Handsome country house and cottages in an enviable location.
Badgemore Grange is a fine and handsome early 19th century country house of wonderful proportions. The principal rooms are all of great quality with generous ceiling heights and tall sash windows in bays, all of which contribute to the unique feel of this lovely country home.
The property is approached by the front door with entrance lobby and quarry tiled floor to a wonderful double height reception hall with herringbone woodblock floor, fine carved staircase and French doors to the garden. The sitting room has sash windows, a lovely fireplace with wood burner, bookshelves, cupboards and fine cornicing. The handsome drawing room has a fine fireplace with marble surround and herringbone woodblock floor, with bay window and seats and double doors to the orangery with tiled floor and access to the garden. The fine dining room also has a bay window with impressive marble fireplace with gas fire.
Kitchen/breakfast room: wall and floor units with twin stainless steel sink unit, 4-oven gas fired Aga, walk-in larder, island unit with 4-ring gas hob. Breakfast room: Victorian fire grate with marble surround and double doors to the garden.
Utility/secondary kitchen: marble worktops, cupboards, Neff oven and hob, stainless steel sink unit, space and plumbing for dishwasher and washing machine.
Family room: fitted bookshelves, parquet floor.
Rear hall: sink with door to outside and door to integral garage.
Master bedroom suite: bedroom with fire grate and marble surround, en suite bathroom with bath, low level WC, vanity unit, wash hand basin, heated towel rail.
Dressing room: fireplace with marble surround, fitted wardrobes and shower.
Bedroom 2 (additional dressing room): fireplace, fitted cupboards.
Family bathroom with bath, low level WC and wash hand basin.
Guest bedroom suite: with fireplace, cupboard and wardrobes, en suite bathroom with bath with mixer taps, vanity unit with wash hand basin, low level WC, fireplace.
Bedroom 4: en suite bathroom with low level WC, wash hand basin set into vanity unit.
There are 2 additional bedrooms, thus 6 in total. Bedroom 6 accessed off the rear landing/staircase with fireplace, wardrobe and en suite bathroom.
Discreetly situated about 75 yards west of the main house, Coachmans Cottage comprises a sitting room with gas effect wood burner, study with door to outside, kitchen with wall and floor units, integral fridge/freezer, dishwasher and space and plumbing for washing machine, stainless steel sink unit, electric oven, hob and extractor Worcester gas fired boiler for central heating and domestic hot water. The bathroom has a bath with shower attachment, wash hand basin and low level WC. On the first floor there is a bedroom with adjoining dressing area/recess and sink unit (potential en suite shower room).
Gardens and grounds
Badgemore Grange is approached across a sweeping gravel drive with beautiful topiaried Yew bushes and informal garden/flower meadows to the left. Between Coachmans Cottage and the main house is a lawned area of garden with a splendid rose walk. Beyond Coachmans Cottage is access to Coachmans Paddock, beside which is a stable/outhouse, and the paddock is post and rail fenced with water laid on.
There is a very fine lawned tree avenue with mature hedging either side (potential alternative drive approach), and beyond it a further informal garden leading to the splendid tennis pavilion with ornamental fountain and roof terrace above. From the pavilion there are views across the second paddock with impressive cedar tree and water supply, and with access onto Lambridge Lane.
The gardens at Badgemore Grange are broadly compartmentalised into private areas with some beautiful walling and further mature hedging to divide them. There are some magnificent trees within the grounds including Cedar of Lebanon, Wellingtonia, lime, cherry and oak amongst others. Lightly cut paths meander through the informal gardens around towards the eastern boundary of the garden, where it again becomes formal, laid principally to lawn, the highlights being the Wellingtonia and Cedar of Lebanon trees. Topiaried Yew and other neatly mature hedging provide great form and interest in this part of the garden, with a well stocked herbaceous border and handsome magnolias.
Fixtures and fittings
All garden statuary, stone pots and garden ornaments are expressly excluded from the sale.
Strictly by appointment with Savills.
Linhay cottage available as a separate lot by separate negotiation.
View payable Stamp Duty for this property
First time on the market for 50 years this is a unique property in walking distance of Henley-on-Thames.Stephen Christie-Miller