One-off contemporary home with river views
THE Boat House is a highly individual and stylish family home in the village of Bourne End is in an ideal waterside setting, with a lovely open lawn leading directly onto the River Thames and a 65-feet private mooring space.
The property has appealing brick elevations and a trio of outstanding gables which add dimension and provide a large triple height bay window and balconies to either side.
It is a very special property offering contemporary and well proportioned accommodation over two floors.All rooms are orientated to make the most of the river views.
Built in 2000, there are appealing design features such as beeswax polished ash doors and joinery and for comfort living there is double glazing throughout and gas fired underfloor heating.
A welcoming entrance hall opens to both the drawing and sitting rooms. The drawing room has an attractive gas fireplace set on a raised marble hearth and two glazed doors to the gardens.
The sitting room is at the centre of the house and has a large bay window and glazed doors making most of the view and the garden.A wide opening leads into the large kitchen/breakfast room.Very much the hub of the house, this room has a superbly equipped kitchen from K&B Studios.
The galleried landing serves the three bedrooms all of which benefit from river views and the large family bathroom.The master bedroom has a large double height bay window to provide 180-degree views and is flanked by the en-suite bathroom and the walk-in wardrobe.
There are two further bedrooms, both benefitting from their own balconies and fitted wardrobes.
Further accommodation is available within an annex in the Coach House which provides two single garages and a central carport.Arranged as a bedroom with en-suite shower room the annex provides excellent guest or family accommodation.
The annex has planning consent (ref 16/06548/FUL and dated 11 uly 2016) for enlargement to the front and rear to provide additional valuable living space.
The well planned landscaped gardens form three distinct areas with a lawn fronting the river and a raised patio terrace bordering the house. Paths and planted beds border the house to either side.A five-bar gate opens onto the open gravel parking and turning area standing between the house and the Coach House.
A path leads to the house and it is bordered by open lawn and a pebble and rock garden with a variety of grasses. Passing through the carport there is a walled garden with a further area for parking.This is enclosed by flowering perennial and shrub borders with espaliered fruit trees and a small kitchen garden.
IDYLLIC SETTING: The Boat House has lawns leading down to the river, with a private mooring.