Carters are delighted to offer to the market this rarely available character THREE BEDROOM COTTAGE, situated in the heart of the very desirable village of Stoke Hammond. 'The White Cottage' rests in an enviable position overlooking The Green since 1848, once being the village shop but has since undergone much sympathetic change including extensions greatly improving the property whilst retaining a wealth of its charm and character. The property is within easy access to Milton Keynes, Aylesbury and Leighton Buzzard's mainline station providing good commuter links to London. It is also within close proximity to the Grand Union Canal and Stockgrove Park. The accommodation in brief comprises a generous RECEPTION HALL WITH OPEN FIRE, LOUNGE WITH WOOD BURNING STOVE, separate dining area, SNUG/STUDY, kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, DOWNSTAIRS CLOAKROOM, three bedrooms and family bathroom. The benefits include UPVC double glazing including some bespoke sash windows, RAYBURN CENTRAL HEATING SYSTEM offering flexibility and controllability for all your heating and cooking needs, gardens and CARPORT with further parking in front offering off road parking for up to three vehicles to the side of the property. Internal viewing is highly recommended to appreciate the location and accommodation. EPC rating F.
Entered via a hardwood door into the reception hall. Two UPVC double glazed windows to front aspect. Stairs rising to first floor. Glazed double doors to snug/study. Part glazed door and step down into breakfast room. Feature wood surround fireplace with an open fire. Doors to understairs storage cupboard. Black and white tiled flooring. Radiator. Wooden door to sitting room.
Dual aspect with a bespoke large sash window to the front aspect overlooking the green and a UPVC double glazed sash window to the side aspect. The focal point of this room is a wooden surround fireplace with a wood burning stove. Radiator. Exposed floorboards. Open-plan and step down to the dining area.
UPVC door with a double glazed panel and UPVC double glazed window to rear aspect. Radiator. Oak engineered flooring.
UPVC double glazed to front aspect. Radiator. Wall mounted cupboard. Original tiled flooring.
UPVC door with double glazed panel to side aspect. Radiator. Door to utility room. Terracotta tiled flooring.
UPVC door with double glazed panel and UPVC double glazed window to side aspect. Fitted in a range of oak fronted units to wall and base levels with granite worksurfaces over and an inset butler style sink with granite drainer. The main feature of the room is the Rayburn oven which also supplies the central heating system, and has two hotplates. Free-standing stove with a double oven. Space for fridge/freezer. Glass display unit. Tiled to splashback areas. Terracotta tiled flooring.
Plumbing for washing machine. Space for fridge. Shelving. Radiator. Terracotta tiled flooring. Door to cloakroom.
Obscure UPVC double glazed window to side aspect. White suite comprising low level w.c. and wash hand basin. Terracotta tiled flooring.
First Floor Landing
Door leading to eaves storage. Doors to all rooms.
UPVC double glazed window to front aspect overlooking the green. Built-in storage cupboard. Radiator. Access to loft. Part vaulted ceiling.
Dual aspect with a tall UPVC double glazed window to side aspect and UPVC double glazed window to front aspect. Radiator. Exposed floorboards. Wooden door giving access to bedroom three.
UPVC double glazed window to front aspect. Can be accessed via the landing as well as bedroom two which lends itself to a traditional bedroom or a nursery. Built-in wardrobe with storage units over. Radiator. Access to loft.
UPVC double glazed window to rear aspect. White suite comprising with Victorian style fitments and comprises a 'p' shape bath with a rain-fall and hand-held shower over, his and hers sinks with vanity units under and low level w.c. Cast iron radiator with towel rail. Doors to airing cupboard. Fully tiled to one wall and half tiled to the remainder. Ceramic tiled flooring.
Mainly paved with well stocked plants and shrubs. Enclosed to the front by a brick retaining wall and iron gate.
Wrap around garden offering a good degree of privacy. Mainly paved. Trees to include apple. Gated side access. Fully enclosed.
Single carport and driveway to the side offering off-road parking for up to three vehicles.
The White Cottage - A brief history
Overlooking The Green since 1848, The White Cottage has been at the heart of the village for a century and a half. Starting life as one of a row of 'railway' cottages, for a time, from the 1920s to the 1950s, it was the village shop, where a few in the village still remember buying sweeties as children. It was the birth home of the author of the published life of the village, Stoke Hammond Yesteryear where it was featured on the front cover. She was also a poet. In the 1970s, the village and the cottage was the home of a religious sect, with 'strange happenings' on The Green. Since then the cottage has seen many changes, alterations and extensions. The White Cottage has been the home of writers, musicians, artists, and above all, families. The house was extended to add a substantial bathroom upstairs, while the room that had been the 'shop' became a dining room and is now used as a study and art room with the beautiful, original tiled flooring. The kitchen was extended at the back and now has a multi-fuel Rayburn boiler and oven. The living room was also extended to provide ample space, with a wood-burning stove now at its heart, and more recently, large double-glazed sash windows that were specially-crafted and installed to maintain the character of the house.
The desirable village of Stoke Hammond is situated in the Aylesbury Vale district in north Buckinghamshire, approximately halfway between Milton Keynes and Leighton Buzzard.The Grand Union Canal is situated close by on the eastern side of the village, featuring lovely tow-path walks and only a short distance to the picturesque, canal-side Three Locks pub/restaurant.The village amenities include a convenience store, a pub, a Methodist chapel and the parish church of St. Luke. There is also a sports and social club which hosts various events and sports including cricket, football, darts and pool. For a greater range of facilities, the towns of Leighton Buzzard and Bletchley are only a short drive away, both offering a wealth of shops, pubs/restaurants, supermarkets and cafés. There are two day nurseries operating in the village. Two golf courses within easy reach and also Rushmere Country Park, with woodland walks, picnic area, visitors' centre and café. Milton Keynes is less than 10 miles away, with its famous shopping centre and a vast range of other facilities including a railway station, restaurants, theatre, cinemas, indoor ski centre and football stadium.There are a number of schools, both Primary and Secondary, within 5 miles of Stoke Hammond and the village is within the Aylesbury Grammar School catchment area. For those that commute, Stoke Hammond is within easy access of major roads, just a short distance from the A4146 and A5 and only a short drive from J13 of the M1 motorway with the nearest main-line railway stations located at Bletchley and Leighton Buzzard, both approximately 3 miles distance, with regular trains to London Euston.
Whilst we endeavour to make our sales particulars accurate and reliable, if there is any point which is of particular importance to you please contact the office and we will be pleased to verify the information for you. Do so, particularly if contemplating travelling some distance to view the property. The mention of any appliance and/or services to this property does not imply that they are in full and efficient working order, and their condition is unknown to us. Unless fixtures and fittings are specifically mentioned in these details, they are not included in the asking price. Some items may be available subject to negotiation with the Vendor.