- Stunning Chapel Conversation dating back to 1851
- Beautiful rural location
- Large contemporary kitchen
- Oak panelled reception rooms
- Detached double car port and gated driveway parking
- EPC Rating = D
A converted and extended beautifully presented former Chapel
Situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in prime Chiltern countryside, between Henley on Thames and Watlington, both of which offer an excellent range of shops and recreational facilities for day to day use. The nearby village of Nettlebed is located 1.5 miles away on the Henley-Oxford Road (A4130) approximately 5 miles north west of Henley-on-Thames, which boasts several antique shops, a petrol station with Spar, the well regarded Field Kitchen Café and White Hart Hotel and restaurant. More extensive shopping and recreational facilities can be found in the nearby historic riverside town of Henley-on-Thames, offering a fine variety of shops, public houses and restaurants as well as a Waitrose and a hospital. The town of Reading also offers further shops and amenities, together with a fast rail service to London, Paddington (from 28 minutes). The M40 (J6) is about 7 miles away and M4 J8/9 is about 15 miles away. Both provide good access to London Heathrow Airport and the national motorway network. There are schools in the area of excellent repute including Gillotts School, Rupert House, The Dragon School, Moulsford, Cranford House and Nettlebed Primary as well as sporting facilities including rowing on the Thames and a number of fine local golf courses at Badgemore Park and Henley. The surrounding countryside offers extensive walking and riding through a well-linked network of public footpaths and bridleways.
Chapel Cottage dates back to 1851 and is a charming detached property with an immense amount of character. An old Methodist Chapel until the 1950s, the current owners have thoughtfully and carefully converted and extended the property to a very high specification, to offer flexible accommodation for modern living. The Gothic-style front door leads into the sitting room that is an original part of the former chapel and the room is presented with this in mind, featuring bespoke oak panelling and oak floor. Off the sitting room is the bright study with front and rear aspect, and built in shelving and storage. The kitchen features modern, sleek, handless wall cupboards and base units in the Leicht Ceres and Sirius ranges in matt Alpine Grey and high gloss Frosty White, with Silestone Quartz worktops and upstand in Gris Expo, and grey Porcelanosa floor tiles. Integrated Neff appliances include dishwasher, two single ovens with slideand-hide doors, combi-oven-microwave, built in coffee machine, warming drawer and full height larder fridge and freezer. The sizeable island unit houses floor cupboards, large drawers and pan storage, a double Caple wine fridge and a large Neff flex-induction hob with extractor above. The sink has a Quooker boiling hot tap and Blanco spray tap. The dining area overlooks and has a door leading out to the large patio. Off the kitchen is the utility room and back door, as well as the gym/family room that could also be used as a 5th bedroom. Completing the ground floor is a W.C. A walnut staircase with glass balustrade leads to the first floor. To the rear of the property, the master bedroom enjoys views over the open countryside and an en suite shower/wet room, and the separate dressing room boasts fitted walnut furniture of two tall boy drawer units, dressing table and three fitted wardrobes with full height mirrors. There is a further double bedroom with built in wardrobes and a good sized family bathroom, with two single bedrooms (that could be converted into one double room) above the chapel to the front.
The house runs on electricity using an Air Source Heat Pump which is registered on the RHI scheme, providing rebates towards the electricity costs. There is underfloor heating both upstairs and downstairs, CAT 5 cabling throughout, and a zoned alarm system.
The house sits centrally in a private generous plot, the garden has been hard landscaped with a modern contemporary design. Off the kitchen/dining room is a large patio that houses a BBQ area and space for a hot tub, perfect for alfresco dining and outdoor living. To the front, there is a shed for storage and access around the side to the driveway that is accessed by an electric gate and provides parking for several cars and an oak clad double carport.
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