Royal Oak Cottage is a charming and pretty period village house in standing in delightful private manicured gardens of about 1 acre.
The house is constructed of predominantly brick & flint elevations under a clay tiled roof and has been sympathetically extended and upgraded by the current owners who have created the perfect house for entertaining. Most of the principal reception rooms enjoying views over the gardens.
On the ground floor the entrance hall with York stone floor leads through to the magnificent dining hall, with double height ceiling, exposed timbers and large open brick fire. French doors lead out on to the terrace and gardens. There is a spacious ground floor guest bedroom suite with shower room. The main sitting room with further exposed timbers and open fire, leads in turn to the Garden room, constructed of green oak and again with access to the gardens. It has a wood burning stove and stone floor. The kitchen is well appointed with oil fired Aga, ample kitchen storage units. There is a breakfast area that leads through an old open timber partition to the Snug. There is also a formal dining room with open inglenook fire and a well-equipped utility room.
On the first floor the principal bedroom again overlooks the gardens and an en suite bathroom (that can also be accessed from the landing). There are 4 further bedrooms and a family bathroom.
Adjacent to the main house is the Annex with weatherboarded elevations under a clay tiled roof. There is a large open plan living/ bedroom with small kitchenette and shower room.
The property has a generous detached three car garage. There is ample parking outside the house or in an inner courtyard accessed via wrought iron gates on brick piers. The gardens are perhaps the main feature of the property, they have been beautifully laid out interspersed with many fine trees and flowering shrubs including some stunning azaleas, all flanking pristine lawns. There is an air source heated swimming pool. The whole of the gardens is extremely private but enjoys glimpses over Northend Common.
Northend is a popular, small and pretty village, tucked away high in the Chiltern Hills, between the towns of Henley and Watlington in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The hamlet is surrounded by beautiful wooded and open countryside. Local shops and amenities are available in Watlington, about 3 miles away. Henley-on-Thames and Marlow are also nearby - both popular and thriving market towns, they have a wider range of shops and amenities. More comprehensive shopping can be found in High Wycombe and Oxford whilst central London is easily accessible by road or rail, with stations at High Wycombe, Princes Risborough and Henley on Thames.
From Junction 5 of the M40 exit the motorway and go down the A40 in a north westerly direction (towards Lewknor) after about half a mile turn left on to the Christmas Common Road. Proceed over the M40 cutting and along the Chiltern escarpment as far as Christmas Common (about 3 miles). At Christmas Common, shortly before the Fox & Hounds public house turn left towards Northend. Keep on the lane into the village and round to the right past the pond. Proceed over the Common and at the far side turn right up a narrow lane passing the Village Hall on the left. Royal Oak Cottage will be found on the right after a short distance.
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Mains water, electricity. Private drainage. Oil fired central heating.
In accordance with the Property Misdescriptions Act, please note that none of the services has been tested.
Local Authority: Buckinghamshire Council, Council Offices, Queen Victoria Road, High Wycombe HP11 1BB
Phone: 01494 461000
Council Tax Band - H
Royal Oak Cottage E
Joint sole selling agents Private View Property and Robinson Sherston
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Nothing in these particulars shall be deemed to be a statement that the property is in good structural condition or that any services, appliances, equipment or facilities are in good working order. Measurements and distances referred to are given as a guide only whilst descriptions of the property are subjective and are used in good faith as an opinion and not as a statement of fact. Purchasers must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise on such matters prior to purchase.