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2 bedroom flat for sale

Taplow, Buckinghamshire

£585,000

Property Description

Key features

  • GRADE II LISTED APARTMENT
  • APPROXIMATELY 981 SQ FT
  • DRAWING/DINING ROOM
  • NEW MODERN KITCHEN
  • COMMUNAL LANDSCAPED GARDENS AND WOODLANDS
  • COMMUNAL HEATED OUTDOOR SWIMMING POOL AND GYM
  • GARAGE AND SECURE PARKING
  • FULL-TIME ESTATES MANAGER

Full description

Tenure: Leasehold

The Story

Ten years ago, when the owner first opened the doors to her two bedroom apartment in Taplow's Nashdom Abbey, her overwhelming sense was of tranquillity.
"That feeling of utter peacefulness hasn't gone away," she said. "It's a wonderful place to come home to.
"For me, it's been the perfect bolt-hole - so close to the London's city-centre where I work, yet a world away."
Set in magnificent parkland, the apartment enjoys views that are enchanting.
"The windows overlook woodland, which is very beautiful all year round and of course particularly so in the summer," she said.
"You couldn't tire of the views, with so much nature and wildlife around you. This is one of the things I know I'll miss most when I leave."

CONTEMPORARY STYLE
Commissioned for a Russian princess, Nashdom was designed and crafted by Edwin Luytens to meet the exacting standards of his imperial client.
The brief was to create a spacious, elegant home, close to the River Thames, in which to entertain the most illustrious guests of the age - and while those times have now passed, a timeless feeling of grandeur and space abides.
"It's a real privilege to live in such a beautiful, historic setting," she said. "Though for all its history and architectural splendour, I've always felt the apartment has a real feeling of penthouse style.
"It has that spaciousness and light that really lends itself to that style of living; it is contemporary, modern and bright."

A LIGHT TOUCH
The generosity of light, the tall-ceilinged rooms and the fluidity of the space add to that sense, impeccably underscored by the many design decisions taken by the owner during her decade in the property.
"I've always loved the contrast between old and new, the way you can overlay a modern home on to a historic setting," she explained.
"I decided to open the rooms out into a single living space so you can move between kitchen, dining area and living space seamlessly.
"Among other advantages, it makes the apartment ideal for entertaining."

INTERIOR DESIGN
"I'm a fan of minimalist design," she continued. "So I chose white as the foundation for the design of the apartment.
"It lets the architecture speak for itself, yet it's the perfect way to offset the other design choices I've made - the oak flooring, for example, and the gorgeous Porcelanosa tiles."
Folding contemporary style into her historic home has resulted in a light-filled, airy home for the owner.
"I wanted to achieve the same calm and beauty of the outside within the walls of the interior.
For me, it really works; I think the effect is subtle rather than bold, and it's wonderfully easy on the eye. When I come home, I walk into a space that's calming, peaceful, and supremely restful.
"I've had a great 10 years at Nashdom, and will be carefully packing away some great memories."

FROM STATELY HOME TO ABBEY
Nashdom Abbey was built in 1905 by the architect most closely associated with the times, Edwin Luytens.
His career began in the late 19th century, and was later to be influenced by Gertrude Jekyll, a landscape gardener, who advocated a 'simplicity of intention and directness of purpose.'
The graceful lines of beauty so evident in both the exterior and interior of Nashdom Abbey are evidence of how assiduously Luytens applied these principles while sacrificing none of the grandeur.

Setting the Scene

Nashdom and the surrounding formal garden were built between 1905 and 1909 by Sir Edwin Luytens for Prince Alexis Dolgorouki and his wife.
Prince Alexis, Secretary of State to Czar Alexander II, came from a long and distinguished noble family in direct line of descent from Prince Dolgorouki of Suzdal, the founder of Moscow. Prince Alexis commissioned the world renowned architect Sir Edwin Lutyens, (most famous for designing 'The Cenotaph' in Whitehall), to build a house on a site in Taplow for entertaining. The result was Nashdom House - Nashdom meaning 'our home' in Russian.
The property later became a monastery and, ever since, has been known as Nashdom Abbey. The property was converted into residential apartments in 1996. Today, the 17 acres of beautifully maintained grounds remain a tranquil oasis within the buzzing south east of England.
Nashdom Abbey also benefits from the communal facilities of a heated outdoor swimming pool and barbeque area, gym and tennis court maintained and cared for by the estate management team. There is a garage in a separate block and secure parking.
The woodland facing the front entrance is owned by the Nashdom Abbey residents.

Whats Nearby

Nashdom Abbey lies just north of the picturesque village of Burnham, on the edge of the beautiful Burnham Beeches. Your day-to-day requirements can be found within the village, whilst Maidenhead, Beaconsfield and Marlow are all within easy reach for larger purchases.
The apartment is within easy reach of National Trust properties, such as Cliveden.
The prime Thames villages nearby are awash with superb restaurants. Heston Blumenthal's Fat Duck and the legendary Waterside Inn, at Bray, owned by the Roux brothers, are close by.
Nashdom Abbey is also a very short drive from the Lambourne Golf Club, with Burnham Beeches Golf Club and the excellent Huntswood Golf Club is close by too.
Buckinghamshire is renowned for its traditional state grammar schools and there are several private schools within easy reach.

Within Easy Reach

Nashdom Abbey is extremely well-connected with the M4, M25 and M40 within a short drive and all London airports are readily accessible. Heathrow is approximately 20 minute away. As well as from Burnham Station, there are fast and frequent rail services from Slough and Maidenhead to London Paddington.

DIRECTIONS:

Head Northwest on the M40 and exit at junction 2 (signposted Beaconsfield/Amersham/Slough) at the roundabout take the 1st exit onto the A355 heading south. Stay in the right hand lane and after 0.2 mile turn right into Burnham Road. Follow Burnham Road for just over half a mile and then bear right towards Littleworth Road and continue for 1.5 miles as the road becomes Dropmore Road. Continue along Dropmore Road for approximately another mile before turning right into Nashdom Lane. When you reach the Nashdom gate houses turn right and Nashdom Abbey will be on your left. Follow the sweeping driveway to the house and park, avoiding the area in front of the stone steps between the white pillars.

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  • Cookham (2.2 mi)
  • Burnham (2.2 mi)
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30 Packhorse Road, Gerrards Cross, SL9 7DA

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