GOTHIC GEM

This charm­ing Grade II listed home, built in the Vic­to­rian Gothic style, was for­merly the lodge at Che­sham Bois Manor.

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - FRONT PAGE -

This unique prop­erty was orig­i­nally the lodge for Che­sham Bois Manor, built in the Vic­to­rian Gothic style in 1880 and now Grade II listed.

Che­sham Bois Manor was built by ar­chi­tect J Wal­lis Chap­man for prom­i­nent Che­sham res­i­dent John Wil­liam Gar­rett-Pegge. The neo-gothic 20-room man­sion was orig­i­nally called Che­sham House but was re­named in around 1908.

John Gar­rett-Pegge was a re­spected Jus­tice of the Peace and was as­so­ci­ated with many lo­cal in­sti­tu­tions and or­gan­i­sa­tions, in­clud­ing Che­sham Cot­tage Hospi­tal and Che­sham School. He was vice pres­i­dent of Che­sham Foot­ball Club; Che­sham Cricket Club, Che­sham Choral So­ci­ety and Chiltern Hills and South­ern Bucks Agri­cul­tural As­so­ci­a­tion.

The lodge to­day has been ex­tended and mod­ernised but still re­tains its charm, with ex­te­rior flint-knapped walls and stone mul­lion win­dows in the orig­i­nal parts.

The en­trance hall has oak strip floor­ing and leads into the din­ing area of the kitchen. This is a won­der­fully light room with a ceil­ing lantern, at­trac­tive cream painted units, gran­ite sur­faces and a tim­ber topped dresser with wine rack and glass dis­play cup­boards. There is a gas range cooker, dish­washer, built-in mi­crowave and fridge.

The util­ity room has plumb­ing for wash­ing ma­chine, a gas boiler, wa­ter soft­ener and space for a fridge-freezer.

The sit­ting room, in the orig­i­nal part of the house, has a cof­fered-style ceil­ing and a wood burner. There’s also study which could be used as a bed­room, and a fam­ily bath­room.

The mas­ter bed­room has lovely dou­ble as­pect views to the gar­den and a fully tiled en-suite bath­room. There is an­other dou­ble bed­room and a sin­gle bed­room. The bed­rooms and bath­rooms also ben­e­fit from un­der­floor heat­ing.

For de­tails, con­tact Hamp­tons In­ter­na­tional on 01494 355298.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.