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Tucked away in the bottom corner of the Manor View cul-de-sac - so-called for its vista across the valley to Hughenden Manor (Disraeli’s family home), the property is approached over a block-paved driveway, leading to a two-car detached garage/workshop with light and power and a spacious floored loft. Whilst thoroughly modern throughout, the property is crafted in the local brick-and-flint tradition, has oak or tiled floors on the ground floor, fitted carpeting on the first floor and oak-fronted doors throughout. It is heated by a Heatrae Sadia Powerflow heating system and most rooms have TV-points. Finishes are truly excellent.
You enter via the large roofed Porch into a square Hallway with tiled floor, oak staircase with its galleried landing on the first floor. The spacious Lounge with elegant Italian-marble gas-fired fireplace opens via French-doors to the garden. There is a Dining-room (open to the lounge), a fully-shelved Study and a Family/TV room with adjacent cloakroom. The Kitchen is a striking feature of the house, being large and extremely well-equipped with a nine-seat island unit, granite work-tops, loads of system storage, and views over the garden to the valley beyond. There are Siemens built-in stainless steel oven and multi-function oven/microwave (both pyrolytic self-cleaning), heated drawer and a double-width range cooker with grill and three ovens - plus an American-style fridge/freezer. The Utility-room opens off the kitchen and there is a door to the Garden. The Master-bedroom is unusually large, light and airy, with a wall of built-in oak-finished wardrobes and en-suite shower-room. Bedroom Two (en suite) Three and Four are large double, all with built-in oak-fronted wardrobes. All wardrobes are all equipped with Ilfa ‘wardrobe-management’ systems. The Family Bathroom, recently retiled and refitted, has a multi-function steam shower with seat, radio & mood-lighting.
The Loft/bonus room is floored, carpeted and plaster-lined and has potential (subject to the usual consents) for a great games room, fifth bed-room or Au Pair suite. The house was recently and very tastefully decorated throughout, has plenty of storage-space and is ready to move into.
Located on the edge of open countryside and National Trust farm and parkland, the property is close to local amenities including the local village shop, several pubs and a local school. More comprehensive shopping can be found in High Wycombe (approx. 1.7 miles) with its mainline station to London Marylebone (approx. 30 min.) and to the M40. The area is perfect for woodland walks with areas of outstanding natural beauty, horse riding (with equestrian facilities) and far reaching views. Buckinghamshire is renowned for its private and state (including the sought after Grammar) education, details of which can be obtained at www.buckscc.gov.uk.
Downley village with its common, cricket ground, woodland walks, pubs, cricket green, local mini-markets, award-winning hair-dressing salon and more – also offers access to the big-town facilities of High Wycombe with its modern shopping malls, large new leisure centre with competition pool and excellent motorway and rail links. Downley Common hosts an annual and very popular ‘Downley Day’. Downley Primary School (graded as ‘Outstanding’ in 2007), Sunshine Montessori School and Maplewood School (for children and young people with learning difficulties) and Woodland Pre-school (2 - 5) are all accessible. There are three nearby parks with swings and rides.
To quote the vendor “It’s a bit like having a 10,000 acre estate you don’t have to maintain!” The garden itself has a wide, paved patio/terrace, ideal for BBQs, and a small peaceful patio by the landscaped water-garden, with pretty stream cascading into a low-maintenance fish-pond (with optional safety grid) - all overseen by tall Scots firs (with swing!). There is a pretty two-storey fully-furnished playhouse.
Family Room/TV Room
20' Kitchen/Breakfast Room
Master Bedroom ensuite
Guest Room ensuite
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