A delightful family home in an enviable location in the heart of this charming village overlooking the canal.
Believed to date back to the early 1700's, this delightful family home once formed part of the Rothschild estate centred around Halton House and is tastefully presented/decorated with 4/5 reception rooms. The property was owned by the RAF as the Station Commanders' residence until the 1960's with significant improvements since, including a beautiful bespoke kitchen breakfast room and detached double garage with room above.
From the front door, a porch/boot room provides ample storage space, with a door leading to the inner reception hall, stairs to the first floor, stripped wooden floors, access to a wc and door out to the garden. To one side is a generous dining room which is double aspect and features a beautiful arched open fireplace, wooden stripped floors and exposed timbers. The adjoining study is triple aspect with views to the garden.
To the other side of the inner hall is a 20ft sitting room, with a feature open fireplace, built in book cases and stripped timber floors. Next to this is a snug featuring, we believe, the original servant’s bells, plus a door leading to the second staircase and insulated wine store.
The kitchen breakfast room is a bespoke arrangement of cream units with granite work tops, a butlers sink, butlers sink, integrated dishwasher and gas fired double oven AGA, supplemented by an electric hob. The vaulted breakfast area/conservatory is wonderfully light with double doors out onto the large patio. Alongside the kitchen is a useful utility room, with worktops, butlers sink and plumbing for appliances. On the first floor are five bedrooms served by a family bathroom with separate night cloakroom. The master suite enjoys a walk in dressing room with fitted wardrobes and a separate en suite shower room.
Approached via double timber gates the drive has ample parking and access to the detached double garage. To the rear of the garage is an internal staircase up to a large and light games room/home office, which has a shower wet room. This also makes a great guest suite but could be adapted to create a self-contained annexe (subject to any necessary permissions).
The mature gardens are mainly laid to lawn with a large paved patio, summer house, picket fencing to the front and side, plus hedging around the rear boundaries. The private south west facing gardens are around a quarter of an acre.
Situated on the Wendover Arm of the Grand Union Canal, Halton Village has a wealth of character properties of historical and national interest. Also close by is Halton Tennis Club incorporating the Health and Fitness Centre. Nearby is a village shop and a superb primary/middle school, which was judged excellent by Ofsted. The pretty market town of Wendover provides a variety of shops, restaurants and main lane station to London Marylebone. Wendover also has a strong selection of schooling; including the well regarded John Colet secondary school and the catchment grammar schools, Aylesbury Grammar (boys), Sir Henry Floyd (mixed) and Aylesbury High School (girls). Further education can be found at Aylesbury College. There are Private Schools close by in both Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire, most notably Berkhamsted School. Wendover Woods (1 mile) is owned by the Forestry Commission and offers fantastic walks/biking trails as well as a "Go Ape" course.
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