A meandering tree lined driveway delivers you to this Substantial Detached Oak Framed House standing on an approximately One and a Half Acre Plot with a Three Acre Paddock situated in a glorious secluded and picturesque location. To the rear are Outstanding Views and you can roam over the National Trust Stowe Deer Park and these views extend to the mansion house of Stowe School and various monuments. Stowe House was once the Temple-Grenville families lavish and opulent country estate of grand landscaped gardens, ground, lakes, monuments and temples.
The Hey Wey takes its name from the no longer existing ancient road (that would have been an un-paved track) that linked Dadford to Stowe and then went to Buckingham and beyond to London. An old milestone dated 1775 still exists at the property and signposts 60 miles to London. Hey, refers to high as it would have led over high ground at Stowe and Wey comes from the Anglo Saxon weg, meaning route not suitable for wagons due to being too steep and possibly muddy. The High Street, re-named from Back Lane, is the opposite of what you might expect from the name being a narrow, no through road and is not therefore a busy thoroughfare.
The Hey Wey is an oak framed house constructed in 2005 by the current owners who immediately fell in love with the location of the plot on their first viewing and then on acquiring the plot designed and built a house to take full advantage of the outstanding views with Wolfe's Obelisk being a focal point.
At the end of the High Street a shared driveway leads to both Vancouver Lodge and The Hey Wey, and then splits to a gated tree lined private driveway that meanders up to the house where there is extensive gravelled parking and consent for a double garage which has been constructed to sub floor level.
You enter the property through a good sized oak framed entrance lobby with coat hanging space that opens into a galleried Grand Hall which is flooded with natural light by a large picture window to the front. From the grand hall stairs rise to the first floor and access is gained to a Cloakroom. Doors from the grand hall give access to all ground floor rooms with exception of the utility room which is accessed through the family kitchen.
Family Kitchen is a large and impressive room making an ideal hub for families and for those who like to entertain and is zoned in kitchen, dining and seating areas.
Kitchen is fitted with oak butcher’s block work surfaces with inset 1½ bowl stainless steel drainer sink with mixer tap, with window over giving views across the garden to the paddock, gooseberry shaker style units comprising base units of cupboards and drawers. Electric range cooker with a seven ring gas hob (from a gas cylinder) with two ovens and a grill. Two fridge/freezers. Island extending to breakfast bar with fitted cupboards and shelves and space and plumbing for a dishwasher.
There is a seating area suitable for relaxing and chatting over a coffee and an informal dining area with a splay bay window framing a vista through an avenue of pleached hornbeam hedges leading your eye across to Wolfe’s Obelisk, and french doors open onto the rear garden.
From the family kitchen a stable door gives access to a good-sized Utility Room that has plumbing for a washing machine and space for a drying rack, and a door to a recessed porch to the rear garden, with coat hanging space and somewhere to kick off the wellies. A further door leads into a walk-in larder.
Lounge focuses on an exposed brickwork inglenook style fireplace with a heavy beam over with wood burner, and windows give views over the Deer Park and french doors lead from here onto a patio with views to the side and front gardens and this room provides ample seating space to enjoy the views and relax.
Dining Room has space for an eight seater dining table and has a window giving views to the Deer Park.
Study/ Music Room having windows to the front and side aspect with pleasant views to the side and front gardens.
From the grand hall dog leg stairs rise to a galleried landing that affords access to five bedrooms (three en suite), the family bathroom, a landing study area and two airing cupboards, one being shelved and one housing the hot water tank. From here stairs rise to the second floor attic rooms.
Master Bedroom with en suite bathroom is a king sized bedroom having a part turreted ceiling to a splay bay window enjoying panoramic views over the Deer Park and a further window overlooking the paddock.
Bedrooms 2 and 3 are both king sized double aspect bedrooms with en suite shower rooms, both with saniflow toilets.
Bedroom 4 is king sized with views to the front and to the paddock and Bedroom 5 is a large single with views to the Deer Park.
Stairs rise to three large heated attic rooms having natural lighting provided by roof lights or sky lights, light and power that may offer the opportunity to provide further bedroom and bathroom space or would make excellent hobby rooms or studios, subject to all necessary consents and works.
Front Garden to driveway and gravelled parking, lawn and a large number of mature trees including: horse chestnut, beech, hazel, ash, yew and holly. A Spinney, excellent for children’s camps and with a badger sett at the far end. Gated access to Paddock. Milestone.
Side Garden to Paddock – Space for double garage constructed to sub floor base. Lawn. Garden shed, cedar greenhouse, and borders. Holly and ash tree. Oil tank and boiler. Outside water taps.
Side Garden Gravel Patio accessed from the Lounge with rose garden bordered by lavender hedge with steps down to lawn, wild grasses, cowslips and camassias in Spring, silver birch and willow.
Rear Garden backing onto the Deer Park and laid to lawn. Spindle and sorbus trees. Pleached hornbeam hedges, herbaceous borders and veg patch.
Paddock approximately 3 acres having a water supply and right of way across adjoining land for agricultural vehicles (subject to limited access rights to 52 times in a year)
NB: Majority of mature trees are subject to Tree Preservation Orders.
Heating: Oil fired wet under floor heating to ground floor and radiator heating to first and second floor.
Windows: Hardwood double glazed windows.
Services: Mains: Drainage (with Klargester pump), Water & Electric
Council Tax Band: G
Village Amenities: Village Hall (W.I, social events and community activities) Dadford ramblers's, Playground and Allotments.
Nearest pub: Silverstone or Buffler’s Holt.
Nearby, Silverstone Racing Circuit (some events offer free access, excluding MotoGP & F1), and Silverstone Golf Course.
Nearby Towns: Further amenities are close by at Buckingham (4 miles), Brackley (7 Miles), Towcester (8 miles), Bicester (12 miles), Banbury (17 Miles), Milton Keynes (18 miles), Leighton Buzzard (22 miles) (all distances approximate)
Primary School: St James & St John School, Chackmore Ofsted: Good
Secondary School: Buckingham School Ofsted: Good, Royal Latin School Ofsted: Unavailable
Dadford is situated approximately 4 miles from Buckingham and is sandwiched between Stowe and Silverstone and is afforded good access to Milton Keynes and Bicester having rail connections to London (Euston/Paddington/Marylebone)'
Dadford is a small village with a good sense of community based around the village hall, alllotments and Parish church, located in the grounds of Stowe School. Nearby is the popular Boycott Farm Shop and café and Welsh Lane day nursery.
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