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Historic Manor House in the heart of the Chilterns

8br Home/Apartment
Wycombe,England - United Kingdom
  • Wifi
  • Pets Allowed
  • Breakfast
  • Parking
Good9 reviews
airbnb$1259 - $1469

Description

The Space

The house comes with many acres of the UK's most beautiful countryside. There is ample parking, a children's playground, an apple & plum orchard, paddocks, and a pretty walled garden in which to get away from it all. An animal-lovers paradise, you will be able to visit our pet pigs and chickens, and see the livery next door's pet sheep and their many pampered horses. The Manor is very well-known, as it is reputed to have a secret tunnel to Chequers - the Prime Minister's country retreat, which is nearby. Judge Jeffreys (The Hanging Judge) also stayed at the Manor during the Aylesbury Assizes. Locals have always said that the house is haunted although we have never seen any evidence! There are lots of local festivals nearby that you can visit while you are here, such as Chillfest, Pennfest, Midsummer Music, Wendover Celebrates, The Chilterns Show etc. 'Muddy Stilettos' is a great blog which showcases all the local events. Many internationally renowned Michelin-starred restaurants are close by: Raymond Blanc's Le Manoir, The Napolean, The Artichoke in Amersham.. and of course there's The Grove hotel and too many fantastic Gastropubs to mention. Essential after all that walking! The Manor is professionally interior-designed thorughout. Every modern comfort is available in an ancient and historic setting. We have tried to make your stay as comfortable as possible: A complimentary hamper will be available to you to help you settle in, and all bedlinen is the highest quality pure cotton & linen. If you require anything else just let us know & we'll be happy to help organise it. Various wings of the house are also available to smaller groups, and bedrooms are available to rent on their own for single travellers, couples or families. Please enquire for prices. PLEASE READ "OTHER THINGS TO NOTE" BEFORE BOOKING. This is a beautiful, historic, personal home - not a mass-market hotel - and here we explain how to get the best experience possible whilst understanding the unique character of a 600 year-old Manor.

Guest Access

You will be able to access the ground, first and top floors of the house. Ground Floor Boot room with butlers sink, kitchen with Aga, dining table & chairs to seat 8. Guest WC, waiting area Drawing room Living room with big inglenook fireplace Porch with double doors that opens living room out straight onto the formal garden Formal dining room and library Courtyard entrance and stairwell First floor Master bedroom - superking size bed with en-suite Double bedroom - king size bed Double bedroom - 2x single beds Double bedroom - king size bed Family bathroom Double bedroom - double bed with walk-in shower room Twin bedroom sharing shower room (2x single beds) Top floor Double bedroom with king size bed Bedroom with 2 single beds Shower room Entrance to the roof parapet for wonderful views of the rolling countryside.. a perfect platform for Fireworks night or New Year's Eve!

Interaction with Guests

The Chilterns area is an Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and as such is a top destination for walkers. We can recommend many lovely walks and places of interest to visit, and with some advance notice we can arrange airport transfers, theatre tickets, cycle/car hire, private chefs, local art/sewing/furniture painting classes, outdoor and indoor excercise classes, even helicopter rides... As you want to begin your holiday the moment you arrive, we will supply a complimentary "Welcome Pack" upon your arrival, which typically would include a seasonal buffet lunch/supper/drinks catering to your group, plus tea, coffee, fresh milk, and breakfast items. Please ask for anything to make your stay a truly happy & comfortable one!

The Neighborhood

The Manor is very secluded & set in open countryside, yet it is only 10 minutes by foot, or 3 minutes in the car to the historic market town of Wendover, and it's wonderful shopping, restaurants and gastropubs. Called the "Gateway to The Chilterns", Wendover has been awarded "Buckinghamshire's Best-Kept Village". The Manor is close to many famously beautiful walks, such as The Ridgeway, Coombe `Hill, and Chequers (the Prime Minister's country retreat). Local shopping destinations include Bicester Shopping Village, Beaconsfield, Amersham, Tring, High Wycombe and Aylesbury.

Getting Around

There is ample parking at the property. The train station is a just few minutes walk, or a 2 minute drive, from where you can reach central London (Marylebone) in as little as 45 minutes. Cycling, walking and jogging are very popular pastimes locally as the countryside is some of the best to be found in the UK.

Other Things to Note

Please note that the kitchen - although adequate, is that of a home rather than a hotel and can feel small when large groups are staying - you'll need to plan your cooking and leave extra time to get it all done. Likewise, the water pressure on the first floor can be very slow, so please have patience when filling the baths. Best to start the bath off and then do something else for 15 minutes... :) There are pigs, chickens, horses and sheep on the surrounding fields. In very icy weather a 4-wheel drive may be necessary, although this can be avoided by parking at the entrance to the driveway. The lane to the house is half a mile long & is narrow, so relaxed driving and occasional reversing to let a car or horse past is helpful.

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Amenities
  • TV
  • Cable TV
  • Internet
  • Wireless Internet
  • Kitchen
  • Free parking on premises
  • Pets allowed
  • Breakfast
  • Indoor fireplace
  • Heating
  • Family/kid friendly
  • Suitable for events
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Smoke detector
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • First aid kit
  • Safety card
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Essentials
  • Shampoo
  • Lock on bedroom door
  • 24-hour check-in
  • Hangers
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • Laptop friendly workspace
  • Self Check-In
  • Lockbox
  • Private entrance
  • Children’s books and toys
  • Fireplace guards
  • Hot water
  • Bed linens
  • Extra pillows and blankets
  • Luggage dropoff allowed
  • Long term stays allowed
Bedrooms
8
Sleeps
16 - Real Bed
Bathrooms
6

Place's rules

- Lead booker must provide credit card details prior to check in. - All guests must provide government ID prior to check in. - No parties or extra guests without prior agreement. - Our two cats live in the basement of the house so please look after them if you see them. We arrange for them (and the goldfish) to be fed twice a day, and this should not disturb guests. - No shoes on the carpets please. - Please take care if you light the log fire, and use the fireguard provided at all times. - No babywipes, nappies or sanitary products to be put down the toilets as this will block the system. - Please do not change the Aga controls. - House must be left secure upon leaving. Please lock windows & doors, and switch off lights & electrical appliances. Any damages caused by negligence will be payable by the rental party.
Checkin time
3:00 PM
Checkout time
12:00 PM

Location

Address
Wendover, England HP22 6ER, United Kingdom

Reviews & Ratings

Overall Score: Good90% - 9 reviews
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