Property of the Day: Knowl Hill Grange, Berkshire
THE PROPERTY: This former vicarage, whose first vicar was Jane Austen’s nephew James Edward Austen Leigh, was built in 1846, with additions made in the 1880s.
THE LOCATION: Set in a private location in Knowl Hill Common, Knowl Hill, and approached via a tree-lined driveway, the home is three miles from Twyford village and five miles from Henley-on-Thames, home to the annual Regatta and Festival. There is direct rail access to London from Maidenhead, which will also benefit from the arrival of Crossrail in 2019.
THE INTERIOR: With three reception-rooms, six bedrooms and three bathrooms, the home is sizeable enough for both family life and entertaining. Period features include original Victorian shutters and open fireplaces, and all of the rooms offer lovely garden views, in particular from the bay window in the dining-room.
WHY WE LOVE IT: There is a particularly glorious vista from the paved south-facing terrace with its olive-tree parterre, which overlooks the lawns and paddock.
BUY IT NOW: £2,650,000 with Knight Frank
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