Institute Road, Marlow, Buckinghamshire, SL7 1BJ | Property for sale | Savills
3,902 sq ft(362.51 sq m)
Guide price £2,750,000

Institute RoadMarlow, Buckinghamshire, SL7 1BJ

  • Under offer

Key features

  • Beautiful home in a lovely location
  • Perfect for the town centre
  • Lovely character features throughout
  • Large rooms, high ceilings and big windows
  • Useful detached annexe/bedroom/office
  • Good driveway with ample parking

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.

About this property

  • 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

Local information

  • Institute Road is a coveted street in the middle of Marlow, set directly off the High Street and therefore perfect for those who wish to enjoy the town centre and the river Thames.
  • Marlow is a popular location for young families, with numerous schooling options ranging from prep schools to secondary schools. Many of the schools are within easy reach of the house, particularly both Sir William Borlase's Grammar and Great Marlow.
  • The town offers a superb range of retailers, with an eclectic mix of local independent and national names. There are bars, cafes and restaurants dotted around the town offering destinations for any occasion. Tom Kerridge's various eateries along with The Ivy and other more local restaurants and delis, make the town famous for its outstanding food options.
  • The river Thames passes directly through the town and under its famous Grade-I listed suspension bridge. The river provides not only a focal point but also the Thames-side parks provide a destination social gathering, and the river itself a place for those who enjoy paddle-boarding, rowing and boating.
  • Just outside the town, the area opens out to glorious rolling countryside and a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Outdoor pursuits are plentiful, as are golf, football, cricket and rugby clubs.
  • For commuters, the town has a train station to Paddington (via Maidenhead) and the M40/M4 motorways are accessed from the A404(M) which passes the town.

Additional information

  • Directions: Institute Road is set in the centre of town, off the High Street about half way up the street from the bridge. Once heading down Institute Road the property can be found on the left hand side of the road, two thirds of the way down the road.
  • EPC Rating: D
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • Council Tax Band: G