- Tenure: Freehold
- An elegant 1920's riverside home with panoramic views
- Versatile and adaptable layout
- 3-4 Bedrooms
- 2 Bathrooms (en-suite)
- 3-4 Reception rooms
- Beautiful riverside lounge with balacony
- Secluded mature rear garden
- Ample parking
- 42' Mooring adjacent (subject to licence)
- 0.5 mile stroll of Laleham village
Laleham CofE VA Primary School (0.4mi.)
Buckland Primary School (0.7mi.)
The Matthew Arnold School (0.9mi.)
This attractive and versatile home has played host to number of owners from the world of entertainment, show business and authors through the years and we understand that it has grown substantially from its original single storey origins with each subsequent owner making adaptations and improvements, whilst keeping the character and charm associated with its period. The adaptable accommodation is set over two floors with the principal reception rooms being on the first floor to take full advantage of the panoramic river and garden views, as well as providing increased privacy.
Steps rise to the front door that opens into a light and airy reception hall with its high ceilings and classic joinery setting the scene of what is to come. To the front the former garage has been converted into a further spacious reception room with a large picture window, fitted bookcases and a mirror panelled pine ceiling, giving the room a very comfortable and relaxed atmosphere. This would be an ideal room to entertaining guests with mobility issues or for receiving visitors without involving the rest of the family. On this level are three bedrooms; all having extensive built-in wardrobes and the two principal rooms each has an en-suite bathroom. To the rear, off the hall is a useful large cloak/utility room adjacent to the rear entrance, perfect for rinsing off boating equipment and muddy dogs before entering the home.
The original staircase rises from the reception hall to the first floor with an interesting niche off the mezzanine, perfect for displaying sculpture. The first floor is where the home comes into its own giving the advantage of a wonderful feeling of space and light. The large square landing gives access to all rooms including a further guest cloakroom. A pair of glazed doors open into the magnificent riverside drawing room, which is an elegant room awash with natural light and enjoying direct southerly views over the River Thames and Towpath. A set of patio doors open onto a balcony, with a mirrored wall opposite reflecting the views. Also, to the front enjoying the river views is the kitchen/breakfast room that has been fitted with a range of oak fronted units with a breakfast bar to the front. A range of integrated appliances include a ceramic hob, canopied cooker hood, electric double oven,refrigerator, freezer and a freestanding dishwasher. To the rear is a separate generous sized, double aspect dining room that has ample room for displaying pieces of freestanding furniture and overlooks the rear garden. Completing the accommodation is a fourth bedroom/study. Council Tax Band: G
Garden & Exterior
The secluded and attractively landscaped rear garden extends to approximately 70’ with a patio leading to a shaped lawn bordered by well stocked and established shrub beds including a variety of specimen trees. A path leads to the rear where an ornamental pond and rose arch lead to a further secluded raised patio. To the side is a gate leading to the front. To the front the shingle driveway provides parking for 5-6 cars, flanked by mature shrubs and a post and rail fence on the front boundary. Adjacent on the riverbank, steps lead down to a 42’ reinforced mooring with a concrete landing platform. We understand that this can be leased from the Environmental Agency, although no recent verification has been sought.
Situated in a delightful position on the banks of the River Thames and within a 10 minute stroll of the picturesque village of Laleham with its warm and friendly community and fine selection of public house and restaurants. The Towpath along the banks of the river that forms part of the Thames Path that runs from Kemble in Gloucestershire to The Thames Barrier at Woolwich. The town centre of Staines with its comprehensive shopping, entertainment and leisure facilities and main line rail station to London Waterloo (37 minutes) are approximately 1.8 miles. There are a good range of schools in the area catering for all age groups including the sought after Laleham C of E Primary school. For the motorist, junction 13, M25 is only 2.5 miles and junction 1, M3 and the start of the A316 to London are 4.7 miles.
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