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4 bedroom property for sale

Farnham Common, Buckinghamshire

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Property Description

Key features

  • IN THE VERY HEART OF FARNHAM COMMON
  • LARGE RECEPTION HALL
  • OPEN-PLAN DINING ROOM
  • DRAWING ROOM, WITH FRENCH WINDOWS TO REAR GARDEN
  • FOUR DOUBLE BEDROOMS
  • FRONT GARDEN LAID TO LAWN BEHIND MATURE HEDGING
  • PEA SHINGLE DRIVEWAY PARKING AREA
  • REAR LAWNED GARDEN WITH TERRACE

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Tenure: Freehold

The Story

Roaring fires in the hall at Christmas time, lively meals round the dining table and long walks at Burnham Beeches - the current owners of Red Gables have more than 30 years of happy memories of their impressive home.
The family first moved to the attractive house back in 1983, having fallen in love with its character as well as its location.
"It was a combination of the Arts & Crafts charm of the house, which reminded my parents of another home they'd had which also had oak beams, and the village itself," one of the owners explains.
"They loved Farnham Common, with its beautiful Burnham Beeches just up the road, and the fact it was so easy for my dad to travel into Fulmer or London for work."

IN FULL BLOOM
Researching the history of Red Gables, the current owner has discovered it probably dates back to around 1847.
"According to the book Memories of Farnham, by Judy Tipping, this was when the original central structure of the house was built," he says. "The north and south extensions were then added in 1910."
A further extension was completed some time after 1906 and was named Little Gables; this was separated from Red Gables in 1957.
"The house also used to own land which became a rose nursery and then Rosewood Way," he adds.

REMAINING NEUTRAL
Over the years, changes were made to Red Gables by the family.
Most of the ground floor woodwork was removed and the flooring was replaced with concrete. Maintenance was carried out as required and the exterior was repainted a couple of years ago.
"The house has been kept in excellent order, with external redecoration every five years or so and internal updates when needed," he says. "It is now decorated in fairly neutral colours in keeping with the original design of the house and to accentuate the wooden beams."

FAMILY TIMES
Red Gables offers well-proportioned living space. It opens into the central reception hall or family room, which then leads into the drawing or games room on one side and the dining room on the other. The kitchen runs along the back and there is a ground floor cloakroom.
"The reception hall has always been a great focus for entertaining, especially with the fire going in the winter. I remember my parents' 25th wedding anniversary, in particular, when we had caterers in and all our extended family and friends filled the house," he recalls.

FUN AND GAMES
The drawing or games room was also a favourite place to spend time.
"This has always been the main living room due to its bright, dual aspect but its space also allowed it to be very multi-functional, with sitting, study and dining space all in the room. It was also often the venue for rock band practices!"
Upstairs in Red Gables there are four bedrooms and a family bathroom. The master bedroom, which runs from front to back of the house, has an en suite bathroom.
"It was a great family home: all the bedrooms were a good size and allowed for large desks so we could do our homework undisturbed - and I even used the sink in my room as a dark room back in the days before digital photography!"

LEGENDARY PLACE
Farnham Common is a wonderful place to live, he continues, and its transport links and connections to London have only improved since the family first arrived.
"It is easy to reach the M4, M25 and M40," he points out. "There is also good access by train into central London, via Taplow, Maidenhead, Beaconsfield, Gerrards Cross or Slough."
There are good local pubs and restaurants close by, as well as local, grammar and private schools.
"There is plenty to do here too - for teenagers it is easy to get into Windsor or Slough for the cinema or ice arena, and then there is Bekonscot Model Village and Odds Farm for younger ones," he says. "You can also go kayaking down the River Thames and I used to enjoy running at Burnham Beeches in the early mornings."
He adds: "I still take my children down there to build dams in the streams and I can remember playing out there for hours with my friends when I was young myself.
"On one occasion we even found an arrow from the filming of the television series Robin of Sherwood, starring Jason Connery!"

Setting the Scene

Red Gables has beautiful, parkland-style gardens. To the front of the property is a garden, which is laid to lawn behind mature hedging. There is also a pea shingle driveway parking area, leading to a detached double garage.
At the back of the house, there is a much larger lawn, which is well-screened with mature hedging, trees and shrubs, and has well-stocked beds and borders. There is a terrace for outside dining.
"The garden was always a great escape as it was large enough for us to play in," he adds. "We often ate outside as a family in the summer and barbecued out on the terrace."

Whats Nearby

The local shops at Farnham Common, literally moments from the front door of Red Gables, are able to supply the essentials for day-to-day living and nearby Beaconsfield and Gerrards Cross offer many stylish boutique shops as well as M&S Simply Food, Waitrose, Sainsburys and Tesco Stores. There are also plenty of larger shopping destinations nearby including Slough, Windsor, High Wycombe and Uxbridge. London's Westfields with its leading fashion brands is also readily accessible. There are plenty of local restaurants too including, Italian, Indian, and great pub dining. Local cafés abound along with beauty salons, hairdressers and a pharmacy. Buckinghamshire is renowned for its excellent choice of schools, both primary and secondary, within both state and private sectors. Red Gables is a short distance to Caldicott Boys Preparatory School. The Property is also close to Burnham Beeches, regarded as one of the finest woodland tracts in England. It has miles of beautiful beech woods and is ideal for walking and riding. Nearby Stoke Park Country Club and Resort is the perfect afternoon retreat, whether you wish to play golf, visit the spa or just have tea. As you meander through the estate you may even recognise the setting of several of the James Bond films.

Within Easy Reach

Red Gables is superbly positioned to access the M4, the M40 and M25 and within easy reach of all London airports. Nearby Gerrards Cross and Beaconsfield stations have fast trains reaching London Marylebone in less than 30 minutes. With the introduction of the new Crossrail next year it will take as little as 20 minutes to get into London. (All times approximate).

DIRECTIONS:

Join the M40 travelling towards Birmingham/Oxford, please exit at Junction 2 sign posted Beaconsfield. At the roundabout take the first
exit onto the A355 travelling towards Slough and passing Beaconsfield Services on your left, continue along the A355 for approximately 2.5 miles. Pass Hughes car garage on your left then turn left into Rosewood Way where the property will be found immediately on the left.

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13 October 2016

Nearest stations

  • Burnham (2.7 mi)
  • Slough (3.2 mi)
  • Gerrards Cross (3.3 mi)
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Nearest stations

  • Burnham (2.7 mi)
  • Slough (3.2 mi)
  • Gerrards Cross (3.3 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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