Albury Park Mansion
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Albury Park Mansion is one of the South of England’s most important and prestigious Stately Homes, uniquely retained in private ownership and having been until 1969 the Country Seat of the Dukes of Northumberland. Michael Wilson Restorations are converting the Mansion to include twelve magnificent apartments in partnership with Belgravia based London property company, Chelsminster Estates.
At Albury Park Mansion Michael Wilson Restorations offers a completely unique lifestyle experience for the most discerning homeowner. This grand mansion lies within impressive Grade I Listed gardens ajoining the picturesque Tillingbourne river and is approached through parkland by an impressive driveway lined with mature historic trees, guiding the visitor to an arched courtyard entrance and the unforgettable first view of the magnificent west front of the Mansion House.
Albury Park Mansion is a Grade II* Listed Stately Home with 18th and 19th Century additions by leading architects of their period, Sir John Soane and Augustus Pugin. The quality of their architectural features will be retained, to present the opportunity of living in an unrivalled historic heritage environment overseen by leading restoration architect Michael Wilson.
These splendid apartments have the benefit of ‘Resident Porterage and Concierge Services’ delivering uniquely for a Country Estate outside Prime London locations, personalised ‘Home Hotel Services’. Also allowing the confidence for security and maintenance to be able to ‘lock up and leave’ to pursue an individual lifestyle.
Albury Park Mansion is acknowledged as one of the South of England’s most important and prestigious country houses and has hosted many historic events including in 1762 the Coronation Ball for King George III.
The original dwelling was recorded in the Doomsday Survey as Elderberrie Manor. The present house was built and the parkland setting created by Sir John Evelyn, after a fire in 1697, which left only the Tudor cellars. In 1800 the then owner Samuel Thornton the Governor of the Bank of England commissioned the Bank’s architect Sir John Soane to re model the house. A notable surviving feature of Soane’s work is the elegant cantilevered staircase in the main hallway thought to be the first of its kind.
The architecture of today’s house is the work of a great architect of the Nineteenth Century Augustus Pugin who re modelled the house in 1846 in Victorian Gothic style for the owner, the banker Henry Drummond. Pugin’s 63 unique decorative chimneys and his inimitable use of brick and stone facades dominate the visual character of Albury.
Albury Park Mansion is set in a majestic parkland environment just five miles south east of Guildford and just thirty miles from central London.
The village of Albury has grown up around the Tillingbourne Stream and the area offers great opportunities for walking and access onto the Green Sand Way, which connects right along the Surrey Hills. Other points of interest include the pretty village of Shere, the Silent Pool and St Martha’s Hi