REFINED FAMILY HOME WITH SUPERIOR ANCILLARY ACCOMMODATION, A TENNIS COURT AND AN INDOOR SWIMMING POOL
Flint House dates from 1849 and was built as the parsonage to the Holy Trinity Church opposite, both designed by the architect Benjamin Ferrey, a specialist in the Gothic revival style. It showcases excellent architectural detailing such as a gabled porch, stone mullioned windows with shouldered heads and trefoil arches, quoins and an impressive flint facade with stone dressings, now adorned with wisteria.
Flint House is a distinctive and impressive village house, surrounded by pretty gardens and wonderful countryside and woodlands. It is also a warm family home, rich in character and period features, including open fireplaces, original pine floorboards, shutters, internal doors, surrounds and architraves. The layout is suited to both family living and more formal entertaining with the principal reception rooms to the front of the house. These are elegant and well appointed rooms with high ceilings and mullioned windows, all enjoying a delightful outlook over the beautifully-maintained gardens. The dining room features hand-painted walls by the decorative artist John Sutcliffe (who also designed the garden pergola), an open fireplace and a hidden' serving hatch to the kitchen. The drawing room is dual aspect with magnificent stone mullioned windows with shutters and an open fireplace. Adjacent is the sitting room, a comfortable and bright room with a similarly appealing outlook.
To the rear of Flint House is the kitchen, which has original 1950s fitted kitchen units topped with a wooden work surface. A central island offers more storage and separates the room into the breakfast area, perfect for informal dining. This leads through to the internal lobby with access to the utility room and the study area which also houses the second staircase. There is also a garden room which leads through to the heated swimming pool room with changing room and shower and sliding doors opening to the garden. This room/area has planning permission approved for demolition and replacement. In addition there is a small cellar fitted with wine storage.
To the first floor are two landing areas reached via separate staircases. The main landing has fitted storage and four bedrooms (including the master bedroom) and two bathrooms leading off and the second landing provides access to an additional bedroom, a further bathroom and the master bedroom. There is large attic storage which may offer additional accommodation subject to planning/listed building consent.
THE COACH HOUSE
This former Coach House and stables have been sympathetically adapted to create stylish and well-designed ancillary accommodation, perfect for long-term living or guest/staff accommodation. The ground floor has underfloor heating, a fully fitted kitchen with granite surfaces and a stunning sitting/dining room of some 24 feet, with a corner wood-burning stove and the original hay store and manger underneath as a fine period feature. The first floor has three or four bedrooms, depending on requirements, and two luxurious bath/shower rooms. Adjacent is the garage with electric door and a well-proportioned store room.
The mature gardens of Flint House total just over an acre and have been opened as part of the National Gardens Scheme on occasion, such is their obvious appeal. They have been carefully landscaped to provide year-round interest, with mature trees, rhododendron bushes and yew hedges providing screening and privacy.
The gravel driveway forks, providing access to either the Coach House and garage or the main entrance of Flint House. A paved terrace and gardens surround the house and there are rose bushes, apple trees and fully stocked herbaceous borders, a herb garden, a gravel garden with a curved wall and variety of grasses, rose hoops and a wonderful pergola created to John Sutcliffe's design by a local blacksmith, under which is the perfect al fresco dining area and viewing point to watch the tennis. Beyond the gardens are the fields of Penn House Estate, creating a panoramic and picturesque backdrop.
General Remarks and Stipulations
All mains services are connected.
Chiltern District Council.
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Fixtures and Fittings
All curtains, fixtures and fittings, garden statuary and water features are expressly excluded from the sale but may be available by separate negotiation.
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