Marsham Manor started life as a pair of farm cottages in the 1600s and was known as Marsham Farm. In 1907 it was bought by Tibbs and Co, a Wembley firm of builders, who brought it up to
date. The renowned architect, Stanley Hamp (who was involved in the design of the Savoy Hotel), designed a corridor across the front of the house, linking the existing wing to a new Arts and Crafts wing. His designs featured in the Studio Yearbook of Decorative Art 1912. Marsham Manor is now one of the most significant houses in Gerrards Cross; not only is it one of the oldest properties but it has been beautifully renovated over the years whilst retaining a wealth of historical features such as the tile hung elevations and the black and white tiling in some of the ground floor rooms. The distinctive Delft tiles in the downstairs
cloakroom were installed by the Selby Lowndes family when they extended and remodelled the original house in 1907.
In 2008, the current owners addressed the fabric of the property, including rewiring, re-plumbing and replacing the guttering. They also sourced numerous attractive items to enhance the character of the house, including the fireplaces in
the bedrooms and the antique brass plaques on many of the doors on the first floor.
Well located in Marsham Lane, a conservation area and within level walking distance to the town centre, common and railway station with trains to London Marylebone from 20 minutes. Gerrards Cross offers comprehensive facilities and is popular with commuters with great communication links in the area - M40, M25 and M4 all within easy access to Heathrow, Gatwick and Central London.
The property is approached via a pair of wrought-iron gates set in a brick and flint wall. A wide gravel gateway opens to the front of the house, revealing the attractive façade. To the rear of the house, there is a York stone terrace and a sheltered walled garden with a pretty brick “folly”. The garden, which was originally an orchard, evokes a sense of privacy and is largely laid to lawn, interspersed with mature shrubs, trees and
flower beds. Plantings include a climbing hydrangea, a monkey puzzle, magnolia, maple tree and a Japanese anemone at the front of the property.
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