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.