Finings Road, Lane End
High Wycombe, HP14 3LP
5 Bath/shower rooms
4 Receptions rooms
Mains water and electricity and drainage.
Oil fired central heating to the house with air source heat pump for the cottage and party barn.
Underfloor heating in the kitchen, dining room and party barn
Nestled away, at the end of a wooded drive, in a completely private and tranquil position, sits Priestleys Farm, an immaculate and perfectly positioned Georgian fronted farmhouse with far reaching views over the Hambleden Valley.
Having not been sold since 1927, the current owners purchased the property in 2002 and embarked on a long and fastidious refurbishment programme. The unlisted house originally dates from the 18th Century, with the Georgian façade added in circa 1820 – 1830. As well as a full refurbishment, the current owners have extended the property and in doing so they have created stunning vistas from both the kitchen and the sitting room, which features a magnificent picture window, brimming with the outstanding views of the valley unfolding before it. The position and view is quite simply remarkable – you cannot see another house.
The four bedroom principle house is in excellent condition throughout and the 17th century brick and flint rear of the property is a lovely contrast to the Georgian façade. There is an attractive west facing terrace which soaks up the panorama and is complete with an old well.
There are a series of outbuildings dotted around a charming and scattered courtyard, which can be approached via a secondary driveway, made up of original brick and flint cart sheds, workshops and barns.
The formal gardens have a wide selection of trees including mulberry, cherry, plum, apple, apricot and fig. The garden is well stocked and beautifully designed and includes a natural pond and swimming pool which is overlooked by a delightful summerhouse.
The remainder of the 12.54 acres is made up of two paddocks, woodland and a small section of parkland, all of which take in the magnificent westerly views. The various outbuilding could provide stabling for equestrian uses if desired.
The main barn is an original period barn that was relocated from Warwickshire and re-erected by the current owners in 2008. The barn is a fully insulated building, complete with underfloor heating, making it ideal for classic car storage – there is even a car maintenance pit. Additionally, this building makes for a wonderful party barn and includes a large inglenook fireplace, a kitchen and a W/C.
The smaller barn has been converted into two cottages.
Priestleys Farm is located outside of the village of Lane End. The village is about a 10 minute walk from the property and includes pubs, a vets, a hairdressers, paper shop and pharmacy. Lane End lies approximately three miles north of the river Thames on the western edge of the Chiltern Hills. The village is part of a conservation area.
Ideally placed for commuting to London, Junction 4 of the M40 is about 4 miles away with the fast trains from High Wycombe to Marylebone also easily accessible.
The vibrant Georgian market town of Marlow is made up of historic streets and an abundance of boutique shops, restaurants, cafes and bistros all adding to the town’s unique charm. Situated in the rolling Chiltern Hills there is superb walking and inexhaustible options for lovers of the outdoors as well as an impressive array of high quality pubs and restaurants.
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