Stoke Poges Houses For Sale With Rich History

A large 7-bedroom semi-detached property has just come to the market and offers potential buyers the rare opportunity to own historic land in Stoke Poges. The house was first built circa 1830 as a country retreat for the London gentry.

The House was built 1830-1840 as a Country Retreat for the London gentry. The first occupant was Hon. Ms. D’ Lisle and was then sold to Sir William Scovell Savory, an eminent London Surgeon at St Bart’s Hospital, who used it as his country residence. In 1887 he held the office of Surgeon Extraordinary to Queen Victoria, and in 1890 he was made a Baronet. After he passed, the house was given to his second son Sir Borradaile Savery – who was the Prior at St Bart’s Church in London. One of the fireplaces in the house still has Borradaile’s initials carved into the wood.

Other prominent figures who owned the property afterward include Sir Borradaile Savery’s son, Sir William Savery, and Sir Robert Brooke Popham.

After the Brooke-Popham family departed the house, it was semi-partitioned, and the garage became a dwelling perpendicular to the main house.

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An image of the property featured in the Architect magazine. It shows the major redevelopment of the house in the 1880s, where the ballroom and rear dining room become subsequent extensions.

In 2010 the property was more extensively renovated, and the current owners demolished the wooden garage, utility room, and old conservatory to build a 3-car garage and self-contained flat/annexe. On top of this, they created a brick-built garden room. These upgrades took up almost all of the permitted extendable space, and the house was added to the Framewood Conservation Area in 2011. Subsequently, this means that any planning is subject to approval by both the council and the heritage officer.

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In 2019 the current owners submitted an application to raise the height of a rear gable to accommodate expansion into loft areas. This was rejected by the council on heritage grounds and an appeal was not made so that the next owners have the opportunity to submit plans that comply and mitigate concerns with the scheme. All plans and architect documents can be passed to new owners on closing. It should be noted that conservations areas undergo different development regulations than standard properties, and it is best for new owners to run any modifications through the relevant authorities.

Several of the trees at Woodlands have TPO’s on them, and a name of a tree surgeon who can manage the tree maintenance can be provided. Additionally, the house is in the Green Belt, and any redevelopment of the land will be subject to Green belt Planning.

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Overall, the property is set over 2 acres and boasts 7 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, a triple garage, a gated compound, a wine cellar, a reception room, a second reception room/home office, a garden room, a fully integrated kitchen, and 5000sq ft of internal living space.

There are also many local amenities, including a fine public house/restaurant and a large selection of shopping and leisure facilities in nearby Gerrards Cross and Beaconsfield. Gerrards Cross, Beaconsfield, and Uxbridge are all within easy driving distance and offer fast commuter train services into London.

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