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3 bedroom detached house for sale

Abney Court Drive, Bourne End, Buckinghamshire, SL8

Guide Price £2,150,000

Property Description

Key features

  • The Boat House: 3 bedrooms
  • 2 reception rooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • kitchen/breakfast room
  • Annexe: 1 bedroom
  • shower room
  • 2 single garages and carport
  • gravel parking/turning area
  • landscaped gardens with river frontage
  • EPC Rating = D

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

A very special property offering contemporary and well proportioned accommodation over two floors.


Cookham 1 mile, M40 3.5 miles, Marlow 4 miles, Maidenhead 5 miles, Beaconsfield 5.5 miles, M4 J 8/9 10 miles, London Heathrow 20 miles.

Occupying a stunning south west facing position fronting onto the River Thames with Winter Hill golf course and National Trust land beyond. The Boat House is located on a private drive (which serves five houses) and is accessed from Abney Court Drive within Bourne End village which offers everyday shopping facilities, doctors and restaurants and Bourne End train station with services to Maidenhead and Marlow. The property is convenient for both family life and commuting and the nearby towns of Maidenhead (5 miles) and Beaconsfield (5.5 miles) offer a further range of shopping, schooling and leisure facilities, with mainline train services to London/Paddington and Marylebone respectively. Bourne End Marina is within half a mile, with mooring/servicing facilities, restaurant and the Upper Thames Sailing Club.

Buckinghamshire is renowned for its choice and standard of state and private schools. Private preparatory schools for girls include Godstowe, High March and The Herries and for boys Caldicot. St Pirans and Davenies. Boys public schools include Eton, Stowe and Radley. Girls boarding schools include Wycombe Abbey and Queen Anne's at Caversham.


A highly individual and stylish family home with appealing brick elevations and a trio of outstanding gables which add dimension and provide a large triple height bay window and balconies to either side. Positioned to provide the ideal waterside arrangement with a lovely open lawn leading directly onto the River Thames and a 65 feet private mooring space. A very special property offering contemporary and well proportioned accommodation over two floors. All rooms are orientated to make the most of the river views. Built by the present owners in 2000 there are appealing design features such as beeswax polished Ash doors and joinery and for comfort living there is double glazing throughout and gas fired under floor heating. A welcoming entrance hall opens to both the drawing and sitting rooms. The drawing room has an attractive gas fireplace set on a raised marble hearth and two glazed doors to the gardens. The sitting room is at the centre of the house and has a large bay window and glazed doors making most of the view and the garden. A wide opening (with doors) leads into the large kitchen/breakfast room. Very much the hub of the house this room has a superbly equipped kitchen from K & B Studios which includes a breakfast bar and built in chopping block. There are Neff cooking appliances including a concealed dishwasher. There is a concealed fridge freezer. Beyond the kitchen is the utility room with door to the garden and a cupboard housing the central heating boiler. There is further storage with coat cupboards and a large store and a dry under stairs cellar in the hall.

The spacious galleried landing serves the three bedrooms all of which benefit from river views and the family bathroom. The master bedroom has a large double height bay window to provide 180 degree views and is flanked by the en suite bathroom and the walk in wardrobe. There are two further bedrooms, both benefitting from their own balconies and fitted wardrobes. The large family bathroom has an Aquarius spa bath and the airing cupboard.

Further accommodation is available within an annexe in the Coach House which provides two single garages (one with an automated door) and a central carport. Arranged as a bedroom with en suite shower room the annexe provides excellent guest of family accommodation. The annexe has planning consent (ref 16/06548/FUL and dated 11th July 2016) to be enlarged to the front and rear to provide additional valuable living space.

The well planned landscaped gardens form three distinct areas with a lawn fronting the river and a raised patio terrace bordering the house. Paths and planted beds border the house to either side. A five bar gate opens onto the open gravel parking and turning area standing between the house and the Coach House. A path leads to the house and it is bordered by open lawn and a pebble and rock garden with a variety of grasses. Passing through the carport there is a walled garden with a further area for parking. This is enclosed by flowering perennial and shrub borders with espaliered fruit trees and a small kitchen garden.

General Remarks and Stipulations

Freehold with vacant possession on completion.

Mains water, electricity, gas and drainage. Gas fired under floor heating within the house (with the exception of the family bathroom). Electric radiators within the annexe.

Please note that none of the services have been tested.

Local authority
Wycombe District Council.

Post Code

Strictly by appointment with Savills

Fixtures and Fittings
All blinds, light fittings and garden statuary are expressly excluded from the sale but may be available by separate negotiation.

Savills, their clients and any joint agents give notice that:

1. They are not authorised to make or give any representations or warranties in relation to the property either here or elsewhere, either on their own behalf or on behalf of their client or otherwise. They assume no responsibility for any statement that may be made in these particulars. These particulars do not form part of any offer or contract and must not be relied upon as statements or representations of fact.

2. Any areas, measurements or distances are approximate. The text, photographs and plans are for guidance only and are not necessarily comprehensive. It should not be assumed that the property has all necessary planning, building regulation or other consents and Savills have not tested any services, equipment or facilities. Purchasers must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise.

Ref: BCS160088

Square Footage: 2,505 sq ft
Acreage: 0.3 Acres


From London take the M40 to Junction 3 and exit. At the roundabout take the first exit, signposted Bourne End (A4094). Enter the village of Bourne End passing the parade of shops. At the round about go straight ahead onto Hedsor Road (signed Cookham). Take the third turning on the right onto Abney Court Drive. Turn first right onto the private gravel drive, follow the drive and The Boat House is penultimate property.

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Added on Rightmove:
13 January 2017

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