This striking country house was designed in a classical style, reminiscent of an old rectory, around 24 years ago. Latterly a 19th century brick and flint dairy barn was added to the ground floor accommodation in 2004. The house now offers generous and flexible accommodation, focused around entertaining and family life. Great attention has been placed on reflecting the best of the classical period style, in both its construction and interior features, which include high ceilings, Georgian style dentil cornicing, a sweeping oak staircase and polished oak flooring to the main reception rooms.
The main five bedroom house has been further enhanced by the creative conversion of a historic dairy barn, which has now been seamlessly added to the accommodation of the original house. This affords the property both additional entertainment space in the form of a generous family room, off the kitchen/breakfast room, but also two self-contained guest suites and an impressive entertainment room, with a cathedral ceiling, wood burning stove and a second kitchen.
Entrance to the main house is gained via a reception hall, with galleried landing above, high ceilings and polished oak flooring. This flooring is reflected in the adjacent dining room and into the sitting room and conservatory. The drawing room, features an elaborate carved timber mantelpiece with decorative marble slips and hearth. From the drawing room is an informal sitting room leading into the conservatory, with its view of the rear gardens. The main study off the entrance hall, has a connecting door into the guest suite or second study. The kitchen is fitted with painted timber furniture including an island unit with integrated appliances and granite surfaces. The breakfast room, with access to both front and rear gardens lies between the kitchen and impressive family room with exposed beams and a vaulted ceiling. Access to the garage, utility room and the self-contained guest suites and entertainment room can be made from the family room.
Ascending the oak staircase to the generous first floor landing, the master suite has a walk-in dressing room and a pleasing double aspect over the gardens and neighbouring parkland. Two further guest/family suites and two separate bedrooms with use of the family bathroom complete the first floor accommodation.
Remenham is a pretty village on the Berkshire bank of the River Thames opposite Henley-on-Thames. Renowned for being the start of the international Henley Regatta, its close proximity to the town of Henley-upon-Thames affords it easy access for a life balance of town and country. Henley has a wide range of shops, cafes, a boutique hotel, cinema and theatre and excellent restaurants. The town is internationally recognised for its Royal Regatta and Festival of Music and Arts. In addition, its rugby and cricket clubs along with the renowned Leander rowing club, with golf at Henley, Badgemore Temple and Castle Royle, means that sporting pursuits are easily accessible.
The house has been built within its 1.446 acres to maximise its views of the estate parkland. The setting of the house is worthy of particular mention, being located in the heart of beautiful private Grade II parkland of the Park Place estate, with no public footpaths. Approached from a private drive off Remenham Hill, it has the best of worlds, magnificent countryside, parkland and walks on the doorstep. Lawns flank the house to the front and rear, leading from the back of the house to a secluded private tennis court and a gazebo sited to take advantage of the afternoon and evening sun.
The area is noted for a number of excellent state and private schools. In Henley, Rupert House School and St Mary's School, both independent co-educational prep schools, less than 2 miles away from Park Place House. Private secondary schools nearby include include Queen Annes' Caversham, Bluecoats, Wycombe Abbey School, Lambrook, Shiplake.
There is planning permission to extend the house further, replacing the conservatory with an orangery and extending the kitchen: F/2014/2310, F/2015/2310 (App No.150149)