Stunning Grade II listed cottage which has been meticulously maintained and improved over the years. This picture-postcard cottage combines the character and charm of a period property with contemporary family living and versatile accommodation . It retains many period features including hook and latch doors, exposed beams and original working fireplaces. The 4 bedroom cottage has a good size, south facing garden, off street parking and is walking distance to the local pubs and shops, the river Thames, open countryside, the National Trust property at Cliveden and Bourne End station. It is also in the catchment area for local Grammar schools. There is a choice of 2 mainline stations, both serving London, (Beaconsfield or Maidenhead), which are just a few minutes drive away.
An electric wooden five-bar gates gives access to the gravel drive with off street parking. The front door opens into the oldest part of the house, the entrance lobby and the entrance hall.
The dual aspect dining area has a box bay window, and an original working fireplace for those cold wintry evenings. The second window outlooks on to a pretty courtyard garden. The contemporary kitchen/breakfast/dining room provides a modern twist featuring under floor heating and a comprehensive range of hi gloss base and matching eye level cabinets, complete with applicances. There is a matching island with breakfast bar and wine fridge. Bi-folding doors open to give a picturesque view over the rear patio and garden.
The sitting room leads to the garden/family room with doors to the rear garden and is a well proportioned room with a stunning working fireplace with brick surround and wooden mantle, part vaulted ceiling with exposed wooden beams and French doors open to the rear garden. A further door gives access to the courtyard garden, and pedestrian entrance via a wooden gate to the street.
The garden room opens into the office area with under stairs storage and two additional storage cupboards, one housing the Combi gas-fired Worcester boiler. There is access to the loft via drop-down ladder. There is a door from the office into bedroom 4, which has a box bay window and loft storage. This room could alternatively be used as a study or additional reception room. A second door from the sitting room gives access to the stairs leading up to the guest bedroom with loft with views over the rear garden and there is a contemporary en suite shower room with wc, wash hand basin and enclosed shower.
The main stairway from the entrance hall rises to the first floor landing with storage cupboard and further loft storage.
The master bedroom is a beautifully proportioned room with stunning views over the countryside beyond with a glimpse of Cliveden. Built-in wardrobes with a combination of hanging and shelving provide great storage. The balcony, accessed via French doors, has a beautiful frameless glass balustrade and stunning views of the rear garden and the countryside beyond.
Bedroom two is a light and bright double aspect room with a comprehensive range of built-in wardrobes.
The family bathroom has wc, wash hand basin, separate enclosed shower cubicle and clawfoot bath.
The lovely south facing garden is nicely secluded and has an area of paved patio for outdoor entertaining. The remainder of the garden is mainly laid to lawn with raised planted borders at the rear and with another small seating area. The garden also benefits from a garden shed, garden tap, outside sensor lighting and a secure wooden gate giving access to the front.
Directions: Sat Nav SL8 5ES
EPC rating: D