Nothing says as much about you as your home. As well as being an expression of who you are it’s an opportunity to establish a unique environment for your family. We understand that every client has different priorities, so our first priority is to gain a detailed understanding of your exact needs and the inspiration behind your vision. We’ll quiz you about your preferred area, desired lifestyle, projected budget and risk appetite and get a feel for what you really value. Once you’re ready to proceed we’ll begin the search for the right opportunity.

Sourcing The Right Opportunity

Because of our long-standing relationships with surveyors, planners, land agents, architects and financial advisors we can often hear about prime parcels of land before they reach the open market.

Once we have found a site that meets with your approval we will negotiate a price on your behalf. Due diligence on the site will require us to conduct an initial planning review which will consider road access, local house styles, ground conditions, availability of services to the plot and planning risk. If we are satisfied that the site meets your needs we will propose suitable lawyers, planning consultants and surveyors to progress the acquisition.

Design Creation

The concept for your home will be developed by an experienced architectural team who have won numerous awards for country houses. They will work in partnership with you to draw out desires, designs and concepts.

We are able to visualise a house in any architectural style, from classical to contemporary. Sherbourne’s attention to detail is legendary and every aspect will be thought through to create a truly bespoke home, with a luxurious finish that can only be achieved by traditional craftsmen who still work by hand.


We manage the inherent risk of the build from the very outset. With over 20 years experience in our field we can navigate all aspects of the planning process on your behalf to help you realise your vision.

Our network of architects and consultants will prepare the planning application on your behalf, with costs commensurate with the size and complexity of the proposed scheme.

The exact steps required to secure planning consent for your project can be influenced by numerous factors including the topography of your chosen site and whether there are any existing residential or agricultural buildings. We will arrange all required surveys, collate information and report to you on progress.

Construction and Project Management

We select our partnerships carefully to ensure you enjoy the very highest standards of excellence, creativity and client care. We will introduce you to suitable contractors, including our Craftsman Shaun Borrett who has built the majority of our country houses during the past decade. We will also assign a Project Manager who will manage the construction process from beginning to end and act as your day to day contact.

Sherbourne Interiors

Sherbourne has been creating uncompromising country houses for decades, and our luxury design pedigree enables us to take on interior design projects of the most ambitious kind.

While we’re known for our expertise in classical architecture, many of our clients are passionate about contemporary interiors. So our designers have a flair for “tradition with a twist” – creating inspiring interiors that are a tasteful blend of old and new.

We believe that successful interior design says as much about the soul of a house as it does about the people who live in it. So our designers will carefully consider your needs and lifestyle to create spaces that are both beautiful and effortlessly functional.

Sherbourne Developments

Sherbourne Developments was established in 2000 to design and build classic country houses that offer the ultimate in luxury, convenience and connectivity. We bring the dream of a country lifestyle up to date by creating award-winning houses that honour the traditions of classical and vernacular architecture while meeting the needs of contemporary families.

A Sherbourne house has an inherent quality that speaks for itself. Our understanding of design, planning, traditional craftsmanship and state of the art technology enables us to make every detail the very best it can be. We’ll help you open an exciting new chapter in your family’s life and establish a legacy for the future.

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