Farriers, a distinguished wing of Headley Park mansion

PUBLISHED: 21:14 16 December 2014 | UPDATED: 21:14 16 December 2014

Farriers forms part of the larger Headley Park mansion

Farriers forms part of the larger Headley Park mansion


Fancy living in a wing of a country house that was once home to the father of JFK? Well, now is your chance, as this stunning property at Headley hits the market...


Farriers, Headley


Forming part of a stunning Surrey mansion, Farriers in Headley was once the temporary home to John F Kennedy’s father at the outbreak of World War Two.

The four-bedroom wing of Headley Park, a Victorian country mansion built in 1898 by John Mappin of royal jewellers Mappin & Webb, on the site of a former Georgian mansion that was destroyed by fire, the property has a distinguished history.

Joseph Kennedy, the father of JFK, stayed at the property before it was taken over by the Canadian High Commission until the end of World War Two.

More recently, over the last five years, Farriers has been painstakingly restored, including rewiring and installing central heating.

“This is a very special home indeed, with impressively high ceilings, huge windows and beautifully proportioned rooms,” says the sales manager of Aston Mead, Robert Muat.

“Historically, this four-bedroom wing of the house contained the main reception rooms – so you have all the magnificence of the country mansion, including spectacular fireplaces and plaster mouldings.”

The current owners, Robbie and Helen Gelder, say they are moving on reluctantly.

“You only have to walk inside to realise what a magnificent property Headley Park is,” they say.

“The grandeur of the rooms is breathtaking, and when we bought the house five years ago, we knew that we wouldn’t get such an opportunity again.”

• For more information, contact Aston Mead, Epsom: astonmead.com

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