|Added on Rightmove:||05 October 2016 (562 days ago)|
- Traditional Styled Terraced House
- Set out of 3 Floors
- 4 Bedrooms
- 2 Receptions
- 2 bathrooms
- Garden and patio
- Old Amersham location
- EPC Rating = F
Period home in the heart of Old Amersham with pretty garden. Rent includes gardening.
The historic Old Town with the market square and wide High Street includes a number of public houses, restaurants and boutique shops within the period buildings. There is also a Tesco super store for everyday convenience.
Nearby Amersham on the Hill provides further shopping facilities and amenities together with the Metropolitan/Chiltern line station for the London commuter
Lynwood House was also home to the author Arthue Machen. Born in Monmouthshire, the only child of a country clergyman he grew up in an isolated rectory. Drawn to London and writing, he wrote his first book in 1884, The Anatomy of Tobacco, a celebration of pipes and smoking. In 1890 he began working on a series of compelling supernatural tales and was hailed as a genius by American writers but never received proper critical attention in Britain.
The Great God Pan in 1894 was his first horror tale that outraged critics, but is now regarded as a classic. This was followed by The Three Imposters thriller in 1895 and Hieroglyphics in 1902. Followed by a poetic novel, The Hill of Dreams, in 1907, which was regarded as his masterpiece. The Bowmen & Other Legends of the War 1915, appeared in the London Evening News and was taken to be a true story. Followed by The Secret Glory and Far Off Things in 1922 and Things Near and Far in 1923.
In 1929 Machen and his wife moved to Amersham with children Hilary and Janet where they occupied the first floor of Lynwood (48 High Street). He eeked out a living with his pen as a reviewer and publisher's reader, writing occasional essays and introductions for new books. This is where his last tales were written; The Green Round in 1933 and Children of the Pool and Other Stories in 1936.
He died aged 84, nine months after the death of his beloved wife. They now rest in the St Mary's Church.
This period home in the heart of Old Amersham with its pretty garden and generously proportioned rooms is coming available in the New Year. Set out over 3 floors the ground floor presents a nice entrance hall, charming sitting room with a traditional fire place feature, separate dining area, bright kitchen and guest WC. The first floor is where 3 of the bedrooms are arranged and they included 3 doubles with the master en suite and on this floor is the family bathroom. Finally the top floor contains the 4th double bedroom. On street parking and the rent includes gardening on a periodically basis. Available JANUARY UNFURNISHED
From our office in Amersham proceed along Hill Avenue towards the Station. At the mini roundabout take the second exit right onto Station Approach. At the next roundabout take the first exit under the bridge onto Station Road. Continue along this road to the end and then take the second exit onto London Road. Continue along this road and The High Street begins after Market Square and this home can be found on the left hand side before Thornhill Close.
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