2 Bed Semi-Detached For Sale By Public Auction (unless previously sold)

Horseshoe Hill, Littleworth Common, Burnham - £550,000

  • Delightful Country Lane
  • Suitable for extension - subject to planning
  • Lovely walks nearby
  • Excellent for the commuter - trains/M40/M25/M4

FOR SALE BY PUBLIC AUCTION (unless previously sold) 

Delightful country lane setting

Ideal for the commuter - M40 (J2) just to the north and the M4 (J7) to the south.  Nearby train stations at Beaconsfield and Gerrard’s Cross to London (Marylebone) whilst Burnham and Taplow are on the Paddington line and will offer the Cross rail service in due course.

1 Horseshoe Hill, Littleworth Common, Burnham SL1 8QE

Extended on the ground floor and with potential to extend at first floor level (a similar style house in the lane has a two storey extension). Particularly good schooling – Buckinghamshire is one of the last counties to maintain a traditional grammar school system.

2 Bedrooms, shower room, landing, entrance hall, cloakroom, family room, kitchen, conservatory, principal reception room.  Central heating, good off-road parking. Lovely Garden with 45 ft average width x 115 ft thereby extending to 0.11 of an acre.

DESCRIPTION/LOCATION: A semi-detached house in an unspoiled setting with nearby footpaths and bridleways leading into woodland/countryside. Whilst the house is undoubtedly suitable for improvements, it also offers the potential for additional ground floor and a first-floor extensions. A nearby similar style property has a modest first floor extension which provides an extra bedroom and bathroom – undoubtedly the floor space could have been adapted to include 4 bedrooms and two bathrooms/shower rooms on the first floor. 

There are woodlands and fields to the rear whilst opposite is a very substantial house in significant grounds.  The location however sets apart this house from many others.  It enjoys a peaceful yet accessible location.  The M40 (Junction 2) is accessible just to the north (about 5 minutes) with the next exit to the east (Junction 1A) linking with the M25.  Just to the south, about 10 minutes’ drive is the M4 (Junction 7).  Nearby towns include Beaconsfield about 3 miles with train services to London (Marylebone) whilst just to the south Burnham and Taplow are on the Paddington line and will shortly also offer services on Cross rail.  Other nearby towns include Gerrard’s Cross and Marlow, with larger shopping centres including High Wycombe and Slough.  Westfields on the A40 is also readily accessible.

Buckinghamshire is one of the few counties to maintain a traditional grammar school system of which the Royal Grammar School in High Wycombe and Dr Challoners in Amersham are perhaps the most famous.  The nearby village of Burnham has its own grammar school.  There are a number of other local schools including Burnham Montessori, Dropmore Infant School, which is currently rated by Ofsted as Outstanding (07/06/19) and possibly the most renowned school being Caldicot Preparatory School for Boys.  For a complete selection of schools and their catchment areas, visit Buckinghamshire County Council’s website.  There are also a good range of independent schools.  For the golfer there are three local golf clubs and for walkers, many bridal paths and foot paths.



Bedroom 1 16’2 max x 10’2 wardrobes, radiator, steps leading to roof space – with hot water cylinder and header tank.

Bedroom 2 10’4 into wardrobes x 9’6 radiator, mirrored wardrobes along one wall.

Bathroom with shower cubicle, wash hand basin and low-level WC.


Ground floor

Entrance Hall with radiator

Cloakroom with wash hand basin, low level WC and radiator.

Family room 13’8 x 8’ leading to the kitchen and with door to the garden

Kitchen 15’8 x 8’ with oil fired Raeburn with two ovens and hot plates above, sink unit, adjoining worktops with cupboards and drawers below, good range of wall mounted cupboards, plumbing for dishwasher and washing machine, vent for tumble drier,

Front reception room 16’5 x 15’8 max with open tread staircase, radiator and log burning stove.

Dated Conservatory/Extension approached from the kitchen measuring about 12’9 x 8’ – currently used for storage and probably suitable for replacement.


There is adequate parking for several cars in the front garden and some additional parking on the road in front of the house.  The rear garden is an important feature.  It is well enclosed by fencing, some mature hedging and is mainly lawn.  There is alog cabinon a solid base – we are advised sufficiently solid to support a hot tub – adjoining is a garden shed.

Garage There is not a garage although there is the appearance of one!  The up and over doors lead to a hard standing beyond. 

Services: Mains, water and electricity are connected.  Private drainage system – requires emptying about once per annum based upon current occupation.  There is no gas or mains drainage in the immediate area.

Local Authority: Buckinghamshire County Council, Walton Avenue, Aylesbury HP20 1UY  www.buckscc.gov.uk and for planning South Bucks District Council Capswood, Oxford Road, Denham, UB9 4LH 01895 837210

Tenure: Freehold with vacant possession upon completion of the purchase.  EPC: F22

Viewing: We shall be pleased to show prospective purchasers around the property, please contact  Sarah Watson to book an appointment on 01189 790010 or w@martinpole.co.uk   

The Conditions of Sale: are included in the Legal and Information Pack available from the Auctioneers prior to the Auction Sale and online at www.martinpole.co.uk.  The Conditions of Sale will be attached to these Particulars to form part of the Contract.

*  Property Auctioneers are required by the ASA to explain to prospective buyers the definitions of Price Guide and Reserve. The Reserve is the minimum price set by the seller at which the auctioneer can sell the property. The reserve can be set and agreed at any point up to the start of the auction or indeed can be changed during the auction. The reserve can be lower than the guide price, the same as the guide price or up to 10% above the guide price.  In accordance with ASA guidelines the guide price can be changed at any time up to and including the day of the auction sale.  If the guide price is changed, we will endeavor to advertise the new guide price at the earliest opportunity.  A list of final guide prices will be published in the auction room immediately prior to the sale.  This may be the first opportunity to publish changes.


Identification of the Buyer

To accord with the Money Laundering Regulations 2003 and the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002; No later than the date of the auction when the Memorandum of Agreement of the sale and purchase is to be signed we are required to see and keep copies of documentary evidence of the Buyer's identity and address.  If you intend to bid please contact us for further information of the documents required to be produced (full details of which are also given in the Information Pack available for intending Buyers) or if you prefer to register beforehand.

Buyer’s Fee

A charge of £500 (plus VAT), payable only by the successful Buyer, will be due to the Auctioneers, Martin & Pole, upon signature of the Memorandum of Agreement of the sale and purchase.  An appropriate VAT receipted invoice will be issued immediately after the day of the auction sale

Signing the Memorandum, Payment of the Deposit and Buyer’s Fee

The Buyer(s) will be required to sign Memorandum of Agreement attached to these Particulars, to pay the Deposit and Buyer’s Fee immediately after the fall of the hammer.  Payment of the deposit will only be accepted if made by cheque or bankers draft drawn on the account of the named Buyer and drawn on a UK clearing bank.

Property Details

We have endeavoured diligently to ensure the details of this property are accurate. We have not tested the services, appliances or fittings (if any) referred to in the details.

We recommend that each of the statements is verified and the condition of the property and of the services, appliances and fittings (if any) is investigated by you or your advisers before you finalise your offer to purchase, bid for the property or enter into a contractual commitment.


The property is sold with all faults and defects whether of condition or otherwise and neither the Seller nor the Agents of the Seller are responsible for any faults or defects or for any statements contained in the Particulars of the property prepared by the Agents.

The Buyer hereby acknowledges that he has not entered into this Contract in reliance on any of the said statements and he has satisfied himself as to the correctness of each of the said statements by inspection or otherwise and that no warranty or representation has been made by the Seller or the said Agents in relation to or in connection with the property.


Martin & Pole Estate Agents

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0118 978 0777

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