Savills | Skirmett, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, RG9 6TB | Property for sale
8.60 Ac(3.48 Ha)
Guide price £2,295,000

SkirmettHenley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, RG9 6TB

  • Freehold

Key features

  • Chiltern splendour
  • 8.6 acres with 4 equestrian paddocks and stabling
  • Grade II Listed farmhouse
  • Stunning views from the garden
  • Several outbuildings

Positioned in a magical rural setting in the very heart of the Hambleden valley

About this property

  • Description
    Upper Goddards Farm is an attractive Grade II listed house
    which is believed to have 17th century origins. Predominantly
    built of brick and flint under a clay tile roof, the house has been
    extended over time.

    Upper Goddards Farm sits in a tranquil position and is
    surrounded by beautiful countryside within the Chilterns Area
    of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It is positioned on the eastern
    side of the valley and enjoys sunshine throughout the majority
    of the day.

    Accommodation on the ground floor comprises the sitting room,
    dining room, kitchen/breakfast room, games room, cloakroom
    with power shower, utility/laundry room and an integral garage. The sitting room and the dining room are beamed and each have a log burning stove and the original tiled floors. The kitchen has maintenance-free granite work surfaces, Neff built-in equipment and French doors to a paved terrace,

    On the first floor there is a principal bedroom with en suite
    bathroom, five further bedrooms and a family bathroom. These rooms also have numerous beams. Bedroom 6 has its own external entrance and is currently used as an annexe.

    From the games room there is a staircase to a separate first
    floor office with its own entrance, and which could be converted into two more bedrooms if required or even a self-contained annexe (subject to planning permission).

    At the rear of the house there is an extensive area of brick terracing for outside dining and enjoying the beautiful surroundings.

    Upper Goddards Farm is fortunate to have various outbuildings, all with electricity. These include the old granary with clay tiles on four staddle stones (used as a workshop), a feed store or potentially an outside office, a gym or a second workshop. There is also a coal store /log store/tool shed.

    The detached oak framed garage has two open bays and one with double doors and a staircase to an extensive storage area above. There is ample further parking for other cars.

    There is also an attractive lily pond with a private sitting area,
    an orchard, a soft fruit cage, and a rabbit proof vegetable plot
    adjacent to a National Trust designed Alitex greenhouse with
    electric heating and lighting. The sandstone paved terrace in front of the greenhouse is an unrivalled place for a BBQ with views over Skirmett and the beautiful Hambleden valley towards Turville. There are also three chicken runs and a wild flower meadow. The house, orchard and gardens extend to approximately one acre.

    An equestrian dream: there are four post & railed paddocks with water troughs, a grass training arena and 2–bay movable stable. The paddocks have direct access to a bridlepath to Adams Wood, and via Shogmoor Lane to another bridlepath some 300m away leading to Parmoor. The various paddocks amount to about 7.6 acres.

    View payable Stamp Duty for this property

The most beautiful setting with far reaching views across the valley.

Victoria KnightProperty agent

Local information

  • Henley-on-Thames 7.3 miles, Marlow 5.4 miles, London 39 miles, M4 (J8/9) 12.3 miles, M40 (J4) 5.9 miles
  • Situation
  • Upper Goddards Farm is a wonderful period property in a lovely
  • setting on the eastern side of the Hambleden valley above the village of Skirmett.
  • It is approximately one mile away from Skirmett, which
  • has a village pub and restaurant, The Frog.
  • Nearby is Hambleden, a quintessential English village which has featured in a number of films and documentaries and is particularly renowned for its picturesque brick and flint cottages, public house, cricket ground, 12th century church and scenic countryside.
  • There is also a convenient store/post office, village hall and garage.
  • Despite its rural setting, Upper Goddards Farm is only 7.3 miles
  • away from Henley and 5.4 miles away from Marlow, both of which have comprehensive leisure facilities including restaurants, shops, supermarkets and coffee shops as well as other extensive amenities.
  • The area is well served with very good road links, giving excellent access to the national motorway network and central London via the M40 and M4.
  • Both Heathrow and Northolt Private Airport are within an average drive time of 45 minutes.
  • There is a train service from Henley-on-Thames via Twyford to London Paddington (soon to have Crossrail).
  • Trains go to London from both Marlow (5.4 miles) via
  • Maidenhead, taking from 50 minutes, and from High Wycombe (9.5 miles) to London Marylebone, taking about 34 minutes and also to Oxford and Birmingham.
  • Independent schools of excellent repute in the area include Wycombe Abbey, Wellington College, Eton and Queen Anne's School, as well as local kindergarten, primary and secondary schools.

Additional information

  • Directions (RG9 6TB)
  • 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). Keep on this road for about 4 miles, passing through Medmenham. On reaching Mill End turn right up the Hambleden valley. After about 1 mile you pass the village of Hambleden on the right. Keep going for a further 2.3 miles and in the village of Skirmett where the road bears round to the left, go straight on, signposted Frieth. Proceed up the
  • narrow lane and after a sharp right-hand turn, Upper Goddards Farm gate will be found on the left.
  • From M40 (J4) coming from London: Take the 3rd exit, having
  • crossed the motorway, and follow John Hall Way. Bear left at Cressex Road and head for Booker Aerodrome. Passing Booker on your right, take the next right onto the B482 to Lane End. Once in Lane End bear left following the signs for Frieth. Proceed through the village of Frieth and at the very end where the road bears round to the left, go straight into Shogmoor Lane. Proceed down the hill past one farmstead, and Upper Goddards Farm will be found on the right-hand
  • side, with a 5 bar farm gate and gravel driveway.
  • EPC Exempt