A substantial country residence set in glorious grounds of over eight acres set against the spectacular backdrop of Coombe Hill
Originally built in the 1920’s this splendid family home has a real sense of traditional build quality and still retains many traditional characteristics of the era, including leaded lights, fireplace and polished oak staircase and floors. The accommodation has been meticulously maintained throughout and offers tremendous versatility with the potential for a self-contained annexe, ideal for a nanny or dependant relative.
The overhung front porch opens into a generous reception hall with the staircase and a ground floor cloaks/shower room. The sitting room enjoys a wonderful double aspect over the garden with a deep bay and casement doors opening onto the terrace. The large Minster stone open fireplace provides a striking focal point. There are folding doors that open to the large study and can be left open to create a great entertaining space.
The dining room overlooks the garden and again has casement doors opening onto the terrace, with a similar stone fireplace together with a wood burner. The dual aspect kitchen/breakfast room provides a great family space and is well fitted with a traditional range of units, incorporating a Redfyre range. The utility room provides the usual amenities. The triple aspect family room offers the opportunity to create a self-contained annexe, as it has a separate front door and a secondary staircase to a bedroom suite.
On the first floor there is a large landing with loft access and a separate wc. The master bedroom has a stunning view over the grounds and up to the wooded escarpment of Coombe Hill. Off the main landing there are four further bedrooms and two well-appointed bathrooms. The sixth bedroom with en suite can either be accessed through bedroom five or from the family room.
The property is approached through double five bar gates, leading to a wide forecourt with plenty of parking and the drive carries on to the Garage Block. This is in a traditional cart shed style, providing a double carport and a single garage, with an internal staircase up to a large games room, which could potentially make a home office.
The heated swimming pool is within a ‘log cabin’ with five sets of doors opening onto the garden, together with a changing area and a boiler room. The building blends naturally into the surroundings.
The grounds are divided naturally into different sections, with the formal gardens sweeping away from the house with an expanse of lawn and a fenced paddock ideal for equestrian purposes. There are sections of woodland leading up to Coombe Hill and a large area of natural garden with mown pathways meandering through. The gardens enjoy a sunny south westerly aspect and are a dream for children.
Situated less than a mile from the village centre, White Gate House stands in private grounds with the stunning backdrop of the wooded escarpment leading up to Coombe Hill. With its eclectic mix of shops, pubs and restaurants, Wendover is without doubt one of the most appealing high streets in the Chilterns. There are numerous clubs and recreational facilities in the village including tennis, squash and bowls. The Chiltern Line is within walking distance and offers an excellent reliable service to London Marylebone (45 mins), whilst access to the M25 can be found via the A41(M) at Tring (4 miles), or alternatively the M40 at High Wycombe (11 miles).