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The beauty of brick-and-flint houses
Published 23/06/14



The interior has some fine period features that include exposed structural timbers, inglenook fireplaces and a cellar. Of particular note is the drawing room with generous ceiling height. There is a lovely farmhouse kitchen with inglenook fireplace. A large principal bedroom has an ensuite bathroom.

The gardens are mainly enclosed by brick-and-flint walls and are a particular feature of the property. A stone paved terrace extends from the rear of the cottage to an expanse of lawn with deep, well-stocked herbaceous borders and a variety of shrubs and ornamental trees.

The property is available through Knight Frank for a guide price of 850,000. For more details call (01491) 844900.

Warmingham has a rare opportunity to acquire a period barn of such quality and size that it is Grade II listed to reflect its historical and architectural importance. Ideally located on the edge of a small village high up on the Chilterns with excellent road and rail communications, the brick-and-flint building is approximately 4,000 sq ft (365 sq m) with a vaulted interior revealing an impressive timber beamed construction.

This is an important medieval tithe barn of stunning proportions and construction with an Edwardian former stable wing. Planning consent has been passed for residential conversion to form two dwellings.


Huntercombe Manor Barn, otherwise known as “Hankeys Barn”, has a long history reflecting its medieval origins. It comprises a substantial building of significant presence and proportions, having appealing brick-and-flint elevations with part timber boarding under a steeply pitched clay tile roof.

In the early part of the last century the barn was remodelled internally in the style of the Arts and Crafts movement including the construction of a large chimney breast, at the apex of which is a carved terracotta bust by Eleanor Coade, an eminent businesswoman who perfected the manufacture of neoclassical statuary and architectural decorations.

Oak-framed leaded windows were installed as well as tall oak doors in a gabled front entrance. The Edwardian stable and coach wing was additionally constructed at this time with a slate roof.

The interior of the barn is breath-taking with the enormity of its vaulted structure which is a fine example of the building skills of the medieval period. In the late Eighties, the roof was felted, insulated and retiled. At the rear of the barn is a timbered cloister with a paved walkway under the main roof. In recent years the property has been the home of a bespoke antiques business.

The property is approached over a shared private driveway with ample parking. There are secluded lawned gardens to the front and rear enclosed by mature clipped tall hedges and trees. The rear garden is set behind the brick-and-flint walling. The property is available through Warmingham for a guide price of 900,000. For more details, call (01491) 874144.

Waterside is an attractive brick-and-flint family home offering good-sized accommodation throughout. The entrance hall leads to all principal reception rooms. The sitting room overlooks the front garden and has a feature fireplace with brick surround.

The kitchen is fitted with a range of floor- and wall-mounted units with central island, range style cooker and integrated dishwasher. There is also a dining room overlooking the rear garden and a family room to the front with door leading to the study. On the first floor the master bedroom overlooks the village cress beds and has a range of fitted wardrobes and a large ensuite bathroom. There are three further bedrooms and a family bathroom.

The property is approached via a driveway to the side of the property and through wrought iron gates to a large parking area and access to the garage. The front garden is laid to lawn with well-stocked flower borders. The rear garden measures about one third of an acre. There is a large, private patio area. There is also a brick outbuilding with power and light and a greenhouse. The property is available for a guide price of 1.75 million. For more details call Savills on (01491) 843001.

White Cottage is a charming, part brick-and-flint cottage dating back to the 16th century with later additions in the Eighties.

The drawing room has an attractive feature fireplace with woodburning stove and doors lead to the conservatory. The dining room has stone flooring and also has doors to the conservatory with access to the garden. There is a further sitting room. The kitchen/breakfast room is fitted with a range of floor units with granite work surfaces and quarry tiled floors. There is also a utility and cloakroom.

To the first floor the master bedroom overlooks the garden and has an ensuite bathroom. There are three further bedrooms and a family bathroom.

The property is approached through a five bar gate on to the gravel driveway, providing parking for several vehicles and giving access to the detached double garage.

The rear garden has been beautifully landscaped with a paved patio area and a number of well-stocked flower beds, mature trees and shrubs all providing a great deal of privacy.

The property is available through Savills for a guide price of 850,000. For more details call (01491) 843001.

Published 23/06/14

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