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Fulmer Rise Manor, Fulmer, Fulmer, Buckinghamshire SL3 6JL
- 5 Reception Rooms
- 8 Bedrooms
- Ancillary Accommodation
- Swimming Pool, Tennis Court
- About 8.2 acres
Fulmer Rise Manor is situated on the exclusive Fulmer Rise Estate which is about a mile to the South East of the village of Fulmer. Gerrards Cross is about 2 miles away providing a more comprehensive range of shopping and recreational facilities, together with a mainline station serving London
Marylebone. The house is ideally suited for communications by road with the M40 motorway ( Junction 1) about 3.4 miles away and the M25 motorway ( Junction 16) about 4Â½ miles. Heathrow Airport is about 13 miles while Central London is approximately 19 miles.
Sporting and recreational facilities in the area include: golf at Stoke Park, The Buckinghamshire, Beaconsfield, Burnham Beeches, Gerrards Cross, Harewood Downs and Moor Park; polo at the Guards Polo Club or The Royal Berkshire; rowing and cruising on the River Thames at Marlow and
Henley; racing at Windsor and Ascot. There are many beautiful walks and bridle paths in the area including those in Denham Country Park, Burnham Beeches, Langley Park and Windsor Great Park.
The area is renowned for its choice and standard of both state and public schooling.
Buckinghamshire is one of the last counties to maintain the traditional grammar school system, of which Beaconsfield Grammar School for boys and Beaconsfield High School for girls are the closest. In particular, Gerrards Cross and the surrounding locality boasts a number of highly regarded independent schools, for boys and girls. These include Thorpe House, Gayhurst, Davenies and Caldicott for boys and Maltmans Green, Holy Cross Convent and St Mary's for girls.
Fulmer Rise Manor is an impressive Victorian country house surrounded by outstanding mature wooded grounds. It is believed to be the oldest property on the Fulmer Rise Estate and dates from the mid 19th century. The house has attractive brick and timber elevations under a tiled roof and from the Manor there are fabulous views over the surrounding countryside. The wonderfully proportioned formal and informal rooms include elegant fireplaces, ornate oak panelling
and cornicing, impressive ceiling heights and covered radiators. The current owners have carried out a comprehensive schedule of refurbishment.
The property has been fitted with many modern facilities including integrated audio system throughout the ground floor rooms. The first and second floors offer excellent accommodation and most of the bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms. The property is approached through 4 metre high, ornamental cast-iron, electronic entrance gates with high brick piers over a herringbone brick drive bordered by rhododendrons, firs and woodland. This leads to the main parking area and then to a secondary parking area beyond.
Enter the house through an original 1850s solid oak door into the Vestibule with an original tiled floor, oak wall panelling and exposed beam ceiling leads through into the Reception Hall with a coffered ceiling height of over 11 feet and the main reception rooms to either side. The Hall features original oak panelling and flooring, ornate oak cornicing, oak moulded ceiling, fireplace with stone and oak surround and decorative radiator cabinets. Two wooden oak-lined archways lead through to a second hallway with an impressive oak staircase. Off this is the Drawing Room, a beautiful double aspect room with a moulded ceiling of around - 10 feet high, Victorian bay window with window seat and double doors leading out onto the paved South Terrace, this room is particularly light and spacious. From the Reception Hall, through glazed doors, are the Family Room and the Dining Room. The Family Room has a high, coffered ceiling, fireplace with mahogany and marble inset surround, surround sound cinema system and two doors leading outside to the South Terrace. To the North side of the house is a double aspect Dining Room that incorporates two superb bay windows overlooking the immaculate gardens, cornicing, ceiling rose and a marble fireplace with ornate wooden mantel. Next door to the dining room is a Lobby with oak plate shelf, oak electrics cupboard at high level and Cloakroom with Victorian style wash basin, WC, and dressing table alcove. The Kitchen has fully fitted wooden wall and floor units under a marble worktop and central marble island. A double sink is positioned under the window and appliances include two Miele fitted fridges and dishwasher, Gaggenau six ring hob with extractor fan above, double Gaggenau oven and a wine chiller unit. The kitchen also includes Victorian style cornicing and centre ceiling rose. The Entrance Hall with oak parquet flooring, Victorian style cornicing with double doors opening on to the East Terrace. Opposite the kitchen through an Oak lined arched entrance into an exceptionally impressive double height Breakfast Room with full height oak panelling to the 21 feet high coffered ceiling, baronial style stained glass windows, bespoke oak central music system cabinet, alcoves and deep ornate Victorian cornicing with ceiling rose on oak panelled ceilings. A corridor off the entrance hall gives access to the Utility Room with sink and cupboards below, and then leads on to a Store Room. Directly off the Entrance Hall is the Gymnasium with air ventilation. A Shower Room is accessed off the gym, with a tiled floor, shower, WC and wash basin.
From the Stairway Hall, the solid oak staircase with Dado height oak panelling leads up to the main
landing with oak doors and Dado panelling. A secondary landing has an oak panelled minstrel's
gallery with oak balustrading. The landing leads to all the principal bedroom accommodation.
The Master Bedroom, with a ceiling of around 10 feet high, is a distinguished double aspect room with far reaching views over the garden and beyond. It has a fireplace with marble surround and mantel. A door leads through to the primary Dressing Room with floor to ceiling fitted wardrobes and a door leading onto the landing. The Master Bathroom has a marble floor with bespoke oak cabinets, bath, WC, basin and shower. A further Dressing Room has mirrored and glass panelled fitted wardrobes with shelves and drawers through to a large study looking onto the East and North Terraces.
Bedroom 2 has fitted floor to ceiling wardrobes and excellent views over the West garden with en-suite bathroom including Victorian style WC, bath and basin. The Family Bathroom has marble tiling, shower unit, WC and basin. Bedroom 3 is double aspect and overlooks the South and West Terraces with fitted full height wardrobes and en-suite bathroom with bath, shower unit, WC and basin. Bedroom 4 has fitted cupboards and a ceiling rose and overlooks the swimming pool terrace. Originally a bedroom, a double aspect Study with cast iron fireplace overlooks the swimming pool and South Terraces. There is also a Ironing Room conveniently on the first floor.
The second floor is reached by a new oak staircase with cupboard underneath and has two guest suites. The first Guest Suite has an open plan sitting room and bedroom, fitted cupboards and a half tiled shower room with light well, WC, basin, bidet and shower. Upper landing, with full height stained glass light well, leads to the second Guest Suite which includes: Bathroom with basin, shower, bath and WC; Bedroom 5 with fitted cupboards and views to the swimming pool terrace; Bedroom 6 is double aspect with full height fitted wardrobes and an open plan sitting area with views over the South lawn, Rose Garden and swimming pool.
Gardens and Grounds
The property is approached through four metre high electronic gates with brick piers over a
herringbone brick drive bordered by rhododendrons, firs and woodland. This leads to a turning circle with a central octagonal pond with two areas of lawn either side flanked by flower borders and stone balustrading which lead down to a symmetrical parterre with box hedging and a raised central stone feature. The house is surrounded on all sides by illuminated and floodlit terraces and sweeping lawns with a variety of exceptionally fine mature trees including oak, cedar, redwood and beech under planted with rhododendrons. The drive continues past the front of the house to a further set of electronic gates at the other end of the property.
On the western side of the property is a manicured lawn leading up to a formal rose garden with four ornamental cast iron gates leading through to the parkland and helipad (catering for Group 2 helicopters), lake and summer house. The magnificent, hand assembled two storey oak Summer House has a cedar shingle roof, Indian stone paving on ground floor with a storage room. Stairs lead up to an open balcony and kitchen with marble top surfaces, AEG cooker & fridge. The Summer House is ideal for evening entertainment with wonderful views over the lawn and lake, which has a Galway stone running water feature for aeration and is stocked with many fish including Mirror Carp,
Perch, Rudd and Tench. A floodlit, hard surface tennis court lies near the summer house and the
balcony provides a spectators' area.
On the East side of the house, steps lead down to the Plant Room with Potterton Avon 2 oil-fired
boiler and water softener. The York stone terrace offers excellent facilities for summer entertaining
including: outdoor heated Swimming Pool, with illuminated white tiling, 1.2m standard depth,
concealed white electric safety cover, free standing hot and cold water shower and a bespoke sunken Hot Tub. This is all enclosed by a stone and cast iron fence with steps leading through to changing and storage rooms with WC and shower. There is a hidden brick structure with felt roofing which houses the filtration units for the hot tub. From here, a landscaped stone path leads down to the Boiler House containing the swimming pool heating, filtration and automatic chemical dosing systems. Beyond this is the ancillary accommodation.
Fulmer Rise Manor boasts ample ancillary accommodation, ideal for guests, staff or relatives.
The building is of a brick construction with tile hanging under a tile roof, with window shutters
on the ground floor. It has been divided into two well equipped, self contained apartments (one on
the ground floor, one on the first floor) with parking opposite.
The front door leads into a hall and through to the Kitchen with fitted cupboards and Neff Oven
with dining room and sitting room with doors leading onto a separate terrace and garden.
Bedroom suite with fitted, floor to ceiling wardrobes, a dressing area with full height fitted
wardrobes and marble-tiled bathroom with bath, shower, bidet, basin and WC. There is a second
bedroom and a family shower room.
Bedroom 1 with fitted floor to ceiling wardrobes, Family Shower Room with WC, shower and
basin. Bedrooms 2 and 3 with built-in full height wardrobes. Kitchen/reception room with Bosch
units and limestone worktop. The reception room has access onto a large roof terrace with
wrought iron safety railings and timber decking. To the rear of the property is a small garden
with raised lawn bordered by shrubs and fencing.
Next to the ancillary accommodation is a Garage Complex with brick elevations under a tiled roof
with electric double doors and measures 44ft by 38ft. A path to the side leads up to a chicken
coop and former Kitchen Garden. Further outbuildings include: Office, Store Room, Shower Room and WC, Staff Sitting Room, Tea Room, Kitchenette and Machinery Store/Workshop. To the rear is a Stable Block with a Tack Room and two stables.
Leave Central London on the A40 and exit at junction 1 of the M40 signposted to Amersham and Denham. Follow signs for Gerrards Cross (A40) and after about 2 miles, having passed over the M25, turn into Fulmer Road on the left. Follow the road into Fulmer Village, where the road becomes Windmill Road, and then climb the hill and turn into Fulmer Common Road on the left at the top the hill. Continue for approximately 300 yards until you pass GATE 1 of the Fulmer Rise Estate on the left and continue for a further 300 yards until you reach GATE 2 on the left. Enter the estate and continue along the lane to a junction where you will see the impressive main gates to Fulmer Rise
Manor immediately ahead.