Georgian 'grand design' behind private gates in High Wycombe up for sale for £1.2m

Warren Wood Drive in High Wycombe is up for sale. Photo credit: Michael Graham, Princes Risborough
Warren Wood Drive in High Wycombe is up for sale. Photo credit: Michael Graham, Princes Risborough

TUCKED away in the greenery of one of High Wycombe's most beautiful areas is a captivating Georgian property that looks like something straight from Channel 4's popular programme Grand Designs.

The detached house, known as Castle Keep, was formerly a lodge for Loakes Manor and was built in 1807 with new renovations and extensions added over the years, including an unusual octagonal turret.

Today it stands proud at nearly 2,800sq ft of residential space and is a fusion of old and new with its bold living wall contrasting with the gothic architecture.

And the four-bedroom family home is looking for a new owner as its current occupants are looking to sell. The price has recently been reduced to £1,295,000.

The home, on Warren Wood Drive, is on the market with Michael Graham who notes the house has been beautifully designed, combining historical features with modern twists.

Kathy Cleveland, a local historian, noted that the "Georgian part, with its crenelated roof line, is faced with unknapped flint with Denner Hill Stone dressings and openings".

There's a side entrance leading to a hall with a pine staircase that gives access to the turret staircase, continuing to all floors including the roof terrace, which offers stunning views across the surrounding woodland which backs onto the Rye.

The ground floor can be accessed via the front porch, going straight into the snug, or via the main staircase from the lower ground floor.

The principal bedroom suite and secondary bedroom with an en suite, along with a study are found on the first floor.

The property's kitchen/breakfast room stands out, equipped with a Falcon range cooker, a free-standing Maytag American-style fridge/freezer, wooden countertops with an inset sink, and a wooden breakfast bar.

The property's boiler, installed in 2019, provides heating for the radiators throughout the house.

Outside, there is a stunning roof terrace which enjoys far-reaching views as well as a pretty garden, surrounded by woodland trees.

The property's unique living wall, densely planted with evergreen herbaceous plants, is supplied by an irrigation system with valves and controls.

Estate agents Michael Graham, of Princes Risborough, who are marketing the property say it is ideal for those needing excellent transport links.

High Wycombe station offers fast train travel to London Marylebone and Birmingham.

Furthermore, the property is in close proximity to various local sports clubs, including golf courses at High Wycombe, Hazelmere, and Flackwell Heath.

Its rich history and modern comforts make Castle Keep a unique and desirable property for those looking for a unique blend of the past and present.

To find out more, ring 01844 396000 quoting the article in the Bucks Free Press.