Keepers Cottage, Slapton Lock

Horton Road, Slapton, Leighton Buzzard, Buckinghamshire, LU7 9DB


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Property Highlights

  • Detached cottage adjacent to Grand Union Canal
  • Three bedrooms
  • En suite shower room, family bathroom
  • Two reception rooms, study
  • Parking for numerous vehicles
  • Panoramic countryside views
  • Solar panels providing annual income
  • Catchment for Aylesbury Grammar schools

Property description

A three bedroom detached former lock keeper’s cottage with driveway parking, landscaped gardens, a courtyard garden and panoramic views, adjacent to the Grand Union Canal.

Keepers Cottage is approached through electric gates via a single track lane alongside a humpback bridge. The accommodation includes two reception rooms and a kitchen on the first floor, while the three bedrooms and a study are on the ground floor. There is an en suite shower room to the master bedroom, and a separate bathroom. Slapton - which is surrounded by open countryside with a network of footpaths - has an equestrian centre and a church. Cheddington railway station (3 miles) has services to Euston taking 44 minutes.


A footpath bordered by flowerbeds leads to steps up to a door which opens to the first floor kitchen and which could be used as the main entrance to the property. There is also an entrance door beneath a canopied storm porch which opens to the ground floor hallway, and a further entrance door which opens to the study.

First Floor - Reception Rooms

The dining room has two windows to the side, a window to the front, a Velux style window, and shelf units recessed into the internal wall. Double doors open to the L-shaped and dual aspect sitting room which has two windows overlooking Slapton Lock and another to the front overlooking countryside. There is a feature fireplace, two short staircases leading down to the kitchen, and a door to the cloakroom.

First Floor - Kitchen and Cloakroom

The kitchen has storage units to base and eye level with white granite work surfaces, and an exposed brick chimney breast and open fireplace fitted with shelving. Integral appliances include an electric oven and hob, a dishwasher, a fridge, a freezer and a sink and rinser sink with a mixer tap over. There is a beamed sloping ceiling, two windows to the front, a window to the side, and a door to the external staircase. A further door opens to a bespoke, carpeted wooden staircase which leads to the ground floor hallway. The two piece cloakroom has a cupboard housing the water tank.

Ground Floor

The ground floor hallway has a wooden staircase to the first floor kitchen, recessed shelving, a wooden door to bedroom two, and a short staircase to an inner hall and study which has a window and door to a secluded courtyard garden. Bedroom two has a window to the front, a further window overlooking the courtyard, a built-in corner wardrobe unit and a large feature fireplace. The inner hall has further wooden doors to the master bedroom, bedroom three and the family bathroom. There is also a utility area with a sink unit and space for a washing machine. The master bedroom has windows to the front and side, a built-in double wardrobe and a door to a three piece en suite shower room. Bedroom three has a window to the front. The three piece family bathroom includes a corner bath and has a window to the canal side of the property.


The gardens are landscaped with flower and shrub beds, raised vegetable beds, patios and paved pathways, all within or alongside lawns. The lawned driveway has a recessed support within the grass to prevent vehicles damaging the turf. Within the garden are two sheds - one of which is used as a workshop - a tool shed, a greenhouse and a summerhouse. There is also a secluded courtyard with whitewashed walls and block paving. To the rear of the plot is a block paved patio with steps leading to further flower beds.

Agent's Notes

Slapton Lock is an active part of the Grand Union Canal, however there are no mooring rights near the property. The property also has photo voltaic and solar thermal panels on the roof generating approximately £1,000 of income per annum and free hot water in the summer (vendor assured).

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