Latimer

Chesham, Bucks

£1,395,000 Freehold

This remarkable 4 / 5 bedroom house is set amongst superb gardens in the Chilterns, near Chesham in Buckinghamshire. Designed in 1975 by the government architect John Lynch for a high-ranking official, it is an excellent example of 1970s architecture having a dynamic design with staggered mono-pitched roofs, being built to a high specification and featuring some fantastic internal spaces. The site, approximately one acre in total, is a former walled orchard of a nearby 19th century country house. There are superb views of the neighbouring Queen Anne house and down the Chess valley beyond. Latimer is a quintessential English village, with a village green and numerous historic buildings, that also benefits from a nearby train station and Underground station, Chalfont & Latimer, that runs services to central London in half an hour.

The house is approached via a private driveway. The front door leads to a large and spacious hall, with an original staircase leading to the first floor. On the ground floor is the main reception room with wood-detail ceilings and full-height glass doors that lead out onto a terrace. Adjoining this is a secondary reception room and dining room, also with full-height glass doors. The kitchen / breakfast room leads to a utility room and larder. There is also a study / fifth bedroom on the ground floor and an integral double garage. There are four bedrooms on the first floor, all of which lead onto a large landing. The master bedroom has an en suite bathroom and dressing room. Bedroom 2 also has an en suite bathroom and there is a further family shower room and WC.

The house sits centrally on the site and is surrounded by pretty landscaped gardens on all sides. This original 19th century walls border much of the site, creating a private and appealing property. The gardens feature extensive areas of lawn, well stocked flower beds, an ornamental pond and a small orchard.

The village of Latimer sits on the border between Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire. At its centre is a village green surrounded by 17th and 18th century cottages. The village is also home to a number of important historical buildings including Latimer House and St Mary Magdalene church (the latter being re-built by Sir George Gilbert Scott in 1867). Further facilities are available in Amersham (3 miles away), Rickmansworth (5 miles) or Berkhamsted (7 miles). The area is renowned for its good schools including Chenies and Dr Challoners. Chalfont & Latimer station (approximately 1.5 miles from the house) is on the Metropolitan Underground line and the Chiltern trainline to London Marylebone.

Please note that all areas, measurements and distances given in these particulars are approximate and rounded. The text, photographs and floor plans are for general guidance only. The Modern House has not tested any services, appliances or specific fittings — prospective purchasers are advised to inspect the property themselves. All fixtures, fittings and furniture not specifically itemised within these particulars are deemed removable by the vendor.

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