Remenham Hill, Henley-On-Thames, RG9 3EU
Remenham Place is a magnificent Victorian house in an attractive yellow brick under a slate roof set back from Remenham Hill. Impressive wrought iron gates on brick piers open to the South side of the house and imposing steps lead up to the columned porch.
Remenham Place occupies an elevated position overlooking the Hambleden Valley, near the desirable town of Henley-on-Thames.
Henley offers extensive shopping, recreational and educational facilities. Non-stop trains run hourly to London during rush hour from Henley-on-Thames (via Twyford). Reading, Maidenhead and Twyford are alternative commuting stations.
The area is well served for schools, including Rupert House in Henley, Eton, Radley, Wellington, The Oratory, Wycombe Abbey for Girls and Queen Anne's in Caversham and the wealth of Oxford Schools. There are a number of fine golf courses around Henley-on-Thames, including Temple, Henley and nearby Hennerton and polo at Guards and Royal Berkshire.
The surrounding countryside offers miles of extensive walking and riding. Racing may be enjoyed at Ascot, Windsor and Newbury and there are extensive boating facilities available on the River Thames, the highlight of which is Henley Royal Regatta each Summer.
Entered through a splendid front door, the reception hall has marble floors, a triple heighted ceiling with lanterns above two landings, intricate moulded cornicing and ceiling roses, painted wooden dado panelling and sash windows. Throughout the house, period features such as the sash windows and ornate cornicing can be found abundantly.
The Study has a marble mantel and surround to its cast iron fireplace and has fitted bookshelves and cupboards. The Library has an ornate wooden mantel above its fireplace; full height fitted shelves with cupboards below as well as full height glazed doors to the western terrace. The Drawing Room has ornate wall mouldings as well decorations to the ceiling plasterwork, two marble fireplaces with marble mantels and surrounds, parquet wooden floors are lead by bay windows and two sets of double doors to the orangery.
The Victorian orangery has a spectacular tiled floor and double doors to the formal sunken gardens. Impressive ironwork supports the glass above. Second study has half height wooden panelling, a stone mantel and surround to its fire place, leaded light windows with a crest in stain glass quoting the motto 'Doe well and doubt not'.
The dining room has a parquet floor, wooden mantel and marble surround fireplace, double doors to the western terrace, pillars with ornate capitols in the bay window as well as matching half pillar decorations to the walls. There is a WC under the stairs. The rear hall has marble floors and a full height ceiling door to the terrace.
The rear staircase rises to the first floor and there is a door to the cellars below. a secondary study has a stone mantel and surround to its fireplace, the sizeable kitchen/breakfast room has limestone floors, double doors to a rear courtyard on the eastern side of the main house, stone mantel and surround to its fireplace, double Belfast sink, oil-fired Aga with electric companion, fitted cupboards with granite and wooden worktops and views to the north over the Hambledon valley, a door leads through to the utility room with a larder, large double stainless sink and a door through to the flower room, which in turn has a door to the outside. From the breakfast room, a door leads through to the sitting room, which is fitted with a surround sound system and a door to leads through to the gymnasium which benefits from a non-slip floor. Beyond the gymnasium is the boot room with a door to outside.
A curved wooden staircase rises to the first floor; the master suite has a sitting room with a marble mantel fireplace and double wooden doors to the bedroom and a further door with steps down to a shower room which has a basin, WC and shower. Also part of the master suite is the extensive dressing room with fitted cupboards, island drawer unit, bay windows and fireplace with wooden mantel and marble surround. The en-suite bathroom has two basins, WC and bath.
Bedroom 2 has a bay window, a marble mantel and surround to its fireplace, an en-suite shower room with a marble floor, WC, a marble shower and basin. Bedroom 3 has an en-suite shower room which is tiled and benefits from a basin, WC and shower. Bedroom 3 also has a fireplace with a marble mantel and surround. Bedroom 4 has a marble mantel and surround to its fireplace with built in cupboards as well as an en-suite shower room which is also tiled and benefits from a basin, WC and shower.
Steps leads to a secondary landing with an impressive lantern overhead, fitted storage cupboards as well as access to the secondary staircases for both the ground and the seconds floors. Bedroom 5 has fitted cupboards and is adjacent to the family bathroom with double sinks, a bath, WC and fireplace with marble mantel and surround. Bedroom 6 has fitted cupboards, a fireplace with marble mantel and surround, a door which opens into the family bathroom. Bedroom 7 has fitted cupboards and a door which opens into bedroom 6 as well as access directly from the landing.
From the first floor landing, stairs rise to the second floor, bedroom 8 is a self contained flat which has direct access to the rear staircase and comprises a bedroom, en-suite bathroom with bath, basin and WC, built-in cupboards as well as a kitchen/reception room with a skylight and fireplace and door to the second floor landing if required. Bedroom 9 is double aspect with a fireplace and fitted cupboard, bedroom 10 has a fireplace and an en-suite shower room with WC, basin and shower which also has a fireplace. Bedroom 11 has a fireplace, panelled en-suite bathroom with bath, basin and WC and southerly views.
This is a cream rendered single storey building under a tiled roof with spectacular views over the humbeldon valley. It comprises a kitchen with electric hob and oven and door to the boot room, three bedrooms, a reception room and a shower room with tiled rooms comprises shower, basin and WC. A garage with brick elevations and slate roof benefits from an electric door.
The Kitchen/Breakfast room has a range of floor and wall mounted units and wooden floors, a Stanley range cooker, fitted dishwasher and refrigerator. Utility/boot room with tiled floors, space and plumbing for appliances. Bathroom with bath, WC and basin. Dining room with wood flooring and fitted window seat. Sitting room with open fireplace with brick surround doors to terrace and gardens. Bedroom 1 also has doors to the garden and an en suite shower room. Bedroom 2 is adjacent to Bedroom 1.
The front garages have triple doors which are electric, a concrete floor with brick elevations under a slate roof. A clock tower adorns the centre of these garages.
The front south facing elevations of Remenham Place look over the gravelled drive and paddocks. To the north a sunken parterre garden is surrounded by lawns and herbaceous borders as well as some impressive, mature trees. To the east of the main house, is a partially walled garden with ornate wrought iron gates which now holds a heated swimming pool. North of this walled garden and Stable Cottage are lawns and fields dropping away into the Hambleden Valley.
Property Reference Number: GBHERSHES090197
- Sold in March 2014
- 10 Bedrooms (8 En Suite)
- Staff Flat (3 Beds)
- 3 Bedroom Bungalow
- 2 Bedroom Stable Cottage
- Heated Swimming Pool
- About 10.1 acres
- EPC Rating = G
58-60 Bell Street
+44 (0) 1491 843 000