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This is one of our Country Houses
This unique property has been beautifully maintained by the current owners, and was designed with an external steel frame by award winning architect Dominic Michaelis. It was constructed in 1971 and still retains the original features, and was on the front cover of the Ideal Homes magazine in 1977. The property has an abundance of glass making it incredibly bright and airy. The accommodation is split over two floors. You enter into the spacious reception hall and dining room with a stunning bespoke aluminium spiral staircase. The treads are in the shape of airplane propellers, as the original owner was believed to have been a pilot. Behind the dining area is the fitted kitchen, and to your right off the hallway are four double bedrooms all with fitted wardrobes. There is an en suite to the master bedroom, that has its original fittings, as does the separate family bathroom.
The first floor is the main open plan living accommodation. The walls are completely glazed with amazing views across the Buckinghamshire countryside; there is a small kitchenette, storage cupboard containing the cold water storage tank, and a wonderful free standing circular stone fireplace with a stainless steel hood. The central heating is a warm air heating system with the boiler situated downstairs behind the kitchen.
The rural village of Wotton Underwood is ideally located between Aylesbury, Thame and Bicester and consists of about 60 properties including Wotton House which was formally the home of the Duke of Buckingham and whose grounds border Middle Farm. The grounds of Wotton house were designed to be a pleasure garden and extend to about 200 acres including a large lake and were landscaped by Capability Brown. The grounds are not open to the public but the residents of Wotton Underwood have permission to walk through them.
There is excellent schooling in the area both state, with Waddesdon Church of England High School in
Waddesdon, and grammar schools in both Aylesbury and Buckingham. There is independent schooling at Ashfold Preparatory School, and the further highly regarded schools in Oxford.
Communication links are also excellent with rail links into London Marylebone from Haddenham and Thame Parkway, Bicester North and Village stations and both Aylesbury and Aylesbury Vale Parkway. There is also easy access to the M40 at Junction 9.
The property sits in the middle of approximately 2 acres of grounds, with a detached brick barn in need of work and a detached stable block consisting of seven stables currently used for a variety of purposes, including a utility room and a workshop. There is also a separate wooden summer house that can be used as a home office, gym, workshop or hobby room. There is a separate detached triple carport, with is approached via a right of way along a private farm track shared with the neighbours. The gardens themselves are laid predominantly to lawn with a variety of mature trees, and an ornamental pond and lots of the local wildlife visiting. The 16 acres of farmland are separate from the formal gardens and are currently let to a local farmer, although this arrangement could be easily changed by the new owner.
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