- 2 floors
- Property Type House
- Gas is currently supplied to the property
Why buy this home?
Westbrook End is steeped in history and has a wonderful architectural mixture of homes from cruck-framed thatched houses dating from the mid to late 15th century, to more modern construction. This detached cottage is of brick construction, likely sourced from the village's main industry between 1847 and 1991 - brick making.
Set back from the road and shielded by a hedgerow which creates privacy without sacrificing natural light, the plot can be accessed through double gates off the road or through a gate at the front of the cottage.
The porch leads to a traditional layout with a central staircase dividing the living space in two halves. To the left is the living room which has been extended from its original size. There are French doors meaning this room can be opened up to the garden in warmer months. There is also a gas fireplace, but as it has an open flue, this could be replaced with a log burner should you wish to add a more character feature.
To the right of the entrance is the eat-in kitchen. There is space for several appliances, and dual aspect windows ensure it is an inviting space. Behind the kitchen is the cloakroom and bathroom, which are also an extension to the original house. The current owners have advised that the footings of this extension are sufficient to support an infill extension above, making it simple and cost-effective to move the bathroom upstairs without having to sacrifice a bedroom. This would enable you to knock the bathroom through to the kitchen to create a more modern kitchen/diner running from the front to the back of the cottage.
A conservatory completes the downstairs space, and is the perfect place to sit and admire the mature garden which is full of flowers. There is a small patio between the conservatory and living room, with the rest of the garden being laid to lawn. There is also a hidden courtyard which could be turned into a private outdoor dining space, and where the shed currently sits also used to be a seating area which could be restored.
Upstairs, the master and second bedroom are almost identical sizes, with the main bedroom benefitting from a storage cupboard over the top of the stairs. The third bedroom is a small double, but could be turned into a walkway to the infill extension mentioned earlier (which would become the new third bedroom), with the remaining space being turned into the new upstairs bathroom. Alternatively, there is currently full planning permission approved for a full double-storey extension, which would not only create an upstairs bathroom, but also a dressing area and ensuite to the master bedroom. (Planning reference 21/02328/APP with Aylesbury Vale Area of Buckinghamshire Council)
This truly is a wonderful home full of character and charm, which also offers plenty of opportunity to extend and improve.
More about the location...
Newton Longville is a village and civil parish in the unitary authority area of Buckinghamshire. The village is about 2 miles (3 km) south-west of Bletchley.
The main industry in the village between 1847 and 1991 was brick making. The village had a large brick factory, originally belonging to the Read family, becoming the Bletchley Brick company in 1923, and then taken over by the London Brick Company (LBC) in 1929. The works made Fletton bricks and distributed them all over the country. It was closed in November 1991 after Hanson Trust bought the London Brick Company.
Newton Longville Church of England Combined School is a mixed, voluntary controlled primary school, that takes children between the ages of four and eleven. It has slightly over 200 pupils.
Council tax band: NotSet