Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - BUCKS PROPERTY -

OCKEN is an ex­quis­ite Ed­war­dian coun­try house dat­ing back to 1910 in Great Mis­senden with a fas­ci­nat­ing his­tory, su­perb eques­trian fa­cil­i­ties and mag­nif­i­cent views.

Set in ap­prox­i­mately 8.25 acres, the prop­erty also has a three bed­room de­tached coach house, wooded park­land of about 3.5 acres; ten­nis court, dou­ble garage and out­build­ings.

Owner Hi­lary ex­plained:“It is an Arts & Crafts house built for the fa­mous Cour­tauld tex­tile fam­ily.This house was de­signed by ar­chi­tect and MP John Sewell Cour­tauld, for his brother Syd­ney Re­nee and sis­ter Cather­ine,” she added.

“Cather­ine was an artist and sculp­tor, and ac­tive mem­ber of the suf­fragettes: gar­den par­ties were of­ten held here to raise money for the move­ment. Ev­ery room at the back of the house looks out across the val­ley, due west and to­wards Ham­p­den House.This house is won­der­ful for en­ter­tain­ing be­cause the hall is so large and it con­nects with the draw­ing room, din­ing room and gar­den room. I also love the li­brary up­stairs, which is on a mez­za­nine and has an un­usual shape, and the draw­ing room, with its beau­ti­ful Ch­es­ney’s gran­ite fire­place which has pol­ished cast-iron pan­els that re­flect the flames.”

The din­ing room with its oak par­quet floor is a grand room and the sump­tu­ous mas­ter is an­other im­pres­sive space.

“We wake up here to the most beau­ti­ful views – it is such an up­lift­ing way to start the day and then in the evening the colours of the sun­sets are just amaz­ing,” added Hi­lary.

For more in­for­ma­tion about this prop­erty, which is on the mar­ket for OIRO £2,975,000, please con­tact Chew­ton Rose on 01753 886177E or email: ger­rards.cross@chew­ton­rose. co.uk.

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