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7 bedroom detached house for sale

Chalfont Lane, Chorleywood

Guide Price £4,000,000

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A substantial Edwardian family home sympathetically brought into the 21st Century.

In a highly sought after location, this unique house has distant views over an area of outstanding natural beauty, whilst being close to the village, Chiltern and Metropolitan Station and the major motorway networks.

Situation - Bannits' House is situated in arguably the best road in Chorleywood, conveniently situated 0.9 miles from Chorleywood Village and station, with Junction 17 of the M25 just 1.5 miles away, yet backing onto the field and farmland of the Chilterns.

Chorleywood Common is close by with its 180 acre of woodland walks, grassland, bridle paths and 9 hole golf course and cricket club. Chorleywood Village with its eclectic mix of shops, cafes and restaurants, is about half a mile walk.

The renowned Grove Country Hotel, Golf and Spa Resort is 6 miles away. The historic Moor Park Golf Club is about 5 miles away.

The area is well served with both private and state schools.

Description - Bannits' House and Cottage is an elegant Edwardian home of great style and character, extended and modernised. The layout of the property creates an ideal environment for easy and comfortable family living as well as formal and informal entertaining.

Bannits' House was built in 1908. The house has had few owners since, with the current owners in residence for 37 years.


Porch / entrance vestibule / reception hall / study / ladies cloakroom / wine cloakroom / coat cloakroom / orangery / drawing room / library and bar / sitting room / formal dining room / kitchen/family/breakfast room / utility room / boot room / master bedroom suite with two dressing rooms / bath/shower room and balcony / 4 further bedrooms / 4 bath/shower rooms (2 ensuite) / EPC Rating E.


Hall / living room/study/office / kitchen / bedroom 2 / bathroom / first floor double bedroom / EPC Rating F.


Beautifully landscaped gardens and grounds in all over 1.25 acres / large feature fish ponds with waterfalls / tennis court / triple garage / tool room / outside utility/boot room.

Main House - The large reception hall with marble flooring leads you into the superb orangery that perfectly forms a link to all the south facing reception rooms across the rear of the property.

To the front of the house are two cloakrooms, one ladies and one gentlemans, (which doubles as a fitted wine store), a coat storage room, a compact study, good utility room and corridor through to the triple garage.

The fully panelled drawing room/library has been designed and built by Roger Board and Son with magnificent carving incorporating a fireplace and bar area.

Double doors open to the rear terrace and to the orangery.

The sitting room has been used as a music and card room over the years.

The elegant dining room features a Roger Board feature fireplace and a full width bespoke display cabinet to hold china, glass and cutlery.

The kitchen/breakfast/family room (over 50 long), is an outstanding feature of the property.

The vast bespoke Cotteswood kitchen has a fine range of fitted cupboards and drawers with granite and wood work surfaces. The Aga is gas. Most of the appliances are Miele including the wine cooler and combi-oven. The built-in fridge/freezer is Samsung. The kitchen opens into a large family area also fitted by Cotteswood. The kitchen also leads to a fully fitted boot room.


The stunning master bedroom suite is fitted with bespoke ladies and gentlemens dressing rooms by Strachan and en suite bathroom with Villeroy & Bosch Jacuzzi style bath, separate shower/steam cubicle. A balcony from the bedroom offers a lovely private sitting area facing south.

There are two further bedroom/bathroom suites on this floor.


On the landing is a shower room The landing leads to a large fourth bedroom with stunning views containing a fun area in the eaves (sleeping or playing!). This room then leads to the fifth bedroom with a dressing area and en suite bathroom.

Cottage - The detached cottage to the right of Bannits' House provides useful secondary accommodation for guests, staff or as a teenage/elderly parents annexe.

Outside - The grounds are an excellent feature of the property. The house is approached through black iron gates copied from the original, over a circular gravel driveway, which provides parking space for at least twelve visitors vehicle, and leads to a triple garage block with useful large loft room accessible from the garage or from the house. A large York Stone terrace extends along the entire width of the property which is dog/child safe being enclosed by black iron railings with four gates. The garden has many mature trees, flowering plants, shrubs and borders and has been carefully maintained. It is all extremely private.
To the rear is an En-tout-cas hard tennis court with practice wall. There are two garden sheds, greenhouse, and several apple and pear trees. To the rear is a five-bar gate giving access to a narrow private lane for useful pedestrian and vehicular access, for residents only.

Council Tax - Three Rivers District Council - Telephone 01923 776611

Viewings - By appointment only please via the Vendors' Agents, John Roberts & Co., Regal House, 45 Lower Road, Chorleywood, Herts WD3 5LQ. Tel. 01923 285123.
Opening times: Monday to Friday 9:00am to 6:00pm Saturday 9:00am to 4:00pm Sunday 11:00am to 4.00pm.

Directions - From Chorleywood Station proceed down Station Road and turn left under the bridge into Shire Lane. Continue up this road turning right at the top, into Chalfont Lane.

Alternatively, exit the M25 at J17, taking Long Lane, and continue along this road until Chalfont Lane is on the left. Bannits' House can be found on the left hand side. It has black gates and an old stock brick wall.

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21 October 2016


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