Mansion that Napoleon's brothers live in for sale for £75million

Home Counties mansion that was once home to Napoleon’s brothers and JP Morgan and inspired M’s office in the James Bond movies is for sale for £75million

A Home Counties mansion that has been the home to Emperor Napoleon’s brothers, Wall Street giant JP Morgan and even inspired M’s office in the James Bond movies has hit the market for £75million. 

King Joseph-Napoleon Bonaparte, who reigned over Naples and Spain, and King Jerome-Napoleon Bonaparte, who briefly reigned over Westphalia, lived in the house for a year in the 1830s after their Emperor brother fell from power in 1814. 

American financier JP Morgan, who dominated Wall Street in his time, used the mansion as his English country retreat between the 1853 and 1913. 

In 1960, James Bond film franchise co-producer Harry Saltzman bought Denham Place which he lived in for 17 years. 

Not only did he use the palace as his office, cast and crew of the iconic Bond films rehearsed there is even unconfirmed reports that scenes from the films were shot there.

The view of Denham place from the back garden w=hich is on the market for £75million

The 28,000 square foot property in Denham Place, Denham, Buckinghamshire boasts 12 bedrooms, 12 bathrooms and 12 reception rooms as well as a gym, a bar, outbuildings and four or more garages

The private bar inside the palatial mansion which is on sale for £75million

All 12 bedrooms in the mansion in Buckinghamshire have four poster beds. All of the contents of the mansion come with it

The library is even said to have inspired M’s office in the James Bond films. 

Harry Saltzman’s visitors to the palace include Sean Connery, Roger Moore, Michael Caine, Rudolf Nureyev and Gregory Peck.

The 28,000 square foot property in Denham Place, Denham, Buckinghamshire boasts 12 bedrooms, 12 bathrooms and 12 reception rooms as well as a gym, a bar, outbuildings and four or more garages. 

The new owner of the 43-acre property will also have access to use the helicopter base at Denham Aerodrome.

The salubrious property has a unique boast in that it is the only palatial mansion – other than the Crown Estate Royal Palaces – within 30 minutes of central London.

Images show a mansion full of grandeur, the property sits on over 43 acres of perfectly manicured gardens, there is a massage chair in the bathroom, an indoor bar, four poster beds in all the rooms and even art on the ceiling. 

The listing for the mansion reads: ‘Set in just under 43 acres of breath-taking parkland designed by Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown, Denham Place is beautifully refurbished, fully furnished and modernised Grade I Listed mansion with spectacular interiors in the style of a palace, located in Denham village where London meets Buckinghamshire.

‘Following an extensive eight-year restoration project of world-class quality, the estate has been brought to market and provides the unparalleled opportunity to purchase the finest stately home within 30 minutes of Central London.

‘Built in 1688-1701, this exceptional residence has been fully restored and short of acquiring one of the Crown Estate Royal Palaces there is nothing of this grandeur or provenance so close to Central London.

Prince Jerome-Napoleon Bonaparte (left) and King Joseph-Napoleon Bonaparte painted in portraits

A full length portrait of King Jerome Bonaparte who reigned over Westphalie during a brief period

A portrait of King Joseph Bonaparte, who reigned over Spin and Naples, and lived in Denham Place

 ‘The grand 28,525 sq. ft. Manor house, built in classic William and Mary architectural style, provides a private palace with state room-style principal entertaining spaces.

 ‘The estate has a Grade II Listed coach house, estate cottages, ancillary buildings and substantial garaging for vehicles (all totalling 11,199 sq. Ft.).

‘The restoration was led by acclaimed designer and award-winning architect Alexander Kravetz working alongside English Heritage and The Georgian Group for historic accuracy.

‘The estate now offers exceptional accommodation with the principal rooms benefitting from ceiling heights of over 16 feet, tall sash windows and ornate plasterwork throughout. The finest materials and artisans were used for the world-class transformation.

‘Restored and conserved by renowned Landscape Architect Lord Kenilworth, the estate offers a balance of landscaped gardens and Grade II listed parkland and woodland, bordering the 18-hole Buckinghamshire Golf Club championship course.

‘The grounds include a formal sunken garden, walled garden, meadow, orchard, and lake.

‘There is planning consent to transform the coach house into a VIP health spa offering a state-of-the-art gym, changing rooms, sauna, steam room, lounges, three treatment rooms and two wet-treatment rooms complete with a 15-metre outdoor swimming pool (that can be enclosed with a glass conservatory).

‘This magnificent residence provides a secluded retreat, yet is located just 17 miles from Mayfair, truly a place to enjoy the best of both worlds.

‘Denham Place is 20 miles from The City, with journeys by car reaching Central London in 30 minutes. Eton, Sandhurst and Windsor are a short drive away.

The Library in Denham Place which is said to have inspired M’s office in the James Bond films

M’s office, which was inspired by Denham Place’s Library, in James Bond during a scene in the Man With the Golden Gun

The cast of the James Bond movie, The Man with The Golden Gun during filming

Roger Moore, who was a visitor to Denham Place, during filming of the Man with The Golden Gun

‘The estate is a few minutes’ drive from Denham Aerodrome for use as a helicopter base or private aviation services, with airport RAF Northolt six miles away, and international hub Heathrow Airport just 15 minutes’ drive.’

The contents of Denham Place are included in the sale of the property. 

Key features of the property include:

  • Grand Grade I Listed manor house providing over 28,000 sq.ft.
  • 13 bedrooms, 14 bathrooms, 12 reception rooms, family and catering kitchens 
  • Lift to all floors, underfloor heating throughout, audio-visual technology embedded, air conditioning throughout.
  • Grade II Listed coach house, estate cottage, ancillary buildings totalling 8,500 sq. Ft.
  • Artisan-led restoration by award-winning designer, inspired by ornate palaces.
  • Grade II Listed parkland estate by Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown with meadow, lake, orchard, formal sunken garden and walled garden
  • Planning consent for VIP Health Spa and swimming pool.




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