Land ownership has always played an important part in the history of nations and great cities across the globe, and London is no exception. Key landowners (or estates) in London include the historic estates of Grosvenor, Cadogan, de Walden, Portman, Bedford, the City of London and the Crown, in addition to relatively newer estates such as Soho, Broadgate, Canary Wharf and Paul Raymond.
THE CADOGAN ESTATE
Cadogan Estates Limited is particularly associated with the area around Cadogan Square, Sloane Street and the King’s Road in Chelsea, where the company owns the freehold on a mix of residential, retail and commercial property, in addition to owning property in Knightsbridge.
The company’s origins date back to Sir Hans Sloane, the eighteenth-century scientist, who purchased what was then known as the manor of Chelsea in 1712. On his death, the Chelsea estate was split between his two daughters, one of whom was married to a member of the Cadogan family. On the death of Sloane’s other daughter, her share of the estate was left to her son Hans Stanley who in turn bequeathed it to his sisters when he died. On their death in 1821 their half of the estate reverted to the Cadogans.
The Cadogan estate includes some of London’s most sought after retail locations (Sloane Street, Motcomb Street, etc.) and residential property in some of the capital’s most exclusive squares. In 2000 the company acquired the Duke of York’s Headquarters, a former barracks adjoining Sloane Square, which has been successfully converted to retail, office and residential use, as well as providing a home for the Saatchi Gallery. The redevelopment of the site has once again re-invigorated the area and is home to a range of luxury retail and restaurants including Venetian restaurant Polpo, Sicilian scent specialist Ortigia and book publisher extraordinaire Taschen.
Beauchamp Estates has an extensive property portfolio, including properties currently available to buy and let within the area of the Cadogan Estate:
HANS CRESCENT, SW1
An immaculately-presented, three bedroom, lateral apartment located on the first floor of an attractive building on the corner of Hans Crescent and Pavilion Road. The property has been elegantly interior designed and furnished to a very high standard, creating classical yet contemporary features throughout.
Hans Crescent is available to buy for £6,250,000 subject to contract. Click here for more information
COURT LODGE, SW1
This stunning three bedroom apartment occupies the second floor of a period building overlooking, with a grand reception room, high ceilings and two balconies, boasting exceptional west facing views overlooking Sloane Square.
Court Lodge is available to let for £5,450 per week. Click here for more information
CADOGAN GARDENS, SW3
This bespoke, one bedroom home is composed of an extraordinary reception room leading out to a balcony with views of the incredible architecture in the area.
Cadogan Gardens is available to let for £2,500 per week. Click here for more information
For more information on the Cadogan Estate visit: www.cadogan.co.uk