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5 bedroom equestrian facility for sale
Taplow, Berkshire SL6 0BG
- 5 bedroom house
- Detached 1 bedroom annexe
- Detached home office
- Landscaped gardens with pool
Harefield occupies an enviable position on the banks of the River Thames, at the end of a highly regarded private road and a short distance by boat from the picturesque village of Bray, with its renowned Michelin starred restaurants, The Fat Duck and Waterside Inn. Nearby Maidenhead town centre offers a comprehensive range of shopping and leisure facilities whilst further extensive amenities may be found in the riverside towns of Windsor, Marlow and Henley-on-Thames. Rail services to London (Paddington) are available from Maidenhead and Taplow (about 20 minutes) and road connections are excellent with the M4, available via junction 7 which offers links with the M25, Heathrow, Central London and the West Country. The M40 may be reached via the Marlow-By-Pass A404, accessed at Maidenhead Thicket.
The region is well served for sporting facilities including the David Lloyd Centre and Magnet Leisure Centre in Maidenhead; tennis at Maidenhead, Bisham and Windsor; golf at Maidenhead, Temple, Marlow, Harleyford and Henley golf clubs; horse racing at Windsor, Ascot and Newbury; polo at Smith's Lawn and The Royal Berkshire Polo Club at Winkfield; rowing at Maidenhead Rowing Club (in River Road itself) and Dorney Lake (hosting various 2012 Olympic rowing events); boating from just outside the property and at nearby Henley, home to the renowned Henley Regatta.
There is a wealth of good local schools including Sir William Borlase Grammar, Burnham Grammar, St. Nicholas C of E primary school, Reading Boys and Kendrick Girls, St. Piran's, Claires Court and The Abbey Girls' School, Reading in the private sector.
Harefield is a fine Edwardian residence offering a rare opportunity for those seeking a riverside home of immense character and charm, coupled with the benefit of equestrian facilities comprising paddocks and stabling. The house offers elegant and generously proportioned rooms with high ceilings, as one would expect in a property of this style, and is equally suited to both family living and formal entertaining.
The ground floor accommodation comprises a spacious and welcoming reception hall, a drawing room and a sitting room, both of which enjoy direct access to a large sun terrace, a dining room, cloakroom and kitchen/breakfast room, also opening onto the terrace. The kitchen, which is fitted with a comprehensive range of units, Corian worksurfaces, integral appliances and an Aga, adjoins a well-designed utility area comprising a utility room, a boot room and a good size refrigerated larder/cold store. To the first floor there is a luxurious master suite which has a superb en-suite bath and shower room, four further bedrooms and a family bathroom.
DETACHED ANNEXE/POOL HOUSE
Situated beside the pool and comprising a bed/sitting room, a kitchen, shower room and sauna.
DETACHED HOME OFFICE
A detached building with power and lighting.
36'2 x 21'9 - to accommodate up to four cars and accessed from the side of the property.
Situated beyond the secluded gardens is a stable block comprising two stables, a tack room, feed store and storage area. This area provides access to the paddocks and benefits from independent access along the side of the property.
GARDENS AND GROUNDS
The pretty and meticulously maintained gardens provide an idyllic setting for the house and a large south-facing sun terrace provides superb 'al fresco' dining/relaxation space and takes full advantage of the pleasing outlook and total privacy, rare for a riverside property. Situated at the rear of the gardens is the heated swimming pool and annexe/pool house. There are wonderful views from the gardens, across open fields, towards Bray Church.
Harefield enjoys 180 ft. of direct river frontage with private mooring. The delightful riverside garden features a charming pavilion with a decked terrace and offers shelter and cooking facilities.
N.B. The current owners have been granted planning permission to extend the property by 55 sq. m and there is potential for an additional 83 sq. m.
Planning Application No: 10/01113/FUL - 20/07/2010 - Part single storey / part two storey side extension incorporating roof terrace. First floor rear extension.
This planning permission and further details may be viewed on theSouth Bucks District Council's web site: www.southbucks.gov.uk
(Photographs were taken during Summer 2010)
Reception hall, sitting room, dining room, drawing room, kitchen/breakfast room, cold store, utility room, boot room, cloakroom, master suite of bedroom, dressing room and bathroom, 4 further
bedrooms, family bathroom.
Landscaped gardens and grounds, sun terraces, private river garden with 180 ft. river frontage and pavilion, garaging.
Detached annexe/pool house comprising: bed/sitting room, kitchen, shower room and sauna.
Detached home office
2 loose boxes, tack room, feed store and store area, paddocks
in all, about 3 acres (1.2 hectares)
Heading in a westerly direction, leave the M4 motorway at junction 7 and turn left onto the A4 (Bath Road) proceeding for approximately 2 miles towards Maidenhead. Immediately before passing over Maidenhead Bridge, turn left into River Road and continue, passing into the gated private road section and under the Brunel Bridge. Harefield will be found at the end of the road behind its own electric gate.