#0600: United Kingdom, England

Property #0600
Property #0600
Property #0600
Property #0600
Property #0600
Property #0600
Property #0600

    Description

    Cherrywood is a large, elegant country home in the Chiltern Hills, situated in 1½ acres in an old cherry orchard. The area is designated as of outstanding natural beauty. A hard tennis court has an adjacent wooden pavilion. A large new Spa/Hot tub has been installed on a roof balcony adjacent to the master bathroom. A further 400 square foot balcony is furnished for outdoor dining and relaxing.   

    Although a large centrally heated house with six bedrooms, we prefer our exchange partners to be limited to a maximum of four adults. We would be looking for exchanges with equally well appointed houses. A Mercedes car is available.

    Our garden is quite extensive, with a water features, and is tended by a fantastic gardener who often provides masses of fresh vegetables from his own garden and is an excellent handyman and general factotum!  One daughter lives a few miles away and can answer any queries you might have. Cultural attractions abound locally and there are excellent golf courses nearby.  Domestic help once per week is given by a lady who, by working as a nanny and a housekeeper to each of our two daughters, is a friend of the family. The large modern kitchen has all the appliances you might need.  Satellite TV, (with surround sound in the sitting room), masses of books and CDs are all there for you.

    We do not have pets and would prefer any belonging to our exchange friends to be looked after by others during our stay in your home. Our ‘pets’ are the wonderful bird and animal life in the garden, (although the muntjac deer, grey squirrels and rabbits can be tiresome and do their best to eat our roses!).  We are a strictly ‘no smoking’ house as Sheila has a violent asthmatic  reaction to whatever is in cigarette smoke so, sadly, we are only able to exchange with non-smoking partners. Otherwise we are extremely healthy!!!!  We run our own, (too thriving), Consultancy in Educational Psychology, Sheila as the Psychologist and Tony, a former Management Consultant and Business School Professor, as the Business Manager.

    Location

    Car needed yes
    Car available Mercedes E200 approx 50000 miles
    Extra credits for car none

    In the lovely Chiltern Hills, Great Missenden is a charming village in the south east of England, in the County of Buckinghamshire, some 30 miles west of London.  It has an excellent train service to London.

    High Wycombe, our nearest town, has excellent shops. Amersham, some five miles away, is at the end of the London underground network on the Metropolitan line. The Old Town has a Tudor/Elizabethan High Street which attracts many visitors without overcrowding.  Excellent restaurants and country ‘gastro’-pubs, both formal and casual, abound.

    Flagship supermarkets of high calibre are within five miles; good local shops and smaller supermarkets are conveniently situated close by.

    Accomodation

    Bedrooms

    bedroom 1: 2 x king double

    bedroom 2: 1 x queen double

    bedroom 3: 1 x double

    bedroom 4: 1 x single

    Although Cherrywood is a large country home which has a reasonably large number of bedrooms, we would not be willing to allow more than six people in the house

    Bathrooms

    bathroom 1: bath with overhead shower, shower, jacuzzi, toilet

    bathroom 2: bath with overhead shower, shower, jacuzzi, toilet

    bathroom 3: bath, toilet

    shower 4: shower, toilet

    shower 5: shower, toilet

    shower 6: shower, toilet

    The en-suite bathroom adjoining the master bedroom has an entrance to a secluded balcony with a large Hotspring hot tub.

    Amenities

    General
    central heating air conditioning fireplace telephone
    fax machine internet access linen towels
    sofa bed baby high chair baby crib hair dryer
    disable friendly computer available wifi sauna / steam room
    gym indoor pool ceiling fans high speed internet
    home security gated community water view lift /elevator
    Kitchen
    oven hob / stove dishwasher washing machine
    clothes dryer fridge freezer microwave
    coffee maker toaster iron & ironing board condiments/essentials
    Entertainment
    tv vcr cd player/hi-fi dvd player
    cd library video library dvd library cable / satelite tv
    ipod dock      
    External
    parking garden / yard shared pool balcony/terrace
    outdoor grill private hot tub outdoor furniture private pool
    shared hot tub garage beach / water front canoe/cayak
    Services
    nanny /babysitting caretaker housekeeper cook
    gardener doorman resort privileges  

    House rules

    Credits 40 to 55
    40-45 credits for four people. 50-55 credits for six people. The higher figure for June, July and August.
    Cleaning included yes

    No Smoking inside

    No Children

    No Infants

    No Pets

    No wheelchair access

    Children over 16 could exceptionally be considered.

    Services

    Cleaning once per week and gardeners services are included.

    (The gardener provides vegetables, the occasional pheasant etc. These are seasonal and discretionary and can't be guaranteed!).

    Extra cleaning £12-£15 per hour.

    Activities

    Sports

    Swimming (15 minutes drive)

    Horse riding (15 minutes drive)

    Golf (10 minutes drive)

    Tennis (on site)

    Hiking / Walking (1 minutes walk)

    Other

    Shops (4 minutes drive)

    Restaurants (5 minutes drive)

    Culture (15 minutes drive)

    Wildlife Viewing (on site)

    While we do not have a swimming pool, we have a 'top of the range' Hotspring Hot Tub on a balcony immediately off the master bedroom and Bathroom, equipped with a music centre.

    Getting there

    We are close to the Thames Valley, Windsor, Henley, Oxford, Cotswolds; motorway and major road networks to airports and the rest of the UK are close by: London is 45 minutes by frequent fast train. Four London airports are within an hour’s drive.  Stratford and Shakespeare country is 1½ hours distant. South coast resorts are two hours or so away - Devon is a little further, (North Wales, Cornwall and the Lake District a lot more - but well within an easy day’s drive).

    A car is essential and we would provide a Mercedes car with only about 50000 miles on the clock.

    Large Country Home in the Chiltern Hills

    Cherrywood is a large, elegant country home in the Chiltern Hills, situated in 1 acres in an old cherry orchard. The area is designated as of outstan...

    At a glance

    Property House/Villa (primary home)
    Exchanges Credits Exchange
    Credits 40 to 55 per week
    Bedrooms 4
    Guests 6
    Min stay 7 days
    phone verified
    experienced exchanger