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Badgemore Grange: A handsome early 19th-century country house

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About Badgemore Grange

Badgemore Grange is a fine and handsome early 19th-century country house of wonderful proportions. The principal rooms are of great quality with generous ceiling heights and tall sash windows in bays, all of which contribute to the unique feel of this lovely country home.

The property is approached by the front door with an entrance lobby and quarry tiled floor to a wonderful double-height reception hall with a herringbone woodblock floor, fine carved staircase and French doors to the garden. 

The sitting room has sash windows, a lovely fireplace with a wood burner, bookshelves, cupboards and fine cornice. The handsome drawing room has a fine fireplace with marble surround and herringbone woodblock floor, with bay window and seats and double doors to the orangery with a tiled floor and access to the garden. The fine dining room also has a bay window with an impressive marble fireplace with a gas fire.

Kitchen/breakfast room: wall and floor units with twin stainless steel sink unit, 4-oven gas fired Aga, walk-in larder, island unit with 4-ring gas hob. Breakfast room: Victorian fire grate with marble surround and double doors to the garden.

Utility/secondary kitchen: marble worktops, cupboards, Neff oven and hob, stainless steel sink unit, space and plumbing for dishwasher and washing machine.

Family room: fitted bookshelves, parquet floor.

Rear hall: sink with door to outside and door to integral garage.

First floor

Principal bedroom suite: bedroom with fire grate and marble surround, en suite bathroom with bath, low-level WC, vanity unit, wash hand basin, heated towel rail.

Dressing room: fireplace with marble surround, fitted wardrobes and shower.

Bedroom 2 (additional dressing room): fireplace, fitted cupboards.

Family bathroom with bath, low level WC and wash hand basin.

Guest bedroom suite: with fireplace, cupboard and wardrobes, en suite bathroom with bath with mixer taps, vanity unit with wash hand basin, low level WC, fireplace.

Bedroom 4: en suite bathroom with low-level WC, wash hand basin set into vanity unit.

There are 2 additional bedrooms, thus 6 in total. Bedroom 6 is accessed off the rear landing/staircase with a fireplace, wardrobe and en suite bathroom.

Coachmans Cottage

Discreetly situated about 75 yards west of the main house, Coachmans Cottage comprises a sitting room with gas effect wood burner, study with door to outside, kitchen with wall and floor units, integral fridge/freezer, dishwasher and space and plumbing for washing machine, stainless steel sink unit, electric oven, hob and extractor Worcester gas fired boiler for central heating and domestic hot water. 

The bathroom has a bath with shower attachment, wash hand basin and low-level WC, and there is a bedroom with an adjoining dressing area/recess and sink unit (potential en suite shower room) on the first floor.

Gardens and grounds

Badgemore Grange is approached across a sweeping gravel drive with beautiful topiaried yew bushes and informal garden/flower meadows to the left. Between Coachmans Cottage and the main house is a lawned area of garden with a splendid rose walk. Beyond Coachmans Cottage is access to Coachmans Paddock, beside which is a stable/outhouse, and the paddock is post and rail fencing with water laid on.

There is a very fine lawned tree avenue with mature hedging on either side (potential alternative drive approach) and beyond it a further informal garden leading to the splendid tennis pavilion with an ornamental fountain and roof terrace above. From the pavilion, there are views across the second paddock with an impressive cedar tree and water supply and access to Lambridge Lane.

The gardens at Badgemore Grange are broadly compartmentalised into private areas with some beautiful walling and further mature hedging to divide them. There are some magnificent trees on the grounds, including Cedar of Lebanon, Wellingtonia, lime, cherry and oak amongst others. 

Lightly cut paths meander through the informal gardens around towards the eastern boundary of the garden, where it again becomes formal, laid principally to lawn, the highlights being the Wellingtonia and Cedar of Lebanon trees. Topiaried Yew and other neatly mature hedging provide great form and interest in this part of the garden, with a well-stocked herbaceous border and handsome magnolias.

Floorplan

Badgemore Grange, Henley-on-Thames - Floorplan
Property for sale – Badgemore Grange Henley-on-Thames – Floorplan

Estate cottages

Beechwood Lodge – situated towards the end of a no-through road, Beechwood lodge offers great potential for either refurbishment and extension or development. The property benefits from having planning permission to redevelop and replace the existing dwelling (P15/S3386/FUL). 

The existing property has three good-sized reception rooms and a kitchen on the ground floor and three bedrooms and a bathroom on the first floor. Outside, the driveway provides parking and leads to the detached double garage. The garden surrounds the property and measures ½ acre. The garden is laid to lawn with mature hedge borders.

Linhay – a charming cottage needing some refurbishment. The cottage has a double-aspect sitting room with two bay windows and an open fireplace. There is a further reception room which could also be used as a third bedroom. The kitchen/breakfast room is at the rear of the cottage and has a range of floor and wall-mounted wooden units and opens through to the utility room and back door to the rear courtyard. 

There are two double bedrooms and a family bathroom. Outside, to the front of the cottage, there is off-street parking for several vehicles. The garden is to the side of the property and is laid to lawn and enclosed with mature hedging and fencing. The garden being the former kitchen garden to Badgemore Grange also has a soft fruit cage, brick herb beds, 3 greenhouses, potting shed and espalier fruit trees.

Laurel Cottage – a pretty detached cottage situated on a private no-through road. The cottage enjoys high ceilings throughout and has been refurbished and extended to create a delightful home. There is an open plan kitchen/dining/living room. The kitchen is fitted with a range of floor and wall-mounted units and overlooks the garden. 

The living areas have wooden floors and there is an open fireplace in the sitting room and a double door leading through to the study. There are three double bedrooms (one with en suite) and a bathroom. Outside, a gravel driveway leads to the detached garage and provides off-street parking. The garden surrounds the cottage and is laid to lawn with mature hedge borders.



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