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2 bedroom flat for sale

Taplow, Burnham

Guide Price £400,000

Property Description

Key features

  • SPLIT LEVEL APARTMENT
  • TWO BEDROOMS
  • TWO BATHROOMS
  • PRIVATE TERRACE
  • GARAGE AND SECURE PARKING
  • SHARED USE OF OUTDOOR POOL, GYM AND TENNIS COURT
  • COMMUNAL GARDENS OF APPROXIMATELY 17 ACRES (STMS)
  • FULL-TIME ESTATES MANAGER

Full description

Tenure: Leasehold

The Story

Simon and Kathryn could throw open the French windows in their bedroom and step out into a courtyard, where the relaxing sound of the fountain offers a summery backdrop to breakfast.
"We have the only apartment that has the added luxury of being able to walk straight out into the beautiful courtyard," Simon said.
"That was a massive attraction when I first saw the apartment 16 years ago. And it's amazing how therapeutic that fountain can be!"
The split-level two bedroom apartment is part of Nashdom Abbey, developed from a sumptuous estate, designed for a Russian prince by Arts & Crafts architect Edwin Lutyens.
"It's a very grand, yet quite unusual place because of the way it was designed. It has lots of character and our apartment reflects that with it being across different levels," he explained.

MAKING AN IMPRESSION
The couple were drawn to the architecture of the building, as well as its position.
"It was those factors, and the fact that it has excellent access to Heathrow that completely won me over," he said.
"I travel a lot for work so it was great to know I could just lock up and go.
"I never tired of returning home and driving up the sweeping driveway. It's very impressive."
And he added: "It's also fantastic that we have the use of such well-maintained communal areas."

AMAZING FACILITIES
The communal grounds feature ornate and extensive landscaped gardens and woodland.
Residents can also enjoy the outside swimming pool or the leisure complex, which has its own gymnasium, an outdoor tennis court and a communal barbecue area.
"The grounds are very special, with a sunken secret garden and other quirky little areas. They make up about 17 acres in total so there is plenty of room for everyone to enjoy them.
"What's more, it's ideal for entertaining, especially in the summer. We use to have a barbecue and then people could have a swim if they want to."

FABULOUS FEATURES
The couple particularly enjoyed the drawing room which, with the reflection from the walls in the courtyard, is always flooded with light.
"It's a lovely place to be and is one of those rooms that is great all year round.
"It's cool in the summer and warm in the winter," he said. "The big fireplace is a fabulous feature too."
"We've thoroughly loved it there and we will look back at our time there with great fondness," said Simon.
"It's a truly unique space with all the facilities and management. It's one of those places you can get as much or as little out of it as you want to.
"Our apartment is self-contained and very private but there are the communal areas to enjoy too. I've really enjoyed being a part of its history."

GLORY DAYS
The original house and formal gardens at Nashdom Abbey were created for the Russian aristocrat Dolgorouki and his wife Francis Fleetwood Wilson, an English heiress from Northamptonshire.
In 1929, Nashdom Abbey was purchased by the Anglican Order of Benedictine Monks and, in 1997, it was converted into luxury apartments.
Designed and built by renowned Arts & Crafts architect Edwin Lutyens, Nashdom Abbey still maintains its regal charm with Tuscan columns and ornate gardens.

Accommodation

Approached over a sweeping driveway rising up to the classic portico with imposing white pillars, the property is entered via a solid oak double front door. This is adjacent to a central courtyard with fountain which this apartment overlooks from most rooms. A communal hallway leads to the entrance of this immaculate split level apartment.

To the right of the hallway is a cloakroom with wc and wash hand basin. There is a built-in double cloaks cupboard and a hatchway opening into a large loft storage area.

Leading from the hallway is a well-proportioned drawing room with large sash window fitted with original internal shutters and overlooking the fountain in the central courtyard. There is a traditional stone fireplace with coal-effect gas fire providing an attractive focal point.

Fully-fitted with high quality oak cabinets, the spacious kitchen/breakfast room is accessed from the hallway and benefits from a large sash window overlooking the central courtyard. White worktops and splash-back tiles contrast with the black and white chequer pattern of the floor tiles. There is a sink unit and the integrated appliances are a gas hob under extractor hood, an electric oven, microwave oven, fridge/freezer and an integrated washer/dryer. There is space for a four-seater dining/breakfast table.

A stairway leads down to the bedrooms and bathrooms. The family bathroom is tiled and has a white suite comprising of a sunken bath, wash hand basin and wc.

The second bedroom which could be used as a bedroom or as a useful study has a sash window overlooking the courtyard. There is a storage/linen cupboard on the landing.

The master bedroom also overlooks the courtyard and has steps with banister rail leading up to the courtyard terrace. Another short stairway leads down to double built-in wardrobes and the en-suite bathroom which has white wall tiles and comprises white panelled bath, wc and wash hand basin.

Benefitting from gas central heating, this bright and airy apartment has modern ceiling down lighters, is decorated in light colours and has neutral coloured carpets in all carpeted areas.

Setting The Scene

Nashdom and the surrounding formal garden were built between 1905 and 1909 by Sir Edwin Lutyens for Prince Alexis Dolgorouki and his wife.
Prince Alexis, Secretary of State to Czar Alexander II, came from a long and distinguished noble family in direct line of descent from Prince Dolgorouki of Suzdal, the founder of Moscow. Prince Alexis commissioned the world renowned architect Sir Edwin Lutyens, (most famous for designing 'The Cenotaph' in Whitehall), to build a house on a site in Taplow for entertaining. The result was Nashdom House - Nashdom meaning 'our home' in Russian.

The property later became a monastery and, ever since, has been known as Nashdom Abbey. The property was converted into residential apartments in 1996. Today, the 17 acres of beautifully maintained grounds remain a tranquil oasis within the buzzing south east of England.

Nashdom Abbey also benefits from the communal facilities of a heated outdoor swimming pool and barbeque area, gym and tennis court maintained and cared for by the estate management team. There is a garage in a separate block and secure parking.

The woodland facing the front entrance and courtyard is owned by the Nashdom Abbey residents.

Within Easy Reach

Nashdom Abbey lies just north of the picturesque village of Burnham, on the edge of the beautiful Burnham Beeches. Your day-to-day requirements can be found within the village, whilst Maidenhead, Beaconsfield and Marlow are all within easy reach for larger purchases.
The apartment is within easy reach of National Trust properties, such as Cliveden.
The prime Thames villages nearby are awash with superb restaurants. Heston Blumenthal's Fat Duck and the legendary Waterside Inn, at Bray, owned by the Roux brothers, are close by.
Nashdom Abbey is also a very short drive from the Lambourne Golf Club, with Burnham Beeches Golf Club and the excellent Huntswood Golf Club is close by too.
Buckinghamshire is renowned for its traditional state grammar schools and there are several private schools within easy reach.

Nashdom Abbey is extremely well-connected with the M4, M25 and M40 within a short drive and all London airports are readily accessible. Heathrow is approximately 20 minute away. As well as from Burnham Station, there are fast and frequent rail services from Slough and Maidenhead to London Paddington.

DIRECTIONS:

Head Northwest on the M40 and exit at junction 2 (signposted Beaconsfield/Amersham/Slough) at the roundabout take the 1st exit onto the A355 heading south. Stay in the right hand lane and after 0.2 mile turn right into Burnham Road.
Follow Burnham Road for just over half a mile and then bear right towards Littleworth Road and continue for 1.5 miles as the road becomes Dropmore Road. Continue along Dropmore Road for approximately another mile before turning right into Nashdom Lane.
When you reach the Nashdom gate houses turn right and Nashdom Abbey will be on your left.
Follow the sweeping driveway to the house and park, avoiding the area in front of the stone steps between the white pillars.


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