Donnington Estate Elk Lake

Impressive English Cotswold Manor!

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Donnington Estate Elk Lake

Built in 1949, and designed by the renowned architect P. Leonard James, this impressive Cotswold Manor was built for a prominent British Industrialist was built to exacting standards with no expense spared.  For decades this elegant home owned, by Eric and Shirley Charman, has been the platform for Victoria’s finest soirees with guest lists including royalty, celebrities, and Government officials as well as Arts and Fundraising Events.

The home is ideal for entertaining with high ceilings, floor to ceiling windows, rich wood flooring, 30′ drawing room, French doors, 18′ dining room, five fireplaces plus two master suites and den.  There is ample accommodation for staff quarters and guests.

Situated like a jewel in the crown of the 7.4 acre garden, one can enjoy lush mature English country gardens, impressive forest with an array of rare and unique plantings.  The property has many out buildings including greenhouse, separate guest cottage, converted barn with extra accommodations, plus a private office. There are two garages, one attached and one separate providing covered parking for four cars.  This is an ideal situation for blended families or a professional requiring an at home office.

The location is equidistant between the Inner Harbour and the ferry, and situated near Elk Lake; an area of outstanding beauty, extensive horse trails and woodlands.  Words cannot express the magic of this private and tranquil country setting.

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Saanich West

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