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3 bedroom detached house for sale

Sheepcote Lane, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6

Sold STC £1,195,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Sitting room
  • Dining room
  • Study
  • Kitchen/breakfast room
  • 4185 Approx Sq Ft
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Utility room
  • 3 garages/3 wood stores/1 summer house/2 greenhouses
  • EPC Rating = F

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Picturesque character cottage with magnificent gardens in a semi-rural location in Maidenhead.

Mains Drainage
Oil Central Heating


Paley Cottage is situated in the hamlet of Paley Street, a semi-rural location near 5 miles south of Maidenhead and 7 miles west of Windsor, both of which offer a wide range of shopping, schooling and leisure facilities. There are numerous well-known gastropubs/restaurants in the area including the Michelin starred Royal Oak in Paley Street and the Fat Duck and the Waterside Inn in Bray.

Rail services to London (Paddington) are available from Maidenhead and to London (Waterloo) from Windsor; Crossrail, the new high speed rail service, is due to begin running in 2019. The M4 motorway is available at Junction 8/9 (Braywick) and this in turn provides access to Heathrow, Central London, The West Country and the M25.

Leisure amenities in the area include golf at Hawthorn Hill, Maidenhead, The Royal Berkshire, Wentworth and Sunningdale; racing at Windsor and Ascot; and boating on the River Thames and Bray Lake. There are many excellent schools in the area, both state and independent


Paley Cottage is a picturesque cottage in a semi-rural location in the hamlet of Paley Street in the parish of White Waltham. This charming character cottage is set in magnificent landscaped gardens which lead down to The Cut a tributary to the River Thames. The house provides flexible accommodation which is warm and inviting which has been designed to take full advantage of its rural setting.

The reception hall has an inglenook fireplace and beamed ceiling providing a welcoming entrance. The spacious double aspect sitting room boasts a feature fireplace, direct garden access and beautiful views to the garden. This room is open plan to the dining room which also has a feature fireplace and beamed ceiling providing a superb space for entertaining. The dining room also incorporates an unusual pivot door cupboard which would make an excellent wine store. The Marston & Langinger conservatory with electrically operated blinds is perfectly placed to enjoy views both across the garden to the orchard and down the river bank towards the woodland garden. The indoor pool with hot tub and cloakroom is accessed via the sitting room. It enjoys direct access to a paved terrace ideal for summer entertaining. The kitchen breakfast room is dual aspect and offers a comprehensive range of units and two utility areas. The kitchen also has a back door leading to the drive.

On the first floor are three charming bedrooms. The master bedroom has a balcony which allows stunning views over the garden to the orchard. The en suite 'Jack & Jill' bathroom has a bath and separate shower as well as twin vanity unit. There are two further bedrooms and a family bathroom on this floor.

The mature landscaped gardens of Paley Cottage are of particular note. To the front of the property the formal garden design incorporates low shrub edging and pathways with planting that provides abundant seasonal colour and year round interest. There are also three garages, a summer house, two green houses, two fruit nets and a vegetable garden to the west of the driveway.

The landscaped rear garden is a delight. The paved terrace is edged with a raised floral borders and pond. Tucked in the corner of the terrace by the wood store is the charming wishing well. Paved steps lead up to the lawn which is has well stocked borders of plants and shrubs. The rose archway separates the main garden from the mixed fruit orchard. The woodland garden under has steps leading down to The Cut which can also the accessed by paved steps from the terrace. These lead to the grassy bank on the edge of The Cut which offer a superb space to enjoy the river.

Square Footage: 4,185 sq ft
Acreage: 1.3 Acres

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Added on Rightmove:
02 July 2016

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