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Guide Price £617,500 - Sold

  • Exciting project
  • Living room
  • Kitchen
  • Three bedrooms
  • Rear garden
  • In need of total refurbishment
  • Dining room
  • Further reception room
  • Bathroom
  • Parking to rear

A rare opportunity to purchase this three bedroom cottage, in need of complete refurbishment, offering immense potential throughout and situated in the heart of the historic old town.

Accommodation currently comprises entrance hall, spacious living room with open fire, dining room, kitchen and a further room which was recently used as a barber's shop, with an open fire and a cloakroom. The second floor has three double bedrooms and a very large bathroom.

To the rear, there is garden and parking for two vehicles.

This is a wonderful project in a superb location.


The property was built in the 17th Century. It has oak beams throughout, which were originally old ship's timbers and one large open fireplace.

A census in 1851 records Mr Henry Redrup as a barber. In 1863 Mr M Redrup he was a hairdresser and grocer. Whielden Street was then known as Union Street. In 1907 Mr Thomas W Ayres was hairdresser and Deputy Registrar of Marriages in Union Street.

On 13th March 1914, Mr Ayres agreed to rent this cottage, shop and premises from William W Tyrwhitt Drake, Esquire of Shardeloes, Amersham. From 25th March 1914 a quarterly rent of £3.14s.9d. was paid.

On 11th March 1926 for £365, Mr Ayres purchased the property and out buildings from Edward Tyrwhitt Drake, Esquire of Shardeloes, and continued to work and live there with his family.

The present owner, Mr Michael Harris, has been a hairdresser at these premises since 20th February 1957.


There is a good reason why Old Amersham is such a desirable location - for couples, families, businesses, TV and film companies.

An ancient market town, it is one of the few to hold an annual Charter Fair (each September) instated in the 13th century; it is the location for scenes in Four Weddings and a Funeral, episodes of Midsomer Murders and more recently Celebrity Masterchef; there are meeting and eating places to satisfy all tastes and educational facilities which are second to none in the country.

The location, which borders a rural landscape, also has a cosmopolitan feel that is enhanced by the boutique shops, independent retailers and coffee shops. A wider range of shopping and eating is in larger nearby towns such as Aylesbury, Watford and HighWycombe, all within a 35 minute drive from Old Amersham.

Essential links to London by road and rail are convenient and close by. Amersham Station is under a mile away and runs regular trains to London Marylebone on the Chiltern line or the Metropolitan line into Baker Street which takes just 35 minutes).

The M40 and M25 are within ten minutes' drive from the property giving easy access to all other areas whether travelling in or further out.

Not to be underestimated are the delights of the local area. Open farms, museums, fetes, carnivals and farmers' markets make this thoroughly country but with a feel of being on the edge of the city.

Please note we have not tested any apparatus, fixtures, fittings, or services. Interested parties must undertake their own investigation into the working order of these items. All measurements are approximate and photographs provided for guidance only.

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