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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Village Lane, Hedgerley, Buckinghamshire, SL2

Sold STC £1,595,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 4/5 Bedrooms
  • 2 Reception Rooms
  • 2 Bath/Shower Rooms
  • Kitchen/Breakfast Room
  • Study/Bedroom 5
  • Garaging
  • 2 Workshops
  • Mature Landscaped Gardens
  • 2.92 acres

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Set within about 2.9 acres


2 miles Farnham Common; Gerrards Cross 3.5 miles (trains to London Marylebone from 25 minutes); Beaconsfield 4.5 miles; Marylebone 25 miles; M40 (Junction 2) 3 miles; M25 (Junction 16 via M40) 7 miles; Heathrow Airport 15 miles; Gatwick Airport 52 miles (All distances are approximate).

Shell House is located on the outskirts of Hedgerley, a small picturesque village with a pub on a small valley on a winding country lane which links Farnham Common with Gerrards Cross. Surrounded by rolling countryside, yet conveniently placed for transport links, it provides the perfect location to enjoy the benefits of both town and country living. Farnham Common and Gerrards Cross offer a wide range of amenities including supermarkets for day-to-day shopping and boutiques, cafes, restaurants, with the neighbouring towns of Amersham and Beaconsfield providing further choices. The South Buckinghamshire countryside is renowned for its attractive walks and bridle paths, country inns and pretty villages, while the Thameside towns of Marlow, Henley and Windsor offer the opportunity for boating.

Buckinghamshire is renowned for its choice and standard of schooling in the independent and state sector. The area is one of the few to maintain grammar schools and these include Dr Challoner's Grammar School (boys), Dr Challoner's High School (girls), The Royal Grammar School (boys), John Hampden Grammar School (boys) and Beaconsfield High School (girls). Independent schools include Dair House (mixed), Maltmans Green School (girls), St Mary's (girls), Wycombe Abbey (girls) ,Gayhurst (mixed), Thorpe House (boys) and Eton College (boys).

Golf at: Gerrards Cross; The Buckinghamshire; Beaconsfield; Stoke Park
Polo at: Royal Berkshire Polo Club, Winkfield; Guards Polo Club, Windsor Great Park
Tennis at: Farnham Common, Stoke Park; Bisham Abbey National Sports Centre
Horse racing: Windsor and Ascot


Shell House is a notable landmark property in Hedgerley Village. Built in 1683 by Edward Penn, it passed into the Curzon Estate in 1744 and the only previous offer for sale was by the Earl Howe in 1901. The house was extended in 1902 and the current vendor, who has occupied the house since 1947, has made no substantial changes.

The accommodation is presently arranged over four floors and there is now the opportunity to improve and update this charming property to create a family home with heritage in a wonderful picturesque setting.

Shell House is approached via wide steps to the double doors which open to the reception area with drawing and dining rooms on either side. Both reception rooms feature wood-burning stoves in the fireplaces - the house does not have any central heating - and there is a wealth of period features throughout including leaded casement windows, picture rails, an old staircase with heavy wood entrance and an Elizabethan wooden strapwork overmantle in the kitchen above the Aga. The kitchen is large enough for a breakfast table for informal dining and benefits from a useful utility area. There is a downstairs shower room with a room beyond, which might be used as a ground floor bedroom or study.

To the first floor are two double bedrooms and a bathroom, including a master bedroom enjoying superb views over the gardens, a fireplace and a dressing room which might become an en suite (subject to necessary consents). Steps rise to the two attic rooms, both of good size and dual aspect with beamed ceilings and eaves storage off.

The lower ground floor has a cellar divided into several rooms with windows providing natural light into most. The main area has a large open fireplace and its brick floor and walls makes it an unusual character room, previously used as the setting for family and social gatherings.
Outside, the gardens and grounds are mature and sloping and include a kitchen garden with greenhouse, an orchard, woodland and fields. To the front and north of the house is a gravelled area with parking approached via the wooden double gates at the entrance to the property.

The sale will be subject to an overage agreement regarding any future development of the gardens and grounds. Further details from the selling agents.


LOCAL AUTHORITY: South Bucks District Council.

TENURE: Freehold

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2. Any areas, measurements or distances are approximate. The text, photographs and plans are for guidance only and are not necessarily comprehensive. It should not be assumed that the property has all necessary planning, building regulation or other consents and the agent has not tested any services, equipment or facilities. Purchasers must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise.

Photographs taken: August 2015
Brochure produced: September 2015

Square Footage: 2,795 sq ft
Acreage: 2.92 Acres


From the M40 exit at junction 2 and travel south on the A355 signposted Farnham Common. Follow this road for 1.5 miles and turn left into Parish Lane. Follow this lane and take the second turning left into Hedgerley Hill. This will bring you into the village of Hedgerley. Travel through the village passing the public house on your right. After leaving the village Shell House is the first property on the right.

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11 September 2015

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