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Ferry Lane, Medmenham, SL7 2EZ

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Penny & Sinclair, Henley On Thames

Key features

  • Over 400 years old
  • Exclusive, sought-after village location
  • Full of character
  • Contemporary green oak and glass kitchen/breakfast room
  • Under floor heating
  • Ground source heat pump
  • Landscaped cottage garden with parterre
  • Two/three bedrooms
  • Chain free

Property description

Tenure: Freehold

DESCRIPTION A wonderful opportunity to own a piece of Tudor history. Picketts Cottage is a traditional timber framed house, full of character and over 400 years old. There are exposed beams, polished oak panelling, leaded casement windows and a winder staircase. Uncovered in the recent renovations is a traditional blessing script etched into the lime plaster. The gardens have been formally landscaped with a parterre kitchen garden and espaliered fruit trees. EPC Exempt. 

ACCOMMODATION The covered entrance leads into the panelled dining room with wood burning stove, quarry tiled floor, door to garden and hidden 'back stairs' currently unused. There is a cloakroom with space for washing machine. The sitting room has a contemporary oak floor with underfloor heating, brick fireplace with wood burning stove, exposed beams and door to a cosy occasional bedroom 3 or study with built-in desk unit. The kitchen/breakfast room has a wonderful green oak and glass roof flooding the room with light. There is a good range of oak part-painted wall and floor cabinets with oak work tops and butcher's block island. There is a range cooker, larder cupboard and exposed brick and beams. Double doors lead to the garden.
Up the curving oak stairs are two double bedrooms, both with vaulted ceilings and polished wide floor boards and one with a walk-in wardrobe. The good size bathroom has a roll top bath and separate shower.

OUTSIDE To the front of the property is a pretty garden with a mature Yew tree and well stocked English cottage garden borders. The rear garden has a stone paved terrace and is accessed from the dining room and kitchen. There is a landscaped parterre kitchen garden with beds for herbs and vegetables, a trellis work frames the espaliered pear and apple fruit trees. The garden is mainly laid to lawn with mature trees and shrubs giving privacy and seclusion. At the end of the garden is a small natural pond and a greenhouse and summerhouse. There is a rainwater harvesting system and the heating system for the house is powered by a ground source heat pump. 

LOCATION Picketts Cottage is set on Ferry Lane, in the sought after and prosperous hamlet of Medmenham, about 5 miles from both Henley and Marlow. The village is famous as being home to the notorious Hell-Fire Club based in Medmenham Abbey in the 18th Century. At the end of Ferry Lane there is a public slipway to the River Thames and lovely walks along the towpath and water meadows. There is a Church and the popular gastro-pub, The Dog and Badger, within a level walk. Everyday facilities can be found at both Henley and Marlow and both have an excellent range of leisure and shopping including a Waitrose, cafés, restaurants and specialist shops. Henley and Marlow stations have services to London, Paddington (from 45 and 52 mins respectively) with Crossrail allowing direct access to the City, Canary Wharf, the West End and Heathrow from 2022. The M40 is 11 miles away connecting to the M4, and Heathrow Airport is just 22 miles distant. The area is well served for schools, with Buckinghamshire state schools being particularly sought-after. 


Picketts Cottage ...

Ferry Lane, Medmenham, SL7 2EZ


Distances are straight line measurements from the centre of the postcode
  • Henley-on-Thames Station2.9 miles
  • Shiplake Station3.3 miles
  • Marlow Station3.5 miles
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Penny & Sinclair, Henley On Thames

44 Hart Street, Henley-On-Thames, RG9 2AU

Penny & Sinclair, Henley On Thames

Penny & Sinclair's Henley-on-Thames office is situated in the beautiful and historic Speakers House, on Hart Street. Covering Henley and Marlow along with the surrounding areas, offering sales, letting and short let services.

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