This elegant house has been fully restored and, in 2016, was awarded for its design and building by The Chiltern Society. From the outside, the house retains all of its period charm with brick and timber elevations under a clay tile roof. Inside, the key original features have been painstakingly retained whilst incorporating up to the moment facilities to ensure a comfortable home including underfloor heating, the results of which seamlessly blend to create a truly beautiful home.
Stepping into the welcoming hallway, the ground floor has an elegant sitting room with the original fireplace with a backlit bread oven. There is a separate cosy snug and cloakroom/utility room. A particularly fine feature is the large open plan kitchen and family room with doors leading to the terrace and garden. The dual aspect room is light and spacious with a beautifully appointed kitchen, a generous sitting area around a wood burning stove and plenty of room for a large dining table, giving a sense of modernity and a nod to the original farmhouse roots.
Upstairs there are three double bedrooms and bathroom all with elegant vaulted ceilings and beautiful views over the open countryside that surrounds the house.
Across the courtyard from the main house, is the guest cottage. This has been renovated and finished to the same exacting standards. The ground floor is a large open plan area with a kitchen area and breakfast bar and a large sitting room with a wood-burning stove. Upstairs, there are two double bedrooms and a large shower room.
Russells Farm Cottage is approached from the lane into a very pretty enclosed courtyard. This area has some lovely architectural features and useful outbuildings including a large wood store, workshop and store room. The rear garden is beautiful; a large south facing terrace links the back of the house and the cottage. There is an attractive water feature. The garden is mainly laid to a lush lawn with a grass and flower meadow at the end of the garden to create a beautiful wild garden around a pretty garden cabin. The cabin itself has a covered deck, and stepping inside, there is an open plan room with kitchen area, wood burning stove and a separate shower room.
Russells Farm Cottage stands in a beautiful rural position close to the villages of Hambleden and Frieth in the Chiltern Hills above the Hambleden Valley designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and famed for its wonderful walks, trails, and country pubs. The River Thames is at the end of the valley, connecting the larger centres of Henley-on-Thames and Marlow which are within easy reach. London, Oxford and Heathrow are both within an hour's drive of the house. There is golf locally at Henley and Huntercombe, racing at Ascot and the thriving calendar on and near the Thames at Henley and Marlow including the famous annual Royal Regatta and the Henley Festival of Music and Arts.
Mains services: Electricity / water / private drainage / partial 'wet' underfloor heating / Oil fired heating and LPG for the cooker
Council Tax: South Oxfordshire District Council
Band : G , £3575.70 2022/23
EPC : Grade II listed