- Grade II listed barn conversion
- Two/three receptions
- Four bathrooms
- Utility room
- Ample gravel driveway
- Entrance hall
- Four/five bedrooms
- Large garden
- Brick-built outbuilding
THE STABLES, RAANS FARM
Discreet wood panelled electric gates set into a traditional brick & flint wall sweep open to reveal a thickly gravelled driveway that crunches underfoot, a stretch of freshly laid lawn and a generous patio.
But it is the immaculate barn conversion beyond which draws the eye. No less than eight sets of double doors give onto the wide terraces, flooding this stunning home with natural light and creating a sense of easy, hacienda-style living.
And the brand new interior lives up to this first impression. Walking through the light and airy ground floor entrance, from the master bedroom en-suite at one end to the superb open plan living area at the other, it is genuinely exciting to see how successfully ultra modern fixtures and detailing have been married with gorgeous historical features.
From state of the art bathrooms fitted with Porcelanosa tiles and Kelly Hoppen taps to the three hundred year old oak beamed living area that has variously housed wheat and farm supplies, 'The Stables' effortlessly juxtaposes two contrasting worlds.
This Grade II listed barn, attached at one end to - and having once been a part of - 12th century Raans Manor can lay claim to a distinguished history of titled, landowning occupants. Indeed, the Manor itself was home to King Richard II's lawyer Edmund Brudenell in the 1300s.
Given the tranquility of this spot, it is perhaps surprising to learn that the amenities and transport links of Amersham are less than a mile away.
To one end, a fully equipped kitchen houses touch-sensitive Neff appliances including an induction hob, two ovens, a further microwave/conventional oven, integrated coffee machine and dishwasher, together with a fridge and freezer, which are both full height.
The breakfast bar/island is illuminated by three modern, hanging pendants and includes a double sink, set into white silestone, to match the worktops. A full range of mushroom coloured, handleless kitchen units offer ample storage, supplemented by further cupboards in the adjacent utility room.
Clever lighting accentuates every inch of the room's spectacular height, whilst daylight enters via an impressive four sets of double doors - one leading out onto a rear paved garden area, perfect for enjoying the morning sun.
An ultra modern wood burner, with log recess beneath, is housed in the chimney breast at the far end of the room, flanked by two alcoves where integrated, low level storage units are topped by dark, leather effect granite.
To be doing this in a home where heritage and history meet modernity and functionality so effortlessly takes perfection to another level. The Stables is that home.
This town has two very different sides. The ancient market town - Old Amersham - is historic, picturesque and a wonderful place to stroll, window shop and enjoy the calm of a successful yet understated Chilterns community.
A short drive away Amersham-on-the-Hill thrives with all the shops and amenities a modern town needs, as well as trains in to London's Baker Street or Marylebone stations in 40 minutes.
In the wider area, South Bucks offers sweeping landscapes, top performing state schools, as well as fantastic rambling, equestrian and golf opportunities. Local producers cater to artisan tastes in the many farmers' markets, farm shops and garden centres to be found nearby.
It is a lifestyle choice that has huge appeal to anyone wishing to be within reach of, but nevertheless escape, city life. There may be no soaring church spires in the Chilterns - the local flint and chalk is not strong enough as a building stone to support them - but in every other way this is as good as a rural idyll ever gets.
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