House near Aylesbury (9mls NW), Aylesbury

Buckinghamshire. Sleeps up to 12

With views over rolling hills it may be hard to leave but for those who do a wide range of attractions can be found. At Chiltern Hills walkers can enjoy scenic paths through countryside while red Kktes soar above. National Trust gardens surround the Renaissance-style chateau of the Rothschilds at Waddesdon Manor -a must see with exquisite interiors and architecture and Claydon Estate with shops and artist s workshop. Should retail therapy be desired Bicester Village shopping outlet will satisfy your needs. Enjoy a trip to Silverstone or a round of golf at one of the surrounding courses. Fun for the children can be found at the Green Dragon Eco Farm or a visit to Buckinghamshire Railway Centre. Further afield are the towns and villages of the Cotswolds or visit London or Oxford providing the widest array of experiences. Upon arriving at the farmhouse double front doors lead in to a wide entrance hall with seating and spaces for coats and shoes before stepping through to the lounge. An exposed brick inglenook fireplace with wood burner creates the focal point with comfortable sofas on which to relax and plan the following days activities. The SkyTV and DVD will help with any downtime and ensure any must see programmes are not missed here you will also find the double doors that lead out to the patio and swimming pool area. A second lounge allows guests to break off from the main group and features SkyTV and DVD to watch from the comfortable sofas and a fine selection of games and books. The kitchen is well-equipped with everything required to cook any celebratory meal and includes an electric oven and hob microwave fridge freezer and a dishwasher to help with the cleaning after. The kitchen island also provides a less formal place to eat while a large archway opens through to the bright and airy dining room where the more formal dining table allows for meals with views out over the rolling countryside and a second wood burner to create a cosy atmosphere on even the coolest of nights. Beyond the kitchen is an inner hallway providing access to the fabulous games room in which guests can enjoy a game of snooker during any downtime with seating and cool drinks from the fridge. Also accessed from the rear hallway is a utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer a shower room with shower and WC and the first of the bedrooms with a small 4 ft double bed. Ascending the stairs to the first floor is the galleried landing with superb far reaching views providing access to the five remaining bedrooms. The first is a super-king-size zip-and-link bedroom (which can be made up as a twin on request) with impressive views and an en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and WC the second bedroom is also a spacious super-king-size zip-and-link (which can be made up as a twin on request) the third is a king-size zip-and-link (which can be made up as a 2 6 twin on request) while the remaining two bedrooms comfortably accommodate twin beds. Completing the accommodation is the bathroom incorporating a shower over bath and WC. It is likely that much time spent at this beautiful farmhouse will be spent outside with sweeping lawns planted with a wide variety of mature plants and fruit trees providing plenty of space for children and pets to run off any excess energy. The ultimate space for entertaining would be the heated swimming pool surrounded by patio and garden furniture with a pool house accommodating a changing area creating a magnificent area for guests to enjoy. There is also a BBQ perfect for al fresco dining. There is off-road parking for eight cars.

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