A handsome Georgian property which has been lovingly restored and extended to create a truly magnificent home with delightful far-reaching and panoramic rural views sitting on a plot of approximately 5.5 acres.
Steeped in history and with original parts dating back to the 1800s Alnwick Farm House was originally thought to be a dairy farm and went on to be used as a hunting lodge for the Duke of Leeds before the Rothschild family took ownership and leased the property as a large tenanted farm. The previous owners to the current family were in residence for 23 years. Today Alnwick Farm House is presented in immaculate order having undergone the extensive renovation programme previously detailed.
The current owners have taken great care to ensure the ebb and flow of the property works to suit modern family lifestyles whilst retaining key character features as a nod to its’ history in its various roles over the years. The elegant main entrance hall provides direct access to four well appointed reception rooms, three of which have feature fireplaces. The family room is of particular note being dual aspect with delightful views of the rear garden and landscape beyond. The real talking point of this fantastic property is the vast kitchen/ dining/ living area which is flooded with natural light via a lantern roof and offers a fantastic entertaining space. The hand made kitchen is beautifully designed and fitted with an imported Bertazzoni range cooker with three electric ovens and a six burner gas hob, ideal for the cooking enthusiast! French doors lead from this impressive room out onto the terrace where there is an attractive ‘floating’ decked jetty area overlooking the large natural pond. Accessed off the kitchen/ dining/ living area is the formal drawing room with French doors out to the rear garden, this room having extensive panoramic rural views across the Chiltern Hills. Completing the ground floor accommodation, there is a cloakroom and large utility/ boot room.
On the first floor and accessed via the main stair case there are four double bedrooms, three having working fireplaces, two of which are en-suite and a family bathroom complete with roll top bath. There are two further en-suite double bedrooms which are accessed via separate staircases proving a high degree of privacy and allowing an ideal set up for live in help, guests or older children. From the Drawing room a staircase rises up to the bedroom which is currently being used as the master bedroom, complete with fitted wardrobes and a sizeable ensuite with bath and separate shower. The other ensuite bedroom is accessed via stairs from the rear lobby off the kitchen and additionally has a working fireplace.
Alnwick Farm House enjoys a rural setting with far reaching views across the Chiltern Hills stretching from Wendover Woods to Ivinghoe Beacon. The formal gardens are mostly laid to lawn with mature shrubs and trees with estate fencing to the front. There is a box hedge, lavender and ornamental grasses which are all designed to attract bees and butterflies. At the side of the property there is a patio which is on the edge of a large natural pond. There are two self contained paddocks which are securely fenced with automatic water troughs. Ample parking to one side of the property which is a gravelled drive and large enough for at least six cars, also there is an oak framed double enclosed car port and additional parking in front of the house. EPC rating: D