Beacon Hill, Penn, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP10 8NJ | Property for sale | Savills
4,569 sq ft(424.47 sq m)
Asking price £3,200,000(€3,794,006)

Beacon HillPenn, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP10 8NJ

    Key features

    • Beautifully presented accommodation.
    • Restored to a high standard featuring original timbers.
    • Ground floor guest suite.
    • Stunning gardens and grounds.
    • Tennis court.

    A beautifully restored, Grade II listed period farmhouse set within 5.43 acres of stunning gardens and grounds.

    About this property

    • Town Farmhouse is a beautiful Grade II listed period property set within its own delightful gardens and grounds extending to just over 5.43 acres. Believed to be one of the oldest dwellings in Penn and dating to the early 16th century, the house has been extended over time and sympathetically restored to retain the original character and charm while combining natural light and contemporary styling.

      The front door opens into the entrance hall/ dining room which is the oldest part of the property featuring a wood burning stove and magnificent exposed timbers and leaded windows which continue throughout the house. The drawing room is adjacent to the entrance hall and is an excellent entertaining space, with a wood burning stove and French doors which open on to the front garden. Also accessed from the entrance hall is a separate sitting room with a wood-burning stove and views of both the front and back gardens.

      The kitchen/breakfast room is the central hub of the house. It is well equipped with a range of bespoke fitted cupboards and units in maple, made by the cabinet makers Pietersen Fine Furniture. The worktops are in stone and the floor is in limestone. There is a gas Aga, fitted dishwasher and fridge/ freezer. The utility room to the back of the kitchen is equipped with a range of units and an electric oven and hob and has access to the back garden. The contemporary garden room was added in 2005 and is a wonderful addition leading out onto the west facing terrace and overlooking the beautiful gardens.

      The spacious family/party reception room is a magnificent entertaining space, almost 40 feet long, with travertine stone flooring, a wood burning stove and French doors which open onto the garden terraces. Beyond this room there is a ground floor guest suite with an en suite bathroom. A study and W/C complete the ground floor.

      There are six bedrooms on the first floor including the lovely principal bedroom suite which benefits from having a dual aspect and fitted wardrobes which have a secret door that opens into the en suite bathroom. There are five further double bedrooms and a family bathroom. A staircase from bedroom five leads into the attic which has the potential to be converted into further accommodation, subject to the correct planning permissions.

      Gardens and grounds

      Town Farmhouse is accessed by a private driveway to a gravelled parking area with additional generous parking areas at the back of the house. A former stable block near the front of the house has been converted to provide two covered car parking areas and two workshop/storage areas that have the potential to be converted for a multitude of uses including a home office or gym.

      The gardens at Town Farmhouse are simply stunning. Both front and back gardens adjoining the house are attractively landscaped with areas of lawn surrounded by well-stocked herbaceous flower beds and interspersed with a variety of attractive specimen trees. There are several strategically placed seating and al fresco dining areas close to the house and elsewhere throughout the grounds. Below the front lawn there is a pond and a pretty summer house, with paths leading down to small wildflower meadow areas, hard tennis court, fruit trees and timber-framed tractor and garden storage shed.

      The majority of the rest of the land is kept in a more natural low-maintenance style with further wildflower meadows, hazel coppice, bramble and other natural areas to encourage wild life and biodiversity, and two orchards containing cherry, apple, pear, plum, damson and quince trees. The gardens and orchards are all bordered by mature trees and hedging providing privacy.

      There is a secondary access from Beacon Hill on the northern boundary of the property, via a gravel drive that runs through the orchard and leads to a traditional timber-framed outbuilding which provides spaces for car parking, additional garden storage and a log store. This access drive has the potential to be upgraded to serve as an alternative main entrance to the property, it being the original access route into Town Farm before commercial farming operations ceased there in the mid C20th.

      View payable Stamp Duty for this property

    Local information

    • Town Farmhouse is situated on Beacon Hill, a picturesque location in the sought-after village of Penn. Penn is an attractive village, with its green with duck pond, as well as a village shop and an independent delicatessen for day to- day needs. There are three pubs including Old Queens Head (gastro pub), The Red Lion (country village pub overlooking the green and duck pond), the Horse and Jockey (village pub) and primary and secondary schools. A more comprehensive range of amenities can be found in the nearby towns of Beaconsfield and High Wycombe.
    • The house is well positioned to enjoy the excellent walks and bridle paths in the locality including Common Wood and Penn Wood, both ancient woodlands. The rural setting of the property is also protected and enhanced by the adjacent 60-acre Penn Jubilee Wood on the east side of Beacon Hill, which is a woodland nature reserve owned by the Woodland Trust and managed by the Chiltern Society.
    • There is a wealth of sporting and recreational facilities available with playing fields and hard tennis courts in Penn, rowing clubs nearby in Henley and Marlow and other local towns having popular rugby and football clubs. Wycombe Heights Gold Course lies immediately to the west of the property, and Beaconsfield, Temple and The Buckinghamshire Golf Clubs are all within easy reach. Bisham Abbey, one of Sport England's National Sports Centres, is about 8 miles away.
    • Buckinghamshire is renowned for its choice and standard of schooling. The county is one of the last to maintain the traditional grammar school system. Independent schools in the area include Eton College, Wycombe Abbey, Caldicott, The Beacon, Godstowe, High March and Davenies to name a few.
    • The house is conveniently located to enjoy the countryside of The Chilterns while being well placed for commuting to central London from train stations at Beaconsfield, High Wycombe or Amersham (mainline and underground), all a few miles distant. Road connections are also good with the A404, which links with junction 4 of the M40 (leading to the M25 and M4) and the M4 (Junction 8/9) for the West.

    Additional information

    • There is a footpath/ bridleway along the front border of the property.
    • Directions: From London take the M40 and exit the motorway at Junction 2. Follow the short dual carriageway signposted to Amersham and Beaconsfield. At the large roundabout, turn left and continue on the A40 into Beaconsfield. At the second roundabout, turn right onto the B474 towards Hazlemere and Penn. Follow this road for about 3 miles, through Beaconsfield new town and into Penn. After passing the left hand turn onto Pauls Hill and Holy Trinity Church, continue for about 0.25 miles to Slades Classic Car Garage. Turn left here into Beacon Hill. After approximately 0.75 miles, the metalled road becomes a bridleway and the drive to Town Farmhouse will be on the right-hand side.
    • EPC Exempt
    • Tenure: Freehold
    • Council Tax Band: H