Period family home in a beautiful secluded plot of approx. 0.5 acres surrounded by forest and parkland.
Abbey Cottage is a charming detached period 1930s house, ideally located in a private and quiet location on the edge of Burnham Beeches. The rear of the property is southerly facing and many of the rooms overlook the extensive mature landscaped gardens and attractive wooded surroundings, with private and rural outlooks in all directions and no direct neighbours. The property has benefited from recent work to build on the Art Deco heritage and the house includes much period detailing. This impressive family home has been tastefully modernised and finished to a high specification throughout.
A covered porch leads to a fine example of an Art Deco front door, which opens into the reception hall with a cloakroom, stairs to the first floor and stunning marble flooring extending through to the kitchen. The elegant dual aspect sitting room with views over the garden with a full height European tilting picture window to the side overlooking the decorative pond and fountain outside. French doors open on to the garden and a beautiful Art Deco style fireplace with a gas fire provides a focal point to the room. Bespoke designed oak bevelled glass doors lead to the formal dining room to the front and through to a dual aspect quietly located study to the side. To the rear of the house is the kitchen/family room with views and French doors on to the garden with plenty of room for a table or sofa. The kitchen is comprehensively fitted with an excellent range of units and incorporates a breakfast bar. Integrated appliances include two fridges, a freezer, dishwasher, two ovens, five ring gas hob, extractor and a washer dryer. The room also features original Art Deco light fittings and a large over counter electric Velux roof window. To the side of the property, accessed from the kitchen, is a discreet decked enclosure ideal for a small dog or cat.
On the first floor the landing has plenty of storage and the principal bedroom enjoys fitted wardrobes, concealed lighting and a full height tilting picture window overlooking the garden and pond. The marble lined en suite bathroom features a spa bath and a separate shower cubicle, together with mood lighting. There are three further bedrooms, one with a wall of fitted wardrobes. A family bathroom completes accommodation on this floor.
The gardens are a delight and are an outstanding feature of the property. A gated entrance with brick piers and railings leads to the generous gravel driveway with parking for several vehicles and a double garage. Adjoining the garage is an office/annexe with its own entrance, a cleverly designed open plan space with a separate kitchenette, shower room and fold down double bed, perfect for those who need a separate space to work or private accommodation for guests. The delightful rear garden, backing on to an adjoining green belt field, enjoys a wonderful variety of mature trees including, of particular note, a black walnut tree reputed to be over 100 years old and a rare deciduous pine tree. There are expanses of lawn, a garden path and three separate paved terrace areas, including a rose decorated pergola with lighting, providing ideal outside dining and entertaining spaces. A large sunken brick pond with two individual water fountains lies to the side giving year round interest. The garden also benefits from an attractive freestanding brick garden storage building with power and water, and a wooden barbeque gazebo. Separate vehicular access to the side allows access of large vehicles to the rear of the property if required. The garden is enclosed with fencing and mature trees giving seclusion and privacy with no direct overlooking neighbours. Approaching half an acre in all.
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Perfect location if you need to commute to London, as the Elizabeth train line (Crossrail targeted for completion in 2022) is 2 miles away.Ben Dommett