Thompkins Lane, Farnham Royal, Slough, SL2 3TP | Property for sale | Savills
476.50 sq m(5,129 sq ft)
Guide price £2,000,000

Thompkins LaneFarnham Royal, Slough, SL2 3TP

  • Under offer

Key features

  • Lovely location on the edge of Burnham Beeches
  • Main house and attached cottage with separate access
  • Lovely character accommodation
  • Mature gardens of over 1 acre
  • Peaceful semi-rural setting

A hugely appealing country house with attached cottage and lovely gardens.

About this property

  • East Burnham Well is an attractive country house set in lovely gardens with a substantial attached cottage which has its own driveway access, garaging and garden. Built in 1938 the house has an abundance of character with generous reception rooms, four double bedrooms, mature gardens and triple garaging. The current organisation of the house works extremely well as two dwellings but there is significant potential to merge the two properties into one large house. Located in a secluded position, the house offers the opportunity to access the protected neighbouring woodlands of Burnham Beeches. The house and cottage could do with a degree of modernisation but offer a rare opportunity to buy a large family home in one of the most sought after locations in the area.

    East Burnham Well
    A generous reception hall leads through part glazed double doors into the L shaped sitting room with a range of built-in storage and display units. The room has a bright and spacious feel with views over the front, side and rear gardens, there is also a feature fireplace. Further double doors lead into the garden room with wood floor and doors onto the rear terrace and garden. The dining room is an elegant room with further doors to the terrace, an array of built-in cupboards and display shelving and a further feature fireplace with an ornate surround. This leads into the kitchen with a fitted range of wood units, a central island and a breakfast bar area. The work surfaces are granite and there are a range of integrated appliances including a double oven, induction hob and dishwasher. A cloakroom, boot room, boiler room and utility room with fitted units, granite work surfaces and appliance spaces complete the ground floor accommodation.

    On the first floor, the generous landing has a wide window overlooking the frontage. The principal bedroom has a range of built-in wardrobes and storage and offers commanding views over the mature gardens. The en suite bathroom has built-in cabinetry and a separate shower cubicle. The guest bedroom also has great views over the garden and opens into a dressing area with shower and hand basin. There are three further bedrooms, two with views over a neighbouring paddock and one with built-in wardrobes.

    East Burnham Well is approached through wrought iron gates onto the attractive grounds. The paved drive edged by rose bushes leads down the side of the house to the detached triple garage. The front garden comprises lawn areas with well stocked shrub and flower borders, mature trees and a par terre garden. There is a well and a brick built store which was originally the village communal oven. To the rear of the house is a raised terrace, a perfect place for an evening drink or dining with views of the mature garden. This steps down onto a large expanse of lawn with a particularly fine Magnolia tree. A large swimming pool with terrace lies to the side of the garden beyond which is a further area of lawn with raised circular terrace, water feature and rockery. This leads around to a summer house and sides onto open paddock land.

    East Burnham Well Cottage
    This sizeable cottage is linked to the main house but has its own separate driveway and garden. The reception hall has a cloakroom adjacent and leads to a ground floor bedroom with built-in wardrobes and an en suite shower room. The kitchen is well fitted in a range of units with built-in appliances, including a double oven and induction hob. There is room for a small breakfast table and there are views over the delightful cottage gardens. A utility/boiler room has appliance spaces. From the reception hall an arched door leads into the dining room with door on to the garden. This room is double aspect to the front and rear and leads through another arched door to the sitting room which has patio doors on to the rear terrace and stairs to the first floor.

    On the first floor, the principal bedroom has a range of fitted wardrobes, drawers and a dressing table area, as well as an en suite bath/shower room. The second bedroom has a range of built-in cupboards and wardrobes, as well as a hand basin. Both bedrooms have lovely views over the cottage garden.

    The property has its own independent driveway with detached garage with roller door. As well as attractively planted front garden the rear garden is a good size with a terrace, area of lawn with well stocked flower and shrub borders giving an array of spring and summer colour, there is a fine Acer and a greenhouse and timber garden store.

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Peaceful location on the edge of Burnham Beeches, a beautiful period home with lovely gardens.

Chris MoorhouseProperty agent

Local information

  • Farnham Common 0.7 miles, Stoke Poges 3 miles, Burnham 2.6 miles (mainline trains to London Paddington), Gerrards Cross 5 miles (mainline trains to London Marylebone), Beaconsfield 5.3 miles, M4 (J6) 4 miles, M40 (J2) 3.5 miles, Heathrow 12 miles. London (Baker Street) 24 miles. All distances are approximate.
  • East Burnham Well and Cottage enjoys a lovely semi-rural location, set on a quiet lane on the edge of Burnham Beeches, with Farnham Common and Stoke Poges within reach offering local shops and facilities. Farnham Royal is situated between the M40 and M4 motorways giving excellent access to the national motorway network, London and Heathrow. The area's communication links include regular rail connections to London (Paddington) from Burnham, Taplow or Slough. The Chiltern line into Marylebone runs from Beaconsfield and Gerrards Cross. With the advent of Crossrail (from Burnham, Taplow or Slough), due for completion in the next few years, journey times to London's West End, City and Canary Wharf will be significantly reduced.
  • There is a good selection of independent and state schools nearby and Buckinghamshire is one of the last counties to maintain the grammar school system, with Burnham Grammar School within 2 miles. Independent schools include Caldicott, Dair House, High March and Davenies to name a few.
  • Sporting facilities in the area include golf at the prestigious Stoke Park, Gerrards Cross and Beaconsfield, polo and horse racing at Windsor and Ascot together with rowing at Dorney Lake and Henley.

Additional information

  • Services: Mains electricity, water and drainage. Oil fired central heating. Please note that none of the services have been tested.
  • Directions: From M40 (J2) follow A355 towards Windsor. After about 2 miles and upon entering the village of Farnham Common turn right into Beeches Road. At the end of this road turn left into Bedford Drive, after a short distance bear right onto Hawthorn Lane, then bear left onto Crown Lane. After a short distance take the first right hand turn into Thompkins Lane and the house will be found on the left hand side.
  • EPC Rating = F
  • Tenure = Freehold