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Coombe Park, Oxfordshire (SOLD)

For Sale With Knight Frank and Strutt & Parker
A compact Oxfordshire estate, on the edge of The Chiltern Hills and banks of the river Thames.

Tenure: Vacant Possession
Guide Price: POA
Acreage: 125 Acres
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Property Summary

Located to the north west of the Oxfordshire village of Whitchurch-On-Thames near Pangbourne, the Combe Park Estate with its three quarter of a mile drive way to the main house through mature parkland is a rare gem, less than 50 minutes journey from London.

This extraordinary estate, originally created by James Gardiner in 1865, requires a new owner with the vision to shape the next chapter in its history. The property consists of; A substantial country house requiring complete modernisation, Timber Lodge, Coach House, Stud Cottage, Clock Lodge, Boathouse, Stables, Sports Pavilion, Indoor Tennis Court, Paddocks and Woodlands. Depending on aspirations and budget, focus could be set upon restoring a single site, combination or all of these buildings simultaneously.

The sale of the Coombe Park Estate is being handled jointly by Strutt & Parker and Knight Frank.

The Boat House

Key Features

The Main House

Unoccupied for several years the main house requires significant renovations, but includes 6 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, 4 reception rooms, an indoor and an outdoor swimming pool, plus extensive cellars with storage. The house has exceptional views over the park towards the river.

The Coach House

This is a period range of buildings around a central courtyard which includes Clock Cottage (kitchen, sitting room, 3 bedroom and 1 bathroom), Stud Cottage (kitchen, drawing room, dining room, 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms) and an extensive range of offices on two floors including board rooms and waiting rooms.

Gardens and Grounds

The gardens and grounds are in need of complete restoration but have the potential to be returned to their former glory that still feature; extensive woodland, a large lawn garden with many mature tree specimens, an orangery, walled garden and the croquet lawn.

Development Observations

Janine Stone & Co. has assessed the potential opportunities to bring The Coombe Park Estate into a modern standing and future.

“Unusually for a property of its size and location, Coombe Park has no public rights of way. Consequently there are ample opportunities to modernise this compact country estate in a highly personalised way including; the replacement of the main residence with a truly modern country house.”

  • Demolition and replacement of main dwelling within the same volume plus 10% is possible.
  • The property is situated in the Chilterns AONB and visible from North Wessex AONB, therefore design will need to be considerate to surrounds.
  • The barn and outbuildings offer potential to be converted for residential use, along with conversion of the offices and stables elements of the coach house.
  • A small scale residential development in the eastern most field adjacent to the village is also an option.

Development Consultations

To assist interested buyers of The Coombe Park Estate understand their development options, Janine Stone & Co. has been asked by the vendors’ agents to provide concept and development consultations. It can be arranged for these complimentary consultations to be take place at the estate or in our London studio. Janine Stone & Co. will provide guidance on architecture styles, refurbishment and planning considerations, in addition to helping interested parties to develop their early design ideas into floor plans with estimated project costs and timelines for realisation.

Should a successful acquisition take place, we would be happy to take these initial concepts, through to a full concept and subsequent planning, design and build phases.

 

Sales Contact
Mark McAndrew, Strutt & Parker London
markmcandrew@struttandparker.com
0207 318 5172

Sales Contact
Ruper Sweeting, Knight Frank
rupert.sweeting@knightfrank.com
0207 861 1065

Development Contact
Bradley Fitchew, Janine Stone & Co.
bradley@janinestone.com
0207 349 8888