This delightful period cottage was converted from a pair of farm cottages and an 1850s Methodist Chapel. Extended and improved over the years, Sedgmoor Cottage is now a charming family home, full of character. There are polished panelled walls, a secret cellar and a wonderfully quirky layout for flexible living with two staircases.
The front door opens into a spacious reception hall with stairs to the first floor and a door to the garage. The double size sitting room is spacious, with one wall of windows giving lovely views over the well-kept gardens and with a door to the terrace. Polished antique panelling lines the walls and there is a wood burning stove for winter nights. Set into the floor is a door leading to the cellar, perfect for wine or storage. There is a formal dining room and a large kitchen/breakfast room fitted with an array of wall and floor cabinets and a cream electric AGA cooker. There is a breakfast bar, a pantry and French windows to the York stone terrace and gardens. A door leads to the second staircase and up to the bedrooms. There is a main bedroom with dressing room, a further bedroom and shower room. There are three further double bedrooms, a small study and two further bathrooms. The property may benefit from some updating.
To the front of the cottage is a York Stone terrace with parking for 2-3 cars. There is a drive through garage with workshop and utility with wc, that leads to a rear courtyard. There is the oil tank, a tool shed, a log store, a car port and a stable used for storage. There is also a double shed in the far corner of the garden. Accessed from the kitchen is the fine York stone terrace edged with bushes and shrubs. Hedges surround the garden giving privacy and seclusion and there are some fine herbaceous borders filled with perennials for a lovely year round display. An old timber pergola is covered in scented climbing roses and mature apple and fruit trees provide shade from the summer sun. In all the garden extends to 0.33 acres.
Ibstone village sits high in the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, edged by bluebell woods. It is home to just 200 residents but there is a great sense of community and a thriving cricket club who play on the green just down from Sedgmoor Cottage. The origins of the village can be traced back to the 8th century and the name derives from Ibba’s Stones, later recorded in the Doomsday book as Hibestanes. There has been a parish church here for over a thousand years. There is a popular Primary School and a 300 year old pub, The Chilterns Fox. Trains to London. Marylebone are from High Wycombe station (6.5 miles) and access to the M40 (J5) just 2 miles away. Being in Buckinghamshire, residents of Ibstone are eligible for the superb Grammar School system, rated by many as being the equivalent (or better) than many private schools.
Mains water and electricity connected. Oil fired central heating. Private drainage. Buckinghamshire Council, Tax Band G.