Offers Over £500,000
North End Road, Steeple Claydon, Buckingham, Buckinghamshire
Situated on an 0.39 ACRE PLOT this Grade II Listed DETACHED COTTAGE is the epitome of a character cottage and benefits from a DOUBLE GARAGE and off-road parking. Dating from approximately 1431 with later extensions and being situated in this well served village with good commuting connections nearby to London it would make an ideal family home. VIDEO TOUR AVAILABLE EPC Rating: Exempt
Accommodation - Rhenolds Close takes its name from the field the cottage was originally built on, Rhenolds Close Furlong. This timber framed cottage would make an ideal family home with good sized accommodation, delightful gardens, garaging and parking. This property offers an abundance of character throughout including exposed timbers and beams, elm floorboards, plank doors and stairs, fireplaces, bread oven and leaded light windows. The village has many amenities including shops, pubs, church and primary school and is in an ideal location for those choosing to commute to the Capital with nearby rail links to London.
This cottage started out as an Open Hall House dating to approximately 1431 and was subsequently partitioned in the C17, later extensions and alterations date to the C17, C18 and late C19/to early C20 as the property has evolved to meet its owners changing requirements and prosperity over the Centuries. A property of historical importance it has been featured in a book by Nat Alcock and Dan Miles.
Rethatched in 2001 with a maintenance check in 2011 involving patch repairs and a new ridge the property has been subject to maintenance works including a replacement gas fired boiler in 2013 and the electrics checked and upgraded in 2019 (all dates approximate)
A patio from the rear garden gives access to timber entrance door with glazed panel leading to:
Entrance Hall providing an immediate sense of the character of the property with quarry tiled floor and exposed wall and ceiling timbers. Small cupboard with space for vacuum cleaner. From here wood plank braced doors give access to the Dining Room and Lounge.
Dining Room focusing on an exposed principally stone fireplace with brick heath with a heavy beam and mantel piece over with fitted cupboard to side of chimney breast this is a delightful room providing space for a eight seater dining table with leaded lights to two aspects and having a quarry tiled floor and exposed wall and ceiling timbers and ceiling beam.
From the Dining Room an elm plank door gives access to the one set of stairs rising to the first floor. From the Dining Room a wood plank door gives access to steps leading down to:
Study having a quarry tiled floor with a leaded light bay window to the front and a leaded light window to the side aspect and fitted shelf and recessed niche with ceiling beam and timbers. Cupboard housing electric consumer board and meter.
From the Dining Room timber plank door gives access to Lounge
Lounge a very cosy and characterful reception room focusing on a stone inglenook fireplace with a heavy beam over, bread oven and wood burning stove standing on a quarry tiled hearth. Currently providing seating for two, two-seater sofas and three armchairs. Natural lighting is provided by leaded lights overlooking the rear and front gardens. This room has exposed ceiling and wall timbers, a quarry tiled floor and a timber plank braced door with glazed panel to the front.
Family/Playroom situated at the front of the cottage with two leaded lights overlooking the front garden this room which connects to the Kitchen/Breakfast Room and Lounge provides a great informal sitting or playroom with a television extension point with exposed ceiling and wall timbers. Some exposed brickwork. Fireplace housing Gas fired boiler.
From the Lounge a timber plank elm door gives access to inner hall with a door giving access to:
Ground Floor Shower Room having a three-piece suite comprising corner shower cubicle, oak vanity unit with inset wash hand basin and W.C. Airing cupboard with plumbing for washing machine.
Kitchen/Breakfast Room with windows to front, side and rear aspect this farmhouse style kitchen has space for a six seater farmhouse table and has a fitted kitchen which most people will probably update but is functional and currently comprises: L-shaped laminate worksurface with inset 1 1/2 bowl stainless steel sink with drainer with leaded light over with views to front garden. Range of pine fronted base units below comprising cupboards and drawers with space and plumbing for dishwasher, space for fridge freezer. Exposed brick chimney breast with recess suitable for a range currently with a tiled worksurface with inset four ring stainless steel gas hob with electric oven below with extractor hood over. Two further leaded light effect windows to side aspect and part glazed door leading to rear garden with leaded light effect windows to either side. Ceramic tiled floor and exposed ceiling beam.
There are two sets of elm stairs one leading up to a landing to the master bedroom and to the second bedroom and a further set of elm stairs rising from a further set of elm stairs rising to a small landing serving Bedrooms 2 & 3
Bedroom 1 a large double aspect double bedroom with space for a double bed and bedroom furniture with fitted wardrobes and cupboards. This room has leaded dormer windows to the front and rear enjoying views over the rear garden. Exposed truss frame and roof timbers and exposed floorboards. Loft hatch. Timber Plank door to:
En suite Bathroom having a three-piece white suite comprising enameled bath with chrome mixer tap with shower head attachment. W.C and oak vanity unit with inset sink. Extractor fan
Bedroom 2 a large double bedroom with space for a king-sized bed with fitted wardrobes and cupboards with leaded light dormer windows with views to front and rear garden and exposed elm floorboards. Exposed truss frame and roof timbers.
Bedroom 3 a double bedroom currently with two single beds focusing on an exposed brick fireplace (currently non-functional) with exposed elm floorboards and truss frame with leaded lights to side and rear aspects. Elm door to recessed cupboard.
Bed 4/Study currently being used as a home office this room may offer some potential to convert into a bathroom (subject to all necessary consents) reception room to Bed 3 for a teenager. Fitted wardrobe cupboard. Exposed truss, roof and ceiling timbers. Leaded light to side aspect.
Front Garden laid to lawn with flower borders
Rear Garden Five bar gate leads to the side of the property to a graveled driveway providing extensive off-road parking and leading to the double garage. Gardens laid to lawn and flower and shrub borders with two willow trees and a number of other trees subject to tree preservation orders including a walnut and a clump of Hazel. There is a patio immediately to the rear of the cottage which gives both seating space and views down the good-sized garden to the Well with a cover over and there are outside lights and an outside tap.
Side Garden laid to lawn and flower boarders with pergola clad with a wisteria.
Double Garage power and lighting with a sliding door.
Situated in the large village of Steeple Claydon which supports a good number of amenities, some 5 miles from Buckingham and affords nearby good rail connections in just over 30 minutes to London, which may appeal to commuters who want to find a place in the Country that has convenient commuting links and has good schooling nearby.
Convenient road access M40 motorways (J10 & J9). Rail links to London: Leighton Buzzard (approximately 34 minutes to London Euston) Milton Keynes (approximately 33 minutes to London Euston), Bicester North (56 minutes to London Marylebone) & Bicester Village (approximately 51 minutes to London Marylebone).
Heating: Gas fired radiator heating
Windows: Leaded light single glazed.
Services: Mains: Water, Gas, Electric & Drainage
Council Tax Band: G
Village Amenities: Range of shops including: Co-op, post office and bakers, two public houses, fish and chip shop, doctors and dentist surgery, hairdressers.
Nearby Towns: Further amenities are close by at Buckingham (5 miles), Winslow (5.5 miles) Aylesbury (16 miles), Leighton Buzzard (20 miles), Milton Keynes (16 miles), Bicester (11 miles) (all distances approximate)
Village population: Circa 2 278 people (2011 Census).
Primary School: Steeple Claydon School Ofsted: Good
Secondary School: Sir Thomas Freemantle Ofsted: Good
Royal Latin School Ofsted: Outstanding
Buckingham School Ofsted: Good
Independent Schools: Beachborough School, Thornton College, Stowe School, Akeley Wood Senior School, Cambian Bletchley Park School.
Rail Links: Rail links to London Leighton Buzzard (approximately 34 to London Euston) Milton Keynes (approximately 33 minutes to London Euston), Bicester North (approximately 56 minutes to London Marylebone) & Bicester Village (approximately 51 minutes to London Marylebone).
Motorway Links: Convenient road access to M1 (J13 & J14) and M40 (J9 & J10) motorways.
EPC Rating: Exempt
Local Authority: Aylesbury Vale
Strictly via the vendors sole agents, please contact Saul Roux Scrivener MRICS on 07867 664345 or Fine & Country on 01295 239 661
For more information visit www.fineandcountry.com/uk/banbury
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Agents Notes - AGENTS NOTES
All measurements are approximate and quoted in metric with imperial equivalents and for general guidance only and whilst every attempt has been made to ensure accuracy, they must not be relied on. The fixtures, fittings and appliances referred to have not been tested and therefore no guarantee can be given and that they are in working order. Internal photographs are reproduced for general information and it must not be inferred that any item shown is included with the property. For a free valuation, contact the numbers listed on the brochure.
All boundaries indicated on plans are approximate and should be verified with your Solicitor.
All school catchments should be verified and not relied on.
- Detached Character Cottage
- Double Garage
- 0.394 Acre Plot
- 4 Bed 2 Bathroom
- Kitchen/Breakfast Room
- Dining Room
- Leaded light windows
- Gas fired radiator heating