6 bedroom detached house for saleAbbotsbrook, Bourne End, Bucks, SL8
Sold STC £1,799,000
- Five reception rooms
- Six bedrooms
- Kitchen breakfast room
- Three bathrooms
- Outdoor pool
- Beautiful gardens and grounds
- Potential auxiliary accommodation
This charming and unique family residence, built circa 1903, seamlessly blends period features with modern touches. The home offers well proportioned family sized accommodation over two floors and for those needing auxiliary accommodation, there is the opportunity to create a self contained space to the left wing of the house. The principal rooms have excellent views of the garden and outdoor pool area whilst a walled garden ensures privacy from the Abbotsbrook drive.
GROUND FLOOR ACCOMMODATION
On entering the house the bright leaded window entrance hall creates a wonderful first impression. From here, doors lead through to the principal drawing room, cloakroom and WC. The imposing drawing room features a generous splay bay leaded window with access to pool area, parquet flooring, beamed ceiling and a large open fire to ensure cosy evenings whatever the weather. The family and dining rooms are located to the rear of the drawing room through double doors. Each have beamed ceilings, wooden flooring and wonderful views over the rear lawn and brook. The family room also features an open fireplace and has direct access to the garden.
The kitchen breakfast room is most definitely the hub of the home with clearly defined zones of cooking, dining and living. The kitchen area comprises of a good range of custom built wall and base units complemented by a granite work surface and inset double sink. Appliances include a Miele double oven, gas hob, fridge freezer, dishwasher, combination oven, steamer and wine cooler. A central island provides additional seating, an inset sink and storage. The garden is accessed via the light filled conservatory which, with a fantastic outlook, makes for a tranquil spot to unwind or entertain. A separate door from the kitchen leads through to the utility room and second WC along with secondary front door access - handy for those with muddy boots and dogs!
An additional feature of this period home is a generous, double aspect room currently used as an office but with the potential for a variety of uses. With a kitchenette already installed, a separate external entrance, integrated garage and secondary staircase up to a bedroom (four on floorplan) and bathroom, this area could potentially be converted into annex accommodation ideal for a nanny, family member or guests.
FIRST FLOOR ACCOMMODATION
From the drawing room, a striking staircase leads up to the first floor accommodation which comprises six bedrooms and three bathrooms. The master bedroom suite is bright thanks to its double aspect and features wooden flooring and wonderful pool views. Its separate dressing room includes a fireplace with marble surround along with French doors out onto a balcony. The stunning en suite bathroom has been recently refitted and comprises a raised walk in shower, freestanding rolltop bath, Jack and Jill sinks with vanity unit and a low level WC.
Bedroom two is a charming room with a part pitched ceiling and wonderful views over both the garden and Abbotsbrook Estate. Its well presented en suite shower room (shared with bedroom four) includes a shower, WC, sink and a heated towel rail. Bedrooms three, four and five each overlook the private lawned garden to the front of the property and have access out onto balcony areas. Bedroom six meanwhile faces the rear garden and brook. Also on this level is a fully tiled family bathroom with freestanding rolltop bath, separate shower cubicle, WC, sink and heated towel rail.
GARAGE, GYM AND SAUNA
The driveway and pool areas are flanked by a detached building. This comprises a single garage, workshop, gym/office, sauna with recently installed heater along with a shower and WC - perfect for refreshing after a dip in the outdoor heated pool.
GARDENS AND GROUNDS
This delightful property is accessed via electric gates onto a large gravel driveway with parking for several cars. The pretty garden has been well landscaped with walled gardens creating a high level of privacy from the private estate drive. Borders are filled with an abundance of colourful shrubs, bushes and trees which sit neatly alongside lawned gardens wrapping around the front, side and rear of the property.
The rear aspect is idyllic with a lawned garden giving way to a mooring platform and brook which flows directly to the river Thames. There are various options for al fresco entertaining with a raised decked platform alongside the brook and a generous patio area to the rear of the house.
The garden also features a heated swimming pool part bordered by a low wall and space for seating.
This exceptional family home is located on the sought after Abbotsbrook Estate; a private drive in the thriving town of Bourne End. The market towns of Beaconsfield and Marlow with comprehensive amenities including supermarkets, high street and boutique stores, bars and restaurants lie at approx 3.5 - 4.5 miles away. Its setting, so close to the river Thames, is ideal for those looking a rural feel with countryside walks and convenient local amenities all within walking distance.
The area is well served by road and rail links with Bourne End train station approximately 0.4 miles away giving access via the Marlow branch line to Maidenhead from where there is direct access via Great Western railway into London Paddington. Beaconsfield station meanwhile (Chiltern Railways) offers direct access to London Marylebone from 22 minutes. The M404 is only 4 miles away providing fast access to both the M40 and M4.
The area is well regarded for its excellent grammar schooling.
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