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6 bedroom detached house for sale

Chalfont St. Giles, Buckinghamshire

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Property Description

Key features

  • A MODERN SIX BEDROOM DETACHED FAMILY HOME
  • 31 FT (APPROX) RECEPTION ROOM WITH FRENCH WINDOWS
  • DINING ROOM WITH FRENCH WINDOWS
  • SPACIOUS CONTEMPORARY FITTED KITCHEN
  • MASTER BEDROOM WITH EN SUITE AND DRESSING ROOM
  • LARGE DRIVEWAY
  • INTEGRAL TRIPLE GARAGE WITH ANNEXE OVER
  • ENCLOSED AND SECLUDED REAR GARDEN WITH SUN TERRACE

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

The Story

The generous, contemporary home tempted them with its light and space, as well as its secluded position within desirable Chalfont St Giles

Walking through the great, airy spaces of Highfield House, visitors to the Chalfont St Giles property always remark upon the incredible sense of light.Designed and built with in an exterior barn style, the substantial modern home boasts great expanses of glass and a multitude of French windows opening on to the terrace. “As soon as we saw it, we loved the fact it was so light and airy,” says the current owner. “There are five sets of doors along the back of the house that can be opened up in the summer months. The sun comes pouring in during the day all year round and, because we have under floor heating on two floors, the whole place is always warm and welcoming in the colder weather too.”

VILLAGE LIFE
Highfield House has been home to the current owners since 2007. The property was only five years old when they bought it and had been finished to an incredibly high standard.
“We also liked its position with Chalfont St Giles,” he says. “This is a pretty little village, with a pond and ducks, shops, a couple of pubs and a coffee shop. It is also home to the poet John Milton’s cottage so it has a lot of history. This house is set well back from the road at the end of its own private drive and sits well within its plot of approximately half an acre. It is extremely secluded on all sides and, because it is elevated, enjoys lovely long views out across the Chilterns.”

LIGHT FANTASTIC
Accommodation within the property is both generous and well proportioned. Visitors to the house pull up into an enclosed courtyard area and enter via a bright reception hall. This gives on to the main living accommodation, which includes the large, L shaped, triple aspect drawing and dining room. “This is a lovely place to relax and is perfect for entertaining, we spend most of our time in this room or in the kitchen breakfast room,” he says. “We have enjoyed having so much space to spread out into.” Also on the ground floor, there is a study, cloakroom and two utility rooms “The layout here is very versatile, we have been able to have a playroom for the children but people can arrange the rooms as they choose as there is so much space.”

GENEROUS HOME
The first floor of the house features four good sized bedrooms. Two of these have en suite bathrooms while another two share the spacious family bathroom. "The master bedroom is particularly nice, it has a dressing room, as well as a bathroom, and there are double doors opening on to a Juliet balcony.” On the top floor of the house, two more bedrooms and a shower room are situated. This could make an ideal guest area or be perfect for teenagers requiring their own space away from the rest of the house. “We are a family of six and to be honest have never really used the top floor unless we have had people to stay,” he admits. “But this part of the house could have all sorts of possibilities.”

SEPARATE SPACES
Also holding huge potential is the annexe. This comprises one large room and an en suite bathroom. “The annexe is currently accessed through the kitchen and up the stairs but it could have its own entrance,” the owner explains. “We have had our desks and computers up there but it could be used as a living area instead. It could be ideal for a nanny or au pair as they would feel independent of the rest of the house.” He adds “The annexe sits above the triple garage so there could be potential to convert that too and create even more space (subject to the relevant planning permission).”

ESCAPE TO THE COUNTRY
In the summer, the house and gardens almost become one. The family open all the doors on to the terrace and enjoy dining out in the sunshine. “We have had lots of parties here over the years,” he says. “We have had christening and birthday parties for the children. There is always space for people to park and to stay over.” At weekends and after school they have been able to head off on country walks or bicycle rides, and the house is within easy reach of swimming pools, sports facilities and schools. “It is also very easy to travel to London from here. There are two options when it comes to travelling by train: Little Chalfont and Gerrards Cross, and we have good road links with the A40, M4 and M25 close by,” he adds. “This is a great family property in a superb location and I really believe that someone thinking of moving out of London, but still wishing to be able to travel in for work, is unlikely to find anything better.”

Setting the scene

Set above the pretty Misbourne Valley and the rural and picturesque village of Chalfont St Giles, Highfield House sits in a private and secluded position at the end of a private drive, neighboured by other substantial properties. The house is approached over a large shingle driveway with an integral triple garage.
The secluded rear garden is mainly laid to lawn and benefits from a screen of mature trees, shrubs and hedging. The south facing rear terrace is accessible via French windows from the reception room, the dining room and the kitchen breakfast room creating a layout ideal for alfresco entertaining. There is a timber pergola and an ornamental fish pond.

Whats Nearby

The ancient village and parish of Chalfont St Giles lies on the edge of the Chiltern Hills with its village duck pond near the green and a pretty Norman church, Chalfont St Giles epitomises a typical country village in the Home Counties. Independent shops still line the old high street and include a delicatessen, butcher, greengrocer, post office and chemists. There are many good restaurants and excellent pubs nearby, including Merlin’s Cave, well known locally for its jazz sessions.

Within Easy Reach

The property is within easy reach of Chalfont and Latimer Station which is served by both the Chiltern Line and London Underground Metropolitan Line enabling passengers to reach London Baker Street and Marylebone within approximately 30-45 minutes, depending on the line. Beaconsfield and Seer Green Stations on the Chiltern Line are also within a short drive.
This corner of the Chilterns is extraordinarily convenient for commuting and travel in the South East being only a short drive to the M25, M40, M4 and M1 and within easy reach of all three London airports

How to get there

Travelling west from London on the Western Avenue, at the Denham Roundabout/Exit 1, take the A40, heading towards Gerrards Cross. After approximately 1.5 miles at the set of traffic lights turn right onto the A413/Amersham Road and continue for approximately 3 miles through two roundabouts. After the second roundabout and after passing a filling station on your right hand side continue for approximately 2 miles and turn right into Kings Road, where the lane leading to 49 will be found on the left hand side.

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Nearest stations

  • Chorleywood (2.3 mi)
  • Chalfont & Latimer (2.3 mi)
  • Seer Green (2.6 mi)
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Chewton Rose, Gerrards Cross

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Nearest stations

  • Chorleywood (2.3 mi)
  • Chalfont & Latimer (2.3 mi)
  • Seer Green (2.6 mi)
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Chewton Rose, Gerrards Cross

30 Packhorse Road, Gerrards Cross, SL9 7DA

01628 301046 Local call rate

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