For Sale, 2,400,000 GBP (~ 2,877,924 USD)
Dukes Wood Avenue, Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire, SL9 7JT, South East, England, United Kingdom
Property Type : Single Family Home
Property Style : N/A
Build Size : 3,465 ft² / 322 m²
Land Size : N/A
Bedroom : 5
Bathroom : 0
Half Bathroom : 0
Gerrards Cross station 1.5 miles, Beaconsfield 5.5 miles, Heathrow (T5) 13.5 miles, London (Baker Street) 19 miles. All distances are approximate.
Gerrards Cross is a picturesque town offering comprehensive facilities which include an 'Everyman' cinema, supermarkets, independent shops and boutiques, and a good selection of cafes and restaurants.
Sports enthusiasts are well catered for with two tennis clubs, squash club, football club and a cricket club. There are several golf clubs in the area including Gerrards Cross Golf Club, The Beaconsfield Golf Club (Seer Green) and The Buckinghamshire Golf Club (Denham).
Popular with commuters, communication links in the area are excellent; the M40 and M25 afford access to the M4, Heathrow and Gatwick airports and central London. Of particular note is Gerrards Cross station, providing a fast and regular Chiltern train link with London Marylebone and the London Underground (from 21 minutes at the time of writing).
Buckinghamshire is renowned for its choice and standard of schooling, both state and public. The county is one of the last to maintain the traditional grammar school system, of which Dr Challoner's Grammar School for boys (Amersham), Dr Challoner's High School for girls (Little Chalfont) and Beaconsfield High School for girls (Beaconsfield) are the closest. Local independent preparatory schools include Thorpe House, Davenies, Caldicott (for boys), St. Marys and Maltmans Green (for girls) and Gayhurst for girls and boys.
Occupying a generous plot this well presented house, dating back to the early 1930s, has been enhanced and extended by the current owners creating an ideal home for growing families. The property is thoughtfully designed to take advantage of the beautiful landscaped garden to the rear.
A welcoming reception hall, with a cloakroom, storage and stairs to the first floor, leads to the mostly open plan ground floor accommodation. The house flows well, with an elegant formal sitting room of excellent proportions, with a decorative fireplace as a focal point. This room opens into the impressive dining room with under floor heating and the attractive gardens as a lovely backdrop. Ceiling lanterns flood the space with natural light and bi-fold doors open on to the terrace. In one corner is a cosy seating area and a feature decorative fireplace. A family room nestles in the far corner, also with under floor heating and a contemporary inset fireplace. The kitchen/breakfast room is wonderfully appointed with an array of units and storage, complemented by granite worktops. A large central island provides further storage and incorporates a breakfast bar for relaxed seating. There is space for a dual cooker/oven with an extractor hood over, space for a dishwasher and space for an American style fridge freezer. A useful boot room is tucked just off the kitchen, leading to the utility room and also through to a quietly situated study at the front of the house, featuring a wall mounted fireplace with fitted cabinetry either side.
The principal bedroom on the first floor is well appointed with a fully fitted dressing room leading into an en suite with under floor heating and a Villeroy and Boch suite comprising a bath and walk-in shower. There is a guest bedroom with an en suite bathroom, and three further bedrooms, two of which share an en suite shower room while the remaining bedroom is served by a family bathroom.
The property enjoys a generous frontage with an area of lawn and a gravelled carriage driveway with ample room for parking. The rear garden is a delight, beautifully landscaped with a large area of lawn interspersed with a variety of trees. A terrace, perfect for outside dining, adjoins the house to the rear with a canopy providing a shady refuge. To the rear of the garden, a wonderful swimming pool area gives a further space for relaxing and dining with a paved terrace area together with a pool/summer house. The garden is well enclosed and screened with fencing and mature hedge borders giving a good deal of privacy.