Old Post Office

Hampden Road, Speen, Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire, HP27 0RU

£1,375,000

4 4 2

Property Highlights

  • Grade II listed 18th century detached cottage
  • Four bedrooms, two bathrooms
  • Three reception rooms, study, studio
  • Refitted, hand-made kitchen/breakfast room
  • Period character features
  • Enclosed rear garden, summerhouse
  • Gated off street parking
  • Village centre location

Property description

A renovated Grade II listed four bedroom, two bathroom detached cottage with landscaped gardens, gated off street parking and four reception rooms in the village centre.

The Old Post Office has 2,720 sq. ft. of accommodation and dates from the mid-18th century. The property was formerly a village shop/post office/bakery with two adjoining cottages. The current owners have completely refurbished the cottage since taking ownership in 2013 to create a blend of contemporary living accommodation with period character features including exposed beams, flint and brick work, terracotta tiled floors, and inglenook fireplaces. The ground floor accommodation includes a sitting room, dining room, family room, studio, study, kitchen/breakfast room, inner hallway and cloakroom. On the first floor, the master bedroom has a four piece en suite bathroom with Villeroy and Boch sanitary ware. There is also a bathroom with a French made three piece suite including a freestanding bath.

Reception Room Highlights

The double fronted sitting room has an inglenook fireplace at each end - both with a wood burning stove - and access to a study overlooking the garden. The family room has an inglenook fireplace, also with a wood burning stove. The studio has a vaulted ceiling, exposed brick and flint work and doors to the garden. The dual aspect dining room is open to the kitchen/breakfast room and includes the original bread oven and a door to the garden.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room Highlights

This open plan room has a range of bespoke designed units with granite worktops and an electric Aga oven. There is also a further electric oven with an induction hob, an integrated dishwasher and a fridge. A bespoke iron staircase has been installed to access the first floor, and a new foul drainage system, damp proof protection and insulation membranes have been installed beneath terracotta floor tiles.

External Highlights

A five bar gate opens to a gravel driveway providing off street parking. The west facing landscaped and manicured rear garden is enclosed by both panel fencing and natural hedging and offers a good degree of privacy. There is a paved Indian sandstone patio adjacent to the house, a level lawn with flower beds, a gardeners’ WC and a boiler store. The gradient of the terracing has been modified so rainfall now flows into French gullies.

Situation

The village of Speen has Speen Stores, a post office, a preschool and a Church of England school and is in catchment for Aylesbury and High Wycombe grammar schools. Princes Risborough (4.5 miles) has a variety of shops and an upper school. Mainline railway stations are situated at Princes Risborough (4.5 miles, Marylebone 39 minutes), Great Missenden (5 miles, Marylebone 39 minutes) and High Wycombe (5.5 miles, Marylebone 30 minutes).

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