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Orchard Poyle, Burnham, Buckinghamshire SL1 8NN

Guide Price £3,650,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 5 reception rooms
  • 8 bedrooms
  • 6 bath / shower rooms
  • Planning permission
  • Parkland gardens about 16 acre

Full description

Tenure: Freehold


Orchard Poyle is set on Rose Hill, an area of leafy Buckinghamshire countryside and within easy reach of the renowned Cliveden national Trust Estate. Burnham High Street is about a mile to the south east with a good range of shopping facilities for day to day needs. Burnham Station is about 2 miles with a regular train service to Paddington. Beaconsfield, with a wider range of shopping facilities and regular train service to London Marylebone is about 5 miles. The M4 (J7) is about 3 miles and the M40 (J2) about 4.5 miles, both connecting with the M25 and main motorway network. Heathrow Airport, via the M4, is about 13 miles.

Comprehensive sport and leisure facilities can be found nearby, in particular Burnham Beeches golf club, Lambourne Golf Club approximately 1 mile away and addtional clubs at Gerrards Cross, Beaconsfield, Stoke Poges and Denham. Racing can be found at nearby Ascot, Windsor and Kempton Park, with many scenic bridal paths and excellent walks in the area.

Buckinghamshire is well known for its choice and standard of schooling, both state and private. Nearby private schools include Davenies, Dair House, The Beacon, Gayhurst, High March, Kingscote, Maltman's Green, St Mary's and Thorpe House. Eton is about 7.5 miles away, and Harrow about 19 miles. The county is one of the last to maintain the traditional grammar school system, of which the Royal Grammar School in High Wycombe, and Dr Challoner's in Amersham, are the most famous. Burnham also has its own grammar school.


Orchard Poyle is a handsome country house with beautifully proportioned reception rooms set in wonderful parkland gardens. The house is believed to have its origins in the 18th century, but owes much of its character to a period of remodelling during the early 1900's.

The front entrance door opens onto a wide reception, hall running the full depth of the house, which is lit by an ornately leaded and glazed central window. The principal reception rooms are arranged to one side and are characterised by high ceilings, decorative cornicing and feature fireplaces. The double aspect drawing room has particularly fine decorative plasterwork, while the dining room has a richly carved wooden fire surround, and double doors opening to a terraced portico which leads onto the formal garden.

The kitchen has high sash windows with views over the kitchen gardens and is fitted with a range of cabinetry, central island unit and a centrepiece Aga. The breakfast room is open plan to the kitchen and has a wood burning stove. Beyond is the study, larder and utility room with access to the cellars.

The grand staircase rises to a wide split level landing and is galleried at one end. Bedrooms open off either side, and there are secondary stairs to the kitchen.

The substantial master bedroom suite is particularly impressive, the bath / dressing room is fitted with the usual range of sanitary ware together with sizeable wardrobe space. The bedroom features a fireplace and wide bay window with southerly views over the gardens. There are three further principal bedrooms on the first floor, two with en suite bathrooms and all have their own individual character.

Arranged over the first and second floors are four additional bedrooms and two further bathrooms, one of which has beautiful period mosaic tiling.

The gardens and grounds at Orchard Poyle are undoubtedly one of its outstanding features with the house being surrounded by wonderful parkland designed by Robert Lane.

The house is approached along a sweeping drive, passing a small woodland copse including tall cedar trees, up to a large area of parking to the front of the house.

On the south side are the formal gardens flanked by a terrace and with a wide area of lawn, deep herbaceous borders and well screened by yew hedging. Paths wind through further areas of formal planting including a wide variety of ornamental plants, trees and various terraces. The gardens on the northern side of the house are laid principally to kitchen gardens serviced by substantial greenhouses. Further from the house the gardens give way to wonderful parkland grounds with sweeping vistas and carefully planted specimen trees.

Agents Note
The current owners have obtained planning permission (08/01569/FUL) for a substantial rear and side extension comprising reception space, library, cellar and cinema rooms, and the provision for a large garage and secondary accommodation block. The plans are shown within the brochure but if further information is required, please speak with Savills - Beaconsfield office.


Reception hall, drawing room, dining room, sitting room, orangery, study, kitchen / breakfast, laundry room, extensive cellars, larder, cloakroom, separate WC, master bedroom suite with en suite bathroom / dressing room, 4 further bedrooms - 2 with en-suites, 2 separate bath / shower rooms, 3 second floor bedrooms and bathroom, garden stores, greenhouses, tool stores, gardens and grounds about 16 acres.


From the M40 (J2) follow the A355 towards Slough. After approximately 150 yards, turn right onto Burnham Road. Proceed for about 2 miles, just past the Jolly Woodman public house turn right onto Wooburn Common Road, then turn left onto Heathfield Road. After about 1.5 miles fork left opposite the main entrance to Cliveden Estate. Follow the road downhill before taking the first left turn onto Nashdom Lane. The gates to Orchard Poyle cam be found opposite the junction to Rose Hill.

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