Rectory Lane, Bradenham, Buckinghamshire, HP14 4HA | Property for sale | Savills
3,477 sq ft(323.02 sq m)
Asking price £1,675,000

Rectory LaneBradenham, Buckinghamshire, HP14 4HA

  • Sold

Key features

  • Sold in March 2022
  • Elegant reception rooms
  • 1.5 acres of mature secluded grounds
  • Detached annexe building
  • Unique location in this National Trust village

Located in this picturesque National Trust village, a family home with private south-facing gardens of one and a half acres.

About this property

  • Culzean House is a handsome Georgian-style family home which was built as a vicarage in 1961. Set within private formal gardens, the elevations are clad with climbing hydrangea, Virginia creeper and roses. The accommodation flows nicely throughout the property and it is ideal for both entertaining and family life. The main features include a south-facing drawing room and family room, with air-conditioning to many of the living spaces and bedrooms. The large study is ideal as a home office, with a fitted kitchen and generous elevated garden terrace which runs the full length of the back of the house and overlooks the open-air swimming pool.

    The bedroom accommodation on the first floor incorporates four bedrooms but has been tailored to suit the current owners requirements with a generous walk through en suite with central bath plus a further guest bedroom with a large en suite bath and shower.

    The property is approached through electronically-operated gates over a tarmacadam drive which terminates in a parking sweep that gives access to both front door and secondary door to the office. The area of garden that the property overlooks at the front, is predominantly laid to lawn with a tree curtilage. The mature gardens to the rear of the house are particularly charming with many established borders and well-stocked beds. The orchard incorporates a variety of fruit trees including apple, quince and medlar. The boundary is well fenced and there is a separate gated access for contractors' vehicles on to the Bradenham Road. Flowering cherry, azaleas and camellias give spring and early summer colour and a former owner planted a vast number of rare snowdrops throughout the gardens which are a sight to behold. The property has its own borehole which can be used for irrigation and an automated sprinkler system. From the main area of lawn is the swimming pool with a spa at one end and a secure electric cover. It is overlooked by the garden terrace with wide steps leading up to the main reception rooms. Built of brick and flint elevations under a tiled roof, is a garden annexe with fitted kitchen, large bed/sitting room, shower room with WC and French windows to the garden. There is also a plant room and an automatic generator which is capable of supplying electricity to the whole property if needed.

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House of great character offering scope to modernise in a unique location in this National Trust village.

Chris MoorhouseProperty agent

Local information

  • High Wycombe (London Marylebone from 23 mins.) 4.3 miles, M40 (Junction 4) 4.6 miles, central London 35.3 miles (Distances and time are approximate).
  • The property is set privately within the picturesque village of Bradenham which lies in a valley through the Chilterns. This quintessentially English village is wholly owned by the National Trust except for Culzean House and one other property. The village enjoys pretty cottages, a church with village cricket green and views over open countryside. Comprehensive shopping and leisure facilities are available at High Wycombe. Buckinghamshire is renowned for its state and private education providing an excellent selection of both within the locality. The surrounding Chiltern countryside has an abundance of walks, bridleways and areas of historical and national interest with excellent access for the commuter to London and the M25 and M40 motorways.

Additional information

  • Services: Mains water, electricity and drainage. Oil fired central heating. Please note that none of the services have been tested.
  • EPC Rating = D
  • Tenure = Freehold