Detached house for saleIcknield Cottage,, 49 Ellesborough Road, Wendover, Bucks
"A HIDDEN GEM OF THE CHILTERNS, THIS 'ARTS AND CRAFTS' HOUSE WAS FEATURED IN COUNTRY LIFE 100 YEARS AGO THIS YEAR"
This fine country house was constructed in 1907 and retains the charm and character of the Arts and Crafts period. It has been lovingly restored and maintained by the existing owner. The property is set in beautiful private grounds which are approaching 2 acres and are thoughtfully laid out enjoying a south/south westerly aspect to the rear.
The interior of the house has period features including the extensive use of oak in the wall panelling to the Entrance Hall, Winter Sitting Room and Drawing Room, as well as oak flooring. There are original fireplaces to most of the rooms including the Bedrooms. Hardwood and antique pine ledged and braced internal doors and, still in working order, a Butlers bell system.
As can be seen from the details, some of the rooms are named indicating how they have been used by the owners, namely Winter and Summer Sitting Rooms, and also as the décor, Chinese and French Bedrooms. The “secret room” can also be accessed by a counter balanced ladder/steps from the Summer Sitting Room.
The comprehensive accommodation extends to over 4000 sq.ft. and on the Ground Floor includes an Entrance Hallway which opens into the Winter Sitting Room, triple aspect Drawing Room (both of the rooms have working open brick fireplaces). At the rear is an enclosed Sun Loggia with doors opening to the garden. The Dining Room is approached from both the Winter Sitting Room and Kitchen/Breakfast Room. The Kitchen has bespoke antique pine units with an integrated dishwasher, floor units, cooker hood and island unit. Laundry Room with a Butlers sink and the oil fired central heating boiler. The Summer Sitting Room is off the Kitchen/Breakfast Room and has French doors to the garden.
The staircase from the Inner Hall leads to a First Floor Landing. There is an impressive Master Suite which includes a Dressing Area, en suite Bathroom and a 19’ x 14’ Bedroom with windows on three sides overlooking the grounds. The French Bedroom, to the front of the house, has an en suite Shower Room. This room has the hidden access to the Secret Room. The Chinese Bedroom is overlooking the rear garden as is bedroom 4. Also, on this floor is the Family Bathroom. From the Landing is a further staircase to the Second Floor where there is the Guest Suite of Bedroom, Sitting Room and en suite Bathroom and or Bedroom 5 or 6.
The house is elevated and is approached over a gravel driveway which winds its way through the trees terminating in a large turning/parking area and accessing the detached brick and tile garage. There are many mature specimen trees and shrubs.
The owner will consider a part exchange on a smaller property in Wendover
Strictly by appointment with John Hinton - 01296 625000
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