Quainton, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP22 4AL
- 1920s detached house in rural location
- Four double bedrooms, four bath or shower rooms
- Three reception rooms
- Open plan kitchen/breakfast/family room with an Aga, utility room
- External games room/office/hobby room
- Six car garaging, triple garage, workshops, stables
- Mature grounds of approx. 1.3 acres
- Secluded no through lane situation with views over countryside
A 1920s four double bedroom detached house set in secluded grounds of 1.3 acres and surrounded by open countryside, with garaging for nine cars and landscaped gardens.
Denham Leys is situated in a no through lane and has views towards Quainton Hill. The house has been refurbished and remodelled over the years and has 2,978 sq. ft. of living space. Within the grounds, there are a number of outbuildings which offer a further 3,420 sq. ft. of space in total. These include a six car garage providing secure parking, a games room/office/hobby room, stables, workshops and a triple garage. Quainton has a village store, tennis courts, a football pitch, a playground, a church and The George and Dragon public house and tea room. The property lies between Aylesbury (8 miles) and Bicester (13 miles) with both towns having rail links to London, shopping, social and sports facilities. Catchment schools include Waddesdon School and Aylesbury grammar schools. No upper chain.
A solid wood and glazed door opens to the reception hall which has a staircase to the first floor with a storage cupboard under. The solid oak floor continues through to the inner hall which has a built-in coats cupboard and a utilities cupboard. A courtesy door opens to the driveway. The cloakroom comprises a wash basin and a WC.
The drawing room overlooks the landscaped gardens. There is a brick fireplace with a wooden mantel and surround, and an inset wood burning stove. Bespoke book shelving and cupboards have been fitted to both sides of the fireplace and provide storage space. The sitting room is dual aspect and can incorporate a study area if desired. The dining room has an original brick feature fireplace with a carved wooden surround, and a bay window overlooking the gardens. Double doors open to the breakfast/family room.
The breakfast/family room is dual aspect with double doors to the terrace and outside dining area. There is a space for sofas which takes advantage of the garden views, and there is further space for a table with seating for eight. Reconstructed seashell tiles with underfloor heating continue through to the kitchen. This has a range of modern storage units, drawers, display shelving, shelved larder units, a recycling bin drawer, a pull out larder cupboard, tray storage, an inset double sink and work surfaces. Appliances include a four oven electric Aga with an extractor above, and a dishwasher. Space is provided for an American style fridge/freezer. The rear aspect allows natural light.
The utility room is accessed via the kitchen and the inner hall and has a rear aspect and a range of matching storage units and drawers. There is an inset sink and work surfaces. A larder cupboard provides shelving and storage space, and a further built-in cupboard has storage for glasses. Space is provided for a cooker, a washing machine, a tumble dryer and a fridge/freezer. A feature of this room is the original bell pushes which are located high up on one wall.
First Floor Landing and West Wing Master Suite
The split level landing has views over open fields towards Quainton Hill. The west wing landing has access, via a loft ladder, to a part boarded loft with a light connected. The master bedroom is dual aspect with views over the gardens and countryside beyond. There is a range of fitted wardrobes with double hanging space, full hanging space and shelving. There is also an airing cupboard with fitted shelving. The en suite comprises a four piece suite of a Roca bath with a shower attachment, a shower cubicle with a power shower, a washstand basin set on a unit with a drawer beneath, and a WC. A built-in cupboard at the end of the bath is provided for storage. The tiled floor has underfloor heating.
West Wing Bedroom Three and Shower Room
Bedroom three has garden views, a built-in double wardrobe and a shelved double cupboard with further storage cupboards above. The shower room includes a contemporary suite of a curved double shower cubicle with a power shower, a Heritage wash basin and a WC. The tiled floor has underfloor heating.
East Wing Bedrooms and Shower Room
The east wing landing has a walk-in double cupboard with hanging and storage space, and cupboards above. The guest bedroom has a bay window overlooking the gardens. There is a range of built-in wardrobes with hanging space, and shelved cupboards with further storage above. The en suite comprises a suite of a Heritage bath with central taps, a shower cubicle with a power shower, a wash basin with storage cupboards and drawers beneath, and a WC. Bedroom four has garden views and a built-in wardrobe. The shower room - which has views over open fields towards Quainton Hill - includes a shower cubicle with a power shower, a Heritage wash basin and a WC.
Games Room/Office/Hobby Room and Six Car Garage
The games room/office/hobby room is dual aspect, has a courtesy door to the side and double solid wood doors to the gravelled driveway. Power and light are connected. Open plan loft storage is provided and a further set of double doors lead to the six car garage. The garaging has six sets of double doors to the front and a set of 16 ft. wide double doors to the side. The roof is insulated, there is open plan loft storage and power and light are connected. Windows to the rear allow natural light.
Triple Garage, Stables and Workshops
The garage is approached via the driveway and has two sliding doors to the front. There is a courtesy door to the side, and a side aspect. There is open plan loft storage and power and light are connected. There are four stables to the rear of the garage, two of which have been converted into workshops and have power and light connected. There is also an adjacent two storey store room, as well as a storage shed and a log store.
Gardens and Grounds
Denham Leys is approached via two timber five bar gates and a carriage driveway. The driveway extends round the side of the house to the triple garage. Accessed via the driveway, there is a gardeners' WC which also houses the boiler. The principal gardens face south west and are landscaped with flower and shrub beds and borders and interspersed mature trees. There is a paved terrace which takes advantage of the garden views and provides outside dining space. Steps lead up to the front door. Within the garden, a curved path leads to the gravelled driveway which in turn leads to the second entrance to the grounds. The mature grounds measure approximately 1.3 acres in total and are surrounded by fencing and mature hedging.