Business booms in South Bucks
Leafy Buckinghamshire is still pulling in affluent buyers from both home and abroad, even if they’re not prepared to offer the full asking price
munity. In 2014, a major national survey named Gerrards Cross as the most sought-after and expensive commuter town or village in the UK, with its neighbour, Beaconsfield, a close competitor.
Mr Hole-jones quotes a guide price of £4.495 million for sumptuous Courtenay House in the exclusive private backwater of Dukes Kiln Drive, a mile or so south of Gerrards Cross. The owners, whose substantial business interests in the Indian subcontinent presumably render them less vulnerable to possible fall-out from Brexit, bought the house—built in 2008 and already in pristine condition thanks to considerable additional investment by the then owner—as somewhere to live while they were renovating a larger property nearby.
At the same time, they continued to upgrade and decorate the interior, which now offers 6,260sq ft of living space in the main house, 2,650sq ft of leisure facilities in the basement and a further 1,250sq ft in the adjoining three-car garage block, which has staff quarters above.
Accommodation in the main house is laid out over three floors and a basement and includes an imposing octagonal staircase hall, a drawing room with a magnificent Louis XV Fleur de Pêche antique marble fireplace, an elegant dining room overlooking the garden, a panelled library, a stunning bespoke kitchen/breakfast room by Simon Bray and four first-floor bedroom suites, with two large bedrooms and a Jack-and-jill bathroom on the second floor.
With work on their next house recently completed, Courtenay House is being offered for sale with most of
Courtenay House has a Simon Bray kitchen/breakfast room and is for sale with its furniture and fittings. £4.495m. Below: Set in 4.75 acres of gardens and woodlands, Langley Wood House has a guide price of £6.95m Above: