5 bedroom equestrian facility for saleMaidensgrove, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, RG9
- Stunning Chilterns position
- Character farmhouse and land
- 5 bedrooms (2 en suite)
- 5 reception rooms & study
- Converted Barn with gym & 1 bed annexe
- Indoor Tennis court/manège
- Indoor swimming pool
- Stables & barn
- EPC Rating = F
Elegant brick and flint country house set in 17 acres, high in the Chilterns with wonderful views
The property has easy access to both the M40 (junction 5/6 is 8 miles away) and the M4 (junction 8/9 is 12 miles away). A train service to Paddington runs directly from Henley station on weekday mornings and also via Twford . Reading to Paddington takes 25 minutes with Crossrail arriving in 2019. The pretty nearby town of Watlington runs a regular bus service to London.
The area enjoys a wide choice of both local and private schools, the latter including Moulsford Preparatory School, Rupert House in Henley, The Dragon and St. Edward's Schools in Oxford , Queen Anne's School in Caversham, The Oratory Schools, both Preparatory in Goring Heath and Senior in Woodcote, Shiplake College, Bradfield College, Radley, The Abbey School in Reading and Pangbourne College.
Maidensgrove Farm is a quintessentially English farmhouse dating back to the 17th Century, situated where it is believed a chapel once stood. The house commands splendid views by its elevated position of some 600 feet above sea level. This attractive period house sits in the Chilterns near the Stonor Valley 5 miles from the desirable riverside town of Henley-on-Thames. Over the years, and most significantly under its current ownership, the property has undergone considerable upgrading with close regard to retaining the farm's charm and character. An inner courtyard leads to a large refurbished timber framed barn adjacent to which a self-contained guest cottage has been adapted from the former hay barn. The old stable block now houses a heated indoor swimming pool in an exquisite conversion that retains original exposed beams.
Two other large buildings exist a short distance from the farmhouse. The first, which can be found to the left of the driveway, is an indoor tennis court and the second, a short distance further, is a stable block. Both of these were part of the pre-existing equestrian centre and which retain the flexibility to be used as such.
The property enjoys seclusion, being set back from Maidensgrove Common and approached via a long gravel driveway and traditional five bar gates. The house itself comprises some 6136 sq feet and benefits from an 'in-out' driveway and parking with extensive front gardens.
The handsome traditional porch leads into a bright hallway and exquisite inner reception hall, with feature fireplace with old stone mantel. Leading from this is a charming tri-aspect drawing room and sunny conservatory. A beautiful formal dining room boasts a handsome fireplace and wooden 'gothic' arched internal windows that shed light through to the impressive stairwell. This features a sweeping Carolian staircase with galleried landing.
The impressive light airy kitchen enjoys a dual aspect. The fully fitted Smallbone kitchen hand painted in buttermilk is complemented by dark granite worktops. Its bespoke design incorporates a feature dresser, Kohler sink and fully integrated Miele dishwasher, larder fridge plus dual control double Aga with 4 ovens. Terracotta flooring and French doors lead onto a prettily landscaped terrace and immaculate lawns with established herbaceous borders. The kitchen is further enhanced by its adjacent sitting room - a lovely large family room which, in former times was a bakery, now a central fireplace.
Upstairs there are 5 bedrooms and an assortment of five bath or shower rooms. The master suite is particularly impressive with his and her bath/shower rooms and large en suite dressing room. Another bedroom benefits from a handsome stone balcony and delightful views of the garden.
There is a lovely garden room with vaulted ceiling, o ld timber beams, views of undulating countryside, and adjoining kitchen. This can now be accessed both separately and via the main house. It retains a kitchen and shower room thus offering highly versatile accommodation.
Square Footage: 6,136 sq ft
Acreage: 17 Acres
Leave Henley on The Fairmile (A4130) towards Oxford. After 1 mile fork right to Lower Assendon. Continue straight to Stonor then turn left into Park Lane signposted Maidensgrove. Proceed up through the beech woods and as you come onto the common the entrance to Maidensgrove Farm is signposted on the right.
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