Rocky Lane Farm, nr Henley

Rocky Lane Farm occupies a peaceful, private location just south of the village of Bix, in the heart of the Chiltern hills. A high brick and flint wall marks the boundaries of this mini-estate and a long private drive leads down to the house and outbuildings. Beautiful views of the grounds and surrounding farmland can be enjoyed from the house, making it hard to believe the property is just three miles from Henley and nine miles from Reading.

Although it is buffered by several large estates, the farm has always been an important estate in its own right. It is reputed to have belonged to Reading Abbey before the Dissolution. The original building dates back to the 15th century, the symmetrical front is typical of Tudor architecture.

Inside the house Tudor style fireplaces and original stone mullioned windows are juxtaposed with stunning examples of contemporary interior design. The drawing room has particularly fine views over the gardens and an elegant new staircase leads to the seven spacious bedrooms.

Outside, the 25 acres of gardens and paddocks are separated by a ha-ha, ensuring uninterrupted views to the north. A large, traditional listed barn has been converted to provide superb space for entertainment and parties. The estate also includes garages, barns, stables and a pretty two-bedroom cottage.

For more information please contact Knight Frank: Tel: 020 7629 8171 or 01491 844 900, or email