Duke of Abercorn's Mayfair mansion turned into flats for £1,150 a week

Mayfair townhouse that belonged to Princess Diana’s great-grandfather the 3rd Duke of Abercorn is converted into luxury apartments available to rent for £1,200 a week

  • Victorian townhouse once belonging to the 3rd Duke of Abercorn has been converted into luxury Mayfair flats
  • Five-storey red brick building on historic Park Street was built in 1891-94 for the 1st Duke of Westminster
  • Available to let priced at £1,150 per week for a two-bedroom apartment or at £1,200 per week for first floor 

A Mayfair townhouse that once belonged to Princess Diana’s great-grandfather 3rd Duke of Abercorn has been converted into luxury flats available to rent from up to £1,200 per week. 

Originally the London home belonged to James Hamilton – whose daughter Lady Cynthia Hamilton was married Princess Diana’s paternal grandfather, the 7th Earl Spencer – and has now been transformed into a brand new residential development. 

The five-storey red brick building on Mayfair’s historic Park Street was built in 1891-94 and has now been converted into six two-bedroom, two-bathroom, lateral apartments. 

They are available to let priced at £1,150 per week for a two-bedroom apartment on either the ground or second floor, or at £1,200 per week for a first floor or larger lower ground floor apartment.  

A grand Victorian townhouse once belonging to the 3rd Duke of Abercorn has been converted into luxury Mayfair flats. Pictured, an upper-floor apartment reception room with a feature fireplace

They are available to let priced at £1,150 per week for a two-bedroom apartment on either the ground or second floor. Pictured, a bedroom on the ground floor 

Located off the main reception room is a fully fitted designer kitchen with sleek white fitted units, white-stone corian worktops

The residential development provides six brand new two bathroom apartments. Master bathrooms feature a bathtub and shower with sleek grey fittings and modern tiling 

The five-storey red brick building on Mayfair’s historic Park Street was built in 1891-94 for the 1st Duke of Westminster and is located on the highly sought after Western side of Mayfair, close to Hyde Park and Park Lane

The residential development provides six brand new two bedroom, two bathroom apartments, ranging from 875 sqft up to 1,478 sqft in size, with one apartment per floor over lower ground, ground and four upper floors. 

The apartments are approached through an elegant entrance hallway with a passenger lift to all floors.

Each apartment has a spacious reception room with Oak timber flooring in a Nero finish, flume feature fireplace and feature lighting, with some of the apartments incorporating a deep bay window. 

The reception rooms provide for a spacious living area and a 6-8 seat dining area. 

Originally the London home belonged to James Hamilton, the 3rd Duke of Abercorn (pictured) – whose daughter Lady Cynthia Hamilton was married Princess Diana’s paternal grandfather, the 7th Earl Spencer

The reception rooms also include feature lighting, with some of the apartments incorporating a deep bay window

 The apartments boast bright home office spaces with feature lighting, oak floor fittings and chic modern furniture 

Each apartment has a spacious reception room with Oak timber flooring in a Nero finish. The upper-floor apartments feature balconies 

How is the James Hamilton linked to the Princess of Wales? 

James Hamilton, the 3rd Duke of Abercorn, was the grandson of the 1st Viscount Hamilton and godson of Edward VII, Prince of Wales. 

He married Lady Rosalind Cecilia Caroline Bingham in 1984. 

Their daughter Lady Cynthia Hamilton married Princess Diana’s paternal grandfather, Albert Spencer, the 7th Earl Spencer, in 1919.  

Cynthia Spencer, nee Hamilton, had two children; Lady Anne Spencer and John Spencer – who is the father of Diana, Princess of Wales. 

John Spencer is the maternal grandfather of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex. 

Cynthia Spencer was the paternal grandmother of Diana. This makes the Duke of Abercorn Princess Diana’s great-grandfather. 

Located off the main reception room is a fully fitted designer kitchen with sleek white fitted units, white-stone corian worktops, integrated appliances and a breakfast bar.

All the apartments have a principal bedroom suite with ensuite bathroom and a guest bathroom/shower room and in a selection of the apartments the second bedroom has an ensuite shower room.

The apartments have been finished to a high specification with features including home automation systems, air-conditioning and Banham CCTV security. 

The apartments are all available for immediate occupation and can be rented furnished or unfurnished. 

All the apartments have a principal bedroom suite with ensuite bathroom. Pictured, an upper-floor apartment’s master bedroom

The modern kitchens feature stylish fully-integrated appliances and a breakfast bar as well as feature lighting and wooden flooring

Located on the highly sought after Western side of Mayfair, close to Hyde Park and Park Lane, Park Street is the longest street in Mayfair, running from South Street to Oxford Street and connecting with Mayfair’s local high street. 

The mayfair mansion was the marital home of Hamilton and Lady Rosalind Bingham, daughter of the 4th Earl of Lucan. 

The Duke had a successful political career and was the godson of the Prince of Wales so the Park Street townhouse entertained Royalty, politicians and the Lucan family.

In 1922 the Duke was appointed as the Viceroy & Governor of the newly created Northern Ireland and relocated to Belfast with the Park Street townhouse then becoming the London home of Sir Patrick Hastings QC, the Attorney General. 

The apartments have been finished to a high specification with features including home automation systems, air-conditioning and Banham CCTV security

The flats are approached through an elegant entrance hallway with a passenger lift to all floors. Pictured, the hallway of an upper-floor apartment 

Ground-floor apartments in the complex, which is located on the longest street in Mayfair,  feature a garden space with stone flooring 

When Sir Patrick died in 1952 the property was converted into a boutique hotel a role which continued until the townhouse was converted into a new residential development.  

Peter Wetherell, Founder & Chairman of Wetherell says: ‘Offering bright and spacious living spaces, the brand new apartments at Park Street are designed in a contemporary and elegant style that is the epitome of modern living in Mayfair. 

‘Available for immediate occupation these turn-key luxury apartments can be rented furnished or unfurnished and are ideal for a couple, business person or family with a young child wanting a central London home.’ 

For further information contact the lettings department of Wetherell.  

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