Monday, 27 September 2021

Victorian farmhouse is to the manor born

A GLORIOUS Edwardian manor off the Fair Mile has come up for sale with Knight Frank in Henley.

A GLORIOUS Edwardian manor off the Fair Mile has come up for sale with Knight Frank in Henley.

This elegant family home, which started life as an 1840s farmhouse, has been carefully extended and remodelled and is now, well, simply gorgeous, as far as Standard Property is concerned.

In two acres of grounds, and with up to eight bedrooms — count them! — Badgemore Farm House offers spacious and stylish living accommodation. In an elevated position on a side road off the tree-lined Fair Mile (A4130) in Henley, this is a dream spot.

Here, not only are you in a tucked away, quiet location, but you’re still only a 15-minute walk from civilisation.

Inside, Badgemore Farm House has a lot going for it, including its original grand proportions, high ceilings and large windows — plus the fact that the spacious dining room opens on to an enclosed swimming pool courtyard.

There is also a cinema room, and — not to sound too Cluedoesque — a cellar, library and study. (Murder mystery weekend party potential, anyone?)

But let’s not forget those stunning views — each of the principal reception rooms enjoys sweeping vistas across the valley.

As does the master bedroom which has its own elevated terrace as well as walk-in-wardrobe and en suite bathroom. The house offers another five bedrooms and three bathrooms (two en suite), as well as a side annexe which has its own entrance, plus sitting room, kitchen, bedroom and shower room.

The top floor of the annexe also provides a studio — another potential bedroom which could have the downstairs extra shower room as its dedicated bathroom.

Apart from the aforementioned pool, the garden contains a hard tennis court, a hedged croquet lawn, a tree house and 360 degrees of green tranquility.

• Badgemore Farm House, Henley. Guide price £3,250,000. Call Knight Frank and speak to Alexander Risdon on (01491) 844900.

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