A blissful period home in Buckinghamshire

Sophia Ford-Palmer
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Photo credit: Jonathan Little
Photo credit: Jonathan Little

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THE PROPERTY: Nestled in the rolling hills of Buckinghamshire, Wisteria House is a glorious period home. Built in 1908, the property was once occupied by the Gurney family, an influential dynasty of bankers and landowners, and the Gurney Charitable Trust still owns the acre of hidden woodland that runs alongside the property. The gardens are designed to provide a kaleidoscope of colour throughout the year, with towering trees and an elegant water feature, and the house comes accompanied by a detached annexe, office and summer house.

Photo credit: Jonathan Little
Photo credit: Jonathan Little

THE LOCATION: Set in the desirable market town of Beaconsfield, there is a fine array of local boutique shops and restaurants nearby, and the house is within one mile of Beaconsfield railway station, where you can reach London in under 25 minutes. Neighbouring the sprawling greenery of the Chiltern Hills, the area is also replete with sporting facilities including rugby, golf and cricket clubs.

Photo credit: Jonathan Little
Photo credit: Jonathan Little

THE INTERIOR: There is undoubtedly a sense of grandeur to this palatial home, which features polished-oak accents and mahogany doors, with arched windows that flood the rooms with sunlight. The kitchen/breakfast-room is fitted with painted oak units, topped with gleaming opal work surfaces, and many of the bedrooms include raised ceilings, Juliet balconies and French doors.

Photo credit: Jonathan Little
Photo credit: Jonathan Little
Photo credit: Jonathan Little
Photo credit: Jonathan Little

WHY WE LOVE IT: Steeped in pre–war glamour, this six-bedroom house is within reach of the capital, but still retains a sense of countryside serenity, with a wonderland of scenery to explore. The generously sized rooms allow for new owners to imbue their own taste into the property without restrictions.

Photo credit: Jonathan Little
Photo credit: Jonathan Little