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It is believed that French Farm was built in 1936. Wooden gates open onto an attractive, wide driveway leading to the house. There is the opportunity to amend the layout of the property or replace with an alternative design subject to the relavant planning permissions. We have included a suggested floor plan which shows a re-designed layout, the current owners had planning permission for these changes back in 2012.
The reception hall leads to the triple aspect drawing room which has
a beautiful oak herringbone parquet floor and a large, French style stone fireplace. This serves as an attractive room for both winter and summer entertaining, in large part thanks to the adjoining Amdega conservatory which has a vaulted ceiling and French doors opening onto the garden and enjoying delightful views of the grounds. The dining room is situated between the drawing room and the kitchen/breakfast room; it is currently
used as a library but could easily revert to its former purpose, leaving the breakfast room free for less formal entertaining. The kitchen/breakfast room is accessed both from the reception hall and the library. It has granite work surfaces and built-in Miele appliances and leads to the large utility room, beyond which the staircase to the annexe and the garage are located.
Rising to the first floor, the dual aspect master bedroom with en suite bathroom has French doors onto the balcony which runs largely along the rear of the house, creating the ideal spot for an early morning cup of coffee. There are four further bedrooms on this floor, one of which has an en suite bathroom. One of the numerous charming features of this property is the set of steps
with Art Deco style banisters leading to the family bathroom.
A self-contained annexe has been created above the garage. Access can be gained from the first floor or through a separate staircase rising from its own lobby beyond the utility area of the house. There is also separate external access, enabling guests and family alike to retain their privacy. The annexe offers a large bedroom and sitting room as well as a kitchen and shower room. It would also serve well as au pair accommodation and has its
own electricity supply and telephone land line.
Hurley is an attractive, historic Thames-side village which includes one of the oldest hostelries in Britain, The Olde Bell, dating back to the 12th century. The parish church, which was part of the Priory of St Mary is also of the same period. French Farm is conveniently located for the riverside market towns of Marlow and Henley which provide a wide variety of shops and boutiques along with highly renowned restaurants and bars, such as the Michelin-starred Hand and Flowers and Cliveden. There is plenty of scope for
walking surrounded by beautiful scenery, either along the river on the Thames Path or in the nearby Chilterns.
There is close access provided by the A404 to both the M4 at junction 8/9 to Heathrow Airport and London beyond, and the M40 at junction 4 for both London and the Midlands. Rail links at Maidenhead to Paddington are excellent with Cross rail expected in 2019.
French Farm is sited in a particularly magnificent location just outside the delightful village of Hurley-on-Thames which was mentioned in the Domesday Book. It is set well back from Hurley
Lane at the end of a drive and surrounded on three sides by farmland and far-reaching, open views. The extensive grounds of over 2 acres are well established and include many fine features such as the attractive ornamental ponds and shaped box hedging. There is also a large expanse of level lawn and a collection of mature blue cedars as well as several other fine specimen trees. Outbuildings include two stables, a tack room and a hay barn which is currently used for storage and to accommodate garden machinery. To the rear of the property there is an enclosed hard surface tennis court which takes advantage of beautiful views over the surrounding farmland.
First floor – Master Bedroom with Ensuite Bathroom
Guest Bedroom with Ensuite Bathroom
Three Further Bedrooms
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