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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Hawleys Lane, Whitchurch, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP22


Property Description

Key features

  • Detached house set in approx. 2.4 acres
  • Five bedrooms, three bathrooms
  • Five reception rooms, kitchen/dining/family room
  • Oil fired hot water underfloor heating in the main house
  • Versatile accommodation, annexe potential
  • 5,972 sq. ft. of accommodation including garage
  • Triple garage with a basement and wine cellar
  • Paddock with a field shelter/stable

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

A contemporary five bedroom detached village house with 5,972 sq. ft. of accommodation including a triple garage and set in its own grounds of approximately 2.4 acres. Duck End House and the formal gardens are situated in a secluded position within a conservation area and are five minutes' walk from village amenities. The house offers versatile accommodation with the potential for an annexe subject to the necessary consents. Beneath the triple garage, there is a 47.7 ft. x 19.10 ft. basement including a wine cellar and a boiler room. The basement has the potential for a number of uses including as a games room or cinema room. The formal gardens wrap around the house with access to an adjacent paddock of approximately 1.4 acres which includes a field shelter/stable and a feed store. Whitchurch has a Supermart/post office, a public house, a church, a beauty salon, a hairdresser and a combined school.

Three Storey Wing 
From the utility room, a staircase leads to further accommodation which has air conditioning and air effect heat pump. Bedroom five is dual aspect with a roof light and views of the gardens. The office has a dormer window overlooking the driveway, and a roof light to the rear. A door leads to a work room which is also dual aspect and has a range of fitted storage units, drawers, desks, an inset sink and work surfaces. Space is provided for a dishwasher and a fridge. The basement offers storage space and has the potential for a number of uses including as a games room. Power and light are connected and there is an understairs storage cupboard. The wine cellar also has power and light connected. In addition, the boiler room offers further storage space.

Triple Garage and Store Room 
The garage, which is on the ground floor of the three storey wing, has three electrically operated up and over doors to the front and power and light are connected. The garage, along with the accommodation above and the basement below, has the potential for a self-contained annexe subject to the necessary consents. From the rear patio, double doors open to a store room.

Drawing Room, Sitting Room and Library 
The drawing room has a marble fireplace with an Italian black slate hearth and an open coal effect gas fire. This room is triple aspect with views of the front gardens, and glazed double doors to the rear terrace. The sitting room has a fireplace with an Italian black slate hearth and a wood burning stove. This room has a Fired Earth porcelain tiled floor and is dual aspect with garden views and glazed double doors to the terrace. The library is also dual aspect with a bay window overlooking the gardens, and doors to the terrace. Set into the window is a feature window seat with deep storage drawers and book shelving beneath. The room also has a range of mahogany book shelving, display shelves, glass cabinets and storage cupboards.

From the formal gardens, double timber gates providing vehicular access - and a timber pedestrian gate - lead to a footpath. From this footpath, there are two five bar gates and a pedestrian gate which open to the paddock. Within the paddock, there is a field shelter/stable and a feed store. In addition, there are raised vegetable plots, a natural pond and an orchard with young and established fruit trees. The paddock measures approximately 1.4 acres in total and is surrounded by mature trees, hedging and post and rail fencing.

Formal Grounds 
Duck End House is approached via electrically operated timber gates and a driveway flanked with mature shrubs. To the front, the mature gardens are laid to lawn with a sycamore tree with wraparound seating. The Griffin greenhouse is of aluminium frame construction on a brick base and includes a rainwater tank and pump. Power and light are also connected. Adjacent to the greenhouse, there is a water tap and raised vegetable plots. A block paved path lined with lime trees leads past log stores to the rear garden which is principally laid to lawn with a paved sun terrace bordered by a low hedge and a rose garden. Mature shrub borders and trees surround the garden and a timber gazebo provides sheltered seating. The formal grounds measure approximately 0.75 acres and are surrounded by fencing, mature hedging and a retaining wall.

Reception Hall 
A timber door opens to the reception hall which has a coats cupboard with hanging space and shelving, and a staircase to a circular galleried landing. The floor has been laid with Fired Earth porcelain tiles. The cloakroom comprises a wash basin and a WC.

Kitchen/Dining/Family Room 
The dining/family room is open plan to the kitchen and includes American oak storage units, drawers and a feature arched cupboard. A bay window overlooks the gardens and space is provided for a dining table. The kitchen has a front aspect and a range of matching bespoke American oak fitted storage units, drawers, pan drawers, display shelving and black granite work surfaces. In addition, there is a curved island unit with storage cupboards and oak and granite surfaces, and a further matching oak display unit with drawers and a pull out laptop shelf. Integrated appliances include a corner full height fridge and a Neff microwave. Further appliances are by Miele and include two self clean ovens, a five ring induction hob with an extractor hood above, a freezer and a dishwasher. The Fired Earth porcelain tiled floor continues through an arched door to the inner hall which has doors to the front and rear.

Utility Room and Cloakroom 
The utility room is dual aspect and incorporates the staircases which lead to the basement/games room and further accommodation above the garage. There is a matching range of American oak storage units, drawers, a broom cupboard, an inset sink and black granite work surfaces. Space is provided for a washing machine and a tumble dryer. There is access to the triple garage and the porcelain tiled floor continues to the cloakroom which includes a wash basin and a WC.

First Floor Landing and Master Suite 
The circular galleried landing overlooks the reception hall and has a front aspect and a walk-in airing cupboard with shelving. The master bedroom overlooks the gardens through a bay window. There are twin walk-in wardrobes with hanging space, shelving and lights. The en suite comprises a bath with centre taps, a double shower cubicle, a WC and twin wash basins set into natural stone with a mirror and glass shelves above and cupboards beneath.

Other Bedrooms and Bathroom 
The guest bedroom overlooks the gardens and mature trees to the front. The en suite comprises a P-shaped bath with central taps and a shower above, a WC and a Vernon Tutbury wash basin set into a vanity unit with a natural stone surface, a mirror above and cupboards beneath. The floor has been laid with Fired Earth Porcelain tiles. Bedroom three also has front garden views and bedroom four overlooks the rear. The family bathroom includes a bath with central taps, a double shower cubicle, a WC and twin wash basins set into natural stone with cupboards beneath and a mirror with inset lights above.

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11 September 2016

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