A very different Property Flirt
We like to mix it up a bit on Muddy Property Flirts – a modernist Grand Design here, a cute cottage there. And this grand dame is different again. Because, um, we can’t get a view of her drawers.
Why? This house been in the same hands since 1947, and there has been not much in the way of internal zsushing by the sound of it, so today we are not so much peeping through the keyhole as checking out the proportions.
Right then, let’s see if you’re a serious price ponderers or a lucky guesser! You ready to rumble?
Some clues for you then.
You’ll find this beautiful house, built in 1683 by Edward Penn, on the outskirts of Hedgerley, a small picturesque village with a pub between Farnham Common with Gerrards Cross. You’re also close to Amersham and Beaconsfield (big clues people, you’re near to London!)
The house is approached via wide steps to the double doors that open to the reception area with drawing and dining rooms on either side. Both reception rooms feature wood-burning stoves in the fireplaces which is lucky as the house is a bit chilly on the nethers, as it doesn’t have any central heating.
Loads of period features throughout including leaded casement windows, picture rails, an old staircase with heavy wood entrance and an Elizabethan wooden strapwork overmantle in the kitchen above the Aga.
It’s a quirky layout as you’d expect from a 1940s time warp, with a lower ground floor cellar divided into two rooms, two attic rooms, and two first floor bedrooms (with a dressing room that could be converted to an en suite) but nothing that can’t easily be updated.
Outside, the gardens and grounds are a major selling point – a delicious 2.9 acres of them, people! – including a kitchen garden with greenhouse, an orchard, woodland and fields, plus a gravelled area with parking approached via wooden double gates at the entrance to the property. It’s all beautifully situated, no question about that. Just look at these vistas.
So, what do you reckon? What’s it worth? Get a figure in your head, confere, argue, write your answer below and only then my friends, then have a click here and see if you’re within £5k of the asking price. This one is well tricky so extra Ferrero Rochers on their way, ambassador, if you get this one right.