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Lower Icknield Way, Buckland, Aylesbury, HP22

Guide price £1,600,000

New instruction

5 Beds

REF: WOB210158

PROPERTY FEATURES

  • OFFERED WITH NO ONWARD CHAIN
  • FINE VICTORIAN RESIDENCE WITH RECENT ADDITIONS
  • THE PROEPRTY IS NOT LISTED
  • SET IN SUPERB GROUNDS OF 1 ACRE
  • VIEWS OVER FARMLAND TO WENDOVER WOODS
  • WELL PROPORTIONED ROOMS WITH HIGH CEILINGS
  • LOTS OF DUAL ASPECT LIGHT AND GARDEN VIEWS
  • 4 RECEPTION ROOMS AND FAMILY KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM
  • 5 BEDROOMS WITH TWO ENSUITES AND FAMILY BATHROOM

THE PROPERTY

SET ON THE EDGE OF THE CHILTERN HILLS WITH OPEN VIEWS TO WENDOVER WOODS, RANNOCH HOUSE IS A FINE VICTORIAN RESIDENCE SET IN IMMACULATE LANDSCAPED GROUNDS OF ONE ACRE. Built in the Victorian era with more recent additions, Rannoch House is not listed and offers elegant, well-proportioned accommodation. With tall ceilings, many of the rooms are dual aspect and offer views over the delightful garden and farmland beyond. The principal rooms radiate off a most welcoming entrance hall and the layout is ideal for modern family living and informal or larger scale entertaining. A bespoke oak kitchen has ample space for table and chairs and features an Everhot electric fired range. A useful utility/ pantry and boiler/drying room with direct access to the double garage provides good space for every day needs and there are electricity generating PV solar panels. The first floor comprises of main and guest bedrooms, both with ensuites along with three further bedrooms and a family bath and shower room. All of the bedrooms have attractive views and are light rooms. A particular feature of Rannoch House are the super gardens which, over the last 10 years have been landscaped by the owner. They are arranged around a central water feature with a quadrant of very well tended lawns bordered by superbly stocked beds which offer an array of colour throughout the seasons. Connecting pathways lead to further water features, a summer house and areas to sit and enjoy around the garden. The property is approached via an electric remotely operated gate which leads to a large parking area and extra large double garage which is also electrically operated. The location is ideal for those who enjoy country/green living whilst still being convenient for those who commute, with trains to London from nearby Wendover to Marylebone and train to Euston and Clapham Junction. A viewing is highly recommended to appreciate the lifestyle opportunity that Rannoch House represents. THE ACCOMMODATION A solid wood entrance door leads into the reception hall with a cloakroom and stairs rising to the first floor with a large arched window providing a framed view to the garden. To the right hand side a study is dual aspect with herringbone floor and the formal sitting room has a fine carved wooden fireplace with an inset log burning stove. Additional features include book and display shelves to both sides of the fireplace, herringbone flooring and bi-folding doors which lead to the south west facing terrace. Flowing to the left hand side an elegant dining room echoes the sitting room with bi-folding doors and a cosy snug offers an ideal area for relaxing/watching tv etc. Adjacent to these rooms lies the kitchen/breakfast room which has been fitted with a bespoke range of oak base and wall cupboards, a double butler sink with granite work surfaces. An electric fired Everhot stove provides cooking facilities which has three ovens, grill and induction hob. Further appliances include a dishwasher and fridge-freezer. The room is dual aspect with French doors leading to a further terrace and the garden. A most useful utility, large pantry and boiler/drying room lead to the double garage. FIRST FLOOR A dual landing leads to all the bedrooms and with bedroom five and the family bathroom being on the lower level and remaining four bedrooms are on the upper level. The main and guest suites both have their own shower rooms, built in wardrobes and take advantage of fine views over the garden and countryside. Bedrooms three and four are both double rooms with the third having a handy wash basin. OUTSIDE The gated driveway leads to a good size parking area for several vehicles and is bordered by established planting and park railings and provides access to both sides of the house. The double garage is extra wide and has power, light and two electric remote controlled doors. The gardens lie on all sides of the house and are laid out to provide areas of interest and colour all year round. The principal garden has a central water feature and superbly planted mature borders leading to various patio and terrace areas offering differing views around the garden. Established lawns are interspersed with mature fruit, horse chestnut, willow, silver birch and other trees and a bespoke summer house offers a sheltered garden space. Further areas include a discreetly screened compost garden and to the eastern corner lies a quality heated Alitex period style greenhouse with raised vegetable planters along with a timber shed and log store. LOCATION Buckland is a small village on the edge of the Chilterns and in the Vale of Aylesbury. The village has an historic church and a Rothschild village hall. It is surrounded by open countryside and has a network of canal side walks and footpaths. Close by is the village of Aston Clinton which offers a well supported recreation park, doctors surgery, pharmacy and post office/store along with well-regarded primary school. Further schools for all age groups are available in Aylesbury and Berkhamsted. A short drive away are Tring and Wilstone reservoirs and Wendover Woods. There are golf clubs at Chiltern Forest and Weston Turville. Stoke Mandeville hospital is 5 miles drive. More comprehensive shopping is available in Aylesbury, Tring and Berkhamsted with Milton Keynes shopping centre 40 minutes' drive. Railway stations are available at Tring, Stoke Mandeville and Wendover. PROPERTY INFORMATION Services: Mains water and drainage, electricity. Oil fired central heating via a Worcester Bosch boiler. The property has solar pv panels. Local Authority: Buckinghamshire County Council Tel: 0300 131 6000 Outgoings: Council Tax Band "G" Tenure: Freehold. EPC Rating: "D" Viewing: Strictly by appointment through the sole agents Jackson-Stops. 1 Market Place, Woburn, MK17 9PZ. Tel - 01525 290 641