- A charming bedroom period home with a separate self-contained annexe
- 2 acre Paddock, stables and private woodland
- Brick and flint construction
- Luxuriously appointed south facing apartment with terrace and courtyard
- Hand built kitchen with AGA
- Easy access to bridleways and off-road hacking
Once a stonecutter’s cottage and then part of Denner Hill Farm, Rickyard Cottage was built around 200 years’ ago in typical Chiltern style and is constructed with brick and flint collected from the surrounding fields. It was extended in about 1900 to house a copper to wash the farmhouse laundry and again in 1971 to add a kitchen, large double bedroom, stairs and landing.
The barn (once housing cart horses) was rebuilt in 2006 by local craftsmen using traditional materials to provide a useful home office plus luxuriously appointed south facing apartment with its own terrace and courtyard garden. There may be scope (STPP) to combine the two to make a larger annexe if required.
The property has been further improved and updated in the past 3 years by the current owners, with a new heating and water system, a beautiful, hand built Woodcrafts of Oxford kitchen, the installation of a five oven dual-control electric AGA in midnight blue, and engineered oak flooring.
The house has stunning countryside views from almost every window and enclosed mature gardens on all sides, of almost 1 acre, with fruit trees along the boundary and in the small orchard, a greenhouse, two sheds, a garden office and a stone terrace leading from the south facing sitting room. There is a large, newly constructed stable block. A driveway leads to the house and to the 2 acre paddock; a small wood lies beyond the paddock. In all, the plot comes to just over 3 acres. The locality offers easy access to many miles of picturesque bridleways and off-road hacking.