Savills | Henton, Chinnor, Oxfordshire, OX39 4AE | Properties for sale
3,928 sq ft(364.92 sq m)
Guide price £1,230,000

HentonChinnor, Oxfordshire, OX39 4AE

  • Recently sold

Key features

  • Sold in February 2021
  • Period features
  • Large reception rooms and five bedrooms
  • Potential to create office, further accommodation or an annexe
  • Plot approaching 1/2 an acre in all

Characterful detached 17th century farmhouse in peaceful location.

About this property

  • A spacious, detached period family home of immense character Grade II listed and believed to date from the 17th century. The property is full of period features including exposed beams, wide floor boards, vaulted ceilings, open fireplaces and wood burner. Occupying a peaceful setting in the hamlet with a gated driveway and large south facing gardens.

    The house can be entered from the front or rear with a small entrance hall to the front. The reception rooms are numerous and spacious, with a lovely vaulted sitting room (formerly the shire barn), with exposed cross beams and braces, with a brick built feature open fireplace and both front and rear aspects and double doors onto the rear terrace. To the other side of the house are three interconnecting reception rooms with a central reception room with stairs to the first floor and an array of exposed ceiling beams. To the rear, steps lead down to the family room with further exposed beams, a corner display unit, door to the rear terrace and garden views. To the front is the office (formerly the dairy) with door to the frontage and a cloakroom adjacent. The dining room and kitchen are beside each other both with parquet floors and exposed ceiling beams. The dining room has a wonderful inglenook fireplace with a log burner and door to the entrance hall. The kitchen has a range of units with a central island as a breakfast bar, there is a built in dishwasher and an electric four oven Aga with gas/electric module. Utility areas include a sizeable utility/boot room with external door to front and rear, a boiler room with WC and a walk in larder. To the far side of the sitting room is a partially converted barn which has planning permission to be incorporated into the house to provide further reception, bathroom and bedroom space over two floors or an annexe.

    On the first floor the generous L shaped landing has storage cupboards and leads to the five bedrooms. The principal bedroom is generous and part vaulted, with views to the front and over the rear garden, leading through to a dressing room with en suite shower room beyond. Two of the secondary bedrooms have built in wardrobes, another, exposed wide floorboards, and the remaining bedroom is part vaulted with exposed wall timbers and inset book shelving. A large family bath/shower room serves these bedrooms, with exposed wide floorboards, a free-standing roll top bath and a separate shower cubicle.

    Allnutts Farm is approached through electric wooden gates onto a pavioured drive leading up to a parking area and detached double garage with store room above. To the rear of the house is a sunny terrace area to the whole length of the property with a variety of climbers and shrubs. Steps lead up to a large expanse of lawn with further shrub borders interspersed with mature trees such as Silver Birch, Cedar, variegated Holly and Cherry. The boundaries are enclosed by wall, fence and hedging and offers a great degree of seclusion.

    Approaching half an acre in all.

    All times and distances are approximate and correct at the time of writing.

    Mains electricity, water and drainage. Private gas supply central heating.

    View payable Stamp Duty for this property

Charming period farmhouse full of character in an attractive Oxfordshire hamlet.

Chris MoorhouseProperty agent

Local information

  • The property is located in the peaceful semi-rural no through hamlet of Henton amidst an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Henton has the Peacock Country Inn nearby and there are footpaths and bridleways directly out on to open countryside, as well as livery stables in the hamlet. Nearby Bledlow village, is a conservation village with a great sense of community and church, where origins can be traced to the 10th Century.
  • Benefitting from excellent communications in the form of the M40 (J6) giving access to Oxford (23 miles) and London (41 miles). The market towns of Princes Risborough (4 miles) and Thame (6 miles) have a good range of shops and amenities with Princes Risborough having regular Chiltern Line trains to London Marylebone (fastest trains from 37 minutes). The village of Chinnor (1.4 miles) has local shops and amenities including two doctors surgeries and two primary schools.
  • The property is well located to take full advantage of the Chilterns countryside which offers many opportunities for walking and riding with the Phoenix Trail and The Ridgeway nearby.
  • Private schools in the area include St Teresa's in Princes Risborough, The Gateway in Great Missenden and Ashfold School in Dorton.

Additional information

  • Directions: From the M40 (J6) follow the B4009 towards Chinnor/Princes Risborough. Continue through Chinnor, turning right staying on the B4009 and after about a mile the turning for Henton will be found on the left hand side and Allnutts Farm will be found about midway down the village lane on the left.
  • EPC Exempt