5 bedroom detached house for saleChurch Lane, Great Kimble, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP17
Guide Price £1,250,000
- 18th century detached house
- Five bedrooms, two bathrooms
- Three reception rooms
- Kitchen/breakfast room, utility room
- Two garages, secure parking
- Formal gardens of approx. 1 acre, tennis court
- Stable block, paddock land of approx. 2.8 acres
- Aylesbury grammar schools catchment
An 18th century five bedroom detached house set in approximately 3.8 acres with landscaped gardens, an orchard, paddock land, a tennis court, a stable block and garaging. Box Cottage is situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The property was built around 1770 and was originally linked to the village church and known as Mog's Lace School. Over the years, the property has been extended to create 2,537 sq. ft. of accommodation with the reception rooms and majority of the bedrooms overlooking the formal landscaped gardens. These gardens surround Box Cottage, with a gravelled path leading from the stable block to the tennis court and the paddock. The property is in catchment for Great Kimble School - which has an Ofsted rating of Outstanding - and Princes Risborough secondary school. Princes Risborough is approximately 2.5 miles away and has a variety of shops, boutiques, coffee shops, restaurants, GP and dental surgeries, and a mainline railway station.
The stable block consists of two stables and a tack room with windows providing natural light. Electric lighting is also connected. One of the stables is currently used as a gymnasium, but can easily be converted back to a stable.
Box Cottage is approached via electric timber gates, and a driveway with parking extends to the rear. Formal landscaped gardens surround the property on two sides. The gardens to the side are principally laid to lawn with herbaceous and flower borders, mature trees and shrubs. A paved terrace and seating areas lead round to the rear garden which is also laid to lawn flanked with herbaceous borders and mature shrubs. Beyond the rear garden, there is an orchard which contains a variety of fruit trees which include apple, plum and walnut. From the stables, a gravelled path leads around the formal gardens passing the tennis court which has a hard surface and is fully enclosed. The formal gardens measure approximately 1 acre in total and are surrounded by fencing and mature hedging and trees.
The gravelled path from the gardens leads to a gate which opens into a triangular field. There is a five bar gate to Church Lane, and a five bar gate and a kissing gate to the paddock. The paddock measures approximately 2.8 acres and is surrounded by fencing and mature hedging and trees. A further five bar gate and a kissing gate leads to a field beyond.
There is a public footpath which leads around the edge of the paddock and is known as The Aylesbury Ring. The gas boiler was installed by British Gas in May 2015.
A timber door opens to the entrance hall which has stairs to the first floor, a tiled floor and an opening to the inner hall. The cloakroom comprises a two piece suite of a wash basin and a WC.
The family room is triple aspect with a bay window to the front and glazed double doors to the garden. Within the original inglenook fireplace, there is a cast iron fireplace with an ornate carved wooden mantle and surround, a concealed safe with shelving above, and display shelving. A glazed door opens to the sitting room which is dual aspect with glazed doors to the terrace and views of the gardens. The marble fireplace has a wooden surround and an open fire. The dining room has a box bay window to the front, a tiled fireplace with a wooden mantle and surround, and a stripped wooden floor.
First Floor Landing and Master Bedroom
The first floor landing is split level with views of the gardens and has a built-in linen cupboard and an airing cupboard. The master bedroom is dual aspect with views of the paddock land and countryside beyond. There is a range of built-in wardrobes with hanging space and shelving. The en suite bathroom comprises a four piece suite of a bath, a walk-in shower, a wash basin, and a WC.
Other Bedrooms and Bathroom
Bedroom two overlooks the church to the front, has a built-in double wardrobe with hanging space, shelving and cupboards above, and a further built-in storage cupboard. Bedroom three also has church views through a bay window to the front. Bedrooms four and five have views of the gardens with bedroom four having a built-in storage cupboard with hanging space and shelving, and bedroom five being dual aspect. The family bathroom is dual aspect and includes a bath, a shower cubicle, a wash basin and a WC.
Kitchen/Breakfast Room and Utility Room
The kitchen/breakfast room has a range of wooden storage units, drawers, a plate rack with display shelving above, glass display cabinets, and work surfaces. There is an integrated microwave oven and space is provided for a fridge/freezer, a cooker with an extractor hood above, and a dishwasher. There is also space for a breakfast table with built-in benches and views over the gardens. A courtesy door opens to the front. There is potential to extend the kitchen onto the patio area, subject to planning permission. The utility room has a front aspect and a range of storage units, an inset sink, and work surfaces. Space is provided for a washing machine, a tumble dryer and a fridge/freezer.
There are two garages. The larger of the two has an electric up and over door, a side aspect and a courtesy door to the third stable. In addition, power and light are connected.
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