Property of the Day: Missenden House, Buckinghamshire

Eighteenth-century elegance meets contemporary chic in this Georgian property

THE PROPERTY: Approached by a sweeping drive and turning circle, Missenden House doesn’t fail to impress. Originally built in 1729 as a classic Georgian box for a wealthy East India Merchant, it has since been extended and renovated to include eight bedrooms, eight bathrooms, a home gym, a glass conservatory and a wine cellar. 

 

THE LOCATION: East meets West in Missenden’s magnificent surrounding gardens, with a traditional lawn at the front and a Zen garden and a small pond on the south-east side. Beyond this lies a children’s climbing area that runs up to the River Misbourne. The property is situated in the picturesque village of Little Missenden, surrounded by miles of spectacular Chilterns countryside, designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The charming village is just three miles from the larger historic market town of Old Amersham, located close to excellent schools, and is just under an hour’s drive or train ride to London.

THE INTERIOR: Light and space are key factors in giving this house a sense of airiness. The expansive kitchen is at the heart of the house, featuring an Aga and integrated Miele appliances. Exposed wooden beams imbue the home with warmth, while the roof lantern in the adjoining breakfast-room floods the area with light. Period features such as the window seats in the drawing-room, the Rococo ceiling in the master bedroom and several fireplaces nod to the house’s history. 

WHY WE LOVE IT: The glass-cube conservatory is wonderful for hosting dinner parties, giving the impression of an alfresco dining experience come rain or shine – perfect for the English weather. 

BUY IT NOW: £3,750,000 with Savills

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