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Colombs Estate Agents, Thame

Key features

  • A unique opportunity to purchase this iconic Grade 11 listed property within walkingdistance of Thame's historic High Street.
  • Steeped in history, The Old Police House dates back from the Victorian period
  • Spacious family accommodation of 2730 sq ft with the potential for extension s.t.p.p.
  • The property retains many original features including the old police cell
  • Open place living room / dining area with woodburning stove, garden room,study/office.
  • Kitchen/breakfast room leading to rear hallway and utility area.
  • Five bedrooms on first floor and family bathroom and dressing room / potential en suite.
  • Spacious enclosed garden which are mainly laid to lawn
  • Large Garage and parking for upto 10 cars
  • Must be seen to appreciate this delightful property

Property description

Tenure: Freehold

This sale offers a very rare opportunity to purchase a local landmark and one of the very few five bedroom detached family homes in the centre of Thame with excellent schools on the doorstep. The property has a great deal to offer a growing family and because of the generous space inside there is tremendous scope to extend and adapt the wonderful interior to suit any taste.

The Police House was built in the early Victorian era and is dated to 1854 as well as being Grade II Listed. The property has gone through several permutations over the years and now offers remarkably spacious and flexible accommodation; a lovely combination of historical design notes subtly contrasted with contemporary living. This is a peaceful detached home with the convenience of all that Thame has to offer within just a few minutes walk from the front door.

The property is access via a gated entrance and entered through a gabled porch which leads to a charming hall which in turn leads into a light and airy double reception room. A woodburning stove and polished wooden floor combined with the elegant proportions of the room to create an immediate and welcoming space that is cool in the summer and cosy in the winter. Beyond the reception rooms is a further room that is presently used as a games room. This space leads out into the rear exterior of the property where this is a private outdoor entertaining area.

Inside and leading on from the games room is a surprisingly large indoor studio and summer room. This is a fabulous enclosed area that works as a great entertaining and dining space and as somewhere that can also offer a tranquil and inspirational work space.

The kitchen is located at the front of the property and has a central island with plenty of storage. The kitchen window looks out onto a lovely private aspect of the garden.

The original cells are a focal point of the ground floor with their characterful old doors and barred cell windows. There is on offer a wealth of unusual and fascinating character that lends itself perfectly to a space that is currently used as an office.

The property benefits from two staircases - one off the games room and with the primary one off the kitchen. Above there is a generous double aspect master bedroom with an additional room which could potentially be converted into an en-suite bathroom. There are four further double bedrooms with period features and complimented by a family bathroom.

Externally in a world where parking is at a premium, one of the outstanding features of the property is the amazing amount of space for private parking. There is also a secondary gated entrance to the side of the property which provides additional parking and access to a large garage. The generous garden is mainly laid to lawn with trees providing a wooded glade to the side. A mature hedgerow embraces the entire plot and offers great privacy.

the house is substantially built and is a home that has provided a wonderful space over the last twenty years for the present family who converted it from its original use.

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  • Haddenham & Thame Parkway Station2.3 miles
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Colombs Estate Agents, Thame

1 Swan Walk, Thame, OX9 3HN

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