Quarry Wood, Marlow, Buckinghamshire, SL7 1RF | Property for sale | Savills
4,836 sq ft(449.28 sq m)
Guide price £3,500,000

Quarry WoodMarlow, Buckinghamshire, SL7 1RF

  • Recently sold

Key features

  • Sold in August 2022
  • Superbly position on the hillside with views
  • Set back from the road up a private drive
  • Well located for access to the town
  • Beautifully presented throughout

This architecturally impressive riverside home dating from 1896 (with later additions), is located in a lovely riverside position with far reaching views over the river and town beyond.

About this property

  • Quarry Bank is set up a long private driveway off the public highway, giving the home a commanding position upon approach. Being of particular Victorian architectural merit it is handsome in appearance and is complemented by the later additions and thoughtful landscaping.

    With the principal accommodation set over two storeys the property provides a thoughtful and practical layout, with a mix of formal and informal spaces. Overall the property is in lovely decorative order, timeless in design yet with a modern feel.

    To the ground floor there is an impressive formal reception room with triple bay windows overlooking the gardens and river. This substantial room is ideal for entertaining with a door out to the front lawn and with a north-westerly aspect for the afternoon and evening sun. This space is complemented by a formal dining room, itself a good size with a window overlooking the rear courtyard and a feature fireplace. The kitchen/breakfast room has been beautifully appointed by local craftsmen, with a floating central island that can be moved to create space when entertaining. Within the kitchen is a snug area, ideal for a cosy sofa and television, and a walk-in larder. Off the kitchen is a lovely private rear courtyard, being an excellent space for al fresco dining. From the courtyard is access to a wine cellar, cut into the chalk hillside in 2016 and providing a cool room all year round.

    Additional ground floor accommodation is provided by way of a large utility and boot room off the kitchen and accessed from the driveway to the side of the house. This area could be repurposed, if desired, into a large family room off the kitchen. The main hallway to the house is a particular feature with herringbone solid wood flooring and high ceilings, with a cloakroom off this space.

    To the first floor the principal bedroom is a private yet decadent space, with a balcony to the front providing exceptional views down to and over the river. The main bedroom has a large bay window replicating that of the drawing room underneath, complemented by the doors and window to the balcony, creating a bright and enjoyable space. An en suite bathroom is well appointed, and there is a good range of fitted furniture. In addition to the principal suite there are five further bedrooms, two of which have complementary modern bath or shower rooms.

    Further accommodation is by way of a superb outbuilding, constructed recently by the current owner for use as an office. That said, the space is designed to be multipurpose and would work beautifully as a guest annexe, providing a large open plan kitchen and sitting room, a double bedroom and en suite shower room. This space has lovely bi-folding doors overlooking the garden.

    Outside
    The grounds extend to about 1.6 acres, divided in a balanced manner to provide a large lawn (previously a tennis court), about half an acre of woodland, and a stretch of riverside garden on the banks of the Thames river. The grounds are landscaped and compliment the vernacular of the house, providing a large lawn for entertaining that has spectacular elevated views over the river.

    The private mooring is about 120 foot in length, with ample space for both a river boat mooring and riverside garden. Riparian Rights are included with ownership stretching to the centre of the river

    View payable Stamp Duty for this property

Riverside homes always carry a romantic feel - this one more than most what with those exceptional views.

Richard MabyProperty agent

Local information

  • Quarry Bank occupies a commanding position on the hillside, providing wonderful views over the River Thames and towards the town centre. The rural feel and outlook belies its convenience of location.
  • Set on a lovely plot of about 1.6 acres, including about half an acre of woodland and a mooring of about 120 feet.
  • Marlow town offers a superb range of retailers, with an eclectic mix of local independent and national retailers. There are numerous bars, cafes and restaurants dotted around the town offering destinations for any occasion. The town itself is situated on the banks of the River Thames and the Thames Path follows the river through the town.
  • Just outside the town, the area opens out to glorious rolling countryside and a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Outdoor pursuits are numerous, as are golf, football, cricket and rugby clubs.
  • For commuters, the town has a train station to Paddington (via Maidenhead) and the M4 and M40 motorways are accessed from the A404(M) which passes the town.
  • A comprehensive range of private and state schooling options, both primary and secondary, in the area include Sir William Borlase's Grammar School which is three miles away, Eton, Harrow, Wycombe Abbey, Caldicot Preparatory School and some excellent schools in the Maidenhead and Henley area.
  • Marlow Town Centre – 1.0 mile, Marlow Station – 1.4 miles, M40/A404 (Junction 4) – 6.1 miles, M4/A404 (Junction 8/9) – 7.0 miles, Heathrow Airport – 20.1 miles.
  • London Paddington from Maidenhead – from 19 minutes. London Marylebone from High Wycombe – from 28 minutes.

Additional information

  • Directions: From Marlow town centre, head over the river via the suspension bridge and turn left on to Quarry Wood Road. Head along the road following the river, turning left into the continuation of Quarry Wood Lane after passing the A404. Continue to the end of the lane, turning sharp right up the private drive to Quarry Bank.
  • EPC Rating = E
  • Tenure = Freehold