ITUATED in over 2.5 acres of grounds,The Dower House in the pretty village of Drayton Beauchamp, is the epitome of an historic English country property.
This Grade II listed thatched house is likely to have been built in around 1620 for the Dowager Lady Mary Cheyne after the death of her husband, Francis whose family held the local manor from the 14th century to 1722.
Although later extended and altered, the Dower House has retained many of its original fittings and finishes – a rarity which has made it the ideal location for a number of period dramas.
Andrew Cronan, head of Savills Beaconsfield, said:“The Dower House provides a welcome retreat from the stresses and strains of the modern world.To the north of the village is Wilstone Reservoir, considered one of the best bird watching spots in southern England.Yet, its situation – only 2.4 miles from Tring (with a mainline service into London Euston in 35 minutes); 0.25 of a mile from the A41 (providing access to the M25); and extensive shopping facilities in Aylesbury – only eight miles away, makes it easily accessible for 21st century life.
“It would equally suit a downsizer from the area; a Londoner looking for the privacy and seclusion of a country weekend home; or a family (as there is a wide selection of good schools nearby).”
The Dower House comprises master bedroom, three further bedrooms, bathroom, hall, sitting room, dining room, breakfast room, kitchen, utility room, cloakroom, detached double garage, lawns, orchard, range of wood sheds.
In excess of 2.5 acres. Guide price £1.2 million. Call Savills 01494 731950.