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A Grade II listed Georgian house in a conservation area with views towards Chinnor Hill, 3,162 sq. ft. of accommodation, a double garage and no upper chain.

Property Highlights

  • Grade II listed Georgian house
  • Five bedrooms, three bathrooms
  • Four reception rooms
  • Kitchen/breakfast room with bespoke handmade units
  • 3,162 sq. ft. of contemporary accommodation
  • Detached double garage, workshop
  • Mature grounds of approx. 0.35 acres
  • No upper chain

Ferndale House is set in mature gardens backing onto paddock land. The contemporary accommodation extends over three floors and has been refurbished to a high standard by the current owners. The hub of the house is the newly fitted kitchen/breakfast room which has bi-fold doors to the garden and bespoke handmade solid wood units. There are period features throughout the house which include oak floorboards, an inglenook fireplace and exposed beams. There is secure driveway parking to the front of the detached double garage which has the potential for a hobby room/home office above subject to the necessary consents. Kingston Blount has a point-to-point racecourse, a community hall and a Montessori nursery school.

Entrance Vestibule and Reception Rooms

An original solid wood door opens to the entrance vestibule which has a solid oak floor which continues through to the sitting room. This overlooks the front and has exposed beams and an inglenook brick fireplace with a feature seat, a black canopy hood and an open fire. The playroom is dual aspect, has a courtesy door to the garden and is open to the family room which overlooks the gardens and has a fireplace with a stone hearth and a wood burning stove. The dining room has a front aspect, a solid oak floor and a feature inset shelved cupboard.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room

The kitchen/breakfast room has bi-fold doors to the garden, a courtesy door to each side, and four electronically controlled Velux windows with rain sensors set into the vaulted ceiling. There is a space for sofas which takes advantage of the views over the gardens. The kitchen has been fitted with a range of Little Greene's Juniper Ash painted bespoke handmade solid wood storage units, drawers, pan drawers and spice cupboards. In addition, there are shelved cupboards and larder cupboards which include shelving drawers and spice racks.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room continued

The central island has a breakfast bar with seating for seven and a further range of storage space including a recycling bin drawer. There is an inset butler’s sink with a boiling tap and an instant sparkling water tap. The work surfaces are a combination of solid oak and black granite. Integrated appliances include a fridge with double doors and freezer drawers beneath, a microwave combination oven and a dishwasher. There is space for a range cooker with an extractor above.

Utility Room

The utility room overlooks the gardens and has a range of cream coloured storage units, drawers, an inset sink and work surfaces. In addition, there is a built-in shelved cupboard and an understairs storage cupboard. Space is provided for a washing machine and a tumble dryer.

Inner Hall and Cloakroom

The inner hall has a rear aspect, coats hanging space and a stone tiled floor. An original solid oak staircase leads to the first floor. The cloakroom comprises a white suite of a wash basin and a WC.

First Floor Landing and Master Bedroom

The landing is dual aspect with views of paddock land and has original oak floorboards and stairs to the second floor. The master bedroom is also dual aspect with views of the rear garden and fields beyond. The ceiling is vaulted with exposed beams. There is a dressing room with natural light and a range of fitted wardrobes with hanging space. The en suite includes a contemporary suite of a shower cubicle, twin washstand basins set on a solid wood surface, and a WC.

Further Bedrooms and Bathroom

Bedrooms three and four are dual aspect overlooking the front, with bedroom three having original railings to one of the windows and bedroom four having a built-in corner shelved cupboard. Bedroom five also has a window to the front. The bathroom includes a white suite of a bath with a shower above, a wash basin and a WC.

Second Floor Landing, Guest Bedroom and Bathroom

The landing is dual aspect and has a study area which takes advantage of the views to the rear. Built-in bespoke shelving and a desk have been provided. There is a walk-in cupboard with hanging space and a further built-in storage cupboard. The guest bedroom has views of open countryside towards Chinnor Hill. There are original oak floorboards and a vaulted ceiling with exposed beams. The bathroom comprises a white suite of a freestanding roll top bath with central taps and a shower attachment, a wash basin and a WC.

Detached Double Garage and Workshop

The garage has two up and over doors to the front and an internal courtesy door to the workshop beyond which has work benches and a door to the garden. Power and light are connected in both the garage and the workshop. There is potential for a hobby room/home office above the garage if desired and subject to the necessary consents.

Gardens and Grounds

Ferndale House is approached via a gravelled driveway which has space for parking and leads to electronically controlled timber double gates and a secure gravelled parking area. From the pedestrian gate to the front of the property, a paved path flanked with lawned gardens leads to the front door. There are flower and shrub borders and two separate gates to the rear garden. The front garden is enclosed by mature hedges and post and rail fencing.

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The rear garden backs onto paddock land and is principally laid to lawn with a brick paved patio and an undercover seating area. There are a number of stocked flower and shrub beds and borders, mature trees including apple, and a vegetable garden with raised plots. A gravelled path with a pergola above leads to the rear of the garden and there is a greenhouse. The rear garden is enclosed by brick and flint walls and the mature grounds measure, in total, approximately 0.35 acres.

Agent's Note

Please note that planning permission has been granted for a single storey extension and associated improvement works to the house and garage. Application number: P16/S1565/LB.

Situation and Schooling

Ferndale House is in catchment for Aston Rowant Church of England School and Lord Williams's School in Thame. Chinnor (1.5 miles) has a variety of shops, a primary school, restaurants and public houses. The market town of Princes Risborough (6 miles) has a wider choice of shops, boutiques, restaurants and supermarkets, and a mainline railway station with services to Marylebone taking 40 minutes.