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This is one of our Waterside Properties.
WATERSIDE - Dendrodated to being built in 1678 as three oak framed cottages and with original oak still retained throughout the house, the property was extended by the Rothschilds when they owned the Halton estate from 1853 until WW1 (Halton being one of the original six Rothschild estates in the Chilterns). In the 18C/19C it was subsequently converted into two cottages and then into one when it was sold out of the government estates in the 1960's. Since the current owners purchased the property 14 years ago, they have undertaken extensive modernisation to include a Mega-flow system, under floor heating to the ground floor, oak internal doors and feature lighting to the drive and front of the house, to name just a few.
From the front door, a large reception hall with open fire place provides ample storage space, with a door leading to the kitchen/dining room and access to the sitting room. The 15'5 x 15'1 ft sitting room enjoys many exposed timbers and wood burning stove, leading through to the snug/study with fitted oak bookcases and wood burning stove. The 32'3 x 12'1 ft kitchen dining room is situated to the rear of the property, with bespoke Cotteswood units, solid oak and granite worktops and access through the glazed double doors to several well lit reclaimed York stone patios, ideal for summer entertaining. In addition there is a utility room and WC.
An oak stair case rises to the first floor which offers five double bedrooms, the second bedroom enjoys part vaulted ceiling, ensuite bathroom with steam shower, and secret enclosed staircase to the second floor, whilst the remaining are serviced by the well appointed family bathroom.
The second floor offers a wonderful master suite, with a dressing room and a generous ensuite bathroom with large round whirlpool bath, along with access in to the loft storage areas. Overall the property enjoys a wealth of charm and character with a quality finish and is offered with NO ONWARD CHAIN.
This property is featured by our Waterside department.
Situated alongside the Wendover Arm of the Grand Union Canal, the house is within the conservation area of Halton Village which has a wealth of character properties of historical and national interest. Village community life is very active with social events throughout the year with the added benefit of Halton Tennis Club incorporating the Health and Fitness Centre, and clubhouse with cafe and bar open to non-members. Nearby is a village shop and a superb primary (combined) school, which is Ofsted rated Outstanding. Aylesbury offers the renowned Grammar Schools (with the school bus stopping in the village), details available from the Local Authority. There are Private Schools close by in both Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire, most notably Berkhamsted School.
Wendover is a pretty market town (1.7 miles) with a variety of shops, restaurants and mainline station to London Marylebone and Tring (6.1 miles) offers a mainline service to Euston. Wendover Woods (1 mile) part of the Chilterns AONB is owned by the Forestry Commission and offers fantastic walks/biking trails as well as a "Go Ape" course.
Approached via electric gates, the long gravel drive sweeps past the extensive lawn and mature front garden to the oak framed double car port and store. To the rear of the car port is a 12'3 x 11'9 ft workshop with reclaimed Victorian tiles (believed to date to the late 1800s) a butler sink, an external entrance in to the kitchen with staircase up to a large 19'11 x 19'8 ft games room/home office this is ideally suited and equipped as an annexe with the added benefit of a shower room.
To the rear of the house, in addition to the private York stone patios, there are well stocked gardens with fruit trees, herb/vegetable gardens and an oak framed summerhouse (with power and lighting) which offers a flexible outdoor entertaining area adjacent to the kitchen. The gardens are screened with beech hedging and estate fencing along the canal and wooden fencing elsewhere. The total plot measures 0.38 of an acre.
32' Kitchen/Dining Room
Master Bedroom Suite
Guest Bedroom ensuite
Four further Bedrooms
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