A charming family home set in a desirable semi-rural position with fabulous views
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.
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.
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A fabulous family home in a special location with an abundance of space for entertaining and far reaching viewsAlex Reid