A fine Georgian country house in the most idyllic village setting
Court Farm is Grade II listed and can be dated back to 1771 as seen from a datestone set into the brickwork (most probably made locally) of the property. Parts of the property are thought to date prior to this, such as the Summer House. With a classic, elegant façade of 14 front facing windows, it is a typical example of an early Georgian property with a pleasing symmetry and Flemish bond, old stock brick elevations under a tile roof. The lintels above the full 14 windows have all been restored in keeping with the original design by a specialist. It is a very private property proudly holding a centre position in the old village and is surrounded with mature trees and partial walling both providing effective, natural privacy screens.
Although no longer an agricultural holding, it is believed that Court Farm was donated to the national Waifs and Strays' Society by Mrs Stevenson of Hedgerley Park in 1893, offering 50 boys at anytime, aged 11-12, the chance to learn a trade in farming that would support them in later life. The Court Farm Home was opened on June 22nd by the Bishop of Reading and was the society's second farm home. Throughout their two years at Court Farm, the boys were taught skills including milking, sheep shearing, planning and harvesting crops. It was run exactly like an agricultural farm with crops being produced for sale at local markets as well as for use in the farm's kitchen. The farming scheme closed in 1926 and is believed to have become a private residence thereafter.
The picture perfect former front entrance overlooks the village, currently it is the rear of the house which now provides access to the property via six raised steps and an elegant, classically inspired wooden portico. Court Farm offers an estate with light and spacious family accommodation, perfect for entertaining, with principal rooms overlooking it's south facing gardens. There are many original fireplaces, original cornicing and the original features have been lovingly restored by the current owner in parallel with modern electrics and plumbing.
Court Farm is positioned in the heart of the tranquil and attractive commuter village of Hedgerley, nestled away between spurs of the Chiltern Hills. Regular winner of Best Kept Village in Buckinghamshire', the small but picturesque old village was once a famous brick making centre in the 17th and 18th centuries and offers a strong sense of local community in under 25 miles from central London.
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