with an orchard.
The estate is in around 17 acres, some of which could easily be turned into paddocks or additions to the landscaped gardens which already exist in the grounds.
Transport routes are good: Central London is around 20 miles away, and Heathrow around 8 miles. Amenities exist in the nearby village of Iver and Langley, the nearest town.