- An absolute ‘gem’ of a character period cottage located in a picturesque semi-rural setting
- Lovingly restored and updated to a very high standard including a recently replaced thatch
- Beautiful hand crafted kitchen with Aga and modern sanitary ware
- Breathtaking landscaped gardens totalling about 0.45 acres adjoining open views
- Includes a detached studio, double garage with store above and summerhouse
- Excellent communications to Thame, Aylesbury, Haddenham mainline railway station and the M40
Appletree Cottage is quite simply the quintessential ‘chocolate box’ cottage matched only in character by the stunning location tucked-away at the end of a private lane that adjoins open farmland with views towards the Chilterns. Dating back to c1650 the cottage has been lovingly restored and updated by the current owners and includes a beautiful kitchen/breakfast room fitted with a hand crafted ‘Cotteswood’ Shaker kitchen complete with walnut worktops and oil fired Aga, a family/dining room with multi-fuel stove, and an impressive 19’ square sitting room with inglenook fireplace. Ground floor accommodation continues with a useful study with built-in hand crafted furniture, a boot room and a utility room serving the kitchen. On the first floor the cottage includes beautiful vaulted bedrooms with exposed timbers which being mainly double aspect, are bright and airy with lovely views over the gardens and beyond. Unusually for a cottage of this period, there are two bathrooms and two shower rooms on the first floor including a stunning family bathroom complete with roll top bath. The grounds to Apple Tree Cottage are simply breathtaking. On entering through a five bar gate you are presented with a beautiful courtyard drive with well stocked borders and seating area which in turn provides access to a single garage with potential to convert into a self contained studio and detached double garage with store above. The beautifully landscaped rear garden backs onto paddock land and is principally laid to lawn with fully stocked flower and shrub borders, mature trees, an Indian sandstone terrace and a feature pond with a crazy paved seating area beyond. A row of fruit trees divides the formal garden from the side garden which has a wide range of soft fruit, a vegetable garden with raised plots, a further area of lawn and rose and lavender beds. There is also a wonderful array of outbuildings including a summerhouse, wooden chalet,a potting shed and a greenhouse.
Offering all the advantages of modern day living, Appletree Cottage retains a wealth of character including exposed beams, latch doors, bespoke built-in storage, beautiful open fireplaces, a recently replaced thatched roof, stunning gardens and even a well!