Country home in Henley-on-Thames which hosted Jackie Kennedy on sale

Stunning Georgian-style country house in Henley-on-Thames which has hosted Jackie Kennedy, Princess Margaret, Sean Connery and Peter Sellers could be yours for £18.75M – as it goes on the market for first since 1974

  • The infamous Turville Grange in Henley-on-Thames boasts 49.83 acres, and comprises of one mansion with 10 bedrooms and three smaller properties within its extensive grounds, each one with three bedrooms 
  • It has an illustrious history, having been owned over the centuries by Jackie Kennedy’s younger sister, Princess Lee Radziwill, Henry Ford, the Marquis and Marquise d’Hautpoul de Seyre and Lord and Lady Esher
  • It has hosted A-list visitors including Kings George IV, Princess Margaret, Sean Connery and Peter Sellers
  • Main property features five bedrooms and five staff bedrooms, five reception rooms, a lift and a guest wing
  • Other properties on the acreage, known as Rose Cottage and Turville Cottage, come with three bedrooms
  • Another property, named the White House for Jackie Kennedy, has two bedrooms, a stables and a paddock 
  • There is also a swimming pool, gym, sauna, relaxation room, pilates room and showering facilities

The once UK home stay of former First Lady Jackie Kennedy is on the market for a cool £18.75M for the first time since 1974. 

The infamous Turville Grange in Henley-on-Thames has an illustrious history, having once been owned by Jackie Kennedy’s younger sister Princess Lee Radziwill, and later by Henry Ford II of the Ford automobile dynasty. 

The Grade II listed Georgian style country house is set within 49.39 acres, overlooking Turville Heath to the front and Chiltern Valley to the rear and boasts five bedrooms, five reception rooms, a lift and five staff bedrooms. 

The Grade II listed Georgian style country house is set within 49.39 acres, overlooking Turville Heath to the front and Chiltern Valley to the rear

The property boasts its own library reception room in the main house – just one of five reception rooms in total, which comes complete with a beautiful fireplace, large windows and a pleasing Georgian design

The elegant dining room in the main house is perfect for entertaining famous guests, as the property has done over the years

The garden room in the main house is filled with classical floral decor which reflects the style of previous owner Kathleen DuRoss, who commissioned architect Jeffery Smith and renowned design house Colefax & Fowler to refresh the interiors

The property even boasts its very own walk-in wardrobe in the main house with wooden panel flooring and space for accessories

The family kitchen in the main house boasts uniquely designed tilled walls and wooden countertops, with high tech appliances and space for a large dining table 

There is also a guest wing complete with a sitting room, two guest bedrooms and extensive garaging which was designed to accommodate the Princess’s high-society guests. 

Set over two storeys with a converted attic, the house still has its original features including sash windows, two chimney’s and a beautiful and private walled garden.  

It also has two cottages on the grounds, known as Rose Cottage and Turville Cottage, which each come with three bedrooms, and its very own leisure complex which comes with a swimming pool, gym, sauna, relaxation room, pilates room and showering facilities. 

There is also a 1,905 square foot white-fronted guest house which has been aptly dubbed ‘The White House’ to honour the first-lady sister and President brother-in-law of the Princess. It boasts two bedrooms, a stables and a paddock where the famous sisters would ride horses together.  

The property has hosted a variety of A-list guests including the lists of Princess Margaret, Sean Connery and Peter Sellers.

The property, which was built in the late 18th century, has a rich history. The main building was completed in 1887 before being purchased by the Marquis and Marquise d’Hautpoul de Seyre. 

The couple were friends of Prince George and Princess Mary of Teck, who would go on to become the King and Queen between 1910 and 1936. The magnificent wrought iron gates, gifted to the couple by Queen Alexandra, mother of King George V, to mimic the Royal gates at Sandringham still stand to this day.  

The magnificent wrought iron gates, gifted to the Marquis and Marquise d’Hautpoul de Seyre by Queen Alexandra to mimic the Royal gates at Sandringham still stand to this day

One of the drawing rooms in the main house carries through the floral theme seen in many other rooms in the property, boasting high ceilings to give the room an even more spacious feel

A homely dining room in one of the property’s three guest houses showcases beautiful wooden floors, a large staircase and open planning, with arches preferred over doors throughout the property 

The extravagant reception room in the main home boasts a marble fireplace, beautiful wooden floors and carries the floral theme seen throughout the property. It highlights a large staircase up to the second floor and high windows.  

The rear hall in the main house shows off the Tuscan columns installed by architect Lionel Brett in the 1950s 

One of the bedrooms in the property showcases high ceilings and large windows to ensure a perfect view of the extensive grounds that come with the property 

The main property comes complete with five bedrooms and an additional five staff bedrooms 

There are more bedrooms in the additional properties with the acreage that comes with this stunning property  

A walk in wardrobe complete with a high-spec bathroom featuring marble style flooring and counter tops 

This bathroom features a traditional fireplace and boasts a classic style with a bath in the centre of the room, complete with a sink and mirror and floral carpets 

In the 1950s it was purchased by Lord and Lady Esher, the chairman of the National Trust and an American steel heiress. Architect Lionel Brett, their son, remodelled the house to befit the Georgian style. 

The house was then purchased by Lee Radziwill, which was remodelled at her request by distinguished Italian interior designer Renzo Mongiardino and was featured in Vogue magazine in 1971 as an example of a property at the height of fashion.

It was then bought by their friends Henry Ford II and his wife Kathleen DuRoss, and architect Jeffery Smith and renowned design house Colefax & Fowler were commissioned to refresh the interiors. 

The result was an outstanding example of classic English country-house style, bursting with floral motifs and maximalist accents.

‘With a history that combines Royalty, the American First Family and captains of industry Turville Grange is one of the most beautiful and renowned country houses in England, home to two of America’s most celebrated families, the Radziwill-Kennedy clan and the Ford family,’ the listing reads.

The mansions spacious principle bedroom features the floral theme seen throughout the property, with floral wallpaper and trimming and carpets. High ceilings give the large room even more of a spacious feel. 

The ground floor bedroom has sliding doors giving access to the extensive grounds on which the property lies

The property comes complete with a newly refurbished pool which links up to a comfortable seating area

The pool has its very own gym next door and a seating area where guests are able to relax and enjoy the views around the property 

Potential buyers can also look forward to owning their very own tennis court, which comes with the property 

The mansion has its very own leisure complex which comes with a swimming pool, gym, sauna, relaxation room, pilates room and showering facilities 

The property is set amongst sweeping manicured lawns and landscaped grounds

The ‘White House’ is another property on the grounds and was named by Lee Radziwill in honour of her famous sister

There are stables on site which are thought to have been used by Jackie Kennedy and her sister when they rode horses together on her visits to the UK

The property has hosted a variety of A-list guests including the lists of Princess Margaret, Sean Connery and Peter Sellers.

The landscape gardens designed by Lanning Roper, an American landscape architect who died in 1983

two cottages on the grounds, known as Rose Cottage and Turville Cottage, which each come with three bedrooms

Set over two storeys with a converted attic, the house still has its original features including sash windows, two chimney’s and a beautiful and private walled garden

‘Set in landscaped grounds and overlooking green parkland to the front and rear the estate has a wonderful rural setting and provides an ideal family home, perfect for entertaining.

‘In the main house all the reception rooms flow off the Renzo Mongiardino designed entrance hall with the drawing room, living/garden room, library and dining room benefitting from features including generous ceiling heights, fine cornicing and tall sash windows. 

‘On the first floor is the principal bedroom suite, with a walk in dressing room and master bathroom, and a principal guest suite with ensuite bathroom and walk-in wardrobe.’

Viewings of the property are to be arranged directly with Knight Frank.  

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