Savills | Sleepy Cottage, 1 School Lane, Turville, Henley-On-Thames, RG9 6QX | Properties for sale
1,101 sq ft(102.29 sq m)
Guide price £750,000

Sleepy Cottage1 School Lane, Turville, Henley-On-Thames, RG9 6QX


    Key features

    • A beautiful character cottage, steeped in history
    • Coveted location in the village of Turville
    • Private rear garden
    • Carport for parking
    • No onward chain

    A pretty character cottage, offering lovely views of the picturesque village and Church.

    About this property

    • Sleepy Cottage offers deceptively spacious rooms. The sitting room is the centre of the house, with a brick fireplace and log burner. The dining room enjoys views to the front over the village green. The kitchen has storage by way of a large larder cupboard. On the first floor, the principal bedroom has a feature vaulted ceiling with the original timber beams exposed, with the view to the front overlooking the green, Church and the hilltop up to the Cobstone Windmill. There is a second double bedroom, a third bedroom / study. There is a main bathroom and a separate shower room.

      Outside
      There is a private partly paved patio garden with a greenhouse which is accessed along the lane across from the house. Parking is by way of a car port further along the lane.

      View payable Stamp Duty for this property

    A truly magical cottage in the center of the village of Turville, used for the filming of Goodnight Mr Tom, with other popular TV shows and films made nearby.

    Charlie ChavasseProperty agent

    Local information

    • Sleepy Cottage is centrally located in the much sought-after Chiltern village of Turville, set back from the village green, with the church and the village pub sat at opposite ends. The village has been used for various films and TV programmes including Vicar of Dibley, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Midsomer Murders and Goodnight Mr Tom. The latter was filmed primarily in Sleepy Cottage.
    • The village consists of many beautiful cottages that date from the 16th century and is surrounded by rural farmland and beech woods, with footpaths and bridleways offering beautiful countryside walking and riding.
    • Henley-on-Thames, Marlow and access to the M40 (via J5 & J4) are close at hand. These towns including the other regional centres of Oxford, High Wycombe and Reading offer comprehensive shopping, educational and recreational facilities. There are a number of fine golf courses in the area including the Oxfordshire, Henley-on-Thames, Temple and Huntercombe golf clubs. Racing may be enjoyed at Ascot, Windsor, Newbury and Kempton and there are numerous boating facilities along the River Thames. The area is well served for schools, with Buckinghamshire state and grammar schools being especially sought-after.

    Additional information

    • History
    • Historically, Sleepy Cottage was the home of “The Sleeping Girl of Turville”. Ellen Sadler, who lived in the cottage with her family when in 1871, aged eleven she purportedly fell into a deep sleep from which she could not be roused for nine years. The case attracted international attention from newspapers, medical professionals and the public. She became a tourist attraction for the village, and her family made considerable money from visitors' donations. Rumours exist that among the elder Turville residents that Royalty even took an interest in her. The Prince of Wales, the future King Edward VII, visited her and laid his hands on her which people in those days believed would cure the sick. As the years went on and with no sign of Ellen's waking, speculation grew that her illness was caused by her mother, an issue that was never resolved. In late 1880, soon after her mother's death, Ellen awoke. She later married and had at least five children.
    • Directions: From either Henley-on-Thames or Marlow proceed on the A4155 towards Mill End. On approaching the hamlet of Mill End turn north up the Hambleden valley signposted to Hambleden and Skirmett. Bypass Hambleden, proceed through Skirmett and at Fingest turn left signposted to Turville. Follow the road into the village and Sleepy Cottage will be found on the left just after The Bull & Butcher pub, on the corner of School Lane before the church.
    • EPC Exempt