6 bedroom semi-detached house for saleSouthlea Road, Datchet, Berkshire, SL3
- 6 bedrooms
- 4 reception rooms
- Kitchen/breakfast room
- Family bathroom
- 3135 Approx Sq Ft
- Shower room
- Utility room
- EPC Rating = E
Situated opposite the River Thames, an impressive 6 bedroom Victorian residence with pretty gardens
Yew Trees House is situated opposite the River Thames, near to the centre of the village of Datchet, which offers a good range of shops catering for day-to-day needs. More extensive shopping, recreational and leisure amenities may be found in Windsor, approximately 2 miles distant. There is a direct rail link from Datchet station to London (Waterloo) whilst London (Paddington) may be accessed via Slough. Road connections are good with the M4 providing access to Heathrow Airport, Central London, the West Country and the M25, in turn providing access to the M40 and M3.
Sporting facilities in the area are excellent and include the Thames Valley Athletics Centre with squash facilities in nearby Eton; golf at Datchet, Maidenhead, Sunningdale and Wentworth; horse racing at Windsor and Ascot; horse riding, polo and walking in Windsor Great Park; sailing on the Queen Mother Reservoir in Datchet and boating on the River Thames.
Independent schools in the area include Eton End in Datchet, Brigidine School, Upton House and St. George's School in Windsor, St Johns Beaumont in Old Windsor and Eton College. Slightly further afield are The American Community School and TASIS (International schools) in Egham and St. George's and St. Mary's, both in Áscot. Slough has a number of state grammar schools, including Upton Court a nd Langley Grammar.
Yew Trees House is part of a pair believed to pre-date 1870 and built in a classical Italianate style. It has an impressive facade and is a fine example of an elegant Victorian property with versatile accommodation arranged over four floors. There is a wealth of period features including working shutters, fireplaces, decorative cornicing and plasterwork, dado and picture rails, sash windows and wonderful high ceilings, which create a delightful family home of character.
The house is situated opposite the River Thames and river views are afforded according to the seasons, particularly from the upper rooms.
Yew Trees House is approached via a shared gravel driveway with parking area and entered through the covered porch with mosaic tiled floor. The charming reception hall leads to the dining room, of fine proportions and with elegant period details including an open fireplace and delightful wooden shutters across the bay window, it is perfect for formal entertaining and family gatherings. Adjacent is the sitting room, with its own feature fireplace and French doors offering access to the garden. Across the hall is the breakfast room, ideal for informal dining, which opens to the kitchen which is well- fitted with a range of shaker-style units topped with oak work surfaces. From here are delightful views of the pretty rear gardens and flower borders. Double doors open from the breakfast room to the study, with windows overlooking the frontage.
The drawing room is particularly fine for entertaining and has been positioned on the first floor, where it affords views towards the River Thames and offers an impressive ambience, with a feature fireplace, some elegant plasterwork and three sets of French doors to two balconies.
In addition there are six bedrooms over the three upper floors, including two rooms on the third floor which might be reconfigured to provide au pair/teenage accommodation if required, subject to any necessary consents.
Outside, the grounds are of good size and to the rear, the stunning gardens are undoubtedly an appealing feature of the property. These have been designed to offer both practical space for entertaining and/or relaxation with a terrace spanning the width of the rear of the house and create visual interest with a range of shrubs, small trees and an abundance of flowers in the borders, which surround the lawn. Rows of lavender nestle next to rose bushes, tall meadow flowers combine with popular bedding annuals presenting a picturesque setting. A wall divides the two parts of the garden, with a second area featuring a well-maintained vegetable and cottage garden.
Square Footage: 3,135 sq ft
Acreage: 0.35 Acres
Heading west, exit the M4 at Junction 5 and take the second exit onto the B470 Majors Farm Road which becomes London Road, proceeding towards Datchet village. At the T-Junction (facing the village green and with the church on your right), turn right at the mini roundabout and left at the second mini roundabout into the High Street (the Manor Hotel will be on your left). Continue across the level crossing to the T-Junction, where you will be facing the River Thames. Turn left into Southlea Road and Yew Trees House will be found a short distance along on the left hand side, after the left hand turning into The Avenue.
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