About this property
Blueys Farmhouse consists of a very fine Grade II listed brick period Farmhouse with seven bedrooms, in addition to which there is a two bedroom cottage. The Farmhouse offers wonderful accommodation with a number of good-sized reception rooms, including the recently built wing which comprises a large reception area with a spiral cellar, study and bedrooms above. All reception rooms on the ground floor have access via French doors to the York stone terrace outside and the formal gardens.
The accommodation is arranged over two floors and provides a charming and practical combination of bedrooms and bathrooms and additional reception rooms, with three sets of stairs it provides a wonderful flow throughout the property. The brick and timber cottage, is a fine dwelling comprising a sitting room, kitchen and two bedrooms and shower room on the first floor. It enjoys its own area of private garden and being close to the main residence, would be ideal for guests or dual family occupation. Attached to the cottage is a timber cladded building housing the laundry room, WC and rooms for the boilers.
At the rear of the house, there are magnificent easterly views across the valley. The majority of the formal gardens are positioned at the back of the property with lawns running to the parkland fencing beyond. The swimming pool is located nearby and easily accessible from both the games room and the drawing room. A water feature runs through the middle of the formal gardens, fed by two ornamental ponds above. The formal gardens climb up a gentle slope, a brick path meanders through trellising up to the sunken hard tennis court with a viewing gallery. Steps lead up to the timber stable block above, the building comprises a workshop, tack room, four stables and tractor shed.
The ménage is further up the slope with separate access from the lane and has parking opposite for equine vehicles. The land beyond the formal gardens is beautifully undulated countryside, currently used for grazing land, arable land and the remainder is mixed deciduous woodland. The grazing land is situated close to the main house with field shelters and a water supply. Part of the land is let out to a farmer, there is a formal grazing license in place. The family use part of the land for driven partridge and pheasant shoot in collaboration with neighbouring estates. The land extends in all to about 116 acres
- Blueys Farmhouse is situated close to the highly desirable town of Marlow, but nestled in a private valley in the Chilterns, an area of outstanding natural beauty. The setting of Blueys Farmhouse is truly rural with beautiful uninterrupted views across its owned valley and woodland beyond.
- Blueys Farmhouse is only 3 miles from Marlow and 7 miles from Henley on- Thames, both of which have comprehensive leisure facilities including restaurants, boutique shops, supermarkets and coffee shops, as well as other extensive amenities. Marlow and Henley-on-Thames have train stations to London Paddington via Maidenhead and Twyford respectively. High Wycombe train station offers a direct service to London Marylebone. Communication links are excellent with access to the national motorway network via the M40 and M4. London Heathrow and Northolt Private Airports have an average drivetime of 35 minutes.
- There is an excellent selection of independent schools in the area include Wycombe Abbey, Wellington College, Eton and Queen Anne’s School as well as local nurseries, primary and secondary/ grammar schools.
- Boating may be enjoyed on the River Thames with a number of fine rowing clubs in the locality including marina facilities at Harleyford, Mill End and Wargrave. Racing may be enjoyed at Ascot, Windsor, Newbury and Kempton. There are some fine golf courses in the area including Henley-on-Thames, Temple, Huntercombe, Winter Hill, Wentworth and Sunningdale. The immediate surrounding countryside of Blueys Farmhouse provides arguably the very best riding and walking within the Chiltern Hills.
- Blueys Farmhouse is approached through electric timber gates. There is a large gravelled area at the front of the house with a triple garage on the left (with a room above) and the main house on the right. There is beautiful manicured topiary with lavender at the front of the house.
- The property is offered subject to and with the benefit of all rights of way either public or private, all easements, wayleaves and other rights or way whether they are specifically referred to or not. Copies of plans showing public rights of way can be obtained from the vendor’s agents.
- There is a public footpath through the land.
- Directions: From Marlow town centre head proceed towards Henley (A4155) on West Street, before Platts Ford Garage turn right onto Oxford Road continue towards Bovingdon Green. Passing the Royal Oak pub, proceed past the left fork to Marlow Common. Continue along the Frieth Road, at the next crossroads, turn right onto Finnamore Lane. Continue down the lane to the bottom of the valley, Blueys Farmhouse gates are found on the right-hand side. Postcode: SL7 2HT
- EPC Rating: D
- Tenure: Freehold
- Council Tax Band: H