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Walnut Tree Cottage is a classic, grade 11 listed, 3-bay, Georgian fronted property, and annex (the white building), within the delightful rural hamlet of Skirmett. With 6 bedrooms and 5 reception rooms and a 1000m2 garden the house has plenty of period features and over looks fields and rolling hills to the front and back.
With an office, three sitting rooms, a dining room and 6 bedrooms, this is a larger than usual village house for a growing family that might need separate areas for entertaining. Extensive grounds (1000m2) back onto open fields with a view to the ridge line, and incorporate a newly refurbished heated inground swimming pool within a partly walled garden.
The front of the house is brick, draped with Wisteria, with a clay tile roof and stunning multipaned timber windows. An adjacent white painted and weatherboard Annex fronts the laneway. The two sitting rooms, and an office, which are accessed from a double storey hall way, look across the village laneway onto open fields. The rooms display period features including fire places as well as a fireplace with a log burner, timber beams and floors.
A modern kitchen with Corian benchtop, and electric oven, with underfloor heating, opens onto the garden. The main bedroom is on the first floor with views of both rolling green hills and paddocks. A converted barn at the back of the house has a separate sitting room, bedroom ensuite, and two further bedrooms upstairs, as well as a second kitchen, if required. The garden is one of the more substantial in the village and has a sheltered garden walled area with a heated pool, newly refurbished in 2019, as well as a large terrace, rose garden, borders and a log store.
Skirmett really is picturesque, the Hambleden Valley is within a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). In this rural idyll, it is hard to believe that Central London is such a short distance via the M4 and M40. Henley-on-Thames and Marlow with their picture postcard Highstreet shops are both about 7 miles distant. Henley is regularly voted as one of England’s most beautiful places to live with a history extending back to the 12th century, a wide range of independent shops, home to the famous Henley Royal Regatta, the Chelsea Fringe Henley Festival, the Chiltern Arts festival and a farmers’ market on Thursdays and Saturdays. A good rail service to London is available from High Wycombe (9.5 miles distant) which has a 23-minute service to Marylebone. Skirmett village has its own pub, The Frog, which is well regarded for its food. Both Heathrow and Northolt Private Airport are within an average drive time of 45 minutes. A wide range of Independent schools within the area including Eton, Wycombe Abbey, Wellington College, Queen Anne’s School, as well as kindergarten, primary and secondary schools. Grammar schools include John Hampson and Sir William Borlase.
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