Wharf House is a charming brick built Victorian house, dating back to about 1880. It stands by the Grand Union Canal in a lovely semi-rural plot of almost half an acre, just outside the thriving village of Bugbrooke. The house enjoys beautifully manicured gardens and a good length of offside canal bank with potential for a garden mooring. Alternatively, Bugbooke Marina is only a few steps away.
Double metal gates lead to an extensive block paved courtyard with parking for several vehicles, and a range of outbuildings arranged in a semicircle to the left, including four stables, an adjoining storeroom, an open fronted triple car port, and an additional car port ideal for a horse box. A wrought iron gate leads to a large front garden which is laid mainly to lawn with flower borders and a variety of mature trees and shrubs. This leads on to the entrance courtyard with its attractive raised beds.
The house is arranged over three floors and has numerous period features including character fireplaces, panelling, internal window shutters, and beamed ceilings. The front door leads into an entrance lobby with a downstairs cloakroom. The lobby leads through to the main hallway, from which a door opens to the rear garden. To the right is a magnificent dual aspect sitting room with a gas living flame fireplace, a bow window to the front and a further window to the rear. To the left is a second good sized sitting room with a log burning stove, and windows to the front and rear. This leads on to a good sized dining room with French doors to the front, and French doors opening into the fabulous conservatory with a part tiled roof and French doors opening out to the rear garden. The dining room is open plan to the spacious kitchen breakfast room which has a window to the front, and a glazed door to the conservatory. Off the kitchen is a good utility room to the front of the house with a window and a door into the front garden.
A staircase with an oak and glass balustrade rises from the hallway to a bright first floor landing with windows to the rear and a further staircase leading up to the second floor. To the right is a large master suite comprising a spacious bedrooom with a window to the rear, and two ensuites. One of these has a dressing room and a shower room, the other has a dressing room and a bathroom. Along the landing is bedroom three, a large double with a window to the front. Beyond the door to this room is a door which gives access to a second landing at a lower level. Here you will find bedroom two, which enjoys windows to the front and rear and benefits from a large separate dressing area. There is also a bathroom in this area which serves bedrooms two and three, and the upstairs bedrooms. On the second floor there are three bedrooms, all good sized doubles. Two are accessed via the main staircase from the first floor landing. One is accessed via the a secondary staircase from the lower first floor landing.
The rear garden is delightful, with a good sized paved terrace, steps leading up to a canalside lawn, several lovely seating areas, and a wide range of mature trees and shrubs. There is a timber deck at the water’s edge with wonderful views. It may well be possible to create a garden mooring, subject to CRT permission. The garden also benefits from a timber garden store, a greenhouse, and a private gate to ‘The Wharf’ public house next door.