Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP22 5AX
- Grade II listed 17th century detached cottage
- Three bedrooms, three bathrooms
- Four reception rooms
- Kitchen/breakfast room
- Detached annexe, detached home office/studio
- Mature cottage grounds of approx. 0.2 acres
- No upper chain
- Aylesbury grammar schools catchment
A Grade II listed early 17th century three bedroom detached cottage overlooking the picturesque village green with a separate annexe and a detached home office/studio.
Ivy Cottage is situated on The Green with views of the church to the front and paddock land to the rear. The cottage was built in the 17th century with a varied roof line with eyebrow eaves dormer windows. There is versatile accommodation, the current owners having added the garden room, the separate annexe with shower room facilities, and the home office/studio. The cottage gardens measure approximately 0.2 acres and have been landscaped with a block paved path winding through the pockets of lawn and herbaceous borders. Bierton has a combined school, public houses, a village hall, a sports centre and a church. Aylesbury is 3 miles away and offers shopping and social facilities, schooling for all ages - including grammar schools, and a mainline railway station.
Entrance Porch and Principal Reception Room
An open porch - with windows to the sides and feature shelves - has a solid timber door to the dining room which overlooks the front gardens, has an understairs storage cupboard, exposed beams and a brick fireplace with an inset beam and an open fire. Slate tiled flooring continues through to the sitting room which is dual aspect with views of the front and side gardens - the side window having a feature window seat. There are exposed beams and a stone fireplace with an exposed chimney breast and an open fire. Glazed double doors open to the garden room.
Garden Room and Study
The garden room is triple aspect with views of the gardens and glazed double doors to a paved seating area. Four Velux windows provide further natural light. The study has a quarry tiled floor and a side aspect. This room could also be used as a playroom or a utility room.
Kitchen/Breakfast Room and Utility Area
The kitchen/breakfast room is triple aspect with views of the gardens and paddock land beyond. A stable door opens to a paved seating area. There is a range of oak storage units, drawers, display shelving, glass cabinets, a butlers sink and solid wood work surfaces. Appliances include an oil fired Aga set into a brick fireplace, and a dishwasher. There is also space for a breakfast table with seating for six. The utility area provides space for a washing machine, a tumble dryer and a fridge/freezer. The floor has been laid with terracotta tiles.
Inner hall and Ground Floor Shower Room
The inner hall has a wooden staircase to the first floor and a rear aspect. The shower room comprises a shower cubicle and a Heritage suite of a wash basin and a high flush WC. There is a feature stained glass window to the rear.
First Floor Bedrooms and Bathrooms
The landing has an airing cupboard with shelving. The master bedroom is dual aspect with views of paddock land and Hulcott village green. There is a dressing room with built-in cupboards and wardrobes and the en suite bathroom comprises a freestanding roll top bath with a shower attachment, a wash basin, and a WC. Bedroom two has a built-in shelved storage cupboard and is also dual aspect overlooking the gardens and paddock land. Bedroom three has a front aspect and a built-in wardrobe with hanging space and shelving. The family bathroom includes a three piece white suite of a bath with a shower attachment, a wash basin, and a WC.
The annexe is approached via the driveway and comprises a sitting/bedroom which has garden views. It could be used as a treatment room. There are mock garage doors to the front and a courtesy door to the garden. Loft storage is provided and the shower room includes a curved shower cubicle, a wash basin, and a WC.
Detached Home Office/Studio
This detached timber building is currently used as an office and a gymnasium, but has the potential for a number of uses. It has a quadruple aspect with views of the gardens and paddock land. There is reclaimed timber flooring, and power and light are connected.
Ivy Cottage is approached via a picket gate and a brick paved path to the front porch. There is a lawned garden, mature shrubs and herbaceous and flower borders. A timber gate leads to the rear garden and there is a paved path which continues through a brick archway to a block paved seating area. Vehicular access is also provided through a timber gate with parking for up to four cars.
The side garden wraps around to the rear of the cottage with pockets of lawn, mature trees, fruit trees and a block paved path winding through the flower and shrub borders. In addition, there is a rockery with specimen shrubs and paved patios. A gravelled path leads to a raised vegetable garden and a storage shed/workshop with power and light connected. There is also a room for storage to the side of the cottage. The mature grounds measure approximately 0.2 acres in total and are surrounded with fencing and mature hedging.