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This unique property was originally the lodge for Chesham Bois Manor, built in the Victorian Gothic style in 1880 and now Grade II listed. It has been extended and modernised over recent years but still retains its charm, with exterior flint knapped walls and stone mullion windows in the original parts. From the front door, the entrance hall has oak strip flooring and leads into the dining area of the kitchen. This is a wonderfully light room with a ceiling lantern, fitted with multiple attractive cream painted units, a Blanco 1½ bowl stainless steel sink with mixer tap and water filter, granite surfaces and a timber topped Dresser with wine rack and glass display cupboards. There is a gas range cooker, dishwasher, built in microwave and fridge. The adjacent utility room has plumbing for washing machine, a gas boiler, water softener and space for fridge-freezer. The sitting room, in the original part of the house, has a coffered style ceiling and a wood burner which creates a cosy ambiance. From the hall there is a room currently used as a study which could also be a single bedroom, and the family bathroom with over bath shower, heated towel rail and also a generous size airing cupboard. The master bedroom has lovely double aspect views to the garden and a fully tiled en suite bathroom with over bath shower and a heated towel rail. There is a further double bedroom, with a range of fitted wardrobes, and a single bedroom. There is central heating throughout and the bedrooms and bathrooms also benefit from underfloor heating.
The property is privately situated in part of the grounds of a former manor house, conveniently located within half a mile of the town centre and its Metropolitan line train station. There are various amenities and recreational facilities in the local area, including a gym with tennis courts and outdoor heated swimming pool near to the house. For the commuter, there are regular Metropolitan Line services to Baker Street, whilst road transport to London and beyond has convenient access to the M25 at Chorleywood or from the nearby A41. Chesham offers a variety of shopping with Waitrose and Sainsburys as well as local independent shops. The area is renowned for its excellent range of schooling, both primary and secondary, including Chesham Grammar and both Dr Challoner's Schools. Admission criteria can be found on www.buckscc.gov.co.uk.
The house is set in a beautifully landscaped and maintained garden with a large paved terrace to the rear, accessed by several sets of French doors from the inner hall and kitchen. The majority is laid to lawn and there are several flower beds, including a raised one, planted with a wide selection of colourful plants. The plot includes an orchard area with apple, cherry and pear trees. The garden is well screened with shrubs and lovely mature trees, together with timber panel fencing, which gives a great sense of seclusion and privacy. The drive leads to a large single garage with additional storage and eaves space plus bin storage area to the rear. There is also a timber play house, currently used as a log store, and a 10' x 8' garden shed providing useful additional storage.
Local Authority: Chiltern District Council.
Plot approx 0.37 acre
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