Their relationship began to unravel after Ms Blades, pictured, discovered Dr Rowland in bed with another woman

The breakup of their relationship was caused by Ms Blades discovering Dr Rowland with another woman.

The jilted lover of a two-timing millionaire financier who was ordered to pay him £120,000 compensation for banning him from the house after catching him cheating says she has done ‘extremely well’ out of the case after she was allowed to keep half of the £2.8million mansion he bought for them.

Dr Chris Rowland, an Oxfordshire eco-business executive and a homeowner of nine bedrooms in Tadmarton House close to Banbury, bought the house in 2009 for a weekend getaway.

Their relationship fell apart when Ms Blades, a former City analyst, discovered that Blades was in sex with another woman in November of the same year.

Her ban on him was in effect until his divorce in 2015.

Dr Rowland was initially awarded £59,958 to compensate him for lost time after being banned from the property.

He has now been awarded £120,000 at the High Court after Judge Milwyn Jarman found that the veto had meant he lost the use of a ‘grand weekend and holiday home’ for those years.

But speaking exclusively to MailOnline Ms Blades said: ‘I have done extremely well out of this settlement and that’s only fair and just.

‘I may have to pay out £120,000 but in the big scheme of things, I’m very happy. I don’t really see myself as the winner, but I could not have asked for a better settlement.’

Ms Blades revealed that Tadmarton House, which was purchased by her ex-partner for £1.6 million is on the market for £2.8 million and that a sale is imminent, of which she will receive half.

She added: ‘We’ve got a buyer and the paperwork is currently being done so it should be sold very soon. I just want to sell it as quickly as possible, get what’s mine and move on with my life.’

Tadmarton House in an imposing Grade II Listed family house has south facing views over the surrounding Oxfordshire countryside

The Grade II Listed Tadmarton House is a magnificent family home with south-facing views overlooking the surrounding Oxfordshire countryside

The reception hall is leads to a door out to the lavender garden

Through the reception hall, there is a way to access the lavender garden.

Sharon Blades, a business executive, is to keep half of the mansion her ex-husband bought for them in 2009

Sharon Blades is a business executive who will keep half the house her husband bought in 2009.

Ms Blades claimed that nothing was stopping Dr Rowland visiting Tadmarton House following 2015.

She fumed: ‘I made it clear to him that I just didn’t want him visiting with his new woman. After their breakup in 2015, he could use the beautiful property on his own.

‘But he chose not to. Since 2015 I’ve been the sole responsible for Tadmarton House.

Dr Chris Rowland

Sharon Blades

Dr Chris Rowland (left) and business executive Sharon Blades (right) battled in court over the ownership of their £1.6million mansion after he cheated on her with another woman

‘I’ve paid all the bills, maintained the property, looked after the garden and even cleaned it myself.

‘It’s all been on my shoulders and it’s only right that I will get half of the value when it’s sold.

‘This was meant to be our dream home. It was the place where we were planning to spend weekends together and retire but sadly, things did not turn out that way.’

Ms Blades discovered that he had been cheating on her and ended her relationship with him when she found out that he had been in bed with her lover at his London penthouse.

According to the court, Dr Rowland was enchanted by Tadmarton House on 24 acres, where they intended to spend weekends or holidays, Ms Blades even said that they had talked of retiring.

The property was built around 1830 by Captain Lampet who originally named it The Highlands

The original name of the property is The Highlands. It was constructed by Captain Lampet around 1830.

The kitchen is on the north side of the house with a back door in from the garages

With a backdoor from the garages, the kitchen can be found on the north-facing side.

Italianate villa, built 1830 on top of a hilltop overlooking the countryside.

Dr Rowland used to dream of growing elephant grasses on the nearby fields.

However, their “dream” fell apart after she learned he was actually seeing another woman.

In March’s ownership dispute, Judge William Hansen ruled that Dr Rowland continued seeing both women even though Ms Blades had discovered their affair in 2009. He commented: “He then continued to view both for more than one year, but Ms Blades unexpectedly dropped by his flat in the beginning of 2011 and found him in bed in his new partner.

“There was an altercation which resulted Ms Blades accepting the police caution for assaulting her new partner, and Dr Rowland agreeing to a restraining or preventing any contact for several weeks with either of them.

At 65 Dr Rowland confessed to having continued seeing both women for several more months. He also admitted that he was not proud of this fact.

He said that he was emotional attached to each woman and wanted him to make a choice between them. It was difficult for him to do so.

Upstairs offers eight bedrooms, some with ensuite bathrooms and dressing rooms

Upstairs, there are eight bedrooms. Some have ensuite bathrooms.

The majority of the 24 acres of land comprises of parkland that stretches round the south side of the property with a number of mature trees and leading down to the lake

Parkland covers the majority of the 24-acres of land. It runs around the south-side of the property and includes mature trees, leading to the lake.

Judge Hansen in March ruled against Dr Rowland. Rowland had claimed that Tadmarton House belonged to him alone since he purchased it from his pocket.

Judge said that he and Ms Blades took on the property jointly, but acknowledged: “In one sense the outcome of this case is harsh for Dr Rowland. He contributed all the price to acquire a country home to be used by a couple with their own properties who never thought it was a good idea to pool their resources.”

The judge found that the couple owned equal shares of the property and ordered its sale, with half the proceeds going to the middle.

But he went on to award Dr Rowland just over £59,000 for his lost access to Tadmarton House between 2009 and 2015 when Ms Blades barred him from visiting with his new partner.

Dr Rowland stated that Ms Blades had vetoed him and his woman visiting the country house in 2009. He even wrote to him saying: “I would rather have it sold and have nothing than run the risk of her getting up there.”

The courtyard, with a car parking area and access to the triple garage and machinery shed with a gardeners’ WC in one corner

The courtyard, with a car parking area and access to the triple garage and machinery shed with a gardeners’ WC in one corner

The property has an double electronically operated wrought iron gate, with mature oak trees lining the driveway

A double-operated wrought iron gate with oak trees lines the driveway is available at this property.

It was “our” place. I want to remember that even though I can’t be there or don’t have the physical ability to, it was my memory.

Last month, Dr Rowland appealed the £59,958 award, asking Judge Milwyn Jarman QC to hike his compensation to what he claimed was the fairer figure of £216,199.

Paul Dipre (his barrister) argued that Dr Rowland was “effectively thrown out on weekends” and Judge Hansen incorrectly assessed his loss.