Accessed via a gated driveway, this handsome detached Victorian period Manor House offers superbly presented accommodation over four storeys, with an impressive central galleried entrance hallway. The property has a good layout which could accommodate large family gatherings or special occasions having a grand table with seating for 14. The drawing room also has a famous white mini grand piano from the Savoy Hotel in London, that Frank Sinatra used to play when he stayed there. The decorative finish is consistent and beautifully attractive throughout the property, which is furnished with period features and antiques.
Woodside House is located on the B482, and is convenient for access to the M40 via Stokenchurch. The village of Lane End, with its numerous shops and eateries is less than 2 miles away, with the larger facilities at the riverside town of Marlow about 6 miles away. There is farmland opposite the property with numerous footpaths snaking all over the Chiltern Hills, providing for wonderful walks. There are countless small villages and hamlets within a few miles, including the coveted villages of Fingest, Hambleden and Turville (of Vicar of Dibley and Midsomer Murders fame), each with its pretty environment and popular pubs.
The Chilterns is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is situated between London and Oxford. The region offers superb scenery, tucked-away villages and market towns. This holiday property is ideally located to enjoy Buckinghamshire’s lovely countryside walks and bridleways, and makes an ideal base for walking, trekking and cycling holidays. The accommodation is in close proximity to the historic Ridgeway Trail and is not far from the start of the ancient Icknield Way at Ivinghoe Beacon.
There are several stately homes and National Trust properties in the area: Chequers, the prime minister’s country estate is close by, as is Great Missenden, with its curving high street of half timbered houses and Georgian shops, as well as the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre. Marlow and Henley provide attractive access for riverside walks along the Thames Path. Bicester Village shopping outlets are 30 minutes away, plus Aylesbury and other large towns including High Wycombe, Milton Keynes and Windsor are all less than 1 hour away. There is a fast 40-minute train link into London’s Marylebone Station for those wanting a day out in the capital and 500 yards away from an AA rosette village restaurant and pub. Shop 2 miles.
Three-storey galleried entrance hallway with magnificent marble fireplace and grand table with dining/conference facilities for 16. Living room with TV and open fire in 17th century carved fireplace. Drawing room with TV, Victorian fireplace and mini grand piano. Kitchen/breakfast/dining room with TV, double height stone fireplace, breakfast island and granite worktops. Utility. Sun room. Cloakroom with toilet. Lower ground floor: Cinema room with TV (seats 8). First floor: Galleried landing. Double bedroom with 6ft half-tester bed, 2 additional single beds (for +2), TV, marble fireplace leading to dressing room and large en-suite bathroom with Jacuzzi bath, walk-in shower and toilet. Double bedroom with half-tester bed, 2 additional single beds (for +2) and en-suite wet room with toilet. Further double bedroom with stone fireplace and en-suite wet room with toilet. Second floor: Galleried landing. Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Further double bedroom. Twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Bathroom with TV, Jacuzzi bath, separate steam shower cubicle, sauna and toilet.
- Open fire - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
- Gas, electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
- Six Freesat TVs
- Two dishwashers
- Two fridge/freezers
- Large garden with furniture
- Ample parking
- Pets free of charge
- No smoking