Dinton Castle

Dinton Castle Folly

For Sale

Now Priced To Sell At £700,000

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 Dinton Castle, Oxford Road, Dinton, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP17 8TX

Straight from the Grand Designs 2018 season. Built in 1769 by Sir John Vanhattem as a folly and to catch the eye of visitors and also house his fossil and ammonite collection.

This Grade II* Listed folly was fully renovated with Kevin McCloud visiting over the period of the restoration…

 Dinton Castle, Oxford Road, Dinton, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP17 8TX

An old ruin, but with imagination and a great deal of determination, which we here at the Unique Property Bulletin and Grand Designs For Sale websites would term ‘heroic’, this exquisite diminutive folly has been given new life and purpose. 

National Treasure, Our Favourite Unique Property Guru: Kevin McCloud.

Mission Impossible? Seems so at times, but with mentor Mr McCloud, this old folly has become a fortress of family fun and happiness. Definitely one of our all time favourite Grand Design building projects. Sorely tempted to place an offer from this end of the keyboard!

 Dinton Castle Folley – Kitchen

Now renovated into a handsome home; laid out over 3 octagonal floors. Entering the property, there is exposed stone and brickwork internal walls providing a secure atmosphere in this diminutive domain. The stairs descend from the entrance hall to a bespoke breakfast room and kitchen. Exposed oak timbers, and underfloor heating give character plus creature comforts.

 Dinton Castle Stairs  A Nice Feature – & Pretty Usefull!

Modern fittings and solid wood work surfaces surround a classic gas range cooker set into the old folly fireplace. Returning back up the staircase to the first floor is the sitting room, enjoying views from almost every angle.

Dinton Castle, Oxford Road, Dinton, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP17 8TX

There is a glazed door which leads to the rear terrace and steps down to the garden.

Dinton Castle, Oxford Road, Dinton, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP17 8TX

The interior is beautifully finished with fine detailing throughout. There are two bedrooms, both ensuite; quite an accomplishment given the interior space available. Each bedroom has underfloor heating.

Dinton Castle Folly – Bedroom 1

Dinton Castle Folly – Bedroom 2

 Dinton Castle, Oxford Road, Dinton, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP17 8TX

The stairs rise further to a rooftop terrace which boasts 360 views of the surrounding countryside.

Stairs To The Roof of The Dinton Castle Folly

Dinton Castle Folly is situated on the A418 on the outskirts of Dinton, a picturesque village situated at the foothills of the beautifully wooded Chiltern escarpment on the ancient turnpike on the Buckinghamshire/Oxfordshire county borders.

 Dinton Castle, Oxford Road, Dinton, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP17 8TX

There is a village public house, church and combined Church of England village primary school with neighbouring Cuddington taking children from the age of 4 to 11 years. Whilst enjoying a fine rural setting the village benefits from ease of access to the M40 (junction 7) approximately 9 miles and the Haddenham and Thame Parkway Station providing mainline railway services to London Marylebone within 3.5 miles.

 Dinton Castle Floorplan. Please Do Not Scale

Dinton Castle Folly: Location. Courtesy of Google Maps Inc

This exquisite miniature castle from the 2018 Grand Designs television series is set back within its 3/4 of an acre plot, the property is accessed via an electric five bar gate and circular gravel drive which provides plentiful parking. In addition, full planning permission is granted to add a detached storage room (planning ref 16/02261/ALB & 16/02259/APP). Flanked to the rear and sides by open fields, the panoramic views of the Aylesbury Vale and Waddesdon Estate present beautiful views.

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Was For Sale: Guide: £850,000.  Reduced To £765,000 (Here).

As At December 2018 Was Priced At: £850,000


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Now Priced To Sell At £700,000

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