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34.94 acres, Marlow Common, Marlow, SL7, Buckinghamshire
For Sale - Guide Price £8,000,000

  • 8 bedrooms
  • 4 reception rooms
  • 5 bathrooms
  • 34.94 acres
  • Outbuildings
  • Period
  • Detached
  • Garden
  • Parking
  • Rural

A rare opportunity to purchase an historic Grade II Listed family home on the outskirts of the highly regarded riverside town of Marlow. Delightfully located in the Chiltern Hills, Lord's Wood was built in 1899 and has been the present family's home since 1974. The house retains many of the original features, which include high ceilings, classic cornicing, period fireplaces and elegant windows.
The ground floor comprises a very welcoming reception hall with a pillared archway to the main staircase. A fine drawing room has a feature wood carved fireplace with log burner, large bay windows overlooking the impressive garden plus French windows leading to the parterre garden. A hexagon shaped dining room, with open fireplace, fitted display units, parquet flooring and a large window overlooking the garden. There is a light and spacious kitchen/breakfast room with a range of painted wall and floor units, an Aga and a wood burning stove. Double doors lead onto the terraced area ideal for al fresco dining. There is a lobby with door to the outside, a boot room and stairs down to the cellar, ideal for storage.
Through the pillared arch up the main staircase with leaded window and galleried landing, the first floor offers the principal bedroom suite - a bright room with feature fireplace and door leading on to the Juliet balcony, a dressing room with fitted wardrobes, a bathroom, plus a separate cloakroom.
There are also two double bedrooms with en suite bathrooms, a further double bedroom, upstairs utility room and a separate shower room with walk in shower & w.c.
Up a staircase the 2nd floor comprises three more double bedrooms, a single bedroom, hobby room and bathroom. An ideal area for teenagers.

The Studio
A second driveway leads to The Studio, which presently is being used as an art gallery studio/office. The front door leads into a large reception hall, with two cloakrooms and on to a large reception area with feature fireplace and wonderful arched sash window and an oak floor. This leads into a large, impressive gallery with a library/office off to one side.
Upstairs comprises office/bedroom with feature fireplace, an office/media room, a small kitchen area and another office/bedroom.

Gardens and Grounds
Lord's Wood is accessed up a secluded tree lined avenue through an electric gate into the gravel driveway. There are extensive grounds which feature richly planted herbaceous borders, mature trees, yew tree hedging and topiary, a parterre garden planted with box, flagstone terrace, a formal garden mainly laid to lawn. A lightly wooded area leads onto a pergola walkway. This takes you to the wildflower meadows with wonderful views over the Chilterns. A special kitchen garden houses an Alitex Greenhouse, a summerhouse, raised beds and a cutting garden. A lovely herb garden enclosed by yew hedges has a raised circular pond. A private area reached through a brick arch houses the outdoor swimming pool, sauna, shower and changing room. This is a splendid place for entertaining whilst taking in the wonderful garden.

Outbuildings
The Workshop/Estate Office with power housing a small kitchen/office.
Lytton Barn which has extensive storage and could be suitable for conversion, subject to planning permission. (See floor plan). James Barn on two floors again has extensive storage and could be converted, subject to planning permission. (See floor plan)
There is an Estate Yard with various outbuildings, composting bays, and an enclosed orchard with fruit cage.

Marlow 1.5 miles
Henley 8 miles
M40 (J4) 5 miles,
M4 (J8/9) 7 miles,
Central London 34 miles

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