Ibstone, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP14 3XZ | Property for sale | Savills
4,359 sq ft(404.96 sq m)
Guide price £1,500,000

IbstoneHigh Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP14 3XZ

  • Recently sold

Key features

  • Sold in October 2022
  • Charming property
  • Gardens of 1 acre
  • Various outbuildings
  • Easy access to London

A characterful detached cottage in a 1 acre plot

About this property

  • This detached single-storey cottage is situated in a prime semi-rural setting within the village of Ibstone but with excellent access to road links. The original whitewashed stone elevations are joined by a later 1990s extension in timber clapboard, both elements set under a low tiled roof. The property is somewhat dated internally and would benefit from cosmetic modernisation, providing a fabulous opportunity for the new owner to put their stamp on the interiors which could include further extension or conversion of the outbuildings (subject to obtaining the necessary consents). Character features include pitched ceilings, exposed timber beams, brick fireplaces and wood-burning stoves, which are complemented by the modern addition of a fabulous glazed conservatory to one end which has lovely views over the garden.

    The accommodation extends to about 2760 sq ft and comprises an entrance hall, utility room with w.c., a fitted home office, dining room, conservatory, kitchen and formal sitting room. There is also an informal tv room which provides a snug, private living space to the main bedroom. The bedrooms are all situated at ground floor level and include two double bedrooms with en suite shower rooms, a further bedroom and the principal bedroom with en suite.

    The house is situated in a charming plot, set back from the road behind an attractive front garden and its own garaging, which includes a detached double garage with parking to the front. The rear garden is an excellent size and is mostly laid to lawn with mature trees around the boundary. There is also a kitchen garden and a patio. A highlight of the outside space is the variety of well-established shrubs and bedding plants which have been lovingly tended. There are further outbuildings including an office, stores, shed and two greenhouses.

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Such a wonderful opportunity - this house hasn't bene on the open market for 30 years!

Margaret ConnertyProperty agent

Local information

  • Rectory Cottage is situated behind a pretty front garden to the south of the charming village of Ibstone, sitting high in the Chiltern Hills above the Hambleden Valley. The village enjoys a great sense of community with a cricket club, popular gastro pub, church and a primary school. This beautiful part of South Buckinghamshire is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is surrounded by miles of rolling countryside, ideal for walking, cycling and riding. Ibstone is only a short drive from the M40 motorway with excellent road links to M25 and the national motor networks. The large centres of Henley-on-Thames, High Wycombe, Thame and Marlow are all close at hand, offering an excellent range of shops and recreational facilities. There are schools of excellent repute in the area including several well-regarded primary schools, the John Hampden Grammar School and Wycombe High School in High Wycombe, and several renowned independents including Caldicott and Wycombe Abbey School. There is a regular rail service from High Wycombe station to London Marylebone or from Henley (via Twyford) and Maidenhead to London Paddington.

Additional information

  • Directions: From Henley-on-Thames, leave on the Marlow road (A4155). After approximately 3 miles at Mill End turn left signposted to Hambleden and Skirmett. Proceed up the valley, continue through the village of Skirmett and, shortly after leaving the village, turn left signposted to Turville and Ibstone. After a short distance turn right up a steep hill signposted Ibstone and Stokenchurch. On entering the village of Ibstone, pass a large country house on the right and proceed north. The property will be on the left-hand side with the garages visible on the road.
  • EPC Rating = D
  • Tenure = Freehold