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Tenure: Freehold

The Story

With a recent extension, this Grade II Listed cottage has plenty of space as well as character – from exposed beams to vaulted ceilings and a cottage courtyard


Sitting in the courtyard garden of his historic home, relaxing in the warmth of the late summer sun, Patrick Ginnelly thinks back to what first drew him to his home, nine years ago. “I think I was attracted mainly by the location,” he says. Situated between the bridges at the centre of the picturesque Denham Village, Green Cottage enjoys easy access to all the local amenities – from shops, pubs and restaurants, to rural walks through Denham Country Park and rail links from the station. “Denham Village is a lovely, small village,” Patrick adds. “It’s only 20 minutes by train into London, and it backs on to an excellent golf club.”

FULL OF CHARACTER
The Grade II Listed property is right at home in Denham Village, surrounded by other historic houses. Patrick believes Green Cottage was originally built in the 16th century. “When I was renovating, I found a coin embedded in the wall, which I think was dated 1635,” he says. But since moving into the home himself, he has decided to bring it into the 21st century. “I built an extension at the back with a kitchen dining room and an extra bedroom,” he explains. “The property has also been completely rewired with new plumbing and new plastering as well – everything has been updated.”

THE OLD AND THE NEW
The interior design of Green Cottage showcases the original features with dark, exposed beams strikingly highlighted by an off-white palette. “I chose to decorate the house in neutral colours,” he explains. Vaulted ceilings upstairs create more space and are illuminated by quaint cottage windows. Patrick’s choice of predominantly wooden furniture throughout the home, gives a cosy and welcoming feel. With two fireplaces and flashes of exposed brickwork, the contemporary style of soft furnishings ties in with the historic structure itself.

ENJOYING THE SPACE
A sense of continuity is carried through into the new extension, where there is a similar style of exposed beam and timberwork. “The kitchen dining room works particularly well,” says Patrick. “The new, extended parts of the house are more spacious, and I would say it’s big enough for entertaining.” Fully fitted with modern appliances the kitchen space would certainly suit dinner parties, with the host able to converse with guests at the dining table while preparing the food. French windows open out to the courtyard garden, so that guests can flow out on to the terrace.
Similarly, the extension has created more space upstairs. The property now boasts three bedrooms, one with an en suite bathroom. There is also a family bathroom.
Twin staircases split the property, giving the master suite more privacy. Such a layout would particularly suit a family with older children, or a couple who enjoy hosting guests.

AT THE HEART OF DENHAM
Village Road passes the front of the property, giving easy access to Denham Village and a shared, gated entrance leads to off-street parking at the rear. “I think that what I like most about the home is its location,” explains Patrick. “It’s central to everything I need.” Denham Village has many excellent places to eat with a restaurant and tea shop. The village is popular with a number of celebrities and public figures due to its picturesque, historic architecture and location less than 20 miles from Westminster. “The house is only a five-minute walk to the golf club, through the churchyard – which is perfect for me as I’m a golf enthusiast – and the village itself is great,” he says. “If you like watching Midsomer Murders, you’ll notice that Denham Village is often used as a setting.”

FURTHER AFIELD
Patrick adds that the village is also excellently situated for reaching other parts of the country.“You can walk to the train station very easily, and be in London Marylebone after leaving the house only half an hour before,” he says. “There’s also a local bus service which passes through the village three or four times a day.” Villagers can hop on to reach other parts of Buckinghamshire and Greater London. “I’ll miss the quirkiness of the house itself, but I’ll especially miss the village, which is wonderful,” Patrick notes. “All of the neighbours are very friendly, everyone says hello. I think Denham Village is one of Buckinghamshire’s best-kept secrets.”

Setting The Scene

A paved, cottage garden with enclosing walls can be reached through the kitchen’s French windows. “I enjoy spending time out in the garden, on the terrace,” says Patrick. “You get the sun all day so it’s nice to sit out there and relax.” Border planting and hanging baskets provide flashes of colour. “I think the garden could suit entertaining for small parties – it’s quite a modest size because it’s such an old cottage, but you can use the space however you want.” Indeed, with its privacy and room for garden furniture, the courtyard is a perfect oasis to enjoy a drink or alfresco dining with friends.

Whats Nearby

Known for its friendly and thriving community spirit, Denham Village survives as a peaceful and unspoiled oasis of rural calm, despite being less than 20 miles from Westminster. There are excellent places to eat near by such as The Swan Inn gastro-pub as well as dedicated restaurants such as Biggles and The Falcon Inn. Fran’s Cottage is a tea shop with home-made cakes set by the canal and only accessible by foot through the woods or by canal barge. Because of this fantastically convenient position and its beautiful historic architecture, this highly photogenic village is very popular with many show business celebrities and public figures. Nearby Denham Country Park offers many opportunities for informal recreation and the famous. There are also some excellent golf clubs including The Buckinghamshire, home to the Ladies European Masters and the famous Denham Golf Club which is reputedly the only golf course to have its own railway station. Buckinghamshire is renowned for its excellent schooling, in both the state and public sectors.

Within Easy Reach

Denham is extremely convenient for access to London with both the A40 and an excellent train service that takes you into London Marylebone in approximately 20 minutes. Access to the M25, A40, M4, M1 and A40 are all within a 10 mile radius providing good access to Heathrow, Gatwick, Luton and Stansted airports.

How To Get There

From Junction 1 on M40 (Denham) take the A40 towards Gerrards Cross, taking the right hand turn at the traffic lights onto the A412 (signposted Rickmansworth) Almost immediately turn right onto Village Road towards Denham Village and continue through to village and over the bridge, where Green Cottage will be found on the left hand side beside the Green Man public house.

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  • Denham (0.4 mi)
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  • Uxbridge (2.1 mi)
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  • Denham (0.4 mi)
  • Denham Golf Club (1.0 mi)
  • Uxbridge (2.1 mi)
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