Savills | Hardings Green, Cookham Dean, Berkshire, SL6 9NX | Property for sale
3,722 sq ft(345.78 sq m)
Guide price £2,950,000

Hardings GreenCookham Dean, Berkshire, SL6 9NX

  • Sold

Key features

  • Sold in February 2022
  • Situated in a desirable semi rural position
  • Beautifully presented with flexible layout
  • Impressive far reaching views
  • Tennis court and outbuildings

A charming family home set in a desirable semi-rural position with fabulous views

About this property

  • A beautifully presented family home of much character situated within the Cookham Dean Conservation Area and with lovely views over the National Trust land of Hardings Green. Hope Cottage is set within a picturesque plot in one of the loveliest positions in the area, with outstanding far-reaching views of the surrounding countryside. The property is believed to have been built circa 1900 and is presented in striking white painted brick, with much of its character retained while being extensively modernised inside and out. The house is very well appointed with all the modern conveniences, with particular highlights being the stunning kitchen and the contemporary orangery, which has been sympathetically blended with the original home.

    Though a cottage in name, the home and ancillary spaces extend to over 3700 sq ft, making it an ideal choice for busy, growing families. There is ample space to entertain friends and family inside and out, with a vast terrace extending from the rear of the kitchen and three sizeable reception rooms.

    The ground floor accommodation comprises a welcoming entrance hall, drawing room with wood-burning stove, orangery, a separate sitting room/snug, and the large kitchen/breakfast/family room at the heart of the home. From here there is access to a large utility and boot room, and a cloakroom with w.c. Upstairs there is a landing with views over Hardings Green with doors to a principal bedroom with en suite shower room, a guest bedroom with en suite and three further double bedrooms. A family bathroom with both bath and shower completes the accommodation.

    Outside
    The property is approached via a gravel driveway leading through the protected common land of Hardings Green to a gated private driveway to the side of the home which leads to a detached garage. There are lovely views over the common to the rolling countryside beyond. Most of the garden is situated to the rear of the property and include a vast paved patio perfect for entertaining, a generously sized lawn landscaped with mature trees and shrubs, a water feature and a fabulous tennis court. Outbuildings include a detached gym, a summerhouse and a storage shed.

    The views are particularly noteworthy, with Hope Cottage situated in an elevated position giving commanding views to the south over to the Surrey Hills, with Ascot racecourse grandstand visible on the horizon. The rural outlook belies the genuinely convenient location, making it a perfect home for London commuters seeking a blend of lifestyles.

    View payable Stamp Duty for this property

A fabulous family home in a special location with an abundance of space for entertaining and far reaching views

Alex ReidProperty agent

Local information

  • Hardings Green is a protected common owned by the National Trust, which forms part of the Cookham Commons, a series of grassland commons providing habitats for wildlife and protection from development. The buildings around Hardings Green are thought to be the most architecturally and historically important parts of the Cookham Dean Conservation Area.
  • The village is idyllic providing the perfect blend of town and country, being distinctly rural in feel yet retaining excellent convenience with the village centre on the doorstep and Marlow town centre being about two miles down Winter Hill. Cookham Rise, about 1 mile away, provides a good range of local shops and facilities together with a railway station providing a connecting service to Paddington via Maidenhead, with its future Crossrail connection.
  • The nearby town of Marlow offers an eclectic mix of local independent and national retailers with numerous bars, cafes and restaurants around the town suited for any occasion. Cookham Dean is one of the area's most coveted locations with countless public footpaths and bridleways through National Trust land.
  • The wider area opens out to yet more glorious rolling countryside and a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There is excellent walking within the Thames Valley and Chiltern countryside, boating on the River Thames and golf at various local courses, including Winter Hill and Temple.
  • The M4 and M40 motorways both connect with the M25 network and Heathrow (via the M4) is about 20 miles away.
  • Schools, both state and private, are well catered for the in the area. A comprehensive range of private and state schooling options in the area include Sir William Borlase's Grammar School, Eton, Harrow, Wycombe Abbey, Caldicot Preparatory School and some excellent schools in the Maidenhead and Henley area.

Additional information

  • Directions: From the station at Cookham Rise, proceed west on Lower Road which becomes Dean Lane. Turn left onto Hills Lane and continue for 0.3 miles, passing Uncle Tom's Cabin on the left. After a short distance you will see the National Trust sign for Hardings Green on the left, with Hope Cottage behind. Distances Cookham Station 0.9 miles, Marlow 2.2 miles, Maidenhead Station 4.1 miles, M40 J3 6 miles, M4 J8/9 6.3 miles
  • EPC Rating = E
  • Tenure = Freehold