With plenty of space, striking interiors and exquisite gardens, Minshulls, in Aston Clinton, is the ideal place for a family.
You know a property must be special when the estate agent’s brochure features an icon of swimming ducks on the first page—and Minshulls, which sports one in its marketing material, doesn’t disappoint. This Grade II-listed Georgian house in Aston Clinton, Buckinghamshire, which is for sale through Knight Frank at £1.6 million, is a magnificent family home.
A striking reception all sets the tone for the 4,050sq ft interiors, giving access to all the main reception rooms, which include a charming sitting room and dining room at the front and a eye-catching drawing room with a vaulted ceiling and open fireplace.
Upstairs are six bedrooms, split between the first and the second floor—the master suite, in particular, is exceptionally fine, with its lovely views of the garden and a separate dressing room.
But if there’s a feature that really steals the show at Minshulls is the one-acre gardens, which are beautifully landscaped: there are lawns peppered with box-edged beds bursting with flowers, a kitchen garden with fruit cages, a superb topiary yew hedge and a delightful stream that marks the boundary—the reason for the brochure’s swimming ducks.
Aston Clinton: What you need to know
- Location: Aston Clinton is 14 minutes’ drive from Aylesbury
- Atmosphere: A historic village that pre-dates the Norman conquest, Aston Clinton has many historic buildings, including the medieval Church of St Michael’s and All Angels, plus a shop, a post office, a surgery, and a choice of pubs and restaurants
- Things to do: Nearby Wendover Woods are a great place to go walking (and the local GoApe will keep the young and the young-at-heart entertained). Aylesbury has a huge choice of shopping, entertainimnet and dining, plus the lovely Vale Park
- Schools: Although the local primary requires improvement, according to Ofsted, there are grammar schools at Aylesbury, the John Colect in Wendover, plus Berkhamsted School in the independent sector and, for thespians, the Tring Arts Educational Theatre School.