Nestled in a prime location at the heart of the attractive, rural village of Lane End, gateway to a multitude of breath-taking Chiltern countryside walks, cycle routes, pubs, and restaurants, stands this wonderfully characterful home.
The village itself offers a wide array of local services, with bustling Marlow circa four miles away. High Wycombe is a similar distance - boasting a major shopping centre, mainline rail service to London Marylebone, and convenient access to the M40 (for London, Oxford, and Birmingham), M25, and M4.
Lane End is in the catchment area for some of the most popular grammar / non-grammar schools and colleges in Marlow, High Wycombe, Henley and Oxford, with various school and college buses serving the village.
This stunning period property is believed to date back to 1811 and while it has been lovingly refurbished and maintained by the current owner, many original character features remain.
The beautifully presented property, which spans over an impressive four floors is accessed via the entrance hall. The warmth and unique history of the property is felt immediately thanks to the exposed wooden floorboards which prevail throughout the entirety of the property.
The kitchen / dining room, which has been beautifully extended and refurbished, provides an ideal space for enjoying family time and entertaining. Open-plan and flooded with natural light, the kitchen / dining room enjoys stunning views via large windows and sliding patio doors right across the beautiful cottage gardens, and the picturesque open fields beyond.
The kitchen is equipped with a free-standing gas range, wooden work tops, high level shelving and low-level soft closing drawer storage.
The spacious but inviting living room benefits from an attractive open fireplace with a wooden mantlepiece and exposed brick surround. Thanks to the large sash window this is a lovely a bright and airy room. There is generous wall fitted shelving and a TV point.
Bespoke wooden shutters have been recently fitted throughout the entire property as part of the refurbishment.
A wooden staircase provides access to the first-floor landing where Bedroom One is located. This is a spacious double bedroom with sash windows, high ceilings and an original fireplace.
There is a family bathroom on this floor, whose characterful style and layout are reminiscent of the Victorian era. The traditional roll top cast iron bath is equipped with inset mixer taps and is complemented by a low-level WC and a ceramic sink. The bathroom has multiple floor-to-ceiling fitted cupboards and benefits from sash windows.
Continuing up to the second floor, there are two further bedrooms. Bedroom Two is a spacious double room with large sash windows. Bedroom Three, also a generous double room, has stunning views across the garden and open countryside to the rear of the property. This room also has sash windows.
There is a separate shower room accessed by a small staircase on the second floor. The shower room has a fully tiled walk-in shower cubicle, a low-level WC and wall mounted basin.
LOWER GROUND FLOOR:
The property boasts further generous accommodation on the lower ground floor. A wooden staircase at the entrance hall leads down to the lower landing which has ample built-in storage cupboards. A further flight of stairs leads to the spacious family room, illuminated with natural light thanks to a light tunnel, which is perfect as a kids’ TV room, home office or as a fourth bedroom.
This floor has two additional utility / storage rooms well equipped for the laundry as plumbing is available for a washing machine and tumble dryer.
To the rear of the property are the pretty, south-westerly facing gardens which have been beautifully landscaped and maintained by the current owner. Enclosed by high hedging, this private and secluded garden boasts both an area of paved patio, and a large expanse of lawn. It is the perfect space for children to play freely and pets to enjoy the outdoors.
Mature shrubs and plants flank the garden and there is a handy timber framed potting shed / workshop with a power supply. Stunning open fields surround the gardens and provide a sense of natural tranquillity.
The gardens can be accessed internally by stepping out from the kitchen / dining room patio doors and externally via a side access which leads to the main street.
The wonderful blend of character and style, together with the size and flexibility of the property's accommodation make this a truly desirable family home, in one of the area's most sought after villages. Early viewing is recommended to avoid disappointment.
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Council tax band: D