Savills | The Common, Downley, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP13 5YD | Properties for sale
2,721 sq ft(252.79 sq m)
Guide price £995,000

The CommonDownley, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP13 5YD


    Key features

    • Landmark house
    • Period features
    • Views over the common
    • Beautiful gardens
    • Outbuildings

    A rare opportunity to acquire a landmark period residence overlooking Downley Common set in beautiful gardens.

    About this property

    • St. Davids offers a rare opportunity to acquire a landmark house, located in a semi-rural location and directly overlooking Downley Common. The property is Grade II Listed and understood to originally date back to 1699. This quintessential brick and flint cottage, set in delightful gardens, is a unique home, full of character and offers scope for modernisation, subject to the necessary planning consents. Period features include flagstone flooring, stained glass windows, exposed beams and inglenook fireplaces.

      The front door opens into the reception porch with flagstone flooring and three beautiful stained glass windows. The flagstones continue into the dining room with wall panelling and a large inglenook fireplace with stove. A dual aspect sitting room with wall and ceiling beams and lovely views over the garden also enjoys an inglenook fireplace with a wood burning stove. The galley kitchen is fitted with a range of units, complemented by wooden worktops. There is a seated area at the end of the kitchen, with additional fitted storage cupboards, and steps leading up to a large games room/family area with a cloakroom and large windows overlooking the garden. A utility room, with access through to a workshop, completes the accommodation on the ground floor.

      On the first floor is a family bathroom and three bedrooms all with beautiful views, one with an en suite bathroom and one with a dressing room/walk in cupboard. On the second floor are two further bedrooms, both wood panelled and with eaves storage.

      Outside
      St. Davids is approached off a quiet lane through a garden gate and a path to the front door. A five bar gate gives access to a parking area and the stable outbuildings. The delightful gardens envelope the house with large areas of lawn and raised flower beds with brick pathways and a grapevine pergola. There are various specimen trees, notably a fine Bay tree outside the front door, with mature trees and hedging providing a good deal of privacy.

      Services
      Mains water and electricity. Oil fired central heating. Private drainage. Please note that none of the services have been tested.

      View payable Stamp Duty for this property

    Period house set in beautiful mature gardens.

    Ben DommettProperty agent

    Local information

    • High Wycombe 2.9 miles, M40 (J4) 3.5 miles, Beaconsfield 8 miles, Heathrow (T5) 22 miles, central London 34 miles.
    • St. Davids is superbly located overlooking Downley Common, 22 hectares of woods and grassland in the heart of the village. Downley is part of the Chilterns area of outstanding natural beauty and historically formed part of the West Wycombe Estate. Located on the outskirts of High Wycombe the Common forms the most part of the local Conservation area.
    • High Wycombe train station has a regular train service to London (Marylebone) with fast trains from 29 minutes. The town has an abundance of facilities including two cinemas, John Lewis department store, a variety of shops, supermarkets, restaurants, bars and a sports and leisure complex.
    • All distances and times are approximate and correct at the time of writing.
    • High Wycombe hosts a rugby club, running club, bowling club and in The Rye, a cricket club, tennis club and a members' gym. Sporting facilities include golf at Flackwell Heath, Denham and Harleyford to name a few.
    • The area is renowned for its choice and standard of education, with Buckinghamshire being one of the last counties to maintain the traditional grammar school system. Locally there is Downley Primary School and grammar schools include Wycombe High School for Girls, The Royal Grammar School for Boys and John Hampden Grammar School for Boys. There are also a number of independent schools including Godstowe, Pipers Corner and Wycombe Abbey to name a few.

    Additional information

    • Directions: From the M40 (J4) follow A4010/John Hall Way. Continue over the 1st roundabout. At the 2nd roundabout take the 2nd exit onto Mill End Road. At the junction turn left on West Wycombe Road then right onto Plomer Hill. Continue on this road for 1.4 miles (merging onto Plomer Green Lane) until Downley Common is on your right and the property will be found on the left hand side.
    • EPC Exempt