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Querns, Berkshire

Querns is situated in a rural location on the edge of the hamlet of Goring Heath. The house is set within impressive formal gardens and enjoys fine views to the south over the surrounding countryside. Henley-on-Thames and Reading are nearby, providing excellent transport links to London (25 minutes).

The house is L-shaped and was built in the early 16th century as a granary for the Abbot of Reading. The brick and flint property was extended in the 19th century and has leaded light casement windows, exposed timbers, solid oak doors and well proportioned principal rooms. Upstairs there are six bedrooms and three unconverted attic rooms. Outside there is a delightful brick and flint cottage and immaculate gardens incorporating classical herbaceous borders and a fish pond. A fully fenced hard tennis court concealed by high hedges and an area of paddock then leads to one of the oldest Oak trees in the south of England can be found across the road. Stephen Christie-Miller from Savills in Henley says: ‘This is a historic house in fine condition, with an outstanding 16th century drawing room, and glorious gardens.

Guide price £3 million.

For further details and/or to make an appointment please contact Edward Rook, Peter Edwards or James Freeman on +44 (0)207 629 8171.

Hanover House, Berkshire

This prestigious house is situated amid the picturesque Wentworth estate, just 28 miles from London. The estate includes 3 renowned 18-hole golf courses and a wealth of other recreational facilities. Virginia Water, Ascot and Windsor are all within easy reach and communications to London are excellent. The house is approached through impressive double gates into a courtyard with a circular fountain. Inside is a superb drawing room, dining room and morning room and a light, open plan kitchen and breakfast room.

Upstairs an enormous bedroom suite has an adjoining dressing room, bathroom and private balcony. There are four further suites and an impressive second floor penthouse bedroom with its own dining room, sitting room, kitchen and cinema. Outside is a tennis court and an indoor swimming pool with jacuzzi, steam shower and sauna. The gardens are professionally laid out and floodlit. ‘This is undoubtedly one of the best houses on the prestigious Wentworth Estate and has been constructed with no expense spared,’ says Will Matthews from Knight Frank country department.

Guide price £15 million.

For further details and/or to make an appointment please contact Will Matthews on +44 (0)20 7861 1440.

Througham Slad Manor, Gloucestershire

This Grade II* listed house is of huge architectural importance. Originating from the mid to late 16th century, the house is constructed of Cotswold stone under a tiled roof with its original stone mullion windows and leaded lights. Large open fireplaces, fine panelling, Gothic windows, a wonderful dovecote and delicate lead guttering give the manor its unique charm.

The oak front door leads to an entrance porch and reception hall with Cotswold stone flagged floor and restored elm panelling. The study has original stripped oak floor boards and the drawing room, within the oldest part of the house, has exposed beams, a wonderful large open fireplace and three window seats overlooking the gardens.

The kitchen/breakfast room is a wonderful large family kitchen with oak floor boards, shuttered stone mullion windows and an Aga. Upstairs there are seven bedrooms, all with bathrooms. The gardens at Througham Slad take fullest advantage of the exceptional setting of the house and include formal lawns and a walled garden and water cascade. The property also includes a swimming pool, two cottages and outbuildings. ‘Througham Slad Manor is the quintessential Cotswold manor house; recently refurbished to an immaculate standard, the house has excellent rooms and sits in a stunning and peaceful valley,’ says Will Matthews from Knight Frank country department.

Guide price £5.5 million.

For further details and/or to make an appointment please contact Will Matthews on +44 (0)20 7861 144.

The Old Rectory, Wiltshire

The Old Rectory is a fine detached country house occupying a central village location with far reaching views over surrounding countryside and farmland. Dating back to 1852, the property incorporates a chapel, the former village hall (which has been incorporated into the main house and provides an excellent kitchen/breakfast and family room), a clock house and the rectory itself. The interior of the main house is elegant and well proportioned in a way typical of mid 19th century architecture, with attractive fireplaces, exposed stone archways and superb windows on the landing.

There are seven bedrooms, most with bathrooms and additional accommodation is situated in the clock house and the chapel. The property retains considerable period detail and enjoys mature gardens and grounds approaching two acres. The market towns of Warminster and Westbury are within easy reach and the Georgian city of Bath is 17 miles away. Mainline rail connections to London can be found at Warminster and Westbury. ‘This a brilliant opportunity to acquire a versatile and character-filled family house in a superb setting,’ says Luke Brady from Savills in Bath.

Guide price £1.5 million.

For more information please contact Luke Brady at Savills, Bath on +44 (0)1225 474550.

Ramley House, Hampshire

Ramley House is located on the edge of Lymington, a beautiful Georgian market town on the south coast of England, about 90 miles from London. Surrounded by the New Forest, this Grade II listed, Italian Villa style Georgian property, dates from 1805. It is set behind an imposing brick wall and is approached through electric gates and a gravelled driveway. There is a large conservatory and the southern facade has an impressive bowed centre, surmounted by an Italianate stone balustrade and with a charming central ground floor loggia below.

The east side of the property boasts a 3-storey Italianate tower. Ramley benefits from exceptional plasterwork including arches, panelling, staff beads, cornices and friezes. The main staircase, drawing room, sitting room, dining room and spacious bespoke kitchen/breakfast room are particularly impressive.

There are seven bedrooms in the main house but there is additional accommodation in the cottage and apartment. The grounds have been recently restored and offer views over wooded countryside and attractive arable farmland. ‘This is a really gracious and sumptious Georgian property in superb condition,’ observes Alan Gottschalk from Savills.

Guide price £3 million.

For more information please contact Alan Gottschalk at Savills on + 44 (0)238 071 3990 or email

The Thatches, Surrey

This picturesque example of the Arts and Crafts style of architecture enjoys a pleasantly secluded situation, on the fringe of Pyrford village. Guilford and Woking are just a short distance away making London easily accessible. Understood to date from around 1905, The Thatches has spacious accommodation and is superbly appointed throughout, with wide sliding doors between the elegant reception hall and drawing room which may be opened to create an exceptionally large reception room. This, together with the French doors opening into the bright and airy Amdega conservatory and its adjoining garden room, makes The Thatches a perfect house for formal entertaining.

The hand-built and painted kitchen/breakfast room, with granite surfaces and top of the range Miele appliances, includes a comfortable breakfast area that is ideal for family dining. Upstairs there are five bedrooms, most with adjoining bathrooms, one being a Nordic steam shower and spa bath. The property is approached over an ‘in and out’ gravelled drive flanked by an impressive range of shrub and flower borders and is screened from the road by trees. ‘Fantastic feeling of space in every room, and gardens out of this world tended by a Wisley expert’, comments Tommy de Mallet Morgan from Savills.

Guide price £2.5 million.

For more information please contect Tommy de Mallet Morgan at Savills on + 44 (0) 1483 796820