Set on a glorious riverside plot of over 1.2 acres, with a 200ft + mooring, is this handsome country home that provides bright and spacious accommodation.
Quarry House is an impressive handsome home, set perfectly on the hillside on a plot of over 1.2 acres. The topography of the site is perfect, providing a wide mostly level area to the house and formal gardens, yet being elevated to the rear with the garden dropping down to the riverbank below.
The natural elevation of the plot provides the most extraordinary views over the river and the countryside beyond. From inside, the large panoramic windows to the reception hall, formal drawing room and first floor landing, provide outstanding views that extend over the tree canopy, the river and to Marlow beyond.
Quarry House is arranged over three storeys, each having lovely high ceilings giving a feeling of volume to each room. A grand formal reception hall extends from the front to the rear of the home, the full height panoramic window to the rear providing an immediate focal point upon entering the home. This window overlooks the river and countryside to the rear. A formal drawing room has a yet more impressive view, from a large curved full height glazed bay. This drawing room also overlooks the formal gardens with French doors to the lawn. A front reception room provides further space for entertaining, by way of either a large formal dining room or if preferred, an informal family space onto the lawned garden.
The kitchen to the rear of the home is a substantial extended space, providing a kitchen area, dining area and space for seating by the glazed rear elevation, providing the best of the views. There is a wrap-around terrace off this space. The kitchen is beautifully appointed by way of hand-built Mark Wilkinson cabinetry underneath granite work surfaces, with a range of fitted appliances and an Aga.
Off the kitchen is a utility room, leading to a guest cloakroom and stairs to the basement cellar. The basement is a useful space with a wine cellar.
To the first and second floors are five double bedrooms and three bath/shower rooms. To the first floor, four bedrooms are accessed off the central hallway, itself a large space ideal for use as a snug area. The views from this space are as impressive as elsewhere, through a large window down to the river. Two bedrooms benefit from outside space, with the principle bedroom on this floor having a rear-facing balcony that overlooks the river. The main bedroom suite is to the second floor, where the floor is dedicated to this suite comprising a large bedroom and open plan bathroom. The height of the house creates the furthest reaching views from here.
The grounds extend to a total of over 1.2 acres, perfectly landscaped to provide a mix of formal lawns, outdoor entertaining spaces, formal borders and woodland. Much effort has been made in taking advantage of the topography of the site, with a lovely meandering path through the managed woodland leading down to a mooring on the river.
To the front of the house there are two sets of gates leading to parking, and in turn leading to the detached double garage with storage above. A good quality glasshouse is behind, for those who enjoy gardening.
The grounds are privately set up with good screening, yet being open enough to retain the views.
The mooring to the river Thames is over 200 foot. This lovely calm stretch of the river is behind the wooded islet in the river, creating a private setting where most of the larger river traffic heads to the other side. The relative privacy that this provides is prized by those who reside along this stretch of the Thames.
Overall Quarry House is a lovely family home, providing good spacious accommodation in a gloriously elevated setting. The mooring, views and the wooded nature of the National Trust land opposite provide a rural feeling that belies its truly convenient position.
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An impressive highly individual house with fabulous views over the Thames and beyondAlex Reid