Whistle Brook Cottage
Ford End, Ivinghoe, Leighton Buzzard, Buckinghamshire, LU7 9EA
- Part 17th century, part 19th century detached property
- Seven bedrooms, three bath or shower rooms
- Four reception rooms
- Modern kitchen/family room
- Kitchen, utility room
- Character features, annexe potential
- Plot approaching 1.5 acres
A part 17th century, part 19th century seven bedroom detached property with a summerhouse/studio, standing in grounds approaching 1.5 acres and situated on the edge of the village of Ivinghoe.
The original, front, part of the property dates back to the early 1600s, while the rear barn conversion dates from the late 19th century. In 2015, rear ground floor extension work was completed which includes a modern kitchen/family room, an office/study and a bedroom with access to a dressing room. Other ground floor accommodation includes a dining room, a drawing room and a sitting room. There is also a kitchen, a utility room and a bathroom. There are three further ground floor bedrooms, two of which have en suite facilities. There is potential to convert part of the property into annexe accommodation. The first floor has three bedrooms together with a two piece cloakroom. The property also has a gated carriage driveway and, to the rear, a garden backing onto open farmland.
Front of Property
The front of the property is the original 17th century cottage which has character features including exposed timbers, fireplaces and flagstones. The dual aspect sitting room has an inglenook fireplace and flagstone hearth. There is also the original drawing room, the original kitchen and a utility room with flagstone flooring. On the first floor there is a part vaulted bedroom, two further bedrooms and a cloakroom.
Rear of Property
A glazed corridor connects the original cottage to the rear part of the property which has versatile accommodation, with rooms which are currently used as bedrooms having the potential to be used as offices or family areas. In the current configuration there are four bedrooms, a modern - rear facing - kitchen/family room, a dining room and an office/study. There are also two en suite bath or shower rooms and a three piece family bathroom.
The property has a private gated entrance leading to a gravelled carriage driveway with a central bed. To the rear, there is an area of stone paving and a play area. The garden is laid principally to lawn with space for a football/cricket pitch or a pony paddock. There is also a detached summer house/studio and a storage barn. The garden backs onto open farmland with views of Ivinghoe Beacon across the fields.
Ivinghoe has a village green, a shop and post office, a butcher and farm shop, a library and a hairdresser. There is also a public house, two restaurants - including The Kings Head - a nine hole golf course and access to walks including Ivinghoe Beacon and Pitstone Windmill. Ivinghoe has Brookmead primary school and is in catchment for The Cottesloe School in Wing and Aylesburys grammar schools. Tring (4.5 miles) has a wider range of amenities.