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5 bedroom manor house for sale

Wendover, Bucks

Guide Price £2,500,000

Property Description

Key features

  • An Important Grade 2 Listed Manor House
  • The Whole Circa 13 Acres
  • An Outstanding Period Home
  • Beautiful Formal Gardens
  • Highly Convenient Location

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

The current owners of Wellwick House were looking to move from London to a large family home not too far away, once they had children. Although a long search may have ensued, they were instantly struck by the house's naturally imposing beauty.

"On our very first viewing we made an offer," say the owners. "We simply didn't have to look any further - this house was perfect for our growing family. The local schools are some of the best in the country (for example Wycombe Abbey, RGS, Berkhamsted Collegiate) and village shopping provides every necessity. The Chilterns, over which the house has commanding views, are protected as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and best of all, the commute to London is only short, so my husband could get to work easily and all our old friends could come and stay! We soon found that the house is a perfect party house - nothing is better than Christmas at Wellwick!"

Since moving in the owners have made numerous improvements to the house. "We are proud to have gently brought it up to modern standards," they say. "We have re-pointed the brickwork, replaced some stone mullioned windows, installed secondary glazing to the main rooms, replaced the Aga, the oil tanks and some of the flooring, installed modern bathrooms, put in hedges, and had the interior professionally re-designed with luxurious fittings." The house does retain stunning character features, however. "Our favourite feature has to be the Tudor chimneys," say the owners. "They were added to the house in 1616 and are a local landmark and something of an engineering feat of the time."

Surrounded by open countryside, the grounds of Wellwick House are just as impressive as the building itself. "A half-mile-long private lane gives way to a tree-lined drive, leading to paddocks, before finally sweeping into a sunny courtyard where you then see the imposing beauty of the main house," say the owners. "There is a terraced formal front garden, a beautiful walled garden, a 'playpark' garden for children, an orchard and many little secret areas that are perfect for discovering on a viewing. Outbuildings, garages, and a woodshed complete the picture."

The local area has much to offer, in particular its excellent schooling. "The local state schools are very highly regarded, many with Ofsted 'outstanding' grades, and we have many families moving into the area because of them," say the owners. "The private schools are some of the best in the country and are easily accessible."

Local facilities are also wide ranging. "Village shops provide everything from food to fashion, and we are lucky to boast a thriving High Street including a hardware shop, a cake making shop, gift shops and great cafes and restaurants," say the owners. "The local countryside provides many opportunities for running, cycling & dog-walking, with some nationally important landmarks such as the Prime Minister's country residence 'Chequers', Waddestone - a Rothschild house of major importance, and many others. There are gastropubs and restaurants of a very high standard, and unique and quirky shops as well as all the usual supermarkets. Parking is usually really easy and roads are unclogged; a lovely escape from London where we lived before!"

The property is ideally located for the commuter. "Transport is really quick and easy into London," continue the owners. "Wendover railway station is a 2 minute drive or 10 minute walk, and from there you can catch trains to Marylebone in as little as 45 minutes. You can get to the shopping centres of Tring, Aylesbury, High Wycombe and Amersham easily, and buses and trains are frequent and go to numerous places of interest."


Favourite room

"The master bedroom en-suite has to be my favourite place. It's a truly relaxing boudoir, and one can lie in the bath of an evening and have the perfect ring-side view of a spectacular sunset."

Memorable event or favourite feature

"We have held many, many celebrations here, the best of all being a "Gold" party we held in the summer, with a gold marquee in the courtyard and a gold fancy-dress theme. Our children have also had many parties here and made lots of lovely memories, and their friends adore coming to the house. The house is a perfect venue for weddings or big gatherings, a perfect backdrop to lots of happy people!"

What they'll miss most

"As we are moving abroad, I will miss the wonderfully warm, close-knit community of Wendover & Butlers Cross. I will also miss the beauty of the house & its surroundings: undulating countryside, heart-stopping views, family dog-walks to local gastropubs on a Sunday afternoon..."

Best thing about the grounds or local area

"Local folklore has it that there is a tunnel to Chequers. This theory was backed up by a lady in the village when she visited. She said her father had lived here, and had played in the tunnel every day despite being warned not to! Also, Judge Jeffreys ("The Hanging Judge") lived here during the Aylesbury Assizes, and many notable people have visited."
 

Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
25 November 2016

Nearest stations

  • Wendover (0.8 mi)
  • Stoke Mandeville (1.9 mi)
  • Little Kimble (2.0 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

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Nearest stations

  • Wendover (0.8 mi)
  • Stoke Mandeville (1.9 mi)
  • Little Kimble (2.0 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Fine & Country, Aylesbury

46 High Street, Aylesbury, HP20 1SE

01296 535150 Local call rate

How much will it cost me to call the number displayed on the site?

Standard geographic charges from landlines and mobiles apply and calls may be included in your telecom provider's call package.

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