2 bedroom detached house for saleHigh Street, Whitchurch
- Charming detached cottage dating from 1868
- Hidden away in an enchantingly quiet setting.
- Located beside a natural spring known as Whittle Hole.
- Substantial south-west facing mature gardens.
- Sitting room, garden room and study.
- Kitchen/diner and utility room.
- Master bedroom, dressing room and ensuite shower room.
- Further double bedroom and family bathroom.
- Only the second time for sale in 148 years.
- Many character features throughout and easy access to country walks
A charming detached cottage dating from 1868, hidden away behind the high street in an enchantingly quiet setting, beside a natural spring with substantial south-west facing mature gardens. The accommodation includes three reception rooms, kitchen/diner, utility, two double bedrooms, dressing room, ensuite shower room and family bathroom. This is only the second time the property has been on the market in 148 years and there are many character features throughout including a fireplace and diaper patterning to the gable end brickwork. Easy access to lovely country walks. The cottage was subject to a comprehensive programme of renovation, improvement and extension, designed and project managed by a respected local architect, less than twenty years ago.
Entrance Hall: Entered via a storm porch and part glazed front door. Quarry tiled floor. Bespoke pine staircase to first floor with skylight. Under stairs storage cupboard.
Utility room: A practical room with quarry tiled floor, Worcester oil fired boiler serving radiator central heating. Plumbing for automatic washing machine with space for tumble drier above and ample space for further appliances. Plumbing is in situ which will enable a sink to be fitted if preferred.
Kitchen/Diner: Quarry tiled floor and range of bespoke pine cupboard and drawer units with plate racks and hardwood work surfaces incorporating a drainer for the deep glazed Belfast. Further laminate work surfaces and cupboard under. Attractive surround for range cooker with mantle shelf or as fitted with space for standard cooker. Plumbing for dishwasher and space for refrigerator. Ample space for large dining table and chairs. Pair of glazed doors to the garden.
Sitting Room: This cosy double aspect room including views over the garden features a large open working fireplace with cast-iron grate, tiled slips and pine surround. Hard wearing laminate flooring.
Garden Room: This delightful double aspect room features a pair of glazed doors to the garden and a part vaulted ceiling with exposed beams. Hard wearing laminate flooring.
Study: Window and a part glazed door to a small enclosed courtyard area. Hard wearing laminate flooring.
First-floor landing: Conservation style skylight in the stairwell. Large linen storage cupboard.
Master Bedroom: A room with wonderful views over the garden and countryside beyond. Hard wearing laminate flooring. Wash basin set into a bespoke wooden surround with storage cupboards under and shelving and cupboards over.
Dressing room. Fitted with shelving and hanging rails. Door to:
Ensuite shower room: White suite including shower enclosure with Showerlux door, wash basin and low level WC. Part tiled walls. Window.
Bedroom Two: A double with great views over the garden and countryside beyond. Hard wearing laminate flooring.
Family bathroom: Fitted with a white suite including panelled bath with shower mixer, pedestal wash basin and low level WC. Part tiled walls. Window and extractor fan.
The property is located 36 yards behind the High Street and is approached on foot only along a public footpath from the High Street.
The gardens: The substantial south west facing gardens lie predominantly to the rear of the house and are wonderfully mature and extensively planted. Opposite the front door is a fenced triangular area of garden with lawn and mature trees and shrubs. A particular feature is the Whittle Hole natural spring which rises in a brick built area adjacent to the front door and the shallow steps which lead up to the rear gardens. To the rear of the house is an enclosed L-shaped courtyard area ideal for al fresco dining. A gate leads through to the main area of garden with two substantial herbaceous borders containing a variety of shrubs and perennials, a raised sleeper bed and three timber sheds. A brick path with silver birch tree and borders either side lead to the main area of lawn with a composting area, fruit trees and a number of mature trees including hawthorn, ash, sycamore, rowan and holly. Further spring fed pond. External power and water.
The whole approximately 0.15 acre.
Freehold. Mains electricity and water. Telephone connected. Oil fired Worcester boiler serving radiator central heating. Private septic tank drainage. Council tax band D - Aylesbury Vale District Council. EPC rating E. Five amp table lamp system. Sealed unit double glazing. The property is not listed but is within the conservation area.
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