Coniston, Burkes Road, Beaconsfield
Coniston has undergone recent renovation and considerable extension resulting in a wonderfully light and spacious environment. Upon entering the reception hall, the eye is drawn to the double-height window at the rear of the house directly opposite the front door. This overlooks the terrace, spanning the width of the house, and the beautiful established gardens beyond.The reception hall opens onto the family room and a very generous kitchen/breakfast room which has a vaulted ceiling and bi-fold doors; the perfect place for entertaining with direct access to the terrace and gardens. The kitchen cupboards are handmade bespoke walnut with composite marble work surfaces and the breakfast bar is solid oak. The drawing room and dining room lie across the hall and there is a dual-aspect garden room adjoining the drawing room; the ideal spot to enjoy the afternoon sun. A wine storage room is located next to the garden room. The hall also leads to the study and on to the boot room as well as the utility room which can be reached through the kitchen.Moving to the frst foor by means of the exquisite hand-crafted oak staircase and galleried landing, there is a magnifcent master bedroom suite with two spacious dressing rooms and bathrooms; one with a bathtub, the other with a shower. There are two guest suites on this foor and a further two bedrooms and shower room on the second floo. The second floo ofers a wonderful area for teenage children or guests who would like privacy. In addition to the sleeping areas, the space could be used as a games or cinema room.Ancillary accommodation, perhaps for an au pair or nanny, is provided by way of a self-contained annexe with its own private staircase. The annexe comprises a bedroom and bathroom on the ground foor and an open plan kitchen/sitting room area on the frst foor, as well as a shower room. Access is gained either from the main house or externally.
The house is approached through one of two pairs of electrically-operated wooden gates, either side of a tall hedge, leading to a gravel forecourt and creating an impressive “in and out” driveway. One of the striking features of this residence is the size of the plot, which is over half an acre, and the large south-facing garden, backing onto woodland. It is mainly laid to lawn and surrounded by a mature hedge and a variety of planting. The Portland stone terracing is split-level and lends itself to al fresco dining with an outdoor freplace and cooking area.There is a garage at the front of the house and ample parking space for several cars.
Coniston is ideally located to take advantage of all that Beaconsfeld and the Old Town have to ofer. There is a wealth of restaurants and cafés close to hand as well as a range of shops including Waitrose and Marks & Spencer. Sporting interests are catered for by David Lloyd in Wooburn Green with a gym, tennis courts and a swimming pool. Additional sports facilities are ofered by Stoke Park and golf courses at Beaconsfeld, Wycombe Heights and Hazlemere. There are a number of highly regarded private and state schools in the area, including Davenies School for boys, High March School for girls, Beaconsfeld High School and Dr Challoner’s High School for girls.