Monday, 23 October 2017

Remenham takes centre stage as Rewind finishes

REMENHAM PLACE is a fabulous property occupying an elevated position overlooking the Hambleden Valley with an abundance of ornate period

REMENHAM PLACE is a fabulous property occupying an elevated position overlooking the Hambleden Valley with an abundance of ornate period features.

Entered through a splendid front door, the reception hall has marble floors, a triple-height ceiling with lanterns above two landings, intricate moulded cornicing and ceiling roses, painted wooden dado panelling and sash windows.

The study has a marble mantel and surround to its cast iron fireplace, fitted bookshelves and cupboards. The library has an ornate wooden mantel above its fireplace, full-height fitted shelves with cupboards below as well as full-height glazed doors to the Western terrace.

The drawing room has ornate wall mouldings as well as decorations to the ceiling plasterwork, two marble fireplaces with marble mantels and surrounds, parquet wooden floors and lead bay windows and two sets of double doors to the orangery.

The Victorian orangery has a spectacular tiled floor and double doors to the formal sunken gardens. Impressive ironwork supports the glass above. A second study has half-height wooden panelling, a stone mantel and surround to its fireplace, leaded light windows with a crest in the stained glass quoting the motto “Doe well and doubt not”.

The dining room has a parquet floor, wooden mantel and marble surround fireplace, double doors to the western terrace, pillars with ornate capitals in the bay window as well as matching half-pillar decorations to the walls, while the rear hall has marble floors and a full-height ceiling door to the terrace.

The rear staircase rises to the first floor and there is a door to the cellars below.

The sizeable kitchen/breakfast room has limestone floors, double doors to a rear courtyard on the eastern side of the main house, stone mantel and surround to its fireplace, double Belfast sink, oil-fired Aga with electric companion, fitted cupboards with granite and wooden worktops and views to the north over the Hambledon valley.

A door leads through to the utility room with a larder, large double stainless sink and a door through to the flower room, which in turn has a door to the outside. From the breakfast room, a door leads through to the sitting room, which is fitted with a surround-sound system and a door leads through to the gym. There is also a boot room.

A curved wooden staircase rises to the first floor where the master suite has a sitting room with double wooden doors to the bedroom and a further door with steps down to a shower room. Also part of the master suite is the extensive dressing room with fitted cupboards, an island drawer unit, bay windows and fireplace with wooden mantel and marble surround. The ensuite bathroom has two basins, WC and bath.

The second bedroom has a bay window, a marble mantel and surround to its fireplace and an ensuite shower room with a marble floor. Bedroom three has an ensuite shower room. Bedroom four has a tiled ensuite shower room.

Steps lead to a secondary landing with an impressive lantern overhead, fitted storage cupboards as well as access to the secondary staircases for both the ground and the second floors. There are three further bedrooms here and a family bathroom.

On the second floor is a self-contained flat which has direct access to the rear staircase and comprises a bedroom, ensuite bathroom, built-in cupboards as well as a kitchen/reception room with a skylight and fireplace and door to the second floor landing if required. Bedroom nine is double-aspect and bedroom 10 has a fireplace and an ensuite shower room. Bedroom 11 has a fireplace, panelled ensuite bathroom with bath, and southerly views.

In the Stable Cottage the kitchen/breakfast room has a range of floor- and wall-mounted units and wooden floors, a Stanley range cooker, fitted dishwasher and refrigerator. There is a utility/boot room with tiled floors, space and plumbing for appliances, a bathroom, a dining room and a sitting room with doors to the terrace and gardens. Bedroom one also has doors to the garden and an ensuite shower room while bedroom two is adjacent to the first bedroom.

The front garages have triple doors which are electric, and a concrete floor with brick elevations under a slate roof. A clock tower adorns the centre of these garages.

The front south-facing elevations of Remenham Place look over the gravelled drive and paddocks. To the north, a sunken parterre garden is surrounded by lawns and herbaceous borders as well as some impressive, mature trees. To the east of the main house, is a partially walled garden with ornate wrought iron gates which now contains a heated swimming pool. North of this walled garden and Stable Cottage are lawns and fields dropping away into the Hambleden Valley.

The property is available through Savills. For more details, call (01491) 843001.

Rewind Festival, which took place in Remenham last weekend for the fifth year running, has really put the village on the map. Standard property correspondent JACKY HAYLER takes a look at properties currently available for sale or to rent there.

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