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Tyseley is situated in a peaceful spot on one of the largest plots on Grimms Hill, Great Missenden’s “jewel in the crown”. Views from the house and gardens stretch far and wide across the rolling countryside of the Misbourne Valley towards
Wendover and beyond. The house was originally built as a hunting lodge for the Dunhill family in the early 1900s. A total renovation was completed in 2015 when the back of the house was significantly extended and the house restored and
redecorated throughout. Grimms Hill is a private road and each of its circa 30 houses has its own very distinctive character. Tyseley is an imposing
property, set back from the road with a sweeping gravel carriage driveway providing off-street parking for several cars. A covered porch leads into the spacious reception hall which has attractive solid wood parquet flooring by Mulberry.
The room layout has been designed in such a way that there is a clear line of vision from the front door right through to the back of the house and onto the gardens, creating a wonderful sense of openness and light. The triple aspect Martin Moore kitchen/breakfast/family room has a tiled floor with underfloor heating, a double Belfast sink and Corian work surfaces. The clever use of kitchen cabinets means that all appliances can be easily shut away out of sight and there is plenty of space for both formal and informal dining. The full-height, bi-folding French doors open onto the terrace for al fresco summer entertaining. There is a spacious walk-in larder and a utility room adjacent to the kitchen.
A double-aspect drawing room leads off the reception hall and has a stunning working fireplace and attractive cornicing. Access to the orangery, again with a tiled floor, can be gained from the drawing room through double doors on either side of the fireplace. At present, the orangery is used as a children’s play room. Light thrown in from the bespoke lantern roof by The Rooflight Company and the cast iron wood-burning stove create a warm and convivial environment year round and there are double glazed multi-paned doors to the rear garden. The dining room is currently used as an additional sitting room; again with parquet flooring, a working fireplace and elegant
cornicing. This room would lend itself to both formal and informal entertaining. The bay window in the study overlooks the forecourt at the front of the house. As well as a storage cupboard, there is a cloakroom leading from the reception hall.
The open and gracious staircase leads to the first floor landing and then a few steps into the double-aspect, master bedroom suite with a dressing room and generous bathroom with a roll-top bath. There are two further bedrooms with en suite
bathrooms, an additional bedroom and a family bathroom.
The staircase continues to the second floor landing and opens onto the fifth bedroom and bathroom. Every room has been decorated to a very high standard, making excellent use of colour schemes and architectural features. There are two garages and ample parking at the front of the house.
Tyseley is located in the pretty and historic village
of Great Missenden at the heart of the Chilterns.
The Daily Telegraph ranked the village number four in its “Best Places to Raise a Family in the UK” 2015 survey, describing it as a “gem of a town”. The village serves all day-to-day needs, offering a supermarket and a wide variety of independent shops, boutiques, cafés and restaurants, as well as the independent Blue Door cinema.
Steps from the York stone terrace at the back of the house lead down to a pleasing expanse of croquet lawn. Beyond the lawn there are a few more steps leading to cultivated orchard which is home to a number of fruit trees and wild flowers, creating a very bucolic, rural feel. There is also a large pond with a small jetty and a summer house, providing a haven of peace and tranquillity. Another interesting feature is the classical greenhouse with its brick and glass structure, two cold frames and winter storage area. A gate leads through to an area of paddock beyond.
In all the grounds total 2.6 acres.
Master bedroom suite with dressing room
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