A wonderful Arts and Craft home set in a coveted position in the centre of of Marlow, moments from the High Street, station and river Thames.
This outstanding Arts and Crafts home, dating from about 1896, is set in an enviable position on Institute Road right in the centre of Marlow. It is therefore perfectly positioned for those who wish to stroll into the High Street, the river Thames or the station.
Offering close to 4,000 sqft of accommodation throughout the main house and a useful annexe, the property is ideally suited to a variety of buyers; young up-sizing families, those moving from London, yet equally those moving down in size from larger homes in the villages. The great layout, friendly and welcoming spaces (particularly the kitchen leading into the family room) and the perfect location, will all appeal to many different buyers.
To the ground floor is a large welcoming entrance hall with doors leading out on to all the principal spaces. Reception spaces to the front of the house include a spacious formal sitting room with bay window and a lovely study/office with fitted furniture, this room also having a lovely bay to the front. To the rear of the house is a beautifully fitted handmade kitchen by Mark Wilkinson providing a wide array of cabinetry and a large central island unit. The kitchen leads through to a fabulous open plan dining and family room, which itself opens out to the garden by way of two sets of doors besides a full-width wall of windows. The space lends itself perfect for young family life, but for those without kids at home it makes a lovely formal dining space or additional sitting room. Further accommodation includes a large fitted utility and boot room, a guest cloakroom and a cellar off the hallway.
To the first and second floor are three double bedrooms and three bath/shower rooms. The hallway is central to the first floor with the main bedroom at the front corner, benefitting from two large bay windows, a fireplace and fitted wardrobes/storage. There are two large en suite spaces to this room, one of which provides a grand central bath in the centre of a good size dressing room. The second and third bedrooms are both good size doubles, sharing a lovely family bathroom with separate bath and shower cubicle. For those who may need a fourth double bedroom in the main house, the house was originally laid out with one less bathroom (the main bedroom currently have two en suites) providing a lovely guest room on the first floor with an en suite shower. A reversion to this layout would be straightforward with a door to the hallway already existing; it merely needs the removal of the central bath in this room and an opening of one door. Off bedroom three on the second floor are two large loft spaces, ideal for storage.
To the outside there is a very useful detached annexe, currently used as an office but equally well suited as a guest space, it already having an en suite shower room.
The gardens are attractively planted and make the most of the space on offer, providing screening where needed and yet beautiful detail too. The garden is of a size typical of those in the town centre yet provides areas for al fresco dining, a planted pond, an area for a trampoline (easily removed) and a relaxation spot with small specimen trees.
The frontage to Institute Road is gated, leading into a good driveway set behind a pretty brick wall. There is ample parking for a few cars. There are two entrances to the house being the main hallway and also to the utility/boot room.
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This is such a welcoming home; it hugs you as soon as you walk through the front door.Richard MabyProperty agent