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97 Bicester Road, Long Crendon, Ayl, Buckinghamshire, ENG - Property For Sale
A charming Grade II listed 16th Century property offering spacious accommodation and splendid south west facing gardens with far reaching rural views. In all 0.85 acres.The Old Crown is situated towards the outskirts of the village behind a high wall, approached via double paneled wooden gates.Long Crendon is a popular village close to the Buckinghamshire/Oxfordshire border, with a high percentage of attractive period properties. There are a selection of shops catering for daily needs, including a Post Office, butcher and greengrocer, newsagent and hairdresser, and a number of public houses and restaurants. Within the village are dentist and doctor’s surgeries, a public library, tennis club, village hall and recreation ground, period church and church hall and a Roman Catholic church.Long Crendon has a first/middle school, which is within walking distance. It serves as a feeder school to the well regarded Lord Williams comprehensive school in Thame, as well as falling within the catchment area for the Grammar schools in Aylesbury. Ashfold Preparatory School for boys and girls is in the nearby village of Dorton, whilst the stop for the coach that serves several of the private schools in Oxford is within a short walk of the property. The attractive market town of Thame is within two miles and has an extensive range of restaurants, shops and amenities, including a weekly market, monthly farmers market, Waitrose and a well-equipped leisure centre. The station at Haddenham & Thame Parkway is within four miles, serving London Marylebone (45 minutes). The M40 can be accessed at junctions 7 & 8.DescriptionIncluded within the brochure is a set of floor plans detailing the layout of the accommodation. The Old Crown is a substantial thatched property thought to date back to the 16th or early 17th century. As its name implies, it was once a public house but it has been in private ownership for many years. The property has unusually high ceilings considering its age (although some doorways are low) and retains many period features including exposed beams and timbers, some stone mullioned windows, an inglenook fireplace, salt cupboard and decorative plasterwork. The accommodation includes a spacious reception hall, a splendid triple aspect formal drawing room with a vaulted ceiling and open fire, a cosy dining/family room with an inglenook fireplace, large rear hall/utility room with a door and stairs leading to a useful dry cellar and a kitchen breakfast room with a two oven Aga, a range of painted wooden kitchen cabinets and ample space for a table and chairs.The upstairs accommodation is accessed via two separate staircases, with the master bedroom suite being situated in the wing above the kitchen and utility room. (A low-level door provides access to the second landing, but it is of severely restricted head height) There are two double bedrooms situated off the second landing, as well as a family bathroom.OutsideThe property is approached via a pair of paneled wooden gates leading to an extensive driveway with parking for several vehicles and access to the detached double garage. A detached outbuilding provides two ground floor store rooms with a storage loft above. The gardens are a particular feature of the property, surrounding the house on three sides and representative of the best of the English country garden style, with different “areas” including a level lawn with herbaceous border, paved herb garden, productive kitchen and cutting garden, mature fruit trees, rose covered pergola, paved “morning” terrace, a pond and various seating points to take advantage of the varied vistas. The gardens slope away from the house to the south west, with far reaching rural views. The heated and covered pool and adjacent summerhouse are situated below the kitchen garden, out of view of the house.

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