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Denes provides true ‘Country Living’, yet its location offers superb commuting opportunities including easy access to the forthcoming Crossrail Line, which will provide a direct rail service across London extending to Farringdon and Canary Wharf allowing access to the City of London.
Burnham and Taplow Stations, each about 2 miles away, currently provide a regular train service to Paddington. Both stations will be on Crossrail when it opens.
Beaconsfield, about 6 miles away, has regular train services to London Marylebone.
The M4 (J7) is about 3 miles and the M40 (J2) about 4.5 miles, both connect with the M25 and main motorway network. Heathrow Airport, via the M4, is about 13 miles.
Burnham Beeches is in close proximity to Denes, it is a forest of 720 hectares and one of the finest woodland tracts anywhere near London. It is a National Nature Reserve offering many scenic bridle paths and excellent walks. Burnham Beeches has long been the rendezvous of artists, poets and country-lovers. Today it is favoured for a vast variety of outdoor activities.
Denes is situated opposite Burnham Beeches Golf Club, founded in 1891 the oldest golf club in Buckinghamshire, and is renowned for its challenging course and beautiful setting on the edge of Burnham Beeches woodland. Other local golf clubs include Lambourne, Gerrards Cross, Beaconsfield and Stoke Poges. An abundance of other sport and leisure facilities can be found locally, including rowing on Dorney Lake and at Maidenhead. An equestrian centre lies nearby at Snowball Farm. Racing can be found at Ascot, Windsor and Kempton Park.
The area is renowned for fine dining, with nearby Cliveden and Stoke Park Club offering premier dining. Bray, Marlow and Paley Street have Michelin starred restaurants. Burnham High Street, about 1.5 miles distant, provides adequate facilities for everyday shopping. A greater variety of shops can be found at Windsor, Marlow, and Beaconsfield, as well as several out of town retail parks including John Lewis at High Wycombe.
Buckinghamshire is well known for its choice and standard of schooling, both state and private. Nearby independent preparatory schools include Caldicott, Davenies, Dair House, The Beacon, Gayhurst, High March, Kingscote, Maltman's Green, St Mary's and Thorpe House. Eton is about 5.7 miles away, and Harrow about 19 miles. Buckinghamshire is one of the last counties to maintain the traditional grammar school system, of which include the Royal Grammar School in High Wycombe, and Dr Challoner's in Amersham. Burnham also has its own grammar school.
Denes stands amid its beautifully presented gardens. A pretty brick terrace and ornamental pond lies to the south of the property. The rear garden is lawned with established flower and shrub borders providing much colour with iris, rose, azalea and rhododendrons forming curved flower beds, paths lead past clipped box hedge with standard roses beyond.
A brick and stone terrace with an ornamental wall borders the rear elevation and leads to the lawned garden with a decorative faux well-head which is its main feature.
There is a large horse chestnut tree with a traditional summer house beneath and bordered by a curved clipped conifer hedge. The kitchen garden has soft fruits, cultivated beds and an aluminium framed green house. There are fruit trees and a garden shed.
An automated wooden gate opens onto a gravel drive which opens into a turning circle and parking area in front of the house, bordered by open lawn, copper beech and horse chestnut trees. A central turning circle is planted with clipped hedging. Denes is a most appealing and picturesque detached family house offering mellow brick elevations under a clay tiled roof with leaded light windows, which include a ground floor bay window and first floor dormer. Denes was built in 1937 by the renowned local builders Bunce Brothers. It was subsequently extended by the previous owners in 1972. The current owners built the coach house in 1983 and have made numerous other improvements to the property since they first occupied the house 40 years ago. The mellow architectural style with climbing roses, wisteria a vine and colourful flower borders all combine to make Denes a delightful family house. A drive along the north elevation leads to the coach house which provides a double garage with workshop / garden room to the rear and independent access to a well appointed and newly renovated studio / annexe on the first floor offering a bed sitting room, bathroom and kitchen. In addition, there is extensive under eaves storage. On entering the property the original architectural character is apparent with panelled doors. In addition, there is fine joinery with oak cabinets, cupboards, skirting and a fully fitted library, cupboards and desks in the study. The drawing room and dining room both have fireplaces and bay windows with views onto the southern garden with its ornamental pond. The family kitchen / breakfast room at the rear of the house overlooks the extensive gardens. Wooden wall and floor cabinets have integrated Smeg ovens and hob. The neighbouring utility room provides direct access to the rear garden. The first floor offers a large master suite with dressing room and ensuite bathroom as well as French doors opening onto a balcony overlooking the gardens. There are a further four bedrooms and a Jack and Jill bathroom on the first floor and a pair of cupboards on the landing could be incorporated using part of the landing to create an additional bathroom.
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