Almost 400 years have passed since the English Civil War saw Hillesden as the central point for the conflict between the ‘Roundheads’ and the ‘Cavaliers’.
But for history buffs, the medieval church near Aylesbury remains – along with Parliamentary bullet holes in its door.
Nowadays the hamlet is a sought-after location attracting an abundance of buyers for it bucolic views.
‘And what cracking countryside views they are!’, says Richard Worrall, auctioneer at Network Auctions, who’s been instructed to sell 4 Orchard Cottage, a two-bedroom Victorian property guided at £275,000-£300,000 on 27th May.
‘We love this type of lot. The property requires the full works in terms of modernisation, but it sits on a large plot and oozes charm.’
‘Unusually for this type of property it also benefits from a garage, three brick-built sheds and off street car parking, but it’s the views from the rear that we believe will steal people’s hearts. These are the sort of countryside scenes that haven’t changed since the Civil War!’