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Preston Bissett 5 bedroom House



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Key Features

  • Georgian Property
  • Former Farm House
  • Four Reception Rooms
  • Rural Location
  • Set In Approx. One Acre Grounds
  • Outbuildings with Potential
  • Countryside Views
  • Parking for Several Vehicles


A substantial Georgian Farmhouse in an exceptional rural location with far reaching views over farmland. The accommodation comprises: Entrance hall, drawing room, study, dining room, Farmhouse kitchen/breakfast room, utility/bootroom, down stairs toilet, family room, cellarage, first floor landing, master bedroom with ensuite, four further bedrooms, store and family bathroom. To the outside, tank room, detached brick built garden store, wood store, well stocked gardens of approx. one acre and off road parking for several vehicles.


Cowley lodge dates back to the 19th Century and is built of mellow brickwork under a slated roof. It is situated at the end of a long driveway and stands in tree studded grounds of approx. one acre. The accommodation is full of character and has been updated in recent years. there is a galleried entrance hall with original ornate tiled floor. The sitting room is double aspect and has a beamed inglenook fireplace, the formal dining room has a cast iron fireplace with tiled slips, alcoves and a dado rail. At the end of the house is the family room. The hub of the house is undoubtedly the Farmhouse kitchen which of course has an AGA and plenty of room for living and dining. Beyond is a utility room/boot room and cloakroom, steps lead down to a substantial cellar. On the first floor are five bedrooms, one of which has an ensuite bathroom and a separate family bathroom. All the windows and doors have been replaced with double glazed units. To the right of the house is a lean to brick store. The outbuildings are brick built and offer scope for further development subject to the usual planning consents. There is ample parking for several vehicles at the rear of the property.


Door to;

Entrance Hall

Ornate tiled floor, dado rail, radiator, stairs rising to first floor.

Drawing Room
16' 5'' x 14' 4'' (5.01m x 4.36m)
Inglenook fireplace with beam over, cupboard with shelving, two radiators.

16' 6'' x 9' 2'' (5.02m x 2.80m)
Wooden flooring, radiator.

Dining Room
16' 7'' x 16' 1'' (5.06m x 4.90m)
Two arched alcoves, dado rail, fireplace with cast iron surround and tiled slips, bay window, radiator.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room
20' 5'' x 17' 2'' (6.22m x 5.23m)
A range of base and eye level units, AGA range, tiled floor, wall units, ceiling beams, radiator.

12' 6'' x 12' 6'' (3.82m x 3.80m)
Oil fired boiler, sink with mixer tap and base units.


Low level wc, wash hand basin.

Family Room
22' 2'' x 16' 2'' (6.75m x 4.94m)
Two radiators.

16' 6'' x 15' 0'' (5.04m x 4.56m)

First Floor Landing

Fitted bookcase, two radiators.


Wash hand absin and low level wc.

Master Bedroom
18' 1'' x 10' 10'' (5.51m x 3.31m)
Built in wardrobes, cupboard with shelving, book case, radiator.


Paneled bath, vanity unit with sink and drawers, low level wc, heated towel rail.

Bedroom Two
17' 1'' x 10' 11'' (5.20m x 3.32m)
Ceiling beam, radiator, fitted wardrobe.

Bedroom Three
14' 6'' x 12' 10'' (4.42m x 3.90m)
Built in wardrobe, ceiling beam, radiator.

Bedroom Four
13' 6'' x 12' 8'' (4.12m x 3.86m)
Fitted wardrobe, ceiling beam, radiator.

Bedroom Five
16' 1'' x 12' 8'' (4.90m x 3.87m)
Cupboard with wash hand basin, built in cupboard, radiator.

Family Bathroom

Roll top paneled bath with chrome mixer taps, double width shower with large chrome shower head, vanity unit with low level wc.


A hand gate and path lead to the front door passing through lavender beds and roses, there is an imposing cedar of Lebanon tree. Croquet lawn with hedge surround, extensive lawns with sheltering hedgerow.

Tank Room
13' 10'' x 8' 10'' (4.22m x 2.68m)

Detached Garden Barn
28' 10'' x 13' 9'' (8.80m x 4.20m)
Brick built and pan tiled roof construction.

Wood Store
16' 9'' x 11' 7'' (5.10m x 3.53m)
Brick construction and attached to the main house.

Please Note

Mains water (Metered supply) Mains electricity Drainage to septic tank Oil fired central heating Oil fired AGA


The house is set back from the road which serves Preston Bissett and Calvert/Twyford. Buckingham is approx. five miles away with a comprehensive range of shopping facilities. The property is in catchment for the Grammar school in Buckingham, independent schools nearby include Akeley Wood, Beachborough and Stowe School. Oxford is approx. 20 miles away and Milton Keynes is approx. 18 miles away, Bicester North Railway station is approx. 9 miles with a service to London Marleybone approx. 50 minutes.


From Buckingham, follow the sign to the village of Gawcott. On reaching the village, turn left and proceed in the direction of Calvert and Twyford. Ignore the right hand turn signposted to Preston Bissett and continue towards Twyford. The driveway to Cowley Lodge is to be found on the right hand side. The drive to the property is accessed via the left hand gate. The property is approx. 200 yards before the industrial office complex of Three Bridge Mill.

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