Church Road, Penn, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP10 8NX | Property for sale | Savills
8,018 sq ft(744.90 sq m)
Excess of £2,500,000

Church RoadPenn, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP10 8NX

    Key features

    • Lovely distant views
    • Versatile spacious accommodation
    • Separate 1 bedroom coach house
    • Wonderful grounds of over 4 acres
    • Tennis Court

    An important and historical six bedroom village house of Queen Anne origins, with a 1 bedroom coach house, extensive outbuildings, tennis court & beautiful gardens.

    About this property

    • Watercroft is an intriguing period family home, Grade II listed, it exudes character and charm with some wonderful period and historical features. The accommodation is flexible and well presented, offering three reception rooms, six bedrooms and five bathrooms in the main house with the additional benefit of a one bedroom detached coach house. The house is set in stunning grounds with a natural pond, formal gardens and meadowland with breath taking distant views.

      A Georgian pillared entrance porch with solid oak front door leads into the entrance hall. Two inner hallways lead off, with one incorporating a library area with steps down to the two cellars and access to the large cloakroom. The formal reception rooms offer views of the gardens with all giving access via French doors to the pretty garden terrace. The drawing room has elegant bow windows and an open fireplace with carved pine surround. The dining room is panelled with fruit motif cornicing and a wide, open fireplace with concealed store cupboards to either side. The family room is a wonderful room with a feature fireplace, good proportions and outlook to the front and rear. The kitchen/breakfast room is fitted in a luxury range of units with granite work surfaces, integrated appliances include a large gas fired Aga with electric companion oven and hob and a wonderful walk-in refrigerated larder for cold storage. A further cloakroom lies adjacent. The prep kitchen/utility room is equipped with a range of units with oven and hob and good areas of work surface. The office lies behind this, a perfect area to work from home or to use as a family room.

      The first floor accommodation is formed by two separate areas each accessed via individual staircases. Stairs from the inner hallway lead to the principal bedrooms with the first bedroom suite off the half landing and comprising a wonderful bright bedroom with fitted wardrobes and cupboards and an en suite bath and shower room. From the main landing the principal bedroom was originally two rooms and enjoys two full length windows incorporating French doors to two curved balconies with wrought iron balustrades. Stunning views of the gardens are enjoyed from here. The bedroom also offers an array of wardrobes and cupboards. This room is served by a generous bathroom with large bath and twin hand basins. A further bedroom suite has a fitted wardrobe, doors to a balcony area and a generously sized en suite bathroom. Stairs rise from the landing to a second floor bedroom with storage cupboards and door to loft storage. An eaves bathroom lies adjacent.

      At the other side of the house, a staircase leads from the office and secondary kitchen to the accommodation which comprises a generous landing area and two double bedrooms with a beautifully equipped bath/shower room. Further accommodation could be created with a door leading to a large storage area.

      The Coach House
      This is an attractive brick and flint building which has been cleverly converted into accommodation.

      Gardens and Outbuildings
      A pillared entrance leads into a gravel drive through wooden remote controlled gates onto a parking and turning area. Further gates lead to a secure area with storage and a large greenhouse. A gravel drive leads around the back of the house to a further parking area with a three bay oak framed garage/car port. The gardens are delightful, carefully planned and planted over many years. To the side and rear of the house is a cobbled terrace with a range of shrubs and plants. This gives way to an large expanse of lawn leading to the beautiful natural pond with island. The lawn leads from this area with a fine arched rose walkway giving an abundance of colour in the summer. Beyond this is a formal garden with clipped Yew hedging, gravel pathways and central seating area, with superb distant countryside views. Adjacent to this area is an astro turf all weather tennis court and also a vegetable and herb garden. This area is overlooked by a fine orangery with mature vine, a perfect place for entertaining and enjoying the gardens. There are a variety of outbuildings. The gardens lead down to meadow land and a gate leads to a further area of field and light woodland backing directly onto open countryside.

      View payable Stamp Duty for this property

    A perfect house if you are looking for a period property in the heart of the village with breathtaking views.

    Ben DommettProperty agent

    Local information

    • Beaconsfield 2.8 miles, High Wycombe 4.4 miles, M40 (J3 for London) 3 miles; Heathrow 18 miles; Central London (Baker Street) 28 miles. All distances are approximate.
    • Situated high on Penn Ridge in the heart of this attractive village, with its green and duck pond, as well as an independent delicatessen and convenience store for day to day needs. There are four pubs, together with a sports and social club, village hall, doctors surgery and First and Middle schools.
    • Conveniently located for the countryside of The Chilterns, the property is well placed for commuting to central London from Beaconsfield and High Wycombe train stations, both 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.
    • Buckinghamshire is renowned for its choice and standard of schooling. Local schools include well regarded Tylers Green First and Middle schools. The county is one of the last to maintain the traditional grammar school system, including Beaconsfield High School, Wycombe High School, Royal Grammar School, John Hampden School and Dr Challoner's Grammar Schools. Local independent preparatory schools include Crown House (for boys and girls), Pipers Corner, High March (for girls) and Caldicott, The Beacon, Davenies (for boys) to name a few.

    Additional information

    • Services: All mains services connected. Please note that none of the services have been tested.
    • Agents Note: There may be areas of cladding on this property. The property is under 6 floors so any cladding may not have been tested. You should make enquiries about the external wall system of the property, if it has cladding and if it is safe or if there are interim measures in place.
    • There is approved planning permission for significant alterations to the main house. Ref. No: PL/22/1870/CONDA and Ref. No: PL/22/1876/CONDA.
    • Planning permission applied for: Open air swimming pool, garden walls/fences, garden structures, new detached garage with games room over and conversion of existing garages.
    • Ref. No: PL/22/0451/FA
    • Photos taken in September 2017 & January 2023
    • Directions: From M40 (J2) take the A355 towards Beaconsfield. After a short stretch of dual carriageway, at the roundabout turn left towards Beaconsfield. At the next mini roundabout go straight ahead into Old Beaconsfield. At the next roundabout turn right towards Beaconsfield New Town. Continue straight towards Knotty Green and Penn. Follow the road for approximately 2.5 miles into the village of Penn. The entrance to Watercroft is set back from the road on the left hand side opposite Penn Methodist Church.
    • EPC Rating: E
    • Tenure: Freehold
    • Council Tax Band: H