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7 bedroom detached house for sale

School Road, Penn, Buckinghamshire, HP10

Guide Price £2,800,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Dressing room
  • 3 reception rooms
  • 3 bath/shower rooms
  • Kitchen Breakfast room
  • Coach House: Sitting room
  • Bedroom
  • Bathroom
  • Garage/Store
  • EPC Rating = E

Full description

Tenure: Freehold



The Red House is situated in the heart of this attractive village, near to the village green with its duck pond, as well as a convenience store and an independent delicatessen for day-to-day needs. There are three pubs; Old Queens Head (gastro pub), The Red Lion (country village pub overlooking the village green and duck pond) and the Horse and Jockey (village pub). Nearby is the Holy Trinity Church, parts of which date back to the 12th century.

Although 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 nearby, which links with junction 4 of the M40 (leading to the M25 and M4) and the M4 (junction 8/9) for the West.

There is a wealth of sporting and recreational amenities available in the local area including golf at Beaconsfield, Temple and The Buckinghamshire Golf Clubs. Stoke Park Golf and Country Club has outstanding leisure and recreational facilities and is about 10 miles distant and Bisham Abbey, one of Sport England's National Sports Centres, is about 8 miles away. Henley and Marlow offers rowing clubs and the local towns have popular rugby, football and tennis clubs.

Buckinghamshire is renowned for its choice and standard of schooling. The county is one of the last to maintain the traditional grammar school system and independent schools in the area include Eton College, Wycombe Abbey, Caldicott, The Beacon, Godstowe and Davenies.


The Red House is believed to date from around 1820 with later additions, and became a landmark village house due to its esteemed ownership, including Sir Philip Rose of nearby Rayners and has been used in filming of the TV cook Mary Berry's life story, to capture the period she and her husband, Paul lived in the property.

It is a wonderful and warm home, rich in character and period features within beautifully presented accommodation of some 3455 square feet, arranged over three floors. The layout is suited to both family living and more formal entertaining with the principal reception rooms adjacent at the front of the house. To the rear of The Red House is the breakfast room which leads through to the charming family kitchen, both with views over the gardens and French doors to their respective terraces. The house has been thoughtfully designed to include a wealth of bespoke storage throughout and is fitted with modern conveniences for today's living.

There is much of note: the drawing room is a bright room with ornamental cornicing to the high ceilings and dual aspect views to the front and rear through large sash windows with working shutters. The focal point is the log effect gas fire with marble surround which is particularly pleasing. The adjacent snug is a useful family room, once the main reception hall and now used for relaxing because of its proportions. At 27' long, the impressive formal dining room is perfect for family gatherings or large-scale entertaining, with a working fireplace, dual aspect outlook and attractive deep bay window. The breakfast room has a fitted oak dresser and a hidden door to the useful walk-in pantry, and leads through to the kitchen, with a range of bespoke pale painted units, topped with granite surfaces, and an electric Aga. The utility room has been carefully planned to provide a perfect laundry space, with fitted heated cupboards with hanging rails and pull-out work surfaces, a butler sink with water softener and French doors to the cobblestone terrace.

To the first floor is an L-shaped landing; the main landing offers access to the four bedrooms on this floor and stairs to the second floor, and the secondary landing, lined with useful linen cupboards, leads to the family shower room. The master bedroom is a fine room with deep bay sash windows and a working fireplace. Opposite is the dressing room, fitted with wardrobes which leads through to the luxurious period-style bathroom, with freestanding roll-top bath, separate double-length rain shower, bespoke storage and dark plank flooring. There is a well appointed guest bedroom with en suite bathroom, fitted with wardrobes to one end, and two further double bedrooms and a family shower room on this floor.

The second floor provides two further bedrooms, with pitched ceilings, which might be useful as teenage, au pair or study accommodation, according to personal requirements.

A detached building built to complement the style of the main house, offering useful storage and workshop space. A side door and internal staircase leads to the first floor accommodation which is comfortable and well finished. It includes a sitting room with French doors to the small balcony overlooking the gardens, fitted kitchen with integral appliances, bedroom and luxurious bathroom with both shower and bath.

The mature gardens of The Red House have been carefully landscaped to provide year-round interest, with tall trees and hedgerows providing screening and privacy. Wisteria, red grape vines and Virginia Creeper adorn part of the main house's facade, creating a country-cottage appeal and enhancing the pretty setting.

To the front is a series of gravel paths crossing the formal lawn edged with box hedging; to one side is the parking area and Coach House and to the other, the lawn winds round to the rear. There are specimen trees including a magnificent Weeping Beech, a red Acer, firs, Magnolia, mature shrub and flower borders with roses, camellias and alliums and a charming pond stocked with irises.

The house is surrounded by paved and cobbled terraces and steps lead to the raised terrace perfect for al fresco dining whilst enjoying the beautiful setting.

Square Footage: 4,579 sq ft

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09 July 2016

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