This Chelsea Home Sits On The Grounds Of Henry VIII’s Former Manor

By Martha Davies

1 month ago

The site once served as the Tudor king's orchard


Looking for a home with a particularly spectacular garden? Well, this one-of-a-kind property stands on the site of Henry VIII’s former orchard, which was part of his manor house in Chelsea. Read on for the details…

You Can Now Live On The Grounds Of Henry VIII’s Former Chelsea Manor

Dining room with red curtains, a central chandelier, and a wooden dining table.

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Step inside this gorgeous mansion and you’ll likely find yourself lost for words. Amassing nearly 5,500 square feet of space, it’s complete with eight bedrooms, seven bathrooms and five reception rooms – but the star of the show is the garden, which was once part of Chelsea Place, Henry VIII’s Thameside manor house (where Queen Elizabeth I spent her teenage years).

It’s no surprise that the property boasts such a unique story: it’s located in Cheyne Gardens, arguably the most historic part of Chelsea. A stone’s throw from the River Thames, this leafy neighbourhood has been home to a string of famous figures, from David Lloyd George and JMW Turner to Dante Gabriel Rossetti and even Mick Jagger. And while every house in the area exudes elegance, this one is extra special.

Garden with patio and seating

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Cross the threshold and you’ll be greeted by handsome wooden panelling and an original balustraded staircase. From here, you can check out the formal dining room, which boasts parquet floors, towering sash windows and ceiling heights of nearly 11 feet. The elegant kitchen features handcrafted cabinets and French doors leading out to the all-important rear garden.

Reaching the first floor, you’ll find a music room, cloakroom, and a huge L-shaped drawing room with a statement chandelier and views over Cheyne Gardens (which you can enjoy from a sprawling stone-balustraded balcony). The bedrooms are arranged across the second, third and fourth floors, while the lower ground floor is occupied by a cinema/games room (and it can also serve as self-contained accommodation, encompassing a bedroom, bathroom, kitchenette, utility room and study).

Living room with gilt-framed artwork, red sofas and wooden cabinets.

Beauchamp Estates

Steeped in history and brimming with Chelsea charm, this really is a magnificent home. If you want to call it yours, it’s on the market for offers in excess of £14.5 million.

Available through Beauchamp Estates. beauchamp.com