Hyde End Hall
Chesham Road, Hyde End, Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire, HP16 0RD
- Detached country house with development potential
- Six bedrooms; three en suite
- Five reception rooms
- Fitted kitchen and utility room
- Heated swimming pool; spa room with sauna and hot tub
- Double garage with office above
- Equestrian facility with two stables and tack room/garden machinery store
- 1.86 acres of grounds
A six bedroom country house, in part 17th century, with a detached double garage with home office above, a heated swimming pool with spa, and stables on over 1.85 acres of secluded grounds.
The property, which is set over two floors, now has spacious, versatile accommodation which includes six bedrooms, five reception rooms and five bathrooms. The property is located in the hamlet of Hyde End set just off the B485 between Great Missenden and Chesham. The focus of the house is to the rear overlooking the mature south facing garden, and three of the reception rooms have French doors to a terrace spanning the rear of the house for outside dining and entertaining. At the bottom of the garden there is a stable block which has two stables and a central tack room/garden machinery store. The paddock has space for one horse but there are several livery stables in the area which could provide additional grazing if required. This area of the property has a separate access off Hyde Lane and a separate title deed and there is scope, subject to planning permission, to build an additional dwelling in this area if desired.
History and Heritage
The oldest part of the house is believed to date back to the 1680s and it has been extended in the 1850s and by the current vendors in 2007, with care taken to blend each extension seamlessly with the original. Hyde End Hall has been refurbished throughout to a high standard while respecting the age and character of the property.
The reception hall is decoratively panelled and has a white marble and black granite tiled floor. The elegant cantilevered staircase leads to a galleried landing on the first floor, and there is space under the stairs for coat and shoe storage. The ground floor shower room has windows to the front and is fitted with a double shower cubicle, a WC and a vanity washbasin.
Principal Reception Rooms
The drawing room is in the 1850s wing of the property and is a light airy room with windows to the side and French doors with wing windows to the rear garden. There is decorative wall panelling, a feature fireplace with marble slips and hearth, a solid oak floor and ornate coving and ceiling roses. The formal dining room is in the oldest part of the house and has exposed ceiling beams, a stone fireplace, and dual aspect windows to the front. There is currently a table that seats twelve but there is ample room to accommodate more if required.
Other Reception Rooms
The breakfast room has a green and white marble tiled floor and two sets of French doors to the terrace in the rear garden. It can be accessed from both the drawing room and the hall, giving a good flow through the space for modern family life and entertaining. The triple aspect games/family room is part of the wing added by the vendors in 2007. The room measures over 37 ft. long and the games area has a bar and a full sized snooker table. A set of French doors lead out to the pool terrace at the side. A wide opening leads to the family room which has space for seating and three sets of French doors to the pool terrace and rear garden.
The kitchen has a cream marble tiled floor and a bay window with views over the rear garden. It is fitted with a comprehensive range of Cherry wood units, including glazed display cabinets, with black assoluto granite work surfaces incorporating Franke twin sink units. Integrated appliances include a Bosch dishwasher, double Smeg oven, two fridges, two freezers, a Neff coffee machine, a pair of Neff domino halogen hobs, and a Neff indoor barbeque. There is a built-in arched shelf unit on one wall and a connecting door to the dining room.
The separate utility room also has marble flooring and a range of matching units with black granite work surface and a sink. There is an integrated washing machine and tumble dryer.
First Floor Master Bedroom Suite
The galleried landing overlooks the hallway and has a large window with views over the garden. The first floor has a walk-in shelved airing cupboard and six bedrooms, three of which have en suites.The dual aspect master bedroom is in the newer west wing over the family room and has solid Acacia wood flooring and windows overlooking the pool and rear garden. The dressing room is fitted with a range of hanging rails and shelving. The en suite has twin vanity wash basins, a WC, a spa bath and a separate shower cubicle.
Other Bedrooms and Bathrooms
There is a further bedroom in this wing which has a window to the front with views over fields and an en suite bathroom with a spa bath. There are three bedrooms in the oldest section of the property, two with views over the rear garden and one with countryside views to the front. This bedroom has an en suite bathroom which includes a spa bath and a separate shower cubicle. The east wing has one bedroom and a family bathroom. The bedroom has a range of built-in wardrobes spanning one wall, and dual aspect windows with views to the side and rear. The family bathroom includes a bath with a shower over.
Gardens and Grounds
A particularly fine feature of the property are the grounds. The property is approached from Hyde Lane, a quiet single-track lane, through a pair of electric gates with stone pillars and an intercom which can be controlled by either the house phone or a mobile phone.The gravel driveway provides extensive parking and access to the main house and the detached double garage which has electric doors and internal stairs to the home office above.
The formal gardens are to the rear of the property and face due south. There is an extensive Chinese green slate terrace which spans the full width of the property and has space for several seating and dining areas. The rest of the garden is mainly lawned with shaped beds and gravel paths interspersed. The mature trees include Oaks, a spliced Horse Chestnut, several Scots Pines and a mature Copper Beech tree which is in the centre of the grounds, behind an ornamental pond and fountain, creating an impressive focal point. There is a further formal parterre garden on the western side of the grounds and, at the bottom of the lawn, there is a large flower bed.
A row of mature conifers screen the stable yard from view of the house. The timber built stable block has a stable at either end with a central tack room/garden machinery store. The small adjacent paddock has space to graze one horse but additional grazing could be provided by local livery stables if required. The property is in the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and has access to a network of bridleways and footpaths
This area of the property is on a separate title deed and has independent access from Hyde Lane. Subject to obtaining the necessary planning permission there is potential to build an additional dwelling on this part of the plot. A house used to be situated here previously and there is precedent established with a neighbouring property removing stables to build a secondary property.
Swimming Pool and Spa
On the west side of the house there is a private heated freshwater swimming pool which has a retractable cover and a paved surround with space for sun loungers. The adjacent spa room houses a hot-tub with space to seat five, an infra-red sauna, a shower and a WC/changing room. A timber shed to the side of the spa houses the pump equipment for the pool.
Hyde End is situated high up in the Chiltern Hills, close to the villages of Hyde Heath and Great Missenden, within the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty which has extensive rides and walks through the network of footpaths and bridleways.The property combines a rural setting with the convenience of being only 2.5 miles from Great Missenden for local amenities. It is also within 10 minutes drive of the market town of Amersham which has just been listed in the Sunday Times as one of the best places to live 2021 and has a wide range of shops, cafes, restaurants and public houses. Transport links include trains from Great Missenden to Marylebone in 36 minutes or Amersham is on the Metropolitan line with trains to Kings Cross in under an hour.
There is a wide choice of schooling for children of all ages including Great Missenden C of E Primary School, Hyde Heath infant School, Dr Challoner's Grammar School, Chesham High Schools, Wycombe Abbey for girls, Merchant Taylors and Berkhamsted for boys. Prep schools include The Beacon for boys and Heatherton House for girls, both located in Amersham.
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