Wingrave is an extremely charming hilltop village heavily influenced by Rothschild architecture. Situated in the village, is West Lodge, a stunning example of a Rothschild property set in the original estate wall, with wonderfully ornate wrought iron railings and magnificent double entry gates with another separate gated private driveway available.
Hannah de Rothschild was born in and 1851 lived in Mentmore Towers having inherited over 4.500 acres of farmland around Wingrave, embarked on building several new buildings including West Lodge in 1876. The Rothschilds are well known in Buckinghamshire for the many country houses they built or renovated, Waddesdon Manor being the most famous.
West Lodge is a crafted detached Rothschild property that offers elegant interiors along with a sublime setting in the heart of this stunning Buckinghamshire village and sits within walking distance of the village pond, post office/shop or lovely local pub the Rose & Crown which is always worth a visit. Although Wingrave is a hidden gem in the countryside it doesnt lack fantastic links to motorways and London Euston a mere 30 minutes away from nearby train stations.
Positioned on the edge of the countryside with far reaching views and countryside walks, this exceptional property sits within the Grammar school system catchment area offering the highest level of education.
This immaculately presented property showcases traditional features which have been graciously preserved throughout the years.
On entering the property via the stained-glass front door, the generous entrance hall with the first of many feature fireplaces leads into the reception rooms. As you flow through the property it is awash with a wealth of characterful features with exposed oak floorboards, Cast Iron radiators throughout and beautifully maintained traditional windows.
Within the light dual aspect lounge is the first of two open and fully working fireplace creating a welcoming and cosy feel even in this flexible and spacious room. As the property flows the highest of standards can be appreciated along with the contrasting style between the old and the new. Its modern décor is complimented with Farrow and ball paint along with a multi fuel burner in the kitchen offering classic yet efficient additional heating options.
A lovely feature of the property is the tucked away dining room with vaulted ceilings and a door to the secret sun soaked patio area ideal for alfresco dining.
The downstairs accommodation is completed with a stylish good size kitchen breakfast room with overflow area, boot room and shower room with the added benefit of underfloor heating.
Upstairs the bathroom offers free standing ball and claw iron bath along with high quality fittings. The four bedrooms offer well balanced accommodation with the master bedroom overlooking the beautifully maintained gardens which wrap around the property offering pockets of exclusive and private space.
We highly recommend viewing this property to fully appreciate its charm and beauty.