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Dinton Castle

Oxford Road, Dinton, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP17 8TX

£675,000Offers in excess of

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Property Highlights

  • Grade II* listed 18th century three storey property
  • Two double bedrooms; both en suite
  • Octagonal first floor sitting room with feature fireplace
  • Kitchen/breakfast room, utility room
  • Underfloor heating to all rooms
  • Roof terrace, driveway parking for five cars
  • Renovated and restored in 2017
  • Grounds of 0.75 acres, countryside views

Property description

A Grade II* listed 18th century two double bedroom, three storey folly with a roof terrace, set in 0.75 acres of land and with woodland and open countryside views.

Built in 1769 by Sir John Vanhattern as an eyecatcher to house his fossil and ammonite collection - many of which are visible and worked into the limestone and red brick fabric of the building – Dinton Castle provides a blend of period and modern features. In 2017, the property was fully renovated and restored by the current owners to provide accommodation over three octagonal floors. This includes an entrance hall with exposed stone and brick internal walls, an octagonal sitting room with views from almost every angle, and a kitchen/breakfast room with underfloor heating. On the second floor, the two double bedrooms both have en suite facilities and underfloor heating. The roof terrace provides 360 degree views of the surrounding countryside.

Internal Highlights

On the first floor, the sitting room has a high ceiling, oak beams and flooring, and a feature fireplace. There is also a glazed door to a rear terrace with steps down to the garden. On the ground floor, the kitchen/breakfast room has a high ceiling, exposed oak timbers, and underfloor heating which continues in to the utility room. The kitchen area has modern fittings, solid wood work surfaces and a gas range cooker set into the fireplace.


The property is accessed via an electric five bar gate and circular gravel drive which provides parking for five cars. The 0.75 acre plot is planted with mature oak, beech, Scots pine and holly trees which surround the folly and is flanked to the rear and sides by open fields with panoramic views of Aylesbury Vale and Waddesdon Estate. There is planning permission to build a detached storage room (Planning Refs. 16/02261/ALB & 16/02259/APP).


The property is situated on the A418 on the edge of Dinton. Dinton has a pub, a church and a Church of England junior school which also has an infant site in Cuddington (1.8 miles). Further amenities - including a village store/post office and public houses/restaurants - are in Stone (1.5 miles). Aylesbury (5 miles) has shopping and social facilities, a theatre, a university campus and a college. M40 junction 7 is approximately 9 miles away.

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