Beautifully presented individual family home in a tranquil setting with about 1.5 acres in all.
A wonderfully presented and individual family home, with a tucked away and tranquil setting of about 1.5 acres in all. The accommodation is arranged over three floors providing both relaxed and formal entertaining space together with six bedrooms and attractive landscaped gardens. Features include ground and first floor underfloor heating, built-in music system, generous storage, solar panels and CCTV. The property also benefits from a studio/annexe above the garage, ideal for an au pair or as a guest suite.
A covered entrance porch opens into a welcoming reception hall with a cloakroom and a striking split staircase rising to the first floor. The kitchen/breakfast room is the heart of the house, and opens into the orangery and family room creating a large open plan space perfect for family life. The kitchen itself lies to the front and is beautifully appointed with a comprehensive range of units, complemented by granite worktops. Appliances include a range cooker, American style fridge freezer, microwave/grill and dishwasher. An island gives further storage together with a breakfast bar. A utility room, just off the kitchen, is well equipped with a walk in larder, space for appliances and door access to outside. The dining area offers plenty of room for a good sized dining table. The family room overlooks the garden with French doors opening on to the terrace. Adjacent lies the orangery, a stunning room with a vaulted ceiling, exposed roof trusses and garden views. A freestanding log burner gives a cosy feel and French doors give access to the rear garden. To the side, bi-fold doors open on to the outside terrace and thatched dining area, producing a fantastic entertaining space. Across the hall lies a TV room and a fully fitted study. A dining room and an elegant dual aspect sitting room are situated to the rear, both enjoy lovely garden views and French doors to the terrace. In the sitting room a brick fireplace with a wood burner provides an attractive focal point to the room.
On the first floor the galleried landing leads to the impressive principal bedroom, with a vaulted ceiling and balcony giving delightful views over the garden and Chiltern hills. The room is spacious and enjoys a seating area, dressing room and beautifully appointed en suite bathroom with separate shower. There are two guest suites, both with fitted wardrobes and en suite shower rooms. Two further bedrooms with fitted wardrobes are served by the family bath and shower room. On the second floor the landing gives access to a large loft storage area, and there is a gym/tv room which provides a very useful flexible space. Lying off the gym is a shower room and a bedroom.
The property is approached through an electric five bar gate, with a long driveway approach, leading to a large shingled parking and turning area, and a detached double garage. Adjoining the garage is a home office with a shower room, and a door gives access to the side terrace area, ideal when entertaining. Stairs to the side of the garage lead up to a studio room over, with a kitchenette and shower room. The gardens are a delight and a real feature of the property. To the front is an area of lawn with flower beds and a large orchard with a variety of fruit trees providing an attractive outlook to the house. There is gated access to the rear garden from both sides. A generous terrace wraps around the house to the rear, giving several seating areas, including a thatched gazebo to one side, perfect for outdoor entertaining. The garden is beautifully maintained with well stocked flower and shrub borders and beds together with a large expanse of lawn. The garden is wonderfully secluded, and backs on to open fields, enclosed with fencing and mature trees.
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Beautifully proportioned village house in a lovely spot with large garden and separate home office.Chris Moorhouse