Pophleys is a wonderfully classic country house standing in its own land in the Chiltern Hills. The core of the house is believed to date from around 1600 and stands on the site of a nunnery razed to the ground during the Reformation. Unlisted, the house is clearly significant local importance and has been transformed over the last 15 years into a substantial family home.

It has also been extended to accommodate a new front entrance and back staircase, and brand new oak windows have also been installed while the entire accommodation has been refurbished.

The property consists of a reception hall, drawing room, dining room, family room, kitchen/breakfast room, cloakroom, old

hall, master bedroom suite with dressing room, two guest bedroom suites and five further bedrooms with three family bath/shower rooms. There is also a second floor sitting room and kitchenette.

The property also includes a two-bedroom cottage, an open barn, offices, gymnasium, four garages and three stables.

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The gardens have been beautifully landscaped and surround the property. To the south is an area of lawn with rose borders including stone steps up to an attractive rose garden. To the west is a beautifully landscaped sunken garden with a central water feature and overlooked by a vine covered pergola. To the east is a box hedge garden and croquet lawn overlooking an extensive lawn which leads down to a terrific water garden with a well stocked pond and a brand new tennis court. The rest of the grounds include two post and rail paddocks and a large belt of woodland providing wonderful walks and access to the Chiltern countryside. All in all the property has around 13 acres of land.

The house is situated on the Oxfordshire border on the edge of the Chiltern escarpment. Although in a stunning country setting, Pophleys is just 38 miles from London and just over two miles from the M40. Princes Risborough and High Wycombe are both eight miles distant and provide fantastic local amenities.

The Guide price is £4.75m. Contact Savills on 020 7409 8885 or visit www.savills.co.uk.

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