The expansive grounds on offer at Rectory Farm evoke the kind of classic elegance that you only see in stately homes and grandiose castles.
The 17th-century, seven-bedroom property once belonged to Sir Michael Caine, and it has an impressive indoor pool, with a sauna and a spa beneath a vaulted ceiling.
Not heard of him? Sir Michael Caine CBE is an English actor. He has appeared in more than 130 films during a career spanning over 60 years, and is considered a British film icon. Think: The Man Who Would Be King (1975); Hannah and Her Sisters (1986); Get Carter (1971); Alfie (1966); The Ipcress File (1965) and many, many more.
And while Michael Caine has spent much time abroad, he still calls England home. And this house is one of our favorites of all his homes because of its quintessential English style.
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The house also has an impressive indoor swimming pool with changing rooms, sauna, spa, and more than eight acres.
The property is centred around the impressive Long Room, with its vaulted ceiling and traditional fittings and period fixtures.
The long room has space for living and dining en famille.
The kitchen, meanwhile, is a practical modern space, created for cooking and entertaining.
Much of this house is dedicated to leisure – and the snooker room doesn't fail to impress.
The first floor comprises two bedroom suites (one with en suite bathroom and the other an en suite shower room), family bathroom serving two second floor bedrooms and the principal bedroom which comprises of two further bedrooms, bathroom and dressing room.
Within the gardens there is a vegetable and cut flower garden, as well as orchard and the grounds open up with large open areas of lawn, ponds, a lake and tennis court.
A two-bedroom lodge and a two-bedroom cottage are included, along with a 200-yard lime walk alongside the Thames in Wallingford, where there is a landing stage and boat house with remote controlled electric doors.
The property is available via Knight Frank for £6.95 million.
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