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This period thatched house, Grade II listed, set in and surrounded by beautiful gardens, offers a wealth of history and charm. Once home to children's author Enid Blyton, and dating back to the 1600s, the property and gardens represent a real corner of England.
The property is situated in a semi-rural location on the outskirts of Bourne End with nearby access to the River Thames. Bourne End village centre is approximately one mile away and has a good selection of shops, pubs and restaurants, as well as the thriving marina. There is a train service from Bourne End to London Paddington (via Maidenhead), with a main line service also running from High Wycombe to London Marylebone. The M4 and M40 are easily accessible providing good links to London Heathrow (22 miles), the Midlands and the West. This is a perfect rural location for commuting to nearby commercial centres.
The attractive gardens extend to around 1.2 acres with distinctive areas and changing vista depending on the season. From the thatched lych gate, pathways lead through planted beds and hedgerow to the property itself, with views over the gardens from the various windows.
The front door to the house opens into a vaulted reception hall with stairs leading up to the first floor and galleried landing. The versatile accommodation is arranged over two floors. Accessed from the hall are the master suite, cloakroom and the dining room. The dining room has a feature inglenook fireplace with dual aspect windows. A door leads through into the stunning kitchen/breakfast and family room. The farmhouse style kitchen has three sets of French doors leading out to the gardens on both sides of this impressive room. There is character in abundance with a corner fireplace and vaulted beamed ceiling. A staircase leads up to a study on the mezzanine floor. A further door opens into the triple aspect drawing room, full of charm and character with beams and open fireplace. The master bedroom has French doors opening into the garden and has an ensuite bathroom. On the first floor there are three bedrooms, a family bathroom and plumbing in situ for an ensuite in the largest of the three bedrooms.
Open Plan Kitchen/Family Room
Master Bedroom with Ensuite
Three Further Bedrooms
Extensive Landscaped Gardens of 1.2 Acres
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