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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Alscot Lane, Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire, HP27
Detached house
5 bed
3 bath
EPC rating: E*
2,594 sq ft / 241 sq m

Key information

Tenure: Freehold
Council tax: Band G
Broadband: Super-fast 37Mbps *
Mobile signal: 
EE O2 Three Vodafone
Water: Ask agent
Heating: Ask agent
Electricity: Ask agent
Sewerage: Ask agent
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Property description & features

  • Tenure: Freehold
  • Full of character and charm with a host of period features
  • Delightful and peaceful semi-rural location surrounded by countryside
  • So convenient for the M40 and train links to London
  • Beautifully landscaped and maintained gardens
  • Perfect family home with a superb detached games room
  • EPC Rating = E
Grade II listed house full of charm and character in an idyllic, picturesque setting.


Nestled in the heart of the Buckinghamshire countryside, Alscot Cottage is a beautiful Grade II listed house, thought to date back in parts to the 17th century with later additions, surrounded by countryside yet with easy access to London by road and rail. Located in a conservation area, this charming property occupies an idyllic position forming part of a hamlet of six properties.

Alscot Cottage is beautifully presented and overflowing with period charm. The characterful accommodation is arranged over two floors, offering an abundance of period features including a host of exposed timbers, iron latch doors, brickwork, fireplaces and flagstone flooring. On the ground floor the front door opens into the reception hall, full of character and giving access to a beautiful period staircase leading to the first floor. The sitting room and formal dining room on either side of the hall overlook the delightful gardens to the front, both enjoying handsome brick inglenook fireplaces with a wood burner in the sitting room. The kitchen/breakfast/family room forms the heart of the home and provides ideal family space The handmade Smallbone kitchen is well appointed, complemented by granite worktops and appliances including a large electric Aga. The breakfast area, with bespoke fitted cabinetry, leads into the family room creating an open, sociable layout. This lovely room, with bespoke cabinetry and a further staircase to the first floor is dual aspect onto the rear garden with French doors to the outside terrace. Just off the kitchen is a guest cloakroom and useful boot room, ideal for dogs and muddy boots and leads through to a quietly situated study and adjacent utility room.

The bedroom accommodation is arranged on the first floor and can be accessed from either of the two staircases. There are five bedrooms, four with fitted wardrobes and each of the rooms are wonderfully characterful with many of the windows framing views of the garden and surrounding countryside. The principal bedroom features a vaulted ceiling, creating a voluminous, double height space.

Alscot Cottage enjoys a quiet and picturesque setting, with the beautiful gardens surrounding the property. A gated gravelled driveway affords ample parking and leads to a triple bay barn garage with a large, vaulted games room above with a shower room and kitchenette. The gardens are a beautiful feature of the property. Both the front and back gardens are landscaped with well-stocked and beautifully tended flower beds, packed with colour and scent. There are large areas of lawn, bounded by post and rail fencing leading to a stream at the end of the garden. Of particular note are the vast selection of specimen trees which include Silver Birch, Fig, Jacob, Beech, Red Maple, Red Oak, Walnut, Hornbeam, Amelanchier and Yew to name a few, alongside an orchard of apples and pears. The garden benefits from several seating areas, with Yorkstone terraces to the front and rear together with a gravelled patio, giving ideal space for entertaining friends and family.


The property is well located to take full advantage of the beautiful Chilterns countryside which offers many opportunities for walking, riding and cycling. There are an array of pretty villages and inns in the area.

The popular market town of Princes Risborough is within a mile and provides excellent shopping, recreational and leisure facilities. There is a mainline train service to London Marylebone providing a fast and frequent service. The M40 motorway (J4 and J5) gives easy access to London and the M25 and M4 motorways.

The historic market town of Thame, about 6 miles away, has a good range of independent shops and amenities.

Buckinghamshire is renowned for its choice and standard of schooling, both state and private, as the county is one of the last to maintain the traditional grammar school system with schools in both High Wycombe and Aylesbury. Independent schools include The Griffin, The Beacon, The Gateway, Pipers Corner, Godstowe Preparatory and Wycombe Abbey.

Square Footage: 3,297 sq ft

Additional Info

Services: Water & electricity connected. Private drainage. Oil fired central heating. Please note none of the services have been tested.

Agents Note: The property has private drainage and it may not be compliant with the government regulations/registered with the appropriate body.

Photos taken in June 2023.

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