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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Sumach Cottage, Askett, Princes Risborough, HP27

Sold STC £610,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Historic Grade 2 Listed Cottage
  • In Need Of Extensive Modernisation
  • Highly Sought-after And Pretty Hamlet
  • Rear Garden Of Around 1/4 Acre
  • No Further Chain

Full description

'Sumach Cottage' is an historic part thatched and tiled
four bedroom Grade 2 listed detached cottage,
believed to be around 350 years old. We believe the
property was once used as a local school. The school
was relocated locally and evolved into the Ladymede
and more latterly Griffin House Preparatory School. The
property is located in a tucked away position in the
hamlet of Askett, which is a highly regarded, prestigious
and sought-after area. The property is in need of
extensive modernisation retaining many original features
such as oak beam-work, fireplaces and high vaulted
ceilings. There are two reception rooms, kitchen, four
bedrooms and bathroom. There is gas radiator heating.
'Sumach Cottage' is approached via a long 'right-ofway'
driveway, which leads to the garage and front
garden. Mature well tended rear gardens of around 1/4
acre back onto fields/paddocks, and from here there
are most attractive views overlooking the Chiltern Hills.


Askett is a typical 'picture post-card' hamlet positioned to the north of
Princes Risborough. Askett is renowned for many older dwellings,
typically of thatched or brick and flint construction. The in-fillings of
newer properties has been carried out with the greatest of care,
blending sympathetically with their older counterparts. The town centre
of Princes Risborough offers a good range of shops and facilities
including a Tesco super-store and Marks and Spencer food hall is
approximately 1.5 mile distant. The Monks Risborough train halt is 0.5
mile distant and provides a rail link to London (Marylebone) and
Aylesbury via Chiltern railways.
1 Market


From Princes Risborough proceed in a northerly direction along the
A4010 (Aylesbury Road). Pass through Princes Risborough into Monks
Risborough. After approximately 1/2 mile, upon reaching a roundabout
with the Coco Tamarind restaurant on the corner, turn left into Askett.
Proceed into Askett, pass the the Three Crowns restaurant on the right
and Askett Lane on the left. Shortly after Askett Lane and before the
turning into Crowbrook Road. Just before a timber telegraph pole a
drive-way can be seen. Turn into the driveway which leads to 'Sumach Cottage'.


The accommodation of 'Sumach Cottage' comprises
an entrance hallway with a large storage cupboard. The
hallway leads to all the principle downstairs rooms. The
sitting room is an impressive 25ft x 14ft double aspect
room with a wealth of oak beam work to ceiling with an
open fireplace and door to rear garden. There is
separate dining room (again with fireplace) and from the
dining room stairs lead to first floor. The kitchen is in
need of complete modernisation. There are four
bedrooms on the first floor (the two older bedrooms
retain high vaulted ceilings and beam-work).The
bathroom is in need of complete modernisation. The
garden to the front offers parking for several vehicles
and there is a garage. The rear garden is beautiful
feature of the property and provides a stunning setting
for 'Sumach Cottage' with extensive lawned areas,
mature (mainly) deciduous trees with shrubbing and
bushes with some flowering areas. The gardens back
onto paddocks/fields with attractive views towards the
Chiltern Hills. There is gas radiator heating.

Entrance Hallway

Sitting Room


Dining Room





The Front Garden

The Rear Garden


We endeavour to make our sales particulars accurate and reliable, however, they do not constitute or form part of an offer or any contract and none is to be relied upon as statements of representation or fact. Any services, systems and appliances listed in this specification have not been tested by us and no guarantee as to their operating ability or efficiency is given. All measurements have been taken as a guide to prospective buyers only, and are not precise. Please be advised that some of the particulars may be awaiting vendor approval. If you require clarification or further information on any points, please contact us, especially if you are traveling some distance to view. Fixtures and fittings other than those mentioned are to be agreed with the seller.


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Added on Rightmove:
14 September 2016


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