Stunning, far reaching views from Winter Hill, overlooking the River Thames and beyond to Marlow, this fine property is located at the top part of Stone House Lane. This charming five bedroom detached home has been thoughtfully designed and extended to provide versatile accommodation full of character.
The accommodation on the ground floor comprises entrance hall with wood flooring, triplele aspect sitting room with open fire and original beamed ceiling and a study. There is an inner hallway with double doors to dining room which has a wooden floor and doors opening on to rear patio. A further door takes you back to the sitting room. The cloakroom is fitted with granite top vanity unit, concealed cistern WC, and ceramic tiled flooring. There is also a shelved storage cupboard with light and power.
The 22ft X 16ft 8” triple aspect kitchen is a real feature of this property enjoying the wonderful views and fitted with a bespoke range of wooden kitchen cabinets with granite worktops and ceramic tiled floor. Appliances include six ring dual fuel range, integrated microwave, integrated fridge/freezer and dishwasher. The kitchen is complimented with a central island for food preparation, a wealth of storage cupboards and drawers, dresser, carousel unit, integrated ironing board and built in breakfast table. A door from the kitchen takes you to a utility room which has a range of wall and base units, ceramic sink and space and plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer, door to side patio.
On the first floor there are four bedrooms, family bathroom and airing cupboard. The double aspect master bedroom has fitted wardrobes, storage cupboards and fully tiled ensuite comprising, vanity unit with onyx top, bath with shower screen, mixer tap, hand shower and overhead shower, heated towel rail, shaver point, concealed cistern WC and storage cupboard.
Bedrooms two and three are both double aspect with fitted wardrobes and storage cupboards and wonderful views. Bedroom four has storage cupboards with views of the front gardens.
Double doors from the kitchen lead to the annex and garage which can easily be separated from the main house to provide a separate annex. On the ground floor an entrance hall with doors opening to the front and side of the main house, staircase to first floor door to a further utility room which has been fitted with a range of base and wall cabinets, sink, ceramic flooring and space for fridge. There is a door taking you to the double garage with electric garage doors, light and power, door to side patio. On the first floor there is a double aspect bedroom suite with fitted wardrobes and ensuite bathroom fitted with a vanity unit with granite top, bath, shower cubicle, heated towel rail, shaver point, ceramic tiling and storage cupboard.
Set in grounds of approximately 0.6 acres Merlin Cottage is nestled within some of the most beautiful countryside of the area. The gardens have been cleverly designed to make the most of the sunshine and stunning views with four patio areas to three sides of the property. The mature landscaped gardens offer privacy and have been maintained to give a sense of grandeur as you approach from the gravel driveway. There is ample parking for several cars, a log store, outside taps and lighting. A boiler room houses a water softener, hot water cylinder, gas boiler, light and power.
The swimming pool is heated through a heat recovery system keeping the temperature in the summer months to a welcoming 31 degrees and running costs to a minimum. There is ample room for entertaining on the large patio that surrounds the pool which is fenced.
EPC Rating: E
Approached from the A404 via the ancient Bisham Woods, Winter Hill stands at around 280 ft above sea level. Central to the character of Cookham Dean is the collection of commons that create a chain of grassland habitats through the local landscape. Two of the most prominent commons are Cookham Dean Common and the Village Common. Cookham Dean Common has the largest continuous expanse of grassland within the commons. The Village Common, opposite the Village Hall, hosts summer community events and has far reaching views over Berkshire countryside. The Village Hall is a thriving and popular venue offering many different activities, clubs, classes and events. Local schools nearby include Cookham Dean CE Primary School and Herries (private preparatory 3yrs to 11yrs).
The commercial centres of Marlow and Maidenhead are close by providing comprehensive shopping facilities and further transport links. For the commuter, Cookham Dean is a few minutes drive from the A404, and a 17 minute drive to both the M40 Junction 4 at Handy Cross or the M4 at Junction 8/9. The mainline GWR railway station at Cookham provides access to Paddington (48 minutes). In 2019 Crossrail is due to open (tbc) at Maidenhead which will provide fast access to Reading (12 mins) and Bond Street (39 mins)