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Handsome house in the Hambleden Valley

A stylish Grade II listed country house within easy reach of London.

Subscribe to Country LifeFingest House is a wonderful period property occupying an idyllic setting in the heart of the Chilterns. The village of Fingest is situated on the Oxfordshire/Buckinghamshire border, and Fingest House lies right in the middle of this quintessential English scene, surrounded by its pretty gardens and rolling countryside beyond.

Believed to have been designed by the architect J.S. Gwilt, the earliest parts of the house date from 1790, with later additions made over the years. The property is Grade II listed, with the hall and dining room are of particular note. Over the last six years, Fingest House has been sympathetically refurbished, and the sale now provides a rare opportunity to acquire an important country house in this area.

country houses for sale in BuckinghamshireOn the ground floor, the accommodation comprises an elegant staircase hall featuring hand painted murals, a well proportioned drawing room with an open fireplace, a sitting room, study, dining room, kitchen/breakfast room and adjoining family room, a garden room, utility room, store room, larder and a W.C. The drawing room boasts beautiful views across the garden and a roomy wine cellar lies beneath the property.

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Upstairs, a good sized master bedroom can be found with an en suite bathroom and dressing room, again with beautiful views over the gardens. A further 6 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms also lie on this floor, and there is also the flexibility to create an additional guest or nanny wing.

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country houses for sale in BuckinghamshireSituated at the main entrance of the property is an excellent 2 bedroom cottage with its own kitchen, living room and bathroom providing additional accomodation for staff or a dependent older relative.

Fingest House is surrounded by well laid out mature gardens. A walled garden lies to the south side of the house with well planted borders and a large sun terrace for outdoor entertaining. Beyond the garden is a hard surface tennis court, a grass court/croquet lawn, and an outdoor swimming pool, overlooked by a modernist pavilion with changing facilities.
This country house would be perfect for a family with equestrian interests as there is also a stable yard and about 10 acres of good grazing. At the moment, there is only one loose box, but planning permission has been granted for a new stable yard with 4 loose boxes.
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The immediate village of Fingest is delightful, and boasts St Bartholomew, an outstanding Grade I listed Norman church with unusual twin gables. There is also a very good local pub – The Chequers – opposite the church, with large open fires and fantastic views over the Hambleden Valley. Henley-on-Thames (7 miles) and Marlow (also 7 miles), provide a range of shopping facilities for everyday needs. Further afield are the larger centres of Oxford (23 miles), Reading (18 miles) and London (43 miles). There is a train service from High Wycombe (8 miles) to London Marylebone which takes about 25 minutes.

Fingest House is well located for a wealth of sporting opportunities. Racing can be found at Ascot and Windsor and polo is available at Guards Polo Club near Ascot and the Royal County of Berkshire Polo Club. There are golf courses at Temple, Hurley, Henley, Sunningdale and Wentworth and the Royal Regatta of course, is held at Henley-on-Thames.

The guide price is £5.5m. For further information please contact Savills on 01491 843 000.

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