Luxury manor has Som-thing special
House that appeared in Midsomer Murders and The Vicar of Dibley is up for sale for £3.95m
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.