A superb Edwardian family house, beautifully presented in a premier location.
London (Marylebone from 23 minutes). M40 (J2) 3 miles. Heathrow airport 16 miles. Central London 26 miles.
Situated on a sought after residential road in Beaconsfield. The house is within 0.4 miles of the town and station. Beaconsfield New Town offers an excellent range of shops for day to day needs including Waitrose, Sainsburys and Marks and Spencers Simply Food. The larger towns of High Wycombe (John Lewis store), Windsor and Reading are all accessible via either the M4 or M40 motorways. The mainline train service runs to London Marylebone (fastest train 23 minutes). The M40 (J2) is located just 3 miles distant, giving access to London, Oxford, Birmingham, Heathrow and the M25.
Buckinghamshire is renowned for its choice and standard of schooling and is one of the last counties to retain the traditional Grammar school system. For details of current secondary school catchment areas, please visit Buckinghamshire County Council website. Private schools in Beaconsfield include Davenies for boys and High March for Girls.
The present owners began a 3 year program in 2005 to sympathetically update and extend the house, which included renewing and upgrading the windows, heating, plumbing, wiring and insulation, plus a newly built detached double garage.
The charm and character starts at the front door, with bespoke leaded light windows in the entrance hall, a sweeping staircase to the first floor, walk in coats cupboard and cloakroom fitted with a modern white suite. The principal rooms, including the hall, are laid with engineered oak flooring and all the interior doors are oak with wrought iron door furniture. The sitting room enjoys a pleasant outlook over the rear garden, with casement doors leading out to the terrace. A brick built fireplace with remote control gas coal effect fire at the end of the room being a feature focal point and in keeping with the period of the property. The study looks out over the courtyard garden and is an ideal home office. The dining room is an elegant room for entertaining, and has retained the original brick built working fireplace.
From the hall, the kitchen/breakfast room has been refitted with contemporary satin finish units with Corian work surfaces providing a variety of storage facilities and integrated appliances which include, two freezers, two fridges, dishwasher, microwave oven, double Kuppersbusch electric oven, further 900mm Kuppersbusch oven below the five ring Wolf gas hob and Miele extractor canopy over. Sink unit with mixer tap and vegetable spray tap. A triple aspect room with space for breakfast table and chairs, and door to utility room which is fitted out with floor to ceiling storage cupboards providing space and plumbing for washing machine and tumble drier, and housing two gas fired boilers for central heating and hot water and two hot water tanks. Door to rear courtyard. There is a further cloakroom at the far end fitted with a white suite, and a cupboard housing the water softener. From the hall, a door gives access to a staircase leading down to the basement with light, power, heating and telephone point. Currently used for storage, but offers a variety of uses, including gym, games room etc.
An attractive staircase rises to half landing with window overlooking the rear garden and on to the first floor with access to loft, and a substantial built in double linen cupboard with additional storage above. Bedroom one is a large triple aspect room with feature remote controlled contemporary fireplace. The current owners have converted bedroom three into 'his' dressing room which is fitted with a range of floor to ceiling wardrobes with additional storage units, and bedroom five into 'her' dressing room, also fitted with good range of floor to ceiling wardrobes with further storage. Bedroom four, also fitted with a remote controlled feature fire, is currently used as a study.
Bedroom two has a double aspect to the courtyard and rear gardens and has a walk in dressing room and en suite bathroom. There are two bathrooms serving the bedrooms, which are both fitted with white suites, one having a shower cubicle, and both being fitted with storage cupboards and wall mounted heated mirrors. In addition, there is a laundry/airing room which is heated and has an extractor fan.
Overroads is approached through an automatic timber gate, with personal gate to side, onto a gravelled driveway providing ample parking and leading to the double garage. This area is screened from the road with mature trees and shrubs. Steps lead down to a paved pathway and the front door, and to both sides of the house. The rear garden is accessed through a wrought iron gate. A winding pathway leads to a beautifully laid terrace overlooking the rear garden. A particular feature of the property and enjoying a southerly aspect, the garden has been thoughtfully planted and maintained, with mature shrubs creating natural privacy to the boundaries and established beds and borders incorporating a water feature with a bridge and pathway leading to summer house with light and power. The garden is predominantly laid to lawn with mature silver birch and path leading to two garden sheds, both having light and power, and compost/storage area. The house benefits from outside lighting, power points and water taps in various locations.
Detached Brick Built Double Garage
With twin automatic up and over doors, light and power, personal door to side. Substantial wooden step ladder leads up to an attic room above garage which is double aspect with light and power.
Square Footage: 3843 sq ft
From M40 (J2) follow the signs for Beaconsfield (A40) though the Old Town. At the large roundabout turn right heading towards Beaconsfield New Town, (B474). After leaving the Old Town and immediately opposite The National Film and Television School turn left into Grove Road and the Overroads is the first house on the right hand side.