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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Burnham Road, Westcott, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP18

Guide Price £1,195,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 17th century detached house
  • Four double bedrooms, three bathrooms
  • Four reception rooms
  • Kitchen/breakfast room with a bespoke fitted kitchen
  • Studio/home office
  • Detached garage with workshop area
  • Mature grounds and landscaped gardens of approx. 1 acre
  • Potential to lease a paddock of approx. 2.2 acres
  • Aylesbury grammar schools catchment

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

A 17th century four double bedroom detached farm house set in approximately 1 acre with a large garage, a separate studio/home office, and no upper chain. Church Farm House is situated in a no through lane backing onto open fields. Over the years the house has been extended and now has over 4,400 sq. ft. of accommodation with a mixture of contemporary and traditional features. The house has been painstakingly restored to a high specification including a bespoke kitchen - designed and fitted by Simon Taylor Furniture - Heritage and Savoy bathroom suites, Hard Rock Oyster Schist slate tiled floors and bespoke fitted cupboards and wardrobes. The landscaped gardens surround the house with sandstone patios and herbaceous borders. Also within the garden, there is a studio/home office which opens onto a veranda with a paved terrace.


History 
Church Farm House was originally constructed in the 17th century. After the Second World War it was home to a senior Ministry of Defence Officer who was in charge of the Rocket Research Establishment, located in what is now known as “Westcott Venture Park”. Since the private ownership of Church Farm House, additions have been made including the drawing room, the study/TV room, the master bedroom and the restoration of the “old wash room” which was linked to the house, and is now used as the reception hall.

Church Farm House Today 
The current owners have made further additions including a breakfast room, a utility room and a walk-in pantry, and restored the house to a high specification, while retaining the charm and character with inglenook fireplaces, exposed beams and original doors. The kitchen/breakfast room is the hub of the house with a vaulted ceiling and doors to the garden creating a light and airy feel. Restoration works include the leaded light window in the reception hall, re-plastering walls with lime and hemp, and refurbishing original beams. Floors have been laid with Oyster Schist slate tiles and American White Oak, and powder coated cast iron radiators have been installed. The house, garage and studio have been fully rewired including Cat. 6 structured network cabling. It benefits from dual high speed internet connections: BT Infinity offering 50Mb/s download and 10Mb/s upload, and Village Networks also offering 20 Mb/s download and 6Mb/s upload.

Reception Hall 
A reclaimed solid timber door opens to the reception hall which was originally a wash house. This room has a York stone floor and a grand brick lined open fireplace with a stone hearth. There are original exposed beams to the vaulted ceiling and a refurbished leaded light window to the front with further natural light provided by a window to the side.

Drawing Room and Snug 
The drawing room is L-shaped with solid oak flooring throughout and is dual aspect with picture windows overlooking the gardens and the central water fountain. Wall to wall bespoke book shelving has been handmade as a library feature. The solid oak flooring continues through to the snug which has original exposed beams, and an inglenook fireplace with an old quarry tiled hearth, feature inset arched shelves and a wood burning stove. A picture window overlooks the study/TV room.

Study/TV Room 
From the drawing room, double doors open to the study/TV room which has wall to wall picture windows overlooking the morning garden, glazed double doors to the paved terrace, and handmade book/display shelves.

Inner Hallway and Dining Room 
The inner hallway has a reading area which overlooks the morning garden and has feature inset display shelves. There is an oak staircase to the first floor landing and a bespoke illuminated display. Oyster Schist slate flooring continues through to the dining room which also has views of the morning garden, an exposed ceiling beam and a reclaimed brick fireplace with a York stone hearth, a solid oak mantelpiece and an open fire.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room 
The open plan kitchen/breakfast has views of the water fountain. The kitchen has a range of bespoke storage units, drawers and display shelving. In addition, there is a solid oak central island with further storage. There is a Perrin and Rowe double butler’s sink with Perrin and Rowe taps set into granite work surfaces. Appliances include a three oven Aga with Fired Earth tiles above, a Siemens oven and ceramic hob, a Bosch fridge and a Siemens dishwasher. The walk-in pantry has abundant shelving. A porthole window provides natural light and an extractor fan has been installed. Oyster Schist slate flooring with underfloor heating continues through to the breakfast room which has a vaulted ceiling and two Velux conservation windows, a window to the front and glazed double doors to the paved terrace.

Utility Room 
The utility room has a front aspect and a stable door to the driveway. There is a range of matching storage units, an inset sink and solid oak work surfaces. Space is provided for a washing machine, a tumble dryer and a fridge/freezer. A drying dolly has also been fitted to enable clothes to air.

Cloakroom 
From the inner hallway, the slate floor also continues to an inner lobby which has hanging space for coats, a built-in cupboard and a door to the cloakroom which comprises a corner wash basin with Fired Earth tiled splashbacks, and a WC.

First Floor Landing and Master Bedroom 
The whole of the first floor has solid oak flooring. The landing is split level and has a built-in double shelved linen cupboard with a radiator and further storage cupboards above. The master bedroom is dual aspect with picture windows overlooking the garden. The water feature is located below the master bedroom providing the soothing sound of water. A built-in double wardrobe has been provided with hanging space, shelving and a light connected. There is an attic space above which has been boarded and is accessed via a hatch and a ladder. The en suite bathroom is also dual aspect with views of the garden and the natural pond. The suite comprises a central freestanding roll top cast iron bath with Bristan taps and a shower attachment, a Heritage wash basin with Bristan taps and Fired Earth tiled splashbacks, and a Heritage high flush WC. The built-in linen cupboard has a radiator and sliding slatted shelves.

Guest Bedroom and Bathroom 
The guest bedroom overlooks the landscaped morning garden and has a feature cast iron fireplace with a carved wood surround. A door leads to the Jack and Jill bathroom which has a white suite comprising a freestanding roll top cast iron bath with Bristan taps, a wash basin and a WC.

Other Bedrooms and Family Shower Room 
Bedroom three also has views of the morning garden and has a built-in wardrobe with hanging space and shelving, and a shelved cupboard, both with lights connected. Bedroom four overlooks the circular pond and water feature and has a feature cast iron fireplace with a carved wood surround. A built-in wardrobe with double hanging space and illumination is provided as well as an airing cupboard fitted with shelving. The family shower room has a rear aspect, a curved peninsula style shower cubicle with an overhead shower, a wash basin and a WC. Above the door, a feature stained glass window has been fitted to allow light to the landing.

Church Farm House Entrance 
Church Farm House is adorned with lilac, pink and white wisteria. The house is approached via a timber five bar gate and a gravelled driveway bordered by lavender and external lights which leads to the front of the house. Situated within the driveway, there is a brick circular pond with a central water feature. There is a paved area to the front of the utility room and a paved path leads to the morning garden.

Morning Garden 
The formal garden located to the rear of the house is called the morning garden because the sandstone patios take advantage of the morning sun. The landscaped garden is principally laid to lawn bordered by flower and herbaceous borders, mature trees and shrubs. A gravelled path leads around the “old wash house”, now the reception hall, and continues to the pergola which has a climbing wisteria and stone tiled seating area beneath.

Gardens continued 
From the driveway, a path leads to a further garden which has a natural spring pond with ghost Koi Carp and a water pump to aerate the pond. The lawned garden continues through a variety of fruit trees to a copse which has a number of trees, including willow trees, and a raised vegetable bed. The grounds in total measure approximately 1 acre and are surrounded by timber fencing and mature hedging.

Garaging 
The detached garage is of brick and render construction with an electrically operated up and over door to the front, a courtesy door to the side and two windows providing natural light. To the rear of the garage, there is a workshop area with storage cupboards and work surfaces. There is a pull down ladder which leads to the boarded loft, and power and light are connected. A type 2 7kW (32A) point is provided for electric vehicle charging.

Detached Studio/Home Office 
Situated within the garden, there is a detached timber built studio/home office. There are views over the gardens with glazed double doors opening to the block paved terrace. The veranda, block paved terrace and external lights to the front of the studio create a useful party and entertaining space. Adjacent to the studio, there is a gravelled seating area which overlooks the natural spring pond.

Westcott 
Westcott was a small village in the middle of farming land until the beginning of the Second World War, when an area to the west was taken over by the Air Ministry for use as an airfield and bomber training unit. Lancaster bombers flew from here in the fierce aerial campaign waged by Bomber Command over occupied Europe. Some of the men who flew from here and died on active service are buried in the little village churchyard. The RAF moved out at the end of August 1945 shortly after welcoming nearly 53,000 prisoners of war who were flown into Westcott and Oakley in Operation Exodus. On 5th May 2010, the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight flew over Westcott in recognition of the 65th anniversary of Operation Exodus. After the war, the RAF left and, in 1946, Westcott became a Government Research Establishment for research into rocket propulsion and the development of rocket motors. This has since been closed and the area is now called the Westcott Venture Park.

Westcott Today and Surrounding Amenities 
The village of Westcott has a Church of England mixed primary school with an integrated pre-school, St. Mary’s Church, a cricket club and Waddesdon Deli and Tea Room. The Venture Park has a small shop at its entrance which is open during the week for essentials. Aylesbury Vale Parkway railway station is 5.4 miles away. Waddesdon is approximately 2.5 miles away and is best known for the National Trust property Waddesdon Manor. Waddesdon also has schooling for all ages, GP and dental surgeries, restaurants, public houses, a local shop, and a post office as well as a network of public footpaths through the Rothschild Estate. The county town of Aylesbury, 8 miles away, has a choice of shopping and social facilities, grammar schools and a mainline railway station with London Marylebone reached in 59 minutes.

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  • Aylesbury Vale Parkway (4.6 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

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Michael Graham, Aylesbury

28 Temple Street, Aylesbury, HP20 2RQ

01296 535148 Local call rate

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