One-off con­tem­po­rary home with river views

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - BUCKS PROPERTY -

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.

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