Steeple Claydon, Buckinghamshire, MK18 2NS
- Grade II 17th century farmhouse
- Four bedrooms
- Three reception rooms
- En suite and dressing room
- Approx. one acre plot
- Range of outbuildings
- Village location
- Re thatched 2016
A Grade II listed 17th century thatched farmhouse on a plot in excess of an acre with a range of outbuildings.
Willowvale Farmhouse is a 17th century timber framed house with regular rectangular panels of brick infill and it was given Grade II listed status in February 1984. The roof is thatched and this was renewed in 2016. The farmhouse has a kitchen/breakfast room, three reception rooms, four double bedrooms, a dressing room, an en suite bathroom and a family bathroom. Period features have been retained including exposed beams and timbers, and fireplaces. These period features are blended successfully with modern fittings in the kitchen and bathrooms. There are gardens/paddocks and a range of outbuildings which include annexe/offices, a workshop, a double garage and a shed.
The rear entrance door opens into a brick porch with timbers and beams and an oak door opening into the kitchen/breakfast room.
Kitchen Breakfast Room
The kitchen has tiled flooring, a contemporary style double bowl sink and drainer and a comprehensive range of bespoke fitted storage units. There is an integrated electric oven with a gas hob, an integrated dishwasher and integrated fridge drawers. There is also an inglenook fireplace with a bread oven and contemporary gas fire. A doorway from the kitchen leads into an inner lobby which has a pantry and another built-in cupboard. The inner lobby also has a doorway leading to the sitting room. The kitchen/breakfast room also has stairs to the first floor.
Reception Rooms and Cloakroom
The dining room has tiled flooring, an inglenook fireplace with a gas stove, exposed timbers and beams and a door to a second set of stairs to the first floor. An open doorway leads to the family room which also has tiled flooring, exposed wall timbers and beams and a fireplace with an inset gas stove. There is a door into the two piece contemporary style cloakroom. Steps from the inner lobby lead to the sitting room which also has tiled flooring.
The master bedroom suite is accessed via the stairs from the dining room and has oak flooring, a dressing room and a contemporary style en suite bathroom with tiled flooring, a WC, a wash basin, a roll top bath and an extra size shower cubicle. The stairs from the kitchen/breakfast room lead to a second landing which gives access to three further double bedrooms and a family bathroom with tiled flooring, a WC, a contemporary wash basin and a roll top bath.
Willowvale is accessed via a five bar gate and a gravelled driveway leads to the rear of the property where the outbuildings are located. There are two garden/paddock areas that are mainly laid to grass.
There is a large lawned garden area to the front of the house and immediately to the rear of the house there is a large patio entertaining area and a working well. The patio is retained by a brick wall with steps leading to the parking area, gardens/paddocks and outbuildings.
The largest outbuilding has a vaulted ceiling, a kitchen and a cloakroom and is currently being used as a games room/gym. It could very easily become a home office, studio, or an annexe. A further detached outbuilding is currently being used as an office, there is also a double garage and workshop with power and light connected, and a garden store.
Steeple Claydon has a range of local amenities including shops, a post office, a library, doctors and dental surgeries, a village hall, a church, public houses and a fish and chip shop. More comprehensive facilities can be found in Buckingham, Aylesbury or Milton Keynes. The property is in the catchment for the Royal Latin Grammar School in Buckingham. Preparatory schools nearby include Beachborough (Westbury), Winchester House (Brackley), Akeley Wood and Swanbourne, with senior public schools including Stowe School, Thornton College (girls) and Bloxham School.
Situation and Schooling
The property is in the catchment for the Royal Latin Grammar School in Buckingham. Preparatory schools nearby include Beachborough (Westbury), Winchester House (Brackley), Akeley Wood and Swanbourne, with senior public schools including Stowe School, Thornton College (girls) and Bloxham School.