YEWDEN LODGE HAMBLEDEN • HENLEY-ON-THAMES • BUCKINGHAMSHIRE YEWDEN LODGE MILL END, HAMBLEDEN, HENLEY-ON-THAMES, BUCKINGHAMSHIRE An imposing Victorian family house set in beautiful gardens with far reaching rural views over the Hambleden Estate. Ideal for entertaining. Accommodation 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 Situation 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 fireplace. 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. W Yewden Lodge, Mill End Up N S Cellar 4.00 x 3.86 13'1" x 12'8" Cellar 4.03 x 2.81 13'3" x 9'3" E Approximate Gross Internal Area: 936.8 sq.mts. / 10,084 sq.ft. (including Cellar, Conservatory and Garage) Cellar Breakfast Room 6.50 x 4.75 21'4" x 15'7" Conservatory Dining Room 6.47 x 5.68 21'3" x 18'8" Drawing Room 12.12 x 6.09 39'9" x 20'0" Store Room Snug/ Sitting Room 4.51 x 3.04 14'10" x 10'0" Up Dn Up Study 5.80 x 4.13 19'0" x 13'7" Utility Room Kitchen 9.90 x 4.50 32'6" x 14'9" Well Boiler room 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" Garage 5.56 x 5.03 18'3" x 16'6" Family Room 9.14 x 5.56 30'0" x 18'3" Ground Floor Floor Plans produced by Pro plan APPROX. SCALE 0 1 2 34 5 0 1 10Ft 2 3M In Larder 01491 842925 This plan is for guidance only and must not be relied upon as a statement of fact. Attention is drawn to the Important Notice on the last page of text of the Particulars. Up W Yewden Lodge, Mill End N S E Flat Master bedroom 6.46 x 5.71 21'2" x 18'9" Bedroom 4.53 x 3.90 14'10" x 12'10" Kitchen Dn Dn Bedroom 4.30 x 3.73 14'1" x 12'3" Bedroom 4.12 x 3.90 13'6" x 12'10" Bedroom 4.81 x 3.96 15'9" x 13'0" Bedroom 4.57 x 4.12 15'0" x 13'6" Bedroom 4.53 x 4.50 14'10" x 14'9" Dn 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 Floor Plans produced by Pro plan APPROX. SCALE 0 1 2 34 5 0 1 10Ft 2 3M 01491 842925 This plan is for guidance only and must not be relied upon as a statement of fact. Attention is drawn to the Important Notice on the last page of text of the Particulars. 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. Services 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 Viewing 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 above. Knight Frank London 55 Baker Street London W1U 8AN Tel: +44 20 7629 8171 [email protected] [email protected] Knight Frank Henley 20 Thameside, Henley-on-Thames Oxfordshire RG9 2LJ Tel: +44 (0)1491 844900 [email protected] www.knightfrank.co.uk Important Notice 1. Particulars: These particulars are not an offer or contract, nor part of one. You should not rely on statements by Knight Frank LLP in the particulars or by word of mouth or in writing (“information”) as being factually accurate about the property, its condition or its value. Neither Knight Frank LLP nor any joint agent has any authority to make any representations about the property, and accordingly any information given is entirely without responsibility on the part of the agents, seller(s) or lessor(s). 2.Photos etc: The photographs show only certain parts of the property as they appeared at the time they were taken. Areas, measurements and distances given are approximate only. 3.Regulations etc: Any reference to alterations to, or use of, any part of the property does not mean that any necessary planning, building regulations or other consent has been obtained. A buyer or lessee must find out by inspection or in other ways that these matters have been properly dealt with and that all information is correct. 4.VAT: The VAT position relating to the property may change without notice. Particulars dated: March 2014. Photographs dated: June 2013 and January 2014. 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