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2 bedroom bungalow for sale

Hedgerley Green, Buckinghamshire

£725,000

Property Description

Key features

  • DETACHED CHARACTER COTTAGE
  • TWO BEDROOMS
  • TWO RECEPTION ROOMS
  • KITCHEN
  • OUTDOOR HEATED SWIMMING POOL
  • DRIVEWAY WITH PARKING FOR 5 CARS
  • ATTRACTIVE GARDENS OF APPROX 0.3 ACRES (STMS)
  • ACCOMMODATION APPROXIMATELY 1049 SQ FT

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

The Story

The beautiful brick and flint cottage nestled in mature woodland and offered them the perfect setting for the creation of an outdoor swimming pool

When the sun comes out the owners of Woodlands Cottage gather their towels and head out to bask by the swimming pool.
They added the heated outdoor pool to their home about nine years ago and also enhanced the outdoor space by creating a bar and permanent gazebo dining area.
Now the immaculate internal living spaces are perfectly complemented by the glorious garden, which really comes into its own in the spring and summer.
"It is wonderful for relaxing on our own in the sunshine or for entertaining," said one of the owners. "We have had some great times down by the pool - it is very much a party garden here because it is such a good size."
The couple moved to Woodlands Cottage some 14 years ago. At the time it was just two years old.
"We loved the area - Hedgerley Green is very, very rural and we liked that. We are actually in a conservation area and there are only 17 houses here all together, surrounded by more than 100 acres of woodland and fields."

LEAFY LIVING
The two bedroom, brick and flint cottage, which sits in approximately one third of an acre, was itself in an attractive setting, he continued.
"It is a very, very pretty home, which is in an exclusive setting, next to a woodland copse, and with oak trees in the garden," he said. "We also loved the fact the garden was so long and we liked the layout of the house itself."
The appealing cottage features a drawing room, kitchen and dining room downstairs, as well as a cloakroom. Upstairs there are two bedrooms and a bathroom.
"We spend a lot of time in the drawing room. It has doors out on to the garden and the woodland so the view is always fantastic. It is double aspect and also looks out towards the front, where there is a big green area of common land."
The drawing room has a wooden floor and brick feature fireplace, complete with a wood-burning stove.

WLIDLIFE WATCHING
The décor of Woodlands Cottage has been carefully thought out, with spaces being given a clean, bright finish. Upstairs, accents of colour have been brought into the bedrooms.
"This is a very quiet house to be in; it has a very calm ambience throughout," he said. "It is comfortable to live in and offers enough space for us to entertain friends and to have overnight guests."
The garden, with its immaculate lawn, and wide choice of seating areas, is equally relaxing. The owners often enjoy sitting outside, soaking up the serenity.
"We see so much wildlife here; everything from badgers and deer to birds. There are so many different species of birds just here in the garden."

COUNTRYSIDE BEAUTY
Wapseys Lane itself is very quiet as it is a no-through road, with just a couple of properties past Woodlands Cottage.
"The lane is on a circular walk and you can turn in either direction and walk down tracks, through woodland and across fields. It is about two miles and it takes you through the village, which is very pretty. If you have a dog, it is ideal," he said.
"Just down the lane there are also two old duck ponds that are very attractive too. This is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty."
The village has a shop and a pub that is known for its cask ale, he continued. The house is approximately two miles from the M40.
"It is convenient for everything we need here but at the same time it is so lovely. We really will miss its rural setting so much when we leave."

VILLAGE LIFE
Pretty Hedgerley takes its name from the Old English words for "Hycga's woodland clearing."
Its main street features red brick and timber framed cottages, one of which dates back to the 16th century.
Above the village on the hillside is the church of Saint Mary the Virgin, which was designed by the Gothic Revival architect Benjamin Ferrey and built in 1852.
Local fields are known as the "sea-fields" because during spring they are carpeted in bluebells and look like a body of water when the wind blows across them.

Accommodation

GROUND FLOOR ACCOMMODATION
Built about 12 years ago, this attractive home offers traditional English cottage charm but with the efficiencies of a modern home. Nestling in a country lane and with a field opposite, the property is approached over a curving shingle driveway with parking for some five cars.

The part-glazed front door opens into a hallway with wood laminate flooring, a theme which is continued throughout. The cloakroom is half-tiled and has a white wc and wash hand basin. There is a cloaks cupboard and also a useful under stairs cupboard.

To the right of the entrance hall there is a well proportioned triple aspect sitting room with wood burning stove within a fireplace with brick surround. French doors open onto the terrace.

Adjacent is a glazed door leading into the kitchen which is fully fitted with cream cabinets above and below the wood worktops with tiled splash-backs. There is a 1 ½ bowl white enamel sink and an electric hob with extraction hood above and oven below. The dishwasher, fridge and freezer are integrated. An insulated timber utility cabin to the left of the terrace houses the washing machine and tumble drier and there is space for a freezer.

The dining room comfortably accommodates a six-seater dining table and has french doors opening onto the terrace where aperitifs can be enjoyed on a summer's evening.

A study overlooking the front garden is also accessed from the hallway.


FIRST FLOOR ACCOMMODATION
The stairway from the hallway leads up to a landing which has a double storage cupboard. The first double bedroom is sunny with two Velux style windows and the eaves space is optimised with three built-in storage cupboards.

The second double bedroom is the master bedroom and is also bright with double aspect Velux style windows. There are four cupboards built into the eaves space plus some useful built-in drawers and two built-in wardrobes.

The bathroom with tiled walls and floor has a white wc, wash hand basin set into a vanity unit with cupboard and drawers, and a panelled bath with hand held shower. There is a vertical heated towel rail.

Setting The Scene

Hidden away in a wooded country lane with no through traffic, this modern character home overlooks fields to the front and rear. Built about 12 years ago, with red old stock brick elevations inset with flint features, this attractive house sits within well-maintained gardens of good size.

The front door is approached over a curved shingle driveway offering parking for some five cars. Between the driveway and the picket fence to the front of the property is a lawn area. Two Victorian style street lamps within the property, controlled by solar cells, light the frontage.

To the side of the house there is gated access to a wooden workshop and there is hard standing suitable for parking/ storage. Along one side of the house is a series of shallow shelters for storing logs, garden implements etc.

The attractive and well-utilised rear garden enjoys a number of delightful features. A stone terrace in front of french doors from the sitting room and dining room runs the full length of the house. There is an attractive gazebo which may be available for purchase and the terrace also has a beach style bar. There are flower beds to the left of the well-maintained central lawn and a small planter area with miniature ornamental bridge to the right.

The heated outside swimming pool is located further down the garden. The pool is surrounded by a stone terrace wide enough for sun loungers, parasols and a drinks trolley. The swimming pool overlooks grazing land with conifer planting beyond. To one side there is a small gravelled area with bench seating for lunch.

Garden sheds in good condition house pool and terrace equipment, garden tools etc.

The property has two LPG tanks, one for household requirements and the other for heating the swimming pool. The anaerobic sewerage system shared with the neighbouring property is currently emptied twice a year.

Within Easy Reach

Virtually everything you could wish for is located nearby. All within a short drive are the stylish boutique shops, cafes and restaurants of Gerrards Cross, Beaconsfield Old Town and Beaconsfield New Town. Gerrards Cross has a Waitrose, M&S Food Hall and a large Tesco store. There are convenience outlets at the M40 services and the village of Farnham Common offers essential shopping. Surrounding hamlets offering quaint pubs include Hedgerley and Fulmer.

The area offers many bridleways providing pretty walks through areas of outstanding natural beauty. Famous Burnham Beeches is close at hand.

The area has many golf clubs including the prestigious Stoke Park Club which also offers tennis and health and fitness facilities.

The local private and state schools are highly regarded and among the very best in the UK.

Woodlands Cottage is within a short drive of Gerrards Cross and Beaconsfield railway stations offering fast and frequent services to London Marylebone (approximately 28 minutes). The M40 is accessed at nearby Beaconsfield or Denham and connects with the M25 at Denham. Heathrow Airport is within a short drive as is The M4.

DIRECTIONS:

From the M40, exit at Junction 1, which is signposted Denham, Amersham and Gerrards
Cross and follow the signs to Gerrards Cross.
At the main crossroads just before you enter Gerrards Cross, turn left at the traffic lights into Windsor Road/ B416. At the next set of traffic lights turn right into Hedgerley Lane. Continue over the motorway and shortly afterwards turn left into Wapseys Lane. Continue along the lane and you will find Woodlands Cottage on the left.


SAT NAV
For those with satellite navigation the post code is: SL2 3XG


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02 February 2015

Nearest stations

  • Gerrards Cross (1.6 mi)
  • Seer Green (2.1 mi)
  • Beaconsfield (3.1 mi)
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Nearest stations

  • Gerrards Cross (1.6 mi)
  • Seer Green (2.1 mi)
  • Beaconsfield (3.1 mi)
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Chewton Rose, Gerrards Cross

30 Packhorse Road, Gerrards Cross, SL9 7DA

01628 301046 Local call rate

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