6 bedroom detached house for saleDukes Kiln Drive, Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire, SL9
Offers in Excess of £3,875,000
- 4 reception rooms
- 6 bedrooms (2 en suites)
- Snooker room, gym, home cinema
- 3 car garage
- Staff accommodation over
- Landscaped gardens
- EPC Rating = C
A captivating house of impeccable style and quality,
decorated and presented to the highest order, available
furnished. Discreetly set in a private road about a mile
from central Gerrards Cross.
Dukes Kiln Drive is a highly regarded private backwater about
a mile south of the centre of Gerrards Cross with its extensive
shopping facilities and Chiltern mainline railway station to London Marylebone. Junction 1 of the M40 is approximately 4 miles distant at Denham, giving access to London, the M25 and national motorway network. There are a number of nearby golf courses, including Gerrards Cross, Denham and Stoke Poges
and the surrounding Chilterns countryside provides many lovely local walks. The educational system in Buckinghamshire is highly regarded, with a variety of schools, both state and independent, for children of all ages. Independent schooling nearby includes Gayhurst and Thorpe House for boys and Maltmans Green and St Mary's for girls. Also of note are Dr Challoner's Grammar School for boys and Beaconsfield High School and Dr Challoner's High School for girls.
Courtenay House was built in 2008 with considerable additional
investment by the then owner. To further enhance the quality
of the fittings and finish to a quite exceptional standard, the current owners have undertaken a comprehensive programme of upgrading and decoration; producing possibly one of the finest levels of presentation to be found locally. Courtenay House is a gracious property with a traditional style yet equipped for today's modern day living. A majority of the fittings and furniture are available within the sale having been supplied by both Harrods of London and Brights of Nettlebed.
Double front doors open from the pillared entrance porch to the magnificent part panelled staircase hall with pairs of double doors at each corner leading to all the principal ground floor rooms. To the left of the staircase hall, is the drawing room with ornate ceiling cornices and a magnificent Louis XV Fleur de Peche cheminee antique marble fireplace with black granite slips and hearth. There are French windows leading out to the terrace and garden with double doors to the adjoining dining room this again follows the octagonal theme, with doors to the terrace and garden.
The kitchen breakfast room is stunning designed by Simon Bray with bespoke oak, cluster oak, walnut and pearl white lacquer finish furniture under Kashmir white granite work surfaces and upstands. An extensive range of wall and floor mounted cupboards and drawers is complemented by a central island and a comprehensive range of built-in appliances including two Sub Zero fridge freezers, a Sub Zero wine cooler, Miele combi microwave oven and steam oven, extra large double ovens and plate warmer, two Miele dishwashers, induction hob, Zip boiling/chilled water tap and waste compactor. Integral to the island unit is the semi-circular glass breakfast bar and adjoining the kitchen is the utility room, equipped to the same high standard with sink, storage cupboards, large Bosch washing machine and tumble dryer.
From the staircase hall the custom built staircase with wrought
iron spindles and elegant curving handrails leads down to the lower ground level and up to the first floor.
The rooms within the lower ground floor area are very generously proportioned with a great feeling of space, high ceilings and natural light flooding in through the glazed roof of the sitting room, which adjoins the family and entertaining room. The snooker room is panelled to dado rail height and the adjoining home cinema has a complete wall of concealed storage cupboards and space for a 65" Panasonic Viera plasma TV and sound system. Also on this level is the gymnasium, with two fully
mirrored walls. Adjoining is the shower/cloakroom with large walk-in shower with glass screen, wash hand basin and wc.
The accommodation on the first floor is a ir conditioned and arranged as four suites around the light and spacious galleried landing, with double doors opening to the balcony with balustrade overlooking the front garden. The principal suite is centrally situated at the rear of the house, being very well proportioned. The adjoining dressing room is fitted with an excellent range of wardrobes, drawers and central island with further drawers and built-in refrigerator. The en-suite bathroom
features a large bath, wet room shower, twin basins, wc, bidet, mirrored medicine cabinets along one wall with surrounding lighting, built-in Aquavision TV and fully tiled walls and floor. There are three further double bedrooms on this floor, all with en-suite bath or shower rooms and fitted or walk-in wardrobe space.
On the second floor is a generous landing/sitting area, tv room, two large bedrooms and a Jack-and-Jill bathroom between with both bath and shower.
Gardens and grounds
The property is approached through electrically operated double gates, with video entry system, with central fountain and gravel driveway and parking area which extends to the house and garages. The garage block has three car garaging with a double and single up and over door. There is a ground floor shower room and both internal and external staircases to the accommodation above.
At the rear of the house is a wonderful paved terrace running across the full width of the house and providing a great space for entertaining. Beyond the terrace is the lawn with well stocked beds and borders, with large ornamental fountain and a circular gazebo.
Acreage: 0.5 Acres
From London on the M40, exit at Junction 1 (Denham). Follow
the signs along the old A40 towards Gerrards Cross. After about 3 miles, at the set of traffic lights shortly after St. James church, turn left into Windsor Road. Follow the road through the next traffic lights and just before the brow of the hill take the left turn signposted Dukes Kiln Drive. Courtenay House will be found a short distance along on the left hand side.
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