Ballinger, Great Missenden HP16

Ballinger, Great Missenden HP16

5 Bedroom | 4 Baths | Swimming Pool | Tennis Court

Asking price £2,150,000
Great Missenden 1.5 miles
Library 1.4 miles
High Street 1.4 miles

Racksmere is an extended family home in need of some renovation, situated in a private position in the desirable village of Ballinger. The house enjoys grounds extending to approximately 11 acres incorporating formal gardens, paddock fields, tennis court and swimming pool.

Carter Jonas are now in receipt of an offer for Racksmere, Ballinger, HP16 9LQ

Anyone wishing to place an offer on the property should contact Carter Jonas, Mayfield House, 256 Banbury Road, Oxford, OX2 7DE. tel 01865 511444 prior to exchange of contracts.

Racksmere is a substantial detached property which would benefit from some refurbishment with potential for improvement, remodelling and extension, subject to the necessary consents. The house offers a rare opportunity to create a fine country house in fabulous private grounds with tennis court, swimming pool, stabling, ménage and paddocks.

The original part of the house has retained impressive period features including inglenook fireplaces, vaulted ceilings and exposed timber beams and wall trusses. The property has been extended over time, and with these newer additions now offers in excess of 4700 sq ft of accommodation set over two floors. The ground floor comprises a well-proportioned living room, dining room with double doors leading to a generous conservatory, drawing room, study, kitchen with adjoining lobby area and utility, laundry room and larder. A further reception room and cloakroom completes the ground floor accommodation. The rise and turn staircase gives access to the first floor which comprises an impressive master suite with dressing room and en-suite bathroom, three further en-suite double bedrooms, a single bedroom and family bathroom. There is a loft area with built in storage and gun safe with stair access from the landing.

PLEASE NOTE The services and appliances have not and will not be tested.

The house is set in a discrete fringe of village location, set back from the road and approached via electric gates. Access to the house is via a sweeping gravel driveway leading to the parking area in front of the quadruple garage with access through to the stable yard. The concrete yard has 8 stables, tack room, storage and direct access through to the paddocks and manage beyond.

The formal gardens to the front are lawned with box hedging lining the paved pathway leading to a large well-stocked flower and shrub border with irrigation system. The gardens enjoy some fine mature tree including beech tree and eucalyptus, in addition there is a separate orchard, large vegetable plot and fruit garden, detached brick and glass-built mower shed, potting shed and double glass house, all accessed by a separate approach from the road.

The swimming pool and tennis court are both in need of repair/refurbishment.


Ballinger is a vibrant hilltop village which has a village hall, church and cricket ground and strong community feel. The popular village of Great Missenden is approximately 2.5 miles away and has more extensive amenities including a variety of shops, pubs and restaurants. There is also a mainline station with frequent trains to London Marylebone which takes around 40 minutes. There are excellent and highly regarded private and state schools within the region. The property is well positioned within the village and backs onto open countryside. The area enjoys numerous footpaths and bridleways through open fields/woodland and is renowned for its areas of outstanding natural beauty.

The next steps...

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Key Property Details
Property attributes
Parking available
Double Garage
Additional attributes
Swimming Pool Tennis Court Garden Land/Paddock
Total Sq Ft
479,160 (44,515.5 Sq M) approx.
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