A nine-bedroom Buckinghamshire mansion is on the market for £3 million. It stands in six acres with the option to buy the adjoining 31.17 acres.

Gayhurst Park is 15 minutes from the centre of Milton Keynes.

The house was built between 2015 and 2016 for a Sheikh who failed to go through with the deal.

He pulled out for personal reasons, says the agent at the Milton Keynes office of Taylor Walsh.

The new property extends to 15,700 square feet.

It occupies part of one of the best known private estates in the county, if not the country.

The main mansion Gayhurst House dates from the Tudor era. It’s Grade I listed.

Leading figures in public life have lived here over the centuries. Not all were upstanding members of the community.

Sir Everard Digby was one of the conspirators of the Gunpowder Plot of 1605. He was executed the following year.

The new mansion is built of natural stone. The private entrance is through electric gates onto a drive that winds through parkland to an archway that opens onto a courtyard with a clocktower above.

One wing of the main residence is for entertainment. There are also two self-contained annexes.

The floors throughout are concrete to minimise sound travelling from upstairs to down.

The overall specification includes underfloor heating, air conditioning, a ground source heat pump to reduce fuel bills, a built-in vacuum system and the wizardry for a fully integrated home automation.

With luck and a decent internet connection, you could turn up the heating at home from your mobile while you’re reclining on a sunbed on the other side of the world.

The nine bedrooms are all either king sized or doubles.

The sweeping staircase in the marble floored entrance hall leads up to the five bedrooms on the two upper floors.

The ritzy master suite includes a dressing room, lavish bathroom, also a steam room and two sun terraces.

The two other bedrooms on the first floor share an en suite bathroom in a Jack and Jill arrangement.

Both bedrooms on the second floor have their own bathrooms and dressing rooms.

The remaining four bedrooms are in the annexes – one annexe is two-storey (three en suite bedrooms, two reception rooms and a kitchen here); the other annexe has one bedroom, main bathroom, sitting room and kitchen.

The entertainment facilities in the new mansion include a “games room, home movie theatre, and the indoor swimspa/gym room with changing rooms.”

The ground floor of the main residence has an arena sized open plan kitchen/breakfast and TV room.

There’s also the formal dining room, a stately drawing room and a fully fitted office from where you can control your business empire.

The six acres that come with the house include a walled garden.

Pay a bit more and you can own the entire 36 acres which surround Gayhurst Park.

By way of a comparison with property values in South Bucks, there’s a nine bedroom house for sale in Beaconsfield that has been remodelled to perfectionist standards by the present owners.

It stands in one acre in one of the best roads in the area.

It was originally built in the early 1900s.

Along with accessories such as a swimming pool, fully racked wine room and cinema that buyers in the upper echelons look for today it still has gentrified amenities which would have appealed to upper crust Edwardians.

How often do you come across a house in the 21st Century with a gentleman’s study and a designated luggage room?

Nigel Briggs, the agent who has this residence on his books at his office in the old town, is inviting offers in the region of £8m.

In the north of the county you can buy a mini country estate for £3m.