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THE LIMES country home w/ swimming pool & hot tub

4.88(93 reviews)SuperhostBuckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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10 guests5 bedrooms6 beds2.5 baths
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The Limes is a beautifully presented country house only 35 miles from London in Buckinghamshire with 1.5 acres of stunning mature gardens and an outdoor heated swimming pool with wooden real-fire hot tub. Set in the depths of the Chiltern Hills just outside Great Missenden village (the home of Roahl Dahl) this nestled valley position has stunning views across fields and hills and glorious sunsets through the season. Relax, sit back and enjoy the peace and quiet of this cozy rural location.

The space
The Limes is a large, comfortable and spacious (sleeps 10) country house set in 1.5 acres of manicured gardens and grounds. The house sits in a quiet rural location with no visible neighbours but is only 1 mile from Great Missenden (trains to Marylebone every 30 minutes) and benefits from fantastic west facing views across the Chiltern Hills and a heated outdoor swimming pool and 8 person wooden Hot Tub (pool area is seasonal - open from May to September). Recently redecorated to a high standard with a new bathroom suite, new carpets, wood floors and a new twin bedroom the house has a charming country feel with all the amenities you could possibly need.

BEDROOMS:
There is enough room for 10 guests (5 couples sharing).
There are 4 bedrooms (3 double beds in 3 bedrooms & 1 bedroom with 2 single beds) in the main part of the house.

The 5th bedroom is in the summer house in the garden with a double bed and central heating. It has it's own entrance from the garden area but no bathroom. This room is recommended for use from May-October but is available during the winter months if absolutely necessary.

PLEASE NOTE: Guests in the Summer House use the main house bathrooms.

HOUSE & GARDEN:
The Summer house is situated in the garden by the veggie patch. There are multiple games of Croquet, Badminton, Rounders, Cricket, Football etc. that can be found in the Games Box at the bottom of the large lawn. There is a trampoline (no net - please supervise children) in the garden. There is also a BOULE Court for those who like a game of 'Petanque' next to the Summer House.

The house is close to footpaths accessible through a gate at the top of the garden which leads to a lovely circular walk around the local stud farm where there are numerous horses, alpacas, donkeys and a large black pig. There is also a footpath that takes you up onto the famous Ridgeway path that runs the length of The Chiltern Hills and passes through Combe Hill (noted in the 100 Best Views in England book by Simon Jenkins).

The house has a large outside patio area with a large gas fired BROIL KING BBQ and a wood/charcoal fired SMOKER BBQ. There is also a fire-pit on the patio and a large outdoor fireplace by the pool for those who like a fire outdoors at night. The large round wooden table with parasol seats 8 for alfresco dining and the decked pergola seats 10 and has stunning views of the valley & fields.

There are many other outside seating areas plus a couple of swings in the large chestnut tree. There is also a swing bench & a whicker swing chair under the willow tree.

The kitchen at The Limes is large and very well equipped with everything you might need including a large double module AGA for all your family needs. The table in the kitchen seats 8 people and the dining room can seat 10.

Please note you will need bags of logs for your stay if you wish to heat the hot tub furnace or use the wood burning fireplaces & Smoker BBQ. If you would like wood provided please ask in advance and I can organise them for you.

Logs are £7 & Kindling £6 p/bag from the local garden centre.

As we live at the property we will be here to assist you if there is anything you need including local knowledge on places to visit and great local pubs and how things work at The Limes. We give you total privacy if you prefer and you will have exclusive use of the house and rooms listed... but we are also happy to socialise and get to know people travelling from around the world.

Guest access
Access to the house is via a double driveway with plenty of parking for a number of cars.

We will be here to check you in, however if we're away we will instruct each guest about key access in the lock-box or a friend will let you in.

Guests have access to all the spaces listed:
Large family living room inc 45" SONY HD TV with SKYQ and all movie channels
Large family dining room seating 10 comfortably
Large family kitchen with AGA and kitchen table for 8 people
1 large master bedrooms with en-suite (+ TV & SkyQ)
2 Double bedrooms + 1 twin room with 2 single beds
2 Bathrooms (1 is en-suite) both with baths and showers
1 Downstairs WC
Summer house with large double bed (this room is separate from the house)
Access to all 1.5 acres of gardens including Boule Court and games field area with large trampoline, croquet & badminton.
Pool area with multiple seating areas including dining table for 8 plus an 8 person wooden hot tub. There is an outdoor fire place / BBQ in the pool area for al fresco dining.
Patio area with large round table seating 8
6 Burner Gas BBQ & Large (real fuel) Smoker BBQ
Covered Pergola seating area for 10 people
Other outdoor seating areas; swing bench and swing whicker chair under the willow tree and 2 x teak benches at the end of the lawn.

For more information the manual in the hall has everything you need to know.

Other things to note
If any guests are arriving by train we can provide you with local cab company names or where possible we can pick you up from Great Missenden station. Please let us know if you need collecting.

Trains leave London Marylebone every 30 minutes and the journey time is 40 minutes into Great Missenden which is only 1 mile away.
The Limes is a beautifully presented country house only 35 miles from London in Buckinghamshire with 1.5 acres of stunning mature gardens and an outdoor heated swimming pool with wooden real-fire hot tub. Set in the depths of the Chiltern Hills just outside Great Missenden village (the home of Roahl Dahl) this nestled valley position has stunning views across fields and hills and glorious sunsets through the season.… read more

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
Bedroom 3
2 single beds

Amenities

Free parking on premises
Pool
Hot tub
Wifi
Kitchen
Indoor fireplace
Cable TV
Dryer
Dedicated workspace
Hair dryer
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There are a number of wonderful things to experience in the area most notably some beautiful villages, walks and exceptional pubs. A list of these and their contact details will be provided on arrival in the 'Information Manual'. There is a cork board in the utility room with further information and a rack of pamphlets in the kitchen with various things to do and see plus many OS walking maps of the area.

If any visitors would like to experience a 'Balloon Ride' across the Chiltern Hills this can be organised (weather & season permitting).

POINTS OF INTEREST:

The famous Roalh Dahl Museum is close-by in Great Missenden and a great thing to do with kids.

Odds Farm & Bekonscot Model Village are a 20 min drive away near Beaconsfield and perfect for families.

Waddesdon Manor (NT) is a must see Rothschild stately home and open to the public.

Coombe Hill is a local monument walk with phenomenal views.

There is a local company who offer Hot Air Balloon rides during the season (please ask if you'd like to book this in advance).

PUBS & RESTAURANTS:
There is a list of local pubs, restaurants and points of interest when you arrive but here are a few of my favourite pubs to start you off...

The Royal Standard of England Pub - Forty Green nr Beaconsfield
(the oldest free-house in England at 980 years old) is a must when in the area. A 15 minute drive but well worth it.

The Nags Head - Great Missenden
The Full Moon - Little Kingshill
The Old Swan - Swan Bottom
The Polecat Inn - Prestwood
The Red Lion - Little Missenden
The Russell Arms - Butlers Cross (Coombe Hill walk nearby)
The Plough - Cadsden (great circular walk)
The Cross Keys - Great Missenden

OLD AMERSHAM - only 5 miles away and has 5 excellent pubs:
The Elephant & Castle
The Saracens
The Kings Arms
The Swan Inn
The Eagle

RESTAURANTS in Great Missenden (we mostly eat in the Pubs ;)

Sukhothai - Thai in Great Missenden
New Akash - Indian in Great Missenden

There are also a host of great places to eat in Old Amersham:
The Crown Hotel
Artichoke (Michelin starred restaurant)
Gilbey's restaurant (excellent food)
Cote Brasserie
Ask Pizza
Prezzo
Seasons Cafe and Deli
The Grocer

*The Sir Charles Napier - Michelin Star pub/restaurant in Chinnor is a little further away than our local spots but definitely a must if you want to splash out !!

Great Missenden is the home of the world famous Roald Dahl museum, while Peterley Farm Shop (3 miles away) offers pick-your-fruit, a great farm shop and a lovely restaurant in their "pop-up" yurt!

Beaconsfield is 10 miles away and High Wycombe is 7 miles.

WALKS
There are many walks in the area that join the famous South Bucks Way & Ridgeway path. Coombe Hill is probably one of the most spectacular views anywhere in the Chiltern Hills. Most walks (if followed correctly) take to one of our local pubs. There are OS Maps available at the house if you need them.
There are a number of wonderful things to experience in the area most notably some beautiful villages, walks and exceptional pubs. A list of these and their contact details will be provided on arrival in the 'I…

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We are Airbnb hosts operating in the UK & Australia and welcome the Airbnb community to stay at The Limes, our family home near Great Missenden in Buckinghamshire, our penthouse apartment in central London or our stunning beachside holiday home in Venus Bay, Victoria, Australia. These 3 properties are available all year round. We pride ourselves in providing a first class service for all our guests with lots of local activities and local knowledge to share and we enjoy meeting new people from around the world and can help you enjoy your stay. LONDON - UK: Our 2 bedroom apartment is centrally located in Bayswater and close to all amenities that London has to offer. Beautifully designed to a high specification, the space boasts a 400 sq/ft terrace with west facing views from the 7th floor overlooking the city and fantastic sunsets. Everything you need is right outside your door. Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire - UK Countryside: The LIMES is only 30 miles from London and is a perfect location for a relaxing break from city life. We hold family weekends, corporate team building days, Pool parties & BBQ's for all ages and requirements. We also hire out the property for film shoots and other events for a day rate and can cater for all your needs. The area is famous for it's scenic walks through the Chiltern Hills and many wonderful local Pubs. Venus Bay - AUSTRALIA: Our property in Victoria is a perfect getaway retreat to explore the stunning South Gippsland coast. Only 140 km south of Melbourne the Venus Bay peninsula is a protected wildlife sanctuary with incredible hikes, beautiful swimming, fishing, kayaking, wake-boarding and surfing spots and sits right on the edge of the Anderson Inlet and only 5 mins from the local 25km surf beach. Wilson's Promontory National Park (the southern-most tip of Australia) is only an hour away and worth the trip for it's breathtaking scenery and beautiful white sand beaches. With so much to explore Venus Bay is a perfect base to enjoy all this incredible coastline has to offer. Lisa & I both travel all over the world, and as guests we use Airbnb to find beautiful homes to stay in and to discover new places and meet new and interesting people.
We are Airbnb hosts operating in the UK & Australia and welcome the Airbnb community to stay at The Limes, our family home near Great Missenden in Buckinghamshire, our penthouse ap…
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Myself or someone will undoubtedly be onsite or nearby during your stay as we live at the property in a separate area. Any information or help you might need please feel free to ask and we'll be happy to assist you with the house or anything to do with the local area.
Myself or someone will undoubtedly be onsite or nearby during your stay as we live at the property in a separate area. Any information or help you might need please feel free to as…
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