Friday, 24 September 2021

Chalet-style property could be transformed

A SIXTIES chalet-style house in Checkendon could provide the perfect family home — or the perfect opportunity to do something completely radical.

Jays Farm is located in a rural position on the edge of the popular Chilterns village with views over paddocks and woodland beyond. The property currently stands as a four-bedroom family home, but the current owner is seeking planning permission to demolish the building and replace it with a six-bedroom new-build.

Lloyd and Teresa Stone moved in in 1976. Mr Stone said: “It was the views which first caught our attention — the outlook is lovely and the house has provided us with a very happy family home. But now the children have grown up we are ready to downsize.”

The couple, who ran a family upholstery business in Reading, moved from Sonning Common with their two children, James and Nichola. From the main house there are lovely views over the garden and paddocks beyond and the rear of the property has a south westerly aspect. The property may well be familiar to many as Mrs Stone used to grow raspberries and strawberries and sell to the public.

“It was certainly an idyllic time as the children grew up,” added Mr Stone. “James loved birdwatching and Nichola had every young girl’s dream — a pony.”

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