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3 bedroom flat for sale

Taplow, Buckinghamshire

£699,000

Property Description

Key features

  • THREE BEDROOMS
  • TWO BATHROOMS
  • DRAWING ROOM OVER LOOKING GROUNDS
  • FULLY FITTED KITCHEN
  • ACCOMMODATION EXTENDS TO APPROX. 1307 SQ FT
  • GARAGE AND SECURE PARKING
  • COMMUNAL SWIMMING POOL & TENNIS COURT
  • COMMUNAL GROUNDS OF 17 ACRES (STMS)

Full description

Tenure: Leasehold

The Story

Strolling down to the tennis court for a quick game or two or simply relaxing at home, enjoying the views - the owners of the apartment frequently comment on the easy pace of life at Nashdom Abbey.
The family have lived in their sumptuous three bedroom property for almost nine years now and still remember exactly why they were drawn to it.
"It was the beautiful grounds of between 17 and 18 acres, where you can go walking any time of year just by stepping out of the front door," said one of them.
"In addition, there was the communal, gym, barbecue area and tennis court - everything you could possibly want was right here."
So taken were they with Nashdom Abbey itself that they took their time considering exactly where they wanted to be within the imposing property.
"Where we are is fantastic; we are not overlooked and yet we have large windows from which we can see out over the gardens to one side and a small country lane and woodlands to the other."

HISTORIC BUILDING
Neo-Regency and Grade II Listed Nashdom Abbey dates back to 1905.
It was designed by renowned architect of the era Edwin Lutyens for a Russian prince, and later bought by Benedictine monks.
In the late 1990s, it was converted into apartments and cottages, and a newer section was built in a similar style.
"We are in the new building," said the current owner. "The attraction for me was that although it was in a traditional style, it was a new build, with all the benefits that brings.
"Our apartment is light and airy, with three good-sized bedrooms. There was plenty of room here for all three of us."

FAMILY SPACE
When the couple arrived at Nashdom Abbey, they were unusual in having a child there with them. The properties are more typically used by young professionals, couples who are downsizing or those looking for a 'lock up and leave home,' which allows them to travel.
"My son was coming up for four when we arrived here and, although we came from a home in the country with its own garden, it has been great for him here. He has had all the space he has ever needed to explore - we just let him out and he goes off to play quite safely for hours.
"There are some other children at Nashdom Abbey too now, which is great. There is a real feeling of security here. There is someone on site every weekday if you need them."

COUNTRY HOME
The main reception room is the family's favourite place within the apartment. Here they spend time together, entertain and unwind after a busy day.
This space has great flexibility, with room for both comfortable seating and a dining area.
"What is wonderful about this room is the view. As you are sitting in there, you can look straight out on to the beautiful gardens."
With three bedrooms in the apartment, there has been space for visitors. The master bedroom has an en suite bathroom and there is a family bathroom too.
"Living here has worked very well for us and I think we will miss the peace, quiet and security, as well as the apartment itself when we leave," he said.
He continued: "This is a great area to live if you enjoy walking or horse riding. You can just walk out of here, pick a footpath or bridlepath and then head off in any direction you choose."

GLORIOUS PAST
Nashdom Abbey was originally built for Prince Dolgorouki, of Russia. Indeed, the property's name means "Our Home" in Russian.
Dolgorouki was a sun lover who enjoyed staging weekend river parties for exiled royalty.
The classically beautiful property has an air of regal flamboyance.
It is a symmetrical brick-built structure with an entrance flanked by Tuscan columns and to this day remains an imposing building set in immaculately maintained grounds.

Accommodation

A sweeping gravelled drive leads up to the white pillared portico providing access to the main building with communal reception lounge and estate manager's office. The entrance to the east wing is located to the side of the main entrance and has a security entry phone. On entering the building one can take the lift or stairway to the first floor. The apartment entrance door opens into an entrance hall leading to the kitchen, drawing/dining room and bedroom areas.

The spacious entrance hall with coats cupboard and airing cupboard leads us naturally with its double doors into the elegant drawing room.

With its sunny rear aspect and creamy hues, the main feature of this grand drawing/dining room is its large bay window with far-reaching views over the gardens and woodland beyond. In the heart of the room the gas coal-effect fireplace with traditional stone surround provides warmth on a cold winters evening. There is ample room for an eight-seater dining table, for formal gatherings with friends and family.

Adjacent to the drawing room you will find the wood finished, terracotta floor tiled kitchen, with its large floor-to-ceiling picture window which overlooks the rear gardens and woodland. The kitchen encompasses a fully fitted gas hob and under-counter oven, integrated dishwasher, washing machine, fridge/ freezer, inset microwave and a wall mounted boiler housed in one of the plethora of cupboards. By the picturesque window is a handy breakfast bar for more informal dining.

Further down the hallway is the spacious rear aspect master bedroom suite in its neutral tones with an archway leading to a dressing area and wardrobes. The white tiled en-suite bathroom completes this suite.
Returning to the hallway you can continue to explore this spacious apartment. There are two further front aspect double bedrooms, one of which is currently used as a study, both with their own character and charm and an additional family bathroom.
The apartment is cabled and there is a central satellite feed. Residents have a share of the freehold and a new 999 year lease from September 2009.

Nashdom Abbey was converted into residential flats in 1996 and today the 17 acres of beautifully maintained grounds remain an oasis within the buzzing south east of England. The grounds have been designed and maintained to offer a variety of horticultural retreats. The manicured lawns and perfectly pruned roses give way to Beech woods and country walks. Leafy footpaths follow the curve of ancient tree roots and are dotted with places to sit, skilfully placed to encourage the walker to rest and ponder.
Nashdom Abbey also benefits from a heated outdoor swimming pool, barbeque area, gymnasium with shower and cloakroom, a recently renovated kitchen and a tennis court. All of these superb facilities are maintained and cared for by the estate management team.

Setting The Scene

Nashdom Abbey lies just north of the picturesque village of Burnham, on the edge of the beautiful Burnham Beeches. Day to day requirements can be found within the village, whilst Maidenhead, Beaconsfield and Marlow are all within easy reach for more substantial shopping.
Nashdom Abbey is a very short drive from the Lambourne Golf Club, Burnham Beeches Golf Club and Huntswood Golf Club.
There are many local pubs that offer great food in the area and also the wonderful National Trust Estate of Cliveden lies some 2 miles to the west.
Buckinghamshire is renowned for its traditional State grammar schools and there are several private schools within a short drive.

Within Easy Reach

Nashdom Abbey is superbly positioned to access the M4, M40 and M25 and within easy reach of all London Airports. Burnham station is nearby (London Paddington approximately 40 minutes).

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 left into Burnham Road.
Follow Burnham Road for just over half a mile and then turn right towards Littleworth Road and continue for 1.5 miles as the road becomes Dropmore Road. Follow this road for approximately one mile before turning right into Nashdom Lane.
When you reach the Nashdom gate houses, turn right and Nashdom Abbey will be found on your left.

For those with satellite navigation the post code is: SL1 8NJ


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11 October 2012

Nearest stations

  • Taplow (1.8 mi)
  • Cookham (2.2 mi)
  • Burnham (2.2 mi)
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Nearest stations

  • Taplow (1.8 mi)
  • Cookham (2.2 mi)
  • Burnham (2.2 mi)
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Chewton Rose, Gerrards Cross

30 Packhorse Road, Gerrards Cross, SL9 7DA

01628 301046 Local call rate

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