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LOWER MEADOW “It was definitely the location and the wonderful amount of outside space that this property offers that sold it to us,” says Sam. “When we came across it eleven years ago the house itself wasn’t in the best of states, but we knew that with some hard work and a bit of imagination we could turn it into a lovely home, and that’s exactly what we’ve done.”

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Beautifully positioned between Wendover and Stoke Mandeville, with the Chiltern Hills in the immediate distance, is Lower Meadow, a large and stylishly presented family home that sits in around six acres of formal gardens and amenity land. An original detached dwelling has been extended to create an oak framed home with huge rooms, high specifications and versatility to suit a whole range of ongoing family needs. A feature live in kitchen, with family seating area and large island, overlooks the formal gardens with multi opening doors onto the gardens. A separate sitting room and dining room complement the hub of the home when breakout peace and quiet is required. There are 4 bedrooms on the ground floor and two large en suite bedrooms on the first floor, connected by a glazed mezzanine style bridge.

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Seller Insight We’ve made so many improvements to the house, from updating the bathrooms and kitchen to redecorating throughout, but the biggest change came with the addition of a huge oak-framed extension. It’s absolutely gorgeous and it’s the room in which we tend to spend the most time. It has floor-to-ceiling glazed panels and French doors, so when you sit in there it almost feels as if you’re out in the garden. In fact the house as a whole has a really nice feeling of connection between inside and out; I think in total we have five sets of French doors that open onto different parts of the garden and the master bedroom has a little balcony where we can take in the most stunning views of the Chiltern Hills.” “The outside space is what initially sold this property to us and it’s been a wonderful environment for the children,” continues Sam. “It was essentially a big field when we came here, but over time we’ve given the garden more definition. We have open lawns, a patio area, ponds and a pagoda, and we also have a fabulous BBQ hut so there are lots of places for outdoor entertaining. There’s also a little orchard, a vegetable garden and when we first moved here we had horses so we had stables built. It’s all very peaceful and private and an absolute haven for wildlife; we see foxes, the odd deer and we have a resident woodpecker. It’s a really stunning place to live and we’ll be very sad to leave.” “I’d probably say that the kitchen is one of my favourite rooms in the house,” says Sam. “It’s a huge, open-plan space with a large island and areas for eating and relaxing, and it’s a great space for a party. And I love the fact that we can all be together, but doing different things, and we don’t get that feeling of being on top of one another.” “The house is tucked away, off the beaten track and a lot of people don’t know it’s here, so we’ve been able to enjoy countryside living with all the convenience of being just a stone’s throw from a lovely little town,” says Sam. “We can walk into Wendover and Aylesbury is just a ten-minute drive away. For us it’s been absolutely ideal.” Just across from the house we have a large triple garage with an en-suite room above,” says Sam. “Our children have always used it as a place where they could hang out with friends, but it could be a great little space for guests, a teen who wants a bit of independence… the possibilities are endless.” “It’s the utter peace and privacy of our surroundings that I think I’ll miss most,” says Sam. “We’ve transformed the house into a lovely family home, but it’s this gorgeous setting that makes it so unique.”*

* These comments are the personal views of the current owner and are included as an insight into life at the property. They have not been independently verified, should not be relied on without verification and do not necessarily reflect the views of the agent.

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I’d probably say that the kitchen is one of my favourite rooms in the house,” says Sam. “It’s a huge, open-plan space with a large island and areas for eating and relaxing, and it’s a great space for a party. And I love the fact that we can all be together, but doing different things, and we don’t get that feeling of being on top of one another.”

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Outside beautifully tended gardens lead to a tennis court and manege plus open barns, stables and a useful outbuilding which has been used as an office. This has further potential.

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The house is tucked away, off the beaten track and a lot of people don’t know it’s here, so we’ve been able to enjoy countryside living with all the convenience of being just a stone’s throw from a lovely little town,” says Sam. “We can walk into Wendover and Aylesbury is just a ten-minute drive away. For us it’s been absolutely ideal.”

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Area info: Stoke Mandeville is a well located village to the south-east of Aylesbury in the county of Buckinghamshire and it has a local church and 3 local pubs, The Bell, The Woolpack and Bulls Head. Stoke Mandeville Hospital has the largest spinal injuries ward in Europe, and is the birthplace of the Paralympic movement. Stoke Mandeville railway station is within a half mile walk and is served by Chiltern Railways to London Marylebone southbound which is usually around 51 minutes journey time. By road, Oxford, Hemel Hempstead, Milton Keynes and London are all easily accessible. On the direct rail route from Aylesbury to London Marylebone and with easy road access, Wendover is in the Metropolitan Green Belt and Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is well situated to give the city-tired visitor a peaceful interlude in the beautiful Buckinghamshire countryside. Wendover boasts a distinctive red brick, spired clock tower at its centre, which was built in 1842. The town has had a Royal charter to hold a weekly market since 1464, which is held every Thursday, while there is a Farmers’ Market held on the third Saturday of each month. As well as the Ridgeway National Trail that passes down the main High Street, there are 33 miles of public rights of way and bridleways criss-crossing the parish. These paths will take you over the open chalk downland of Coombe Hill with its impressive monument to the local men who died in the Boer War, to the pretty hamlet of Dunsmore in the spring where you can enjoy the carpet of bluebells, and through the shaded woods on Boddington Hill. Here you can enjoy specially prepared cycle routes, all ability walks and barbecue sites, as well as play areas for the children. Don’t miss out on visiting Wendover Woods where you can visit their Cafe in the Woods, take part in their fitness trail and swing through the tree tops with Go Ape. Wendover is situated at the terminus of the Wendover Arm of the Grand Union Canal. Disused for over a century, the arm is in the process of being restored by the Wendover Arm Trust. Remote and rural for almost all its length, the canal attracts much local wildlife. The High Street offers boutique clothes shops and quaint antique shops and there are a selection of restaurants and cafes that are perfect for anything from a bite to eat to a special dinner.

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Services: Oil Fired Central Heating Propane Gas Aga Private Drainage Mains Water & Electric Travel: Stoke Mandeville railway station approx. 1.5 miles (Marylebone 53 minutes) Wendover approx. 2 miles Aylesbury approx. 3.5 miles M25 junction 20 approx. 18 miles

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Agents notes: All measurements are approximate and for general guidance only and whilst every attempt has been made to ensure accuracy, they must not be relied on. The fixtures, fittings and appliances referred to have not been tested and therefore no guarantee can be given that they are in working order. Internal photographs are reproduced for general information and it must not be inferred that any item shown is included with the property. For a free valuation, contact the numbers listed on the brochure. Printed 09.05.2019

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