A fine Georgian country house in the most idyllic village setting with excellent two bedroom cottage.

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.

This property has 3.59 acres of land.

Outside

THE BARN To the current front of the house, located off the gravel driveway, lies the stunning barn conversion, with the most incredible high vaulted ceiling in the open planned reception area. This was re-built around 2010 in the original style with a tile roof. The barn has a hall entrance with a spacious, light, living/dining room with a neat open plan kitchen adjacent all under a statement double height beamed ceiling. The living room has triple aspect over the grounds and orchard with double doors providing access to a terrace. There are two bedrooms, one double one single which share a large bathroom with a shower and a bath. The property benefits from under floor heating throughout. There are stables with a small stable yard. A gate on the right hand side provides easy access to the Paddock. There is a separately built pool house with double doors, which is heated with its own water tank, roof windows and includes a shower, toilet and large sink.

THE SUMMER ROOM An original building with feature double height beamed ceiling and large windows to the rear and 6 folding doors to the front for fully opening in the summer. A lovely small brick-built fireplace facilitates delightful winter suppers. The room is finished with a tiled floor. A double garage is attached to the side of this summer house.

GARDENS AND GROUNDS The gardens and grounds are a charming feature of Court Farm, the formal gardens from the main house see the sunshine from lunchtime, all afternoon and evening making it perfect for reading or drinks or outdoor eating in the summer. The gardens are well stocked with a variety of mature shrubs and trees. The front is a walled garden. The grounds include some fruit trees with a kitchen garden area to the south of the barn. A belt of evergreens provide shelter and privacy. An extensive Paddock marks the southern and eastern boundaries and also contains the hard Tennis Court with viewing seating; there is separate vehicular access to the paddock. The main garden lies to the west side of the house and is set over three levels. The charming, brick summer house overlooks the top, ornamental garden which gives way to a larger secondary section. The Swimming Pool Area is discreetly located within the second section of garden and hidden behind partial walling and mature plants and shrubs. There is a restored wooden Pool House and an adjacent, matching, smaller Plant Room. The largest, third level of the main garden is shaped by herbaceous beds and shrub borders and culminates in a symmetrical beech and yew hedge leading to a Spring Walkway. A curved, brick wall to the far end provides a sheltered seating area and the perfect view of the main house.

Situation

Shopping facilities can be found locally with further amenities in the towns of Beaconsfield (under 4 miles away) and Gerrards Cross (2.5 miles). There are further shopping facilities available in Windsor and central London. Access to London is excellent with junction 2 of the M40 being within 2 miles of Court Farm. A regular, fast quality train service runs from Beaconsfield or Gerrards Cross to London Marylebone, the journey taking approximately 19 minutes.

The countryside surrounding the village offers many scenic walks, cycle and bridle paths. Comprehensive sport and leisure facilitiescan be found nearby; there are leisure centres at Cliveden House, Stoke Park, Langley Park and Burnham Beeches Hotel and the area boasts a number of golf clubs including Gerrards Cross, Beaconsfield, Burnham Beeches, Stoke Poges and Denham. There is racing at Ascot, Windsor and Kempton Park and rowing at either Henley-on-Thames or Marlow.

Buckinghamshire continues to be known for it's choice and standard of schooling, both state and independent, for children of all ages. The nearest grammar schools are Beaconsfield High School and Burnham Grammar School. Nearby private schools include Caldicott, Berkhamsted, Davenies, Dair House, The Beacon, Gayhurst, High March, Kingscote, Maltman's Green, St Mary's and Thorpe House. Eton and Harrow colleges are about 6 and 18 miles away respectively.

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Other features

  • Beautiful grade II listed Georgian village house
  • Idyllic setting in a picturesque village
  • Beautifully restored and maintained by the current owner
  • 2 bedroom spacious cottage
  • Outdoor swimming pool with pool house
  • 2 stables & pony paddock, tennis court & summer house
  • Stunning formal gardens, in all about 3.59 acres

Other details

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Ref: LON200068

Village Lane Hedgerley Buckinghamshire SL2

Guide Price
£4,750,000

Ref: LON200068

Village Lane Hedgerley Buckinghamshire SL2

Guide Price
£4,750,000