5 bedroom detached house for sale

Great Hampden, Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire, HP16

Guide Price £1,375,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Believed to date from the mid 1800s
  • Brick and flint country house
  • Expertly upgraded and extended
  • Large parking and turning area
  • Landscaped gardens of half an acre
  • Country views
  • EPC Rating = D

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Beautifully presented country house with stunning landscaped gardens.

Location

Great Missenden 3.7 miles (mainline station to London Marylebone from 42 minutes), Princes Risborough 4 miles (mainline station to London Marylebone from 47 minutes), Amersham 9 miles (Metropolitan Underground and mainline station to London Marylebone), Beaconsfield 11 miles, M40 (J4) 7.5 miles, Heathrow Airport 28 miles, Central London (Baker Street) 35 miles. (Distances and times are approximate).

Blackwells occupies a beautiful rural setting with wonderful views in one of the prized villages of the Chilterns, between Princes Risborough and Great Missenden.

The area is renowned for both riding and walking and the property lies close to the Hampden estate. This is a rural location on a ‘no through road’ with no passing traffic and between three towns with excellent facilities namely Princes Risborough, Great Missenden and High Wycombe, from which there are mainline train stations to London (Marylebone).

Buckinghamshire is renowned for its choice and standard of schooling, and is one of the last counties to maintain the traditional grammar school system.

Description

Blackwells is a superbly presented brick and flint country house, dating from the mid 1800’s which has been the subject of a substantial renovation and modernisation project over the last year. The accommodation has been expertly upgraded and extended, providing a wonderful blend of traditional and modern features, making the most of its professionally landscaped gardens and glorious countryside views.

An attractive covered entrance porch leads into the reception hall with porcelain tiled floors with feature stone fireplace and stairs to the first floor. A long cloister like hallway leads along the house to the kitchen/dining/family room at the end of the house. Along this hallway, there are wonderful views of the immaculate gardens through wide windows. The gardens and Limestone terrace area are accessed from three sets of oversized French doors. The sitting room is at the front of the house with further sets of French doors onto the adjacent terrace with views over the lawned garden and woodland beyond. This room is spacious with a period fireplace with painted wood surround and tiled slips and hearth. Adjacent is a study or snug with parquet floors and a fireplace with painted brick surround. The cloakroom fitted in a white suite, is accessed from the reception hall as is the utility room with double sink and door to the side gardens. The kitchen/dining/family room is a wonderfully light and spacious area with underfloor heating, a vaulted ceiling, exposed roof trusses and skylight windows. There are beautiful views of the garden and countryside beyond, with two sets of French doors leading onto the ‘par terre’ style terrace garden which is ideal for al fresco dining. The kitchen is fitted in a luxury range of units with quartz work surfaces over, integrated appliances include a range style double oven and hob, dishwasher, double fridge and freezer, a central island unit has a breakfast bar area, further storage and a wine cooler. A door leads into the side garden, there is plenty of space in the room for a dining table and also a sitting area. There are two ground floor bedroom suites one with an en suite shower room and one with exposed beam detail and an en suite bathroom with free standing bath.

On the first floor there are lovely views from all three bedrooms and the landing area. The main bedroom has an en suite shower room with recessed display shelving and bedroom 2 has an en suite night cloakroom. A fully marble tiled shower room serves bedrooms 2 and 3 and also has recessed display shelving.

Outside
Blackwells is approached over a no through country lane edged by woodland. Double vehicular picket gates lead onto the Cotswold stone chipped sweeping driveway edged by welsh sets. There is a large parking and turning area in front of the house (planning permission granted for oak framed car port style garaging). The gardens lie to three sides of the house with the front garden having a terrace area accessed from the sitting room and a large expanse of lawn bordered by newly planted shrub borders with mature trees and hedging and a bark chipped area ideal for use as a children’s play area. To the side of the house is a further area of lawn with hedged boundaries and a further bark chipped area from which a kitchen garden could be created. The main garden lies to the main elevation of the house and offers well stocked, newly planted shrub borders, a good size lawn and a wonderful and imaginative ‘par terre’ style Limestone terrace garden with box hedging and sizeable seating area perfect for outdoor entertaining and relaxing. The views from here are stunning with a peaceful vista over open countryside. To the boundaries are mature trees and hazel hurdle fencing. Irrigation system and lighting.

About ½ an acre in all.

Square Footage: 2,287 sq ft
Acreage: 0.5 Acres

Directions

From junction 4 of the M40 proceed north to High Wycombe and take the A4128, north of High Wycombe signposted to Hughenden Valley. Proceed past Hughenden Manor and continue over the mini roundabout for another mile, turning right signposted to Bryants Bottom and the Hampdens. Proceed for approximately half a mile and take the next left signposted Bryants Bottom. Proceed through Bryants Bottom village towards Great Hampden and proceed out of the village into the woods of Hampden Common and take the first turning right. Proceed to the point where the lane bends to the left and turn right. Proceed for approximately 800 yards and the entrance to Blackwells will be found on the left hand side.


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Added on Rightmove:
07 December 2017

Nearest stations

  • Great Missenden (2.6 mi)
  • Saunderton (3.0 mi)
  • Princes Risborough (3.4 mi)
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Nearest stations

  • Great Missenden (2.6 mi)
  • Saunderton (3.0 mi)
  • Princes Risborough (3.4 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

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01494 350066 Local call rate

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