An imposing Victorian family house set in beautiful gardens with far reaching rural views over
the Hambleden Estate. Ideal for entertaining.
Large elegant reception hall • Drawing room
Conservatory • Family sitting room
Dining room • Cloakroom • Study • Large walk-in cellar
Fantastic kitchen/breakfast room with snug/sitting area and walk-in larder
An illuminated well • Utility, boiler and boot rooms
Master bedroom with en-suite bathroom
Guest bedroom with en-suite bathroom • 5 further bedrooms and 2 bathrooms
Self-contained flat for staff/guests/relatives with single bedroom and en-suite bathroom,
lounge and kitchen with external door for access
Beautifully landscaped and well-stocked gardens with mature trees
York stone flagged terrace
Heated swimming pool and summerhouse with changing room, shower and WC
Part-walled tennis court • Landscaped rockery water garden
Orchard • Kitchen garden • Garden sheds/outhouses • Borehole
Garaging • Large parking area
In all about 2.85 acres
Gross internal floor area of main house approximately 10,084 sq.ft.
For sale freehold
Henley-on-Thames 3.5 miles • Marlow 4.7 miles • Central London 40
miles • M4 J8/9 12 miles • M40 J4 10 miles • London Heathrow 26.5
miles. (Distances are approximate)
Yewden Lodge is situated in a prime location at the foot of the
Hambleden Valley in between Marlow and Henley-on-Thames, on
the Buckinghamshire/South Oxfordshire border, about half a mile
from the village of Hambleden, a classic English village which itself
has featured in many TV films and documentaries as well as being
renowned for its picturesque brick and flint cottages, its pub, sports
ground and Saxon church.
Whilst it is in a rural setting, Yewden Lodge is within 4 miles
of Henley-on-Thames and 5 miles of Marlow, both with
extensive shopping, a wide range of restaurants, recreational
and leisure facilities.
Communications to the house are excellent, being well served
with road links giving easy access to the national motorway
network and Central London via the M4 and M40.
There is a train service from Henley-on-Thames via Twyford
to London Paddington. There are also direct trains to London
from High Wycombe (10.5 miles) to London Marylebone
taking about 34 minutes.
Heathrow Airport is within an average drive time of 45
minutes (about 25 miles). Northolt Private Airport is near J1
of the M40.
There are a number of Independent schools within the area,
including Rupert House School, Shiplake College, Ludgrove,
Wycombe Abbey, Eton, Queen Anne School, The Oratory,
Radley College, Bradfield College, Godstowe and Caldicott.
The area is also well served by recreational facilities, with golf
courses at Temple, Harleyford, Henley, Sunningdale, The
Berkshire and Wentworth. Horse racing can be enjoyed at
Ascot, Newbury and Windsor, whilst polo is at Guards Polo
Club near Ascot. Henley Rowing Club is home to the Royal
Henley Regatta. Marina facilities can be found at Mill End,
Harleyford, Wargrave and Caversham.
Yewden Lodge
Yewden Lodge is an imposing and substantial country
house with extensive yet flexible accommodation. The
current owners have completely re-wired, re-plumbed
and updated the property, as well as having created a
fantastic family kitchen and sitting room area. It has some
magnificent reception rooms each with high ceilings,
original large sash windows and other intricate features
indicative of the Victorian era.
The house enjoys wonderful views across the Hambleden
Estate and adjoining countryside. Very few such houses
come on to the market in this area and it therefore
represents a rare opportunity for potential buyers.
The house is constructed of red brick under a slate roof
and is approached over a drive to a gravelled parking area
at the front of the property.
Yewden Lodge retains many character features, including
fireplaces, cornicing, wood floors and decorative niches,
one of which is in the impressive and well-proportioned
reception hall, with its parquet floor and open stone
Leading from the hall there is a large, well proportioned,
drawing room with a twin aspect and views over the
gardens, along with a door to the conservatory with its tiled
floor, believed to be original. The drawing room also has
an open fireplace with a blue veined marble surround that
local Beatle George Harrison referred to as “Stilton” whilst
partying at the house along with members of the rock band
Deep Purple, one of whom was the then owner.
The dining room, well located near the kitchen,
has a wonderful bay window and is south-west
facing overlooking the gardens. There is also a
study opposite and a large family room,
accessed from the inner hall, as well as the
main reception hall.
The kitchen is of special note, having been
extended by the current owners. It is set
around a central island and offers great family
space. It is fully fitted with undertile heated
flooring, bespoke wall units and cupboards, a
full range of modern appliances, including an
electric AGA. A step leads down to a wonderful
breakfast room area with an overhead cupola
and views across the gardens. There is also a
snug/sitting room, ideal as a playroom and/or
TV room, which is part of the kitchen.
A particular feature in the kitchen is an old
Victorian well which is covered by toughened
glass and illuminated. A door leads from the
kitchen to the boot room with a separate
cloakroom and hidden door through to the
boiler room containing the water tanks and
boilers. There is also a separate utility room
off the inner hall and a large well-lit cellar
which has been tanked, clad in GarageTek
modular shelving and is humidified for
continual use.
On the first floor there is a good sized newly
restored master bedroom suite with en- suite
bathroom, both with beautiful views over the
gardens, as well as a guest bedroom, with a
‘Jack and Jill’ bathroom and dressing room.
There are a further 5 bedrooms, family bathroom and family shower room.
Staff/guest/relative flat
Accessed via steps from the outside, or from
the main house on the first floor, this flexible
self-contained flat comprises a kitchen/breakfast
room, sitting room and bedroom suite with a
recently installed en-suite bathroom.
Yewden Lodge, Mill End
4.00 x 3.86
13'1" x 12'8"
4.03 x 2.81
13'3" x 9'3"
Approximate Gross Internal Area:
936.8 sq.mts. / 10,084 sq.ft.
(including Cellar, Conservatory and Garage)
Breakfast Room
6.50 x 4.75
21'4" x 15'7"
Dining Room
6.47 x 5.68
21'3" x 18'8"
Drawing Room
12.12 x 6.09
39'9" x 20'0"
Sitting Room
4.51 x 3.04
14'10" x 10'0"
5.80 x 4.13
19'0" x 13'7"
9.90 x 4.50
32'6" x 14'9"
Boot Room
5.00 x 3.39
16'5" x 11'1"
Light Well
Reception Hall
10.93 x 5.17
35'10" x 17'0"
5.56 x 5.03
18'3" x 16'6"
Family Room
9.14 x 5.56
30'0" x 18'3"
Ground Floor
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Yewden Lodge, Mill End
Master bedroom
6.46 x 5.71
21'2" x 18'9"
4.53 x 3.90
14'10" x 12'10"
4.30 x 3.73
14'1" x 12'3"
4.12 x 3.90
13'6" x 12'10"
4.81 x 3.96
15'9" x 13'0"
4.57 x 4.12
15'0" x 13'6"
4.53 x 4.50
14'10" x 14'9"
Guest Bedroom
6.70 x 5.17
22'0" x 17'0"
Sitting Room
6.90 x 4.95
22'8" x 16'3"
First Floor
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Gardens and grounds
The garden is predominantly of level lawn with a mixture of flowerbeds and herbaceous
borders, as well as mature trees including a large walnut tree and magnificent horse
chestnut tree both of which can be illuminated.
The gardens provide a fabulous outside space and lead seamlessly from the house over
the recently re-laid York stone flagged terrace. A centrepiece and feature of the garden
is the impressive rockery water feature. There are a number of garden sheds and
outhouses including a recently built firepit and 3 large compost bins. To the end of the
house is the part-walled tennis court, a small kitchen garden and a gate which leads
through into a partly walled garden with the outdoor heated swimming pool and
summerhouse offering changing facilities.
The front of the house has a large gravelled parking area with newly landscaped borders
along with a garage internally clad with the modular GarageTek system.
The house is served by two oil fired boilers with calor gas to
the fire in the flat and gas also to the swimming pool. The
house has its own borehole with the option of mains water.
Mains electricity and drainage.
Fixtures and fittings
The fitted carpets are included in the sale but all other items
known as tenant’s fixtures and fittings, including curtains,
light fittings, garden ornaments and equipment are excluded
from the sale. However, some may be made available to a
purchaser by separate negotiation.
Wayleaves, easements and rights of way
The property is sold subject to all such rights and
restrictions contained in the register of title, whether
specifically mentioned or not. There are no public rights of
way over the property.
Local Authority
Wycombe District Council. Tel: 01494 461 000
Viewings are strictly by appointment through the sole agents
Knight Frank LLP.
Directions (Post code: RG9 6RJ)
From the M4 J8/9 take the A404 signed to Marlow and High
Wycombe. After about 4 miles, at the Bisham roundabout,
turn left and keep on this road for about 1 mile, passing
through Bisham to Marlow. Proceed over the river bridge
into the town and go straight up the high street. At the top,
turn left onto the Henley Road (A4155) and keep on this road
for about 4 miles, passing through Medmenham. On
reaching Mill End turn right towards Hambleden. After
about 300 yards the entrance to Yewden Lodge will be
found on the left hand side.
From the M40 proceed to J4 and head south down the A404
taking the first exit to Marlow. Proceed through Marlow town
taking the Henley Road (A4155). Then follow the directions as
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