ATING from 1905, Brackens is an elegant seven bedroom Arts and Crafts home in Chalfont St Giles offers purchasers the opportunity to buy a piece of Buckinghamshire history.
Having originally been built as an lavish 11 bedroom home, the house in 1929 became Shortenills Preparatory School. In 1940 it was sold as part of the war effort and today retains an accessible WW2 bunker in its extensive grounds.After the war, this opulent property was divided into two, with Brackens forming the majority of the original building. It is understood that it is being sold for only the sixth time in its long history.
Today, a wealth of character features include original doors, coving, dado/ picture rails, grand leaded windows, character working fireplaces and high ceilings.
The stunning parquet flooring has been renovated by a master craftsman. Accommodation comprises four reception rooms, kitchen with utility, pantry and store rooms, six/seven bedrooms along with two bathrooms and two WCs.These well proportioned rooms set over three floors have wonderful views over well tended gardens whilst both its location and mature boundaries of trees and bushes create a high level of privacy.
The property is on the market for £2,300,000. Contact Winkworth Beaconsfield on 01494 677978.