6 bedroom detached house for saleLambridge Wood Road, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, RG9
Sold STC £4,250,000
- 4 reception rooms
- fitted kitchen/breakfast room
- 6 bedrooms (4 en suite)
- family bathroom
- first floor terrace
- heated pool
- triple garage with studio above and shower room
- pool/leisure annexe
- EPC Rating = C
Outstanding family house of the highest quality and technology in a superb Henley-on-Thames location
Walnut House occupies a superb situation in Lambridge Wood Road in a mature site with the benefit of direct access onto a public footpath. This is one of Henley's prime residential no-through roads. Henley provides excellent daily amenities including shopping, recreational and educational needs. Henley is well placed for access to the M4 and M40 via the A404(M) and the town itself has a fantastic selection of lifestyle shops and restaurants and access to the River Thames and Thames Path. Phyllis Court private members club associated with the Hurlingham Club is close by. There is a theatre, cinema and a Waitrose, with excellent rowing on the River Thames and with miles of riding and walking in the Chiltern Hills to the north.
Excellent schooling includes Rupert House, Moulsford Preparatory School, Cranford House, Shiplake College and The Oratory, with good bus links to all the Abingdon schools and Reading schools.
Golf clubs at Henley Golf Club, Badgemore Park, Danesfield, Huntercombe, Harleyford and Temple provide great choice.
Walnut House is an outstanding family house on which the current owners have undertaken an extraordinary modernisation and refurbishment programme. The very highest specification throughout fixtures, fittings and internal joinery and core systems for the house have been incorporated to ensure Walnut House is as 'future-proof' as possible. The house is a handsome part brick, part rendered property with tile hanging all under a clay tiled roof, providing excellent family accommodation with the added benefit of a studio flat above the garage and a very good pool house with gym, games room and bathroom.
The ground floor has a wonderful open plan feel through the kitchen/breakfast room to the enormous family/sitting/dining room, all overlooking the heated swimming pool and terracing to the rear of the house. There is a lovely formal Drawing Room with oak floor, dentilled cornice with glazed cupboards and display shelves built in, and a wall mounted Bang & Olufsen television. A bespoke Office has been designed and fitted by Conquest Interiors providing all that would be required of an upmarket work station. There is an additional fitted Study, and off the reception hall is a downstairs cloakroom. The Family Room has a feature double-sided Modus fireplace. The outstanding Kitchen/Breakfast Room has been fitted with a Leicht kitchen with a combination of granite and corian worktops and an extensive arrangement of wall and floor units, with 5-ring Wolf induction hob and extractor above, 4 Wolf ovens, 2 warming drawers, sub-zero fridge/freezer, sub-zero wine fridge and integrated dishwasher. Ceramic tiled floors, silestone windowsills and other display cupboards with a double sink and a single sink, together with a wall mounted television, make this an outstanding day to day living space.
The lower ground floor Utility Room has access to the AV Room with separate WC and is fitted with similar standard Leicht units with worktops and cupboards. The adjoining Plant Room has a Valiant gas fired boiler to complement the ground source heat pump for central heating. The boiler generates the hot water in conjunction with the solar thermal panels on the roof. Water softener.
An oak staircase rises to the first floor with a wide landing, with double doors onto a terrace with Millboard floor and stainless steel and glass surround overlooking the pool and lovely garden. The Master Bedroom Suite has wardrobes and drawers and a lovely bay window, with en suite dressing room with mirror fronted cupboards and fully fitted bathroom/shower room. Guest Bedroom 2 enjoys a tiled floor with fitted bedroom furniture including a desk and wardrobes with en suite shower. 2 additional family bedrooms have double cupboards within them. Bedroom 5 enjoys an en suite shower room with double cupboards, and the principal Guest Bedroom has a window seat with storage beneath, a walk-in closet and en suite shower room. There is a family bathroom with bath, shower, WC and wash hand basin.
The Pool/Leisure Annexe
The pool/leisure annexe comprises a games room/gym with mirrored walls and Amtico floor, utility cupboard and shower room/WC, all heated by electric storage heating. The superb heated and tiled swimming pool has a jetstream, under-water lighting and 'Dripool' electrically operated safety cover. There is a plant room containing 3 heat exchangers, gas boiler and filtration units for the swimming pool and garden irrigation controls.
WC and sink.
Comprising integral garage with 3 electric up and over doors and 'Garagetek' internal fitout with shelves and storage solutions, with games room/office/staff flat above. Separate gas fired boiler and separate shower/WC and a sink and fridge.
Opale video/gate entry system.
All 3 buildings AV linked
Fitted Bang & Olufsen television and hifi to certain rooms
Ground source heat pump and solar thermal heating with supplementary gas fired boilers
Whole house diesel generator (in event of power failure) and air conditioning for lower ground floor basement/utility room
The Gardens and Grounds
Walnut House is approached through electronically operated iron gates with handsome Cotswold and smooth stone pillars and separate pedestrian gate access. The block paved drive rises gently to a wide parking and turning area in front of the house, leading on to a wide Indian flagstone terrace by the back door.
The gardens of Walnut House are mature and beautifully planted with a variety of specimen shrubs and trees, and of note a feature 'South African' inspired raised terraced garden with circular boarding with native flora from that country. There is a practical and discreet composting area behind the pool/leisure annexe with a raised garden pond on the other side. There is extensive and wide terracing and paving around the pool to maximise the entertaining space, with lawns rising gently towards the western boundary and northern boundary. On the west side of the house at the front the garden includes a lovely terrace with pergola beside the garage with mature herbaceous borders set around established lawns and the further benefit of a raised garden and raised vegetable garden.
Square Footage: 6,879 sq ft
From the centre of Henley-on-Thames proceed up the Fairmile (A4130) Oxford road, and shortly after the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty sign turn left into Lambridge Wood Road. Proceed round the sweeping right-hand bend and Walnut House will be found on the right.
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