4 bedroom detached house for saleHennerton, Wargrave, Reading, Berkshire, RG10
Guide Price £1,250,000
- 4 Bedrooms
- Sitting Room
- Kitchen/Dining Room
- 3 Bath/Shower Rooms (2 En Suite)
- Ample Parking
Set high above Henley and Wargrave is this fabulous former Coachman's House that has been transformed by the current owners into a wonderful family home. The property, formerly part of the Hennerton Estate, dates back to the 1850's and has undergone an extensive programme of development of both the cottage and the gardens. Stone pillars and wrought iron gates mark the entrance to Hennerton where a private, newly resurfaced road, leads to the property which is found at the top of Hennerton in a cobbled courtyard setting. The front door opens into a vestibule, beyond which is the vaulted and multi functional kitchen that was extended in 2011, accommodating a dining area and a large island unit suitable for more casual day-to-day dining. A Rayburn provides the means for cooking culinary delights as well as a practical use of fuelling the wet under floor heating system in the kitchen and sitting room and also the radiators in the master bedroom and what are currently the children's bedrooms and study. There are a number of below counter storage units beneath a wooden work surface. This is, without doubt, the heart of this house and from here access to the gardens, sitting room and bedrooms can be made. A semi glazed wall in the kitchen provides a view down into the sitting room which is a recent extension that the current owners have completed and is accessed via stairs from the kitchen. This is a fabulous light and airy room with a soaring roof line, log burning stove and direct access onto the patio and garden.
Three of the bedrooms and the study are located in what would have been the former stables. The guest suite is set at the far end and has an en suite shower room, under floor heating and features a refurbished hay rack, a small token of its former use. The other two bedrooms, served by a family bathroom, hold charming views over the gardens and countryside beyond and the study provides a further access to the gardens. The Master Bedroom is rather special and has probably the finest views that look across the tree tops over open countryside. There are built-in wardrobes and a spoiling en suite bathroom with Whirlpool bath and enclosed shower unit as well as under floor heating.
Coachmans Cottage is set immediately off Kentons Lane which runs between Wargrave and Cockpole Green. Maidenhead, Henley and Reading are all within easy driving distance. There is a good mix of both state and private schools within close proximity. Stations at Wargrave, Twyford and Maidenhead provide services to London Paddington where Crossrail will be available from 2019. The M4 is available at Maidenhead Thicket J8/9 and the M40 can be accessed via the Marlow bypass.
The current owners have invested considerably to create a fantastic garden that has dealt with and overcome the challenges of a hillside location. Immediately off the kitchen is a flat and level area of garden that works wonderfully as a safe and enclosed area for small children where a closer eye might need to be kept on them. Further garden is located at the rear of the property providing elevated views and is terraced where there is a patio area and open lawn. Large wide steps lead to a lower level of garden that backs on to woodland and is a magical area for den making and swings. Whilst there is currently no garaging there is ample parking for several cars located in the courtyard at the front.
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