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PUBLISHED: 10:30 20 May 2009 | UPDATED: 16:01 20 February 2013

Dinning Room

Dinning Room

It's got all the right associations and can offer a fabulous lifestyle to the right buyer. No wonder Chequers Manor has caught the eye of the rich and famous

What: This imposing Georgian country house in Cadmore End, Buckinghamshire, was once the home of former Aston Martin boss, David Brown, whose initials are perpetuated on the legendary series of Aston Martin cars, DB9 being the latest. Apparently, the striking six-bedroom property caught the attention of former Prime Minister, Tony Blair, who viewed it five times last year before deciding to purchase another property in the county.
Where: Set in 67 acres of countryside with southerly and westerly views across the Hambleden Valley, Henley-on-Thames and beyond.
Inside: The house has been extensively modernised by the current owners. There are well proportioned reception rooms with impressive fireplaces and detailed cornice work. The rooms enjoy natural light through large sash windows and many have outstanding views to the south over the gardens and grounds to the Chiltern Hills. As well as six bedrooms, there are four bathrooms - three of which are en-suite - and a cellar housing a gymnasium, sauna and spa.
Outside: The property is approached over a long, sweeping gravel driveway which winds through extensive lawns interspersed with coniferous trees. There is a south facing greenhouse with mature vines and conservatory area. Beyond this is an attractive office constructed of brick and flint with exposed beams and a veranda. A special feature of the property is the enclosed courtyard garden flanked by stables and a lodge which can be for either staff or guest accommodation. Beyond this is an indoor tennis court and an adjoining outdoor hard tennis court. On the eastern side is garaging for seven cars and a workshop. There's also a heated swimming pool with a summerhouse and changing rooms.
Price: Offers over £3.5 million. Reduced from £4 million.
Agent: This is a private sale.
Call 01494 717172 for
more information.


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