The Beehive is situated within the beautiful and historical Buckinghamshire village of Haddenham only 6 miles, outside of Aylesbury and just 3 miles from the market town of Thame. The property is situated within the conservation area of the village with a pleasant duck pond close by. There are a comprehensive range of amenities in the village with restaurants, public houses, a parade of shops and a popular coffee shop. The nearby market town of Thame offers a good selection of shops ranging from supermarkets to specialist shops and boutiques, as well as a good selection of restaurants, pubs and cafés. For schooling, three reputable primary schools are located in the village with a regular bus service provided for all three Aylesbury Grammar Schools. The commuter is also well catered for with a railway station in the village providing regular direct line services to London Marylebone (from 38 mins) or Birmingham. For motorists, the M40 (J6 & 7) is nearby. A regular bus service through the village goes to Aylesbury, Thame and Oxford.
The Beehive, formerly an inn, offers a wealth of character and charm throughout. The Grade II Listed home dates back to 1750. The original main structure, built from stone plinth and brick offers modern day living, yet still retaining many period features such as exposed timbers and exposed floor tiling which only add to the charm and character of this delightful property.
On entering 23 Churchway, the welcoming family/living room in located on the right, featuring an ingle nook fireplace with a Faure Revin French multifuel burning stove.
Within the entrance hall, you have access to the cellar, providing additional storage area.
To the left of the entrance hall, is a generously sized dining room, with bay window, fireplace, and exposed beams. The kitchen offers a range of fitted storage units with granite worktops. The kitchen is particularly special, as it comprises of two cookers, Lacanche and Rayburn cooker. Tucked away in the inglenook fireplace is the original bread oven.
The rest of the downstairs accommodation comprises of a larder, utility (which would have been the entrance to an old stable), shower room and a vaulted family room.
The upstairs is split into two wings. To the right, you have the master bedroom, with working fireplace. Off the corridor you have a family bathroom, with roll top bath, and a second staircase leading to the second bedroom and dressing room / home office.
Up the staircase to the left, you have an addition two bedrooms, both of a good size, with beautiful exposed beams.
In 1910 Mr Wilsons Beehive shop – the old fashioned woven Beehive hanging from the eaves, sold everything from medicines and food to clothes and boots. The annex was later converted in 2015 by the current owners to provide additional accommodation. The front door opens into the living room, with wonderful light exposed elm beams with oak flooring throughout. The downstairs accommodation comprises of a front lounge, shower room, access to cellar, but where the family spend most of their time, the kitchen/family room with French doors leading out into the garden.
The upstairs accommodation comprises of two double bedrooms, with lots of light and light exposed beams. The family bathroom benefits from a wonderful roll top bath, with Fired Earth stone basin. The bathroom also comes with a handsome grinder in its original setting, which makes a wonderful feature.
Grounds and Gardens
The property is positioned on the historical Churchway with plenty of road parking and a single garage big enough for one car. The garden is mainly laid to lawn with mature borders and fruit trees. There is a central patio area ideal for outdoor dining during the summer months. In addition there is a delightful courtyard garden positioned to the side of the house which allows access to the rear of the garage.
Within the garden you have a workshop/home office, subject to planning, offering potential conversion. There is an old well which can be utilised for garden irrigation.
Character Property For SaleThe Beehive, 23 & 23a Churchway, Haddenham, Aylesbury
Guide price £1,950,000
Positioned in the conservation area of the picturesque village of Haddenham, a beautiful four-bedroom family home, additional two bed annexe, with stunning gardens and garage.
- Four double bedrooms in the main house
- Additional two-bedroom annexe
- Sitting room with inglenook fireplace
- Faure Revin French multifuel burning stove
- Vaulted reception room
- Period features throughout
- Workshop offering potential conversion (SSTP)
- Utility and cellars
- Large enclosed private garden
- Garage within original coaching inn entrance