For sale! One Surrey tourist attraction with history
PUBLISHED: 11:20 22 September 2010 | UPDATED: 15:00 07 May 2014
Following its closure as a tourist attraction at the end of 2009 for economic reasons, the historic former estate of Lord Beaverbrook, Cherkley Court, has been put up for sale.
The estate, near Leatherhead, was bought by the newspaper magnate and politician, in 1911, and over the years he entertained a host of famous faces, including Winston Churchill and Rudyard Kipling, there.
Following a full restoration project, the picturesque gardens were opened to the public in 2006 and went on to receive great acclaim if not the expected visitor numbers.
The centrepiece of Cherkley Court is an historically important Grade II listed country house, surrounded by spectacular formal gardens leading to secluded parkland with far reaching views.
Cherkley Court also has a substantial secondary house, former stable block comprising a courtyard of traditional stone buildings, three cottages, extensive office space and further outbuildings set among 370 acres of parkland, farmland and woodland.
In order for The Beaverbrook Foundation, founded in 1954 to support charitable causes in UK and the property’s current owner, to continue its charity work to its best ability, Cherkley Court is for sale at a guide price of £20 million through international property adviser Savills.
- Contact Louis Winterbourne at Savills Reigate, Hartland House, 45 Church Street, Reigate, Surrey RH2 0AD or call him on 01737 230 201 for more information.