FOUR generations of Arthur and Brenda Andrews’ family live in the cottage and annexe in the lane opposite the farmland they own in Great Kimble.

The couple share their four-bedroom bungalow with their daughter Sarah and her two children. Brenda’s 102 year old mother Joyce lives in the two-storey annexe they built in 2016 to create living space in the garage area.

It all works a treat for their extended family, Brenda says.

“We’ve owned the farm for 50 years. There were no buildings when we bought it. We have a herd of red deer on the land now but we used to have ostriches – at one time we had up to 200 ostriches, I used a fountain pen filler to feed the babies.”

Her husband is both a farmer and a builder. “We also had three emus but they were pets,” Arthur adds. He’s now retired from farming commercially but he’s still into building.

He built the bungalow they now share with their daughter 20 years ago. The property is on the lane leading to the Prime Minister’s country house at Chequers.

The main cottage has four double bedrooms, two bathrooms, family room, sitting room, dining room, conservatory, farmhouse-sized kitchen/breakfast room, downstairs cloakroom and separate utility room with a door through to the passage that leads to the annexe.

His mother-in-law has her own front door – the annexe is completely self-contained. There are two bedrooms and two shower rooms – one bedroom and shower room upstairs and one bedroom and bathroom downstairs.

The ground floor bedroom has an en suite shower room and French doors onto the garden. The first floor bedroom has a Juliet balcony. There’s also a good sized sitting room with double glazed doors through to the kitchen which has a full array of appliances, a separate utility room and plenty of room for a breakfast table.

The grounds which surround the houses on three sides amount to about two-thirds of an acre. At the entrance, wrought iron entrance gates with an intercom system open onto the paved drive where there’s space to park several cars.

Last year the couple were granted planning permission to convert what was once the ostriches’ hospital into a bungalow which is why the cottage and annexe Arthur has built in the past 20 years are on the books of Savills with a guide price of £1,350,000. The two-thirds of an acre garden is included in the sale but not the farmland where the red deer are grazing.

Chris Moorhouse, head of Savills office in Beaconsfield Old Town says it’s an opportunity for a buyer to snap up two homes for the price of one – “that doesn’t happen often,” he laughs.

The two properties linked by a covered passageway could be the ideal solution for a family who want to live together but not in each other’s pockets. In total the accommodation provides five/six bedrooms, four bathrooms, three /four reception rooms, two well-equipped kitchen/breakfast rooms, a utility room and a separate cloakroom. .

Great Kimble is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The countryside is a favourite spot for walkers and riders. Princes Risborough,three and a half miles away, has a tennis club and also a station to whisk you into Marylebone in 38 minutes. Many would say how much better can it get?