Lux­ury manor has Som-thing spe­cial

House that ap­peared in Mid­somer Mur­ders and The Vicar of Di­b­ley is up for sale for £3.95m

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Mis­senden House, a Grade II-listed house in Lit­tle Mis­senden, will be bet­ter-known to those who watched the 1990s sit­com star­ring Dawn French as Di­b­ley Manor.

In the Vicar of Di­b­ley, the manor was home to char­ac­ter Coun­cil­lor David Horton, played by Gary Wald­horn.

The in­te­rior in­cluded tra­di­tional fur­nish­ings in keep­ing with the era of the house.

Now the prop­erty has been mod­ernised to in­clude eight bed­rooms, re­cep­tion rooms, a gym, a wine cel­lar, a me­dia room, an­nexes, stained glass win­dows and a con­ser­va­tory.

The manor was also reg­u­larly fea­tured in ITV’s Mid­somer Mur­ders. The hit show was filmed so of­ten in that area, that it was nearly ti­tled Mis­senden Mur­ders.

Mis­senden House, which was built in 1729 and spans more than 9,000sqft, is ‘ap­proached by a sweep­ing drive and turn­ing cir­cle which also pro­vides ac­cess for its neigh­bours.

The prop­erty also in­cor­po­rates a Zen gar­den cen­tred on a pic­turesque pond, in a gar­den which was de­signed by award-win­ning land­scape de­signer Christo­pher Bradley-Hole.

The idyl­lic gar­den has sev­eral ar­eas, in­clud­ing one with fruit trees, bam­boo and spring bulbs which run up to the River Mis­bourne.

There is also a chil­dren’s climb­ing area.

Hugh Ma­conochie, an as­so­ciate di­rec­tor in the coun­try house de­part­ment at es­tate agents Sav­ills UK, said the Bucks vil­lage is the per­fect lo­ca­tion.

He said: “Like many of the pic­turesque vil­lages in The Chilterns, Lit­tle Mis­senden has of­ten been used as the back­drop for a va­ri­ety of tele­vi­sion shows and films, in­clud­ing Mid­somer Mur­ders and the Vicar of Di­b­ley.

“It’s one of those places which em­bod­ies ev­ery­thing that peo­ple love about a tra­di­tional English vil­lage – pe­riod ar­chi­tec­ture, glo­ri­ous coun­try­side and a proper sense of community spirit with its vil­lage pub, shop and church.”

Last year, 425 homes were sold at £1m or more, mainly in south Bucks and the Chilterns.

Of those 425 lux­ury homes, 56 of them cost the Bucks home­own­ers £2m or more, which is up from 51 in 2015.

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