The Gables is a quite exceptional Grade II listed house in the heart of Amersham High Street with a wealth of period features and fascinating history. The wide entrance hall has oak flooring and a door to the sitting room, which is light and spacious with oak panelling and an ancient working feature fireplace. A door leads into an inner hall, with a snug/family room to the rear, and on past a cloakroom (including a shower) to a rear lobby. This is turn leads to the dining room and on to the kitchen, at the back of the house with a door to the garden. The kitchen has a range of floor and wall units and provision for washing machine, dishwasher, tumble dryer and fridge freezer. A small pantry area gives additional storage. There are two staircases to access the upper floors. The front stairs lead to the master bedroom with its beautiful carved oak panelling, and a large dressing room to one side. On the other side of this bedroom, a door gives access to the second bedroom on this level; potentially ideal as a nursery or a further dressing room. It has independent access to the landing through another door. The family bathroom is off a half-landing and comprises two basins, bath, a separate shower and wc. Another staircase leads to the top floor where there are two further large bedrooms. The second staircase has a small study area to one side and continues up to two double bedrooms, one with an en-suite night cloakroom and the other with a basin in a vanity unit. A cellar provides additional useful storage and the house benefits from gas central heating.
The historic market town of Amersham is located in the heart of the Chiltern Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Within the town are a variety of renowned restaurants, cafes and pubs together with boutique clothing shops. There is also a Tesco superstore within one mile. The area is also noted for its excellent schools, with the property falling within catchment for St Mary's Primary and Dr Challoner’s Grammar and High Schools. Rail services from Amersham station (TFL Zone 9) provide Metropolitan and Chiltern line services to London via Baker Street & Marylebone respectively. Whilst vehicular links to London and Heathrow can be accessed via junction 2 of the M40 (Beaconsfield) or the M25 at junction 18 (Chorleywood), both of which are within 7 miles.
The front of the house has a Dutch gable facade, added to the original structure in previous centuries, and a mature wisteria. Behind the house is an enchanting and secluded walled garden with views towards St Mary's church. There is a brick paved terrace which gives access to a substantial outbuilding, ideal for storage or possible conversion to a home office. The garden is stocked with a wonderful selection of quintessential English country garden plants and productive apple trees. A path winds through the lawn to an outdoor swimming pool and on to a timber panel gate, beyond which is a gravelled parking area for two to three cars, accessed from Church Street.
Grade II star Listed
Master Bedroom with Dressing Room & Study
4 Further Bedrooms
En Suite Cloakroom
3 Reception Rooms