6 bedroom house for saleChartridge, Chesham, Buckinghamshire, HP5
Guide Price £1,850,000
- 4/5 bedrooms
- 2 reception rooms
- 2 bathrooms
- in total about 2.4 acres
- annexe with 2 beds & 2 wet rooms
- double open bay garage with office above
- barn, summer house, stable block
Chartridge is a semi rural ribbon village located in the lower Chiltern Hills about two miles North West of Chesham. There is a village pub, a 18 hole golf course, an excellent Primary School, a bus service to Chesham as well as a wealth of footpaths and bridleways.
Chesham offers multiple shopping facilities and amenities in its pedestrianised high street, as well as the Metropolitan Line underground station for direct access to London. The Chiltern Line to London Marylebone can also be easily accessed from Little Chalfont or Amers ham.
The area is renowned for its excellent educational facilities including Chesham Grammar school (mixed), Dr Challoner's Grammar School for boys in Amersham and for Dr Challoner's High School for girls in Little Chalfont.
Mapletree Farm East is an attractive brick & flint Grade II listed property which comprises the centre portion of a period property, the original part believed to be 17th century. Converted in 1957, three properties were created, the others being Mapletree Farm West and Little Mapletree.
The principal residence offers a wealth of charm and character with the main entrance at the front leading into a porch and vestibule and then into the characterful lounge with its beamed ceiling, solid oak block floor and original inglenook fireplace and bread oven. There is a connecting dining room which also leads into the kitchen/breakfast room the 'heart of the home' with an extensive range of custom made units and a mains gas Aga. A hatch in the floor provides access to a circular dumb well which could be adapted for wine storage. Through the utility/boot room is the cloakroom and the day to day entrance leading into the rear courtyard and to the gardens, garage, additional
further parking, annexe and second driveway.
The inner hall, flooded by natural light from a roof lantern has a magnificent oak staircase and galleried landing added in the 1920's. This provides access to the four bedrooms and two bathrooms, including one en suite to the master. There is a bonus room leading off the third bedroom which is currently used as a teenager's bedsit/snug but could also be used as a study, dressing room or potentially provide an en suite facility.
Owls Nest: A recent high quality conversion of an existing detached garage, now provides excellent self contained accommodation for guests/family/staff. With two bedrooms (one ground floor, and one first floor) two contemporary wet rooms, lounge and a modern fitted kitchen/dining room which has bi folding doors opening onto an area of garden overlooking the duck pond.
Barn: Facing the inner courtyard, this former music/entertaining room represents a wonderful opportunity for restoration.
Garage: A rustic framed double open bay garage with an external spiral staircase leading to the large home office above.
Stables: Comprising a large hay/wood store, two stables with integral tack/feed room, and a double workshop.
Summer House: A pretty 19th-century granary reassembled on staddle stones used as a delightful summer house overlooking the main lawn where croquet is played.
A former apple store now converted to the tool shed and a large
Gardens and Grounds: The main entrance is through the arch and a five bar gate of 'The Barn', an annexe owned by the left hand neighbour Mapletree Farm West. The day to day entrance is via a second gravel drive to the right of the picturesque pond on the wide grass verge, which provides access to the right hand neighbour, Little Mapletree and also the parking and turning area in front of the annexe and double open bay
The formal garden lies beyond the barn being the main lawn and the extensive vegetable and fruit garden. There is an attractive south facing brick wall (forming the back of the stable block) bordering the duck pond and the lawn at the back of the annexe. Beyond the summer house a further large lawn leads to the woodland gardens.
Note: A wide avenue of pine trees leads to an additional 9.5 acres currently three fenced paddocks, served by mains water and with stunning views and additional access from Chapel Lane. These paddocks are available via separate negotiation.
Square Footage: 2,772 sq ft
Acreage: 2.4 Acres
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