3 Bedroom Semi-Detached House (Now Sold)
Cullyn Road, High Wycombe, HP12 4PN
- good size family home
- Three bedrooms
- Garage with up and over door.
- Private rear & side gardens - 'raised raised flowerbed' rear area & lawn
- Hedging round garden maintains privacy so not overlooked
- Patio doors extend to all end wall of living room - excellent view onto garden
- Warm air ducted gas central heating - economical and fast.
- Short drive to M40
- Mainline train station 30m to London, Marylebone
- Walking distance to Ofsted 'outstanding' Chepping View primary school
- close to three top Grammar schools and secondary schools (<3miles)
- 10 minute’s walk to Tesco Express; GP, hairdresser, dentist, pharmacy.
- Short drive (or easy walk) to Asda, John Lewis & NEXT superstores
- Close to sporting facilities - badminton centre, synthetic sports pitch centre
- Short drive to leisure centre (new one under construction)
- Set in no-traffic, lawned amenity area with mature trees - safe children's play
- Near to woods and fields for dog walking
- Close to open country and within the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
DETAILS OF ACCOMMODATION (dimensions approximate)
Timber front door with stained glass window pane & mortise deadlock.
Entrance Hallway with laminate flooring, full height cupboard used as drying room, another cupboard houses warm air central heating and hot water boilers; stairs rising to first floor.
Two piece suite comprising low level WC, wash hand basin with hot and cold taps with tiled splash back.
Kitchen (9' x 8')
Range of eye and base level units with contoured edge work surface, single drainer sink unit, space for washing machine & dish washer, space for fridge/freezer, tiled walls, & front aspect window.
Living Room (15' x 11')
Light wood laminate flooring, power points, Virgin cable internet point, TV point, sliding patio doors (comprising entire end wall of room) with two security locks. Central heating wall thermostat.
Dining Room (10' x 9')
Full length opening window onto garden, power points, heating vent, Sky TV point, hatch to kitchen (temporarily closed up).
First Floor Landing
Walk in storage cupboard at top of stairs, access to loft, power points, airing cupboard with hot water tank.
Bedroom 1 (14' (to face of wardrobe) x 9')
Large opening window, heating vent, power points.
Bedroom 2 (11' 5 x 8' 9)
Opening window, power points, heating vent, built-in wardrobe.
Bedroom 3 (8' 4 x 6' 3)
Opening window, power points, built-in wardrobe.
Three piece suite comprising panel enclosed bath, low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin, part-tiled walls, opening window, power shower over bath from hot water cistern, wall-mounted electric heater.
There are gardens extending to the front and side of the property with lawn areas paved patio area and a raised bed for flower planting + lawn. Wood-built shed with power and light. Garden edged by wooden fence & privacy hedging.
Situated in a nearby block with up and over door, ground-secured padlock.
DETAILED DESCRIPTION BY OWNER - a personal view
We have lived in this house for over 10 years where our two children grew up and flourished. The house is very practical and adaptable to family life, we have found, and have been very happy here. Now we are on our own and about to retire, it is too big for us and we are looking to move further north and with easier visiting distance to our daughter.
Firstly, the local area. For all the years we have lived here, we have found the area trouble-free and safe. The road is a cul-de-sac so no through traffic and we are surrounded by extensive public lawned areas which are blocked from encroachment by cars. This makes a lovely area for children to play and ride their bikes and there is a fenced off playground area close by. For older children there is a playing field accessible through the underpass with a skateboard park. At night there are numerous lamp posts illuminating the area really well (and resulting in bird song at all hours) so walking outside at night is safe. Having said this, there is no nuisance from children or young people, and there are retirement bungalows opposite which make for a nice mix of residents. We found it a great luxury to be able to take a very short walk (or cycle) past the Community Centre to get to a good selection of local food shops as well as a GP practice, dentist, hairdresser, florist, Post Office (inside Tesco Express) and bank (Barclays). There is also an excellent Indian restaurant, fish and chip shop and café. In the other direction (a little bit further to walk, but take the car if a major shop) is a large Asda with petrol station, on-site McDonalds & good car valeting in the car park (& TGI Fridays). John Lewis is next door to them and on their other side, next to the Empire Cinema and Frankie & Benny’s restaurant is a brand new NEXT superstore with furnishing and clothes.
High Wycombe has a good shopping centre, good sports facilities (indoor tennis centre and synthetic sports pitch are round the corner to the house) the badminton centre is near the NEXT store and a short distance away is the main leisure centre for the town with swimming pools, running tracks, gym etc.
Buckinghamshire still operates Grammar Schools and there are several excellent one for girls or boys all within 3 miles. There are also many excellent secondary and primary schools in the area accessible via numerous bus routes. The house is within easy walking distance to Chepping View Primary school which is classed as outstanding by Ofsted.
Transport links are very important and our house is positioned very usefully near to junction 4 of the M40 which gives quick and easy access to M40, M25 & M4, therefore easily commutable into central London. But it is also a semi-rural area, being right in the middle of the Chiltern Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Jobwise it is easily commutable to Reading and the M4 corridor as well as NW London, Oxford or Milton Keynes.
To be brutally honest, although we kept up maintenance, we are not into house improvements or interior design, so there are aspects that could be usefully improved, modernised and tailored to the owner’s preferences. However, it is perfectly liveable as it is. Everything works – the warm air heating may not be to everyone’s taste, but we have found it efficient and quick to heat up. These cluster houses are designed to be insulated to changes in temperature as they are bound on two sides and we have found it mostly to be warm in winter and cool in summer. (Has cavity wall insulation).
The house has good cupboard space and very useful walk – in cupboards on both floors. We have put a dehumidifier in the downstairs one with a clothes hanger to act as a drying cupboard – and it takes a full load of washing to dryness overnight, at little cost. There is also a large area under the stairs which we use for coats and shoes and other items that is very useful.
The living room has the Virgin cable socket and a Sky satellite connector is in the dining room. We use the cable for cost-effective broadband, TV and land-line, but the satellite dish is also working if a contract was to be set up.
With both of us working full-time, and with a family, gardening did not come high up the priority but we have done our best to keep things tidy and plants grow well in the garden. We do have a magnificent magnolia which blossoms early Spring. One thing we do not have (which would be useful) is an outside tap, but we do have a water butt collecting rain water from the guttering.
The kitchen is compact and I have found it perfect for one or two people to cook without having to walk too far nor crash into each other. We have plumbing for the washing machine and dishwasher. The cooker is electric but there is a gas supply to the house for the central heating.
The dining room has a hatch to the kitchen but we have put temporary boarding over it as we use the room sometimes as a guest bedroom with sofa bed, to give more privacy.
The bathroom has a wall heater for top-up heating and over the bath a power shower fed from the hot water tank in the airing cupboard behind.
The single garage is roomy and we have it full of motor bikes, bicycles, windsurfers, tools, etc. It has a skylight in the roof to let more light in.
The shed in the garden is a mini-workshop with power and electricity for repair jobs etc.
Overall the house is well and solidly built with very little heard from the neighbours (even when doing DIY) . The loft is not big but useful to store little used items like suitcases. It is insulated but not boarded. The property coud be extended subject to planning permission.
High Wycombe town has excellent shopping in Eden shopping centre. Bucks New University is in the town centre and nearby the Swan Theatre, the library and many shops and restaurants. There is a solid industrial base such as large pharmaceutical companies like Johnson & Johnson, based nearby the house and many opportunities for jobs and activities.
For questions or viewings, please contact us by email through the Visum website or phone number. (Don't worry about their strange number, it is not a premium rate just a normal landline rate that can be transferred by the company for different people to answer). Viewings can be arranged most days/times by the owner.
NB. We are aware the house will benefit from improvements such as double glazing, and the warm air heater is old and will need replacing at some point (although still works well). The bathroom and kitchen have also not been modernised but we have decided to sell the house as it is to allow new owners to incorporate their own preferences, and the price reflects this.
WE HAVE HAD TO RE-ADVERTISE OUR HOUSE AS AT THE LAST MINUTE OUR PURCHASER'S PROPERTY SALE STALLED AS A RESULT OF A TITLE DEED PROBLEM. THEREFORE WE ARE PARTICULARLY INTERESTED IN ANYONE ABLE TO PROGRESS QUICKLY, EITHER BECAUSE THEY ARE FIRST TIME BUYERS OR ALREADY HAVE AN UPWARD CHAIN IN PLACE. Consideration will be given in this case as we are DESPERATE not to lose the house we are trying to buy.
Disclaimers - SERVICES: All mains are connected. The services, systems and appliances listed in this specification were working at the date of posting, but have not been tested and no guarantee as to their operating ability or their efficiency can be given. TENURE: Freehold - with vacant possession on completion. It is recommended that purchasers satisfy themselves as to the tenure of this property by consulting a legal representative such as a solicitor appointed in their purchase. MEASUREMENTS: All measurements and plans are included as an approximate guide only.