An outstanding Georgian country house with ancillary accommodation, excellent equestrian facilities and wonderful rolling Chiltern views.
Russell Farm is an impressive family home offering spacious and well proportioned accommodation. The property and grounds are presented to an excellent standard throughout.
The majority of the rooms are naturally light with large sash windows and stunning views across the gardens and grounds. The accommodation is flexible with a range of everyday living and formal reception rooms. At the heart of the house is the kitchen with a breakfast area and views over the rear courtyard. The kitchen has a full range of built-in appliances and a good sized central island.
On the first floor the master bedroom suite boasts an en-suite bathroom and dressing area. There are four further en-suite bedrooms offering spacious well-presented accommodation.
Gardens and Grounds
Leading up to the driveway you are greeted by a number of different varieties of trees. In the summer, these trees are fully in leaf and form the perfect entrance into the property. The gardens at Russell Farm are impeccably well maintained and look absolutely spectacular. There are a range of different complementary flowers, bushes and immaculately trimmed hedges that are located to the western side of the house by the swimming pool. There is an outdoor seating area with a wood fired pizza oven under a Pergola covered by vines that provides the perfect setting on a summer's evening. There is a spacious courtyard area that is enclosed on three sides by the Main House, the Orangery and the Games Room, where cars can be parked.
On the second floor there are two bedrooms which are currently used as recreational rooms, but essentially useful for additional accommodation or a playroom/games room. The house has 7 bedrooms in total.
An attractive property located adjacent to the main house. The accommodation comprises: kitchen/ diner, sitting room, bathroom, separate WC, 3 bedrooms.
Situated next to Stable Cottage, this detached property comprises 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (1 of which ensuite), large sitting room, kitchen, dining room, utility room.
A well laid-out, naturally light stable barn with good ventilation. The barn comprises 25 Loddon stables with a veterinary inspection unit at the centre of the barn. There is a tack room, staff office, kitchen, WC facilities. Within the Main Yard is a small indoor riding arena (20m x 30m) with a Martin Collins surface and lighting. A further 3 boxes, feed store, tack room and Grooms rest room are found in an open fronted courtyard building adjacent to the Top Yard with a store and hayloft at one end. There is a 3-phase electricity supply.
A self-contained yard situated a short distance from the house and independent of Russell Farm with a secure entrance off Cobblers Hill. A timber stable block comprises of 15 loose boxes, feed store, tack room and wash area. There is an impressive arena with Martin Collins surface. The stables are let privately providing an additional income stream. Situated between the Top and Lower yard is the ancillary barn offering further storage if required.
The land at Russell Farm extends in total to about 130 acres. Around the house are beautiful gardens and grounds which lead into the farmland beyond. All the surrounding land is laid to pasture and is used for grazing of horses and native species of cattle. To the east of the land, there are a number of turnout paddocks that are divided by mature hedges as well as post and rail fencing. Some paddocks are subdivided further in order to provide individual turnout paddocks for horses. To the west are larger fields and meadows which are grazed by cattle or cut for hay. The fields have access to mains water. Along the southern and western edge of the land there is a 6 furlong gallop.
Historically, planning permission has been obtained (which has since lapsed) for the creation of a lake to be positioned at the front of the house.
An outstanding country house which is presented to a very high standard. The property is conveniently located with good road and rail links whilst surrounded by rolling countryside in the Chilterns AONB.Louise Harrison