Crocker End House: A gorgeous family home previously owned by members of the royal family


Crocker End House, Nettlebed, Henley-on-Thames

Crocker End House is a gorgeous family home dating principally from around 1840 during the Victorian era set in an idyllic position in a prime location within easy reach of Henley-on-Thames.

The house has been in the same family ownership for the last 23 years and is on the market for only the second time in over 40 years, the previous owners being members of the royal family. There are no records of an open market sale in living memory.

Approached over a gravelled drive, set back from the edge of the village lane, Crocker End House occupies a peaceful setting within beautiful gardens and grounds. The entrance hall, off which is a cloakroom, leads into a grand reception hall with parquet flooring and a fine staircase. The dining room has an oak surround fireplace and high ceilings.

The drawing room has wood board floors, bay window and double doors leading out to the terrace and garden. It is a lovely light drawing room with views over the garden. The family room with its with fireplace and bay window makes for a cosy reception room. The sitting room, with double doors onto the terrace, makes for a beautiful family room.

The kitchen/breakfast room has doors out to the garden, four-door AGA and a traditional larder. Nearby is a playroom/nursery, and access to cellars with a strong room, wine bins and access to the boiler room. Off the back hall, is a further WC and cloakroom and a utility room. At the far end of the house is a large study with doors leading out to the garden.

An elegant well lit staircase leads to the first-floor landing. The master bedroom has an ensuite dressing room and bathroom with delightful views of the garden and beyond. Bedroom two, with ensuite dressing room, has access to the master bedroom providing a potential second suite, with a shower room. Bedroom three has a double door leading on to a balcony.

Off the secondary landing are two further bedrooms with an adjoining family bathroom, access to a roof terrace through unto a games room.

In the north wing is a further guest bedroom suite with ensuite bathroom. Stairs from here lead down to a further guest bedroom suite with an ensuite shower room. On the second floor are two further bedrooms, family bathroom and playroom/attic room and access to a large attic.

Overlooking an attractive courtyard and approached through impressive brick piers is the Guest Cottage which is split into two lateral apartments. The ground floor is for guests and comprises two double bedrooms, bathroom and WC. On the second floor, with its own entrance, is a staff flat with a kitchen, two bedrooms, bathroom and sitting room.

Within the courtyard is a stable block with two loose boxes currently used for storage and an attractive double garage equally ideal for use as a party room.

To the north of the house is a hard surface tennis court and range of garden stores. The gardens are mainly to the south and east of the house and are separated from open countryside beyond by parkland fencing. The neat gravel and stone terrace fronts the garden elevation to the house and is a wonderful area for barbecues and entertaining.

To the west of the house is a beautiful garden area designed by David Hicks with an outdoor swimming pool, changing pavilion and plant room.

Guarding the entrance to the property is an attractive timber-framed one-bedroom ‘lodge’ which was built by the previous owners and at the time was intended for use by security and has the benefit of planning consent for residential use. To the west of the lodge is an area of mixed woodland.

Crocker End House is on the market for £5.35m via Knight Frank.

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