Recently the property has been completely remodelled and extended to create a stylish blend of tradition and contemporary finishes throughout the house. An unwavering commitment to meticulous detail, coupled with ingenious design elements, serves to accentuate the historical essence while optimizing the interplay of light and space, all against the backdrop of breath-taking vistas.
The stunning kitchen stretches an impressive length of over 50 feet, designed by Devol, to exude an air of sophisticated calm. This space seamlessly extends to a vast entertaining terrace, overlooking a luxurious pool & the valley beyond. Just off the kitchen designed to the same high standard and perfect, is an ante kitchen, perfect for preparation. One of the brilliant things about this house is how the current owners have blended old with new and there is evidence of its original character, originally a flint 1790's cottage, in spades in the den, formal dining room and luxurious drawing room. The house boasts three Contura wood burners, particularly delightful for the winter months. Also on the ground floor is a utility room, shower room, boot room and study, all equally meticulous in standard.
The refined ambiance and style gracefully ascend to the upper levels. The first floor hosts the principal suite, commanding a splendid view of the valley, alongside a sumptuous guest suite, two further bedrooms and a luxurious bathroom. Bathrooms throughout the house are Fired Earth. The top floor has two more bedrooms, an additional bathroom, and a separate cloakroom.
The gardens have been thoughtfully and professionally landscaped to curate a haven of serenity and understated elegance, whilst still space for children to play or a tennis court. A sweeping automated gate ushers you into a generous parking area, and pathways leads to the residence. The majority of the garden is adorned with a well-manicured lawn, punctuated by mature plantings and artful wild grasses, creating a sense of well-being without distracting from the innate beauty of the surroundings.
Beneath the expansive entertaining terrace lies an impressive 22 metre newly built, heated lap pool, enveloped by an array of stunning flora and a meticulously designed walkway that provides a panoramic vista of the valley, enhancing the residence's grandeur and sophistication.
Additional amenities include a comfortable double garage, with permission to extend if desired. There is also planning for the creation of an annexe in excess of 1,000 sq ft, perfect for a gym, secondary accommodation or further garaging.
Shepherds Green is a charming hamlet, three miles to the west of Henley-on-Thames, with perfect access into Henley itself and an easy commute to Reading, for those travelling to London daily. This property resides within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The immediate environs offer enchanting walks, equestrian opportunities, and access to superb destination pubs and renowned dining establishments such as The Nettlebed Cheese Shed and The Crooked Billet in Stoke Row.
Henley-on-Thames, a renowned hub of luxury living, presents an array of shopping and entertainment options. A three-screen private cinema, esteemed establishments such as Waitrose and Gails Bakery, as well as a myriad of artisan and independent shops, bars, and restaurants contribute to the town's allure. Beyond the world-famous Royal Regatta, Henley plays host to numerous year-round events, including The Literary Festival, the Traditional Boat Festival, Tough Mudder, the annual Henley Festival of Music and Arts, and the 80’s Rewind Festival, ensuring a perpetual source of cultural and entertainment delights.
Mains services: Electricity / water / private drainage.
Air source heat pump for swimming pool.
Oil fired central Heating
Council Tax: South Oxfordshire District Council
Band H, £4353.88 in 2023/24
EPC Rating: D.