WATERSIDE - Built in 1908, Little Fishery House is one of a cluster of impressive Edwardian riverside properties along the Bray reach of the River Thames which falls within the Maidenhead Riverside conservation area. It has been extensively and sympathetically extended over the decades and now offers a substantial country house on the banks of the river. The house offers great versatility in adapting to a growing family’s changing needs and has been enjoyed over 24 years by the present family.
Entering the house via a large reception hall, the galleried landings above and the large, glass atrium at the top of the stairwell floods natural light down into the house providing a warm and welcoming ambiance. As befits a house of this size the principal reception rooms are both impressive and stylish in appearance, harnessed in particular around the impactful double height studio drawing room. This room has lovely period detailing, including the ceiling detail, panelled walls, herringbone floors, open fireplace and French doors to the gardens and river views. A secluded 37’ sitting room and separate dining room offers opportunities for quiet retreat or entertaining.
The kitchen/breakfast room works well for family life with extension into a lengthy family room with glass roof, leading onto the gardens and a laundry room and downstairs cloakroom for day to day support.
The two bedroom annexe can be used independently, or as part of an extension to the main house on the ground floor. Benefits include a self-contained study ideal as a home office, with an adjacent kitchen and stairs up to two first floor bedrooms and a bathroom.
Returning to the main house the impressive staircase rises to the galleried first floor landing where the principal bedroom suite is supported by the main guest suite and three further bedrooms and two bathrooms. Five bedrooms on one floor is
an ideal configuration for every day family use, with the second floor accommodation of three further bedrooms ideally suited to guests or older children. Balconies to the first floor and a second floor roof terrace all take advantage of the riverside views.
This property is featured by our Waterside department.
The Thames is part of the fabric of life in Little Fishery House. Over the years the family has owned several boats including a 1920’s Thames beaver stern launch, a traditional wooden fishing boat and an electric slipper launch. Boat trips have seen lunch at the Waterside Inn and an overnight stay at the secluded Spring Cottage on the Cliveden estate. The steps down to the Thames from the mooring provide easy access for kayaking, canoeing, paddle boarding, fishing and swimming. Aside from activities on the river, its presence is ever felt and on a daily basis you can see and hear the morning scullers and rowers from the nearby rowing club, and the abundance of birdlife.
The award winning garden (BALI landscaping “Best Garden” award) is a focal point of the property and it has been extensively remodelled to create a secluded landscape, while affording uninterrupted views of the Thames. A large,
double level York stone dining terrace provides ample space for entertaining, and is regularly used for barbecues, morning coffees and evening cocktails. An irrigation system for the lawns and borders takes water from the river under its riparian rights, allowing an unlimited water source. The large lawn has sweeping views down to the river, doubling up as a football or cricket pitch and summer croquet lawn. A perfect setting for summer garden parties for adults and children alike.
The carriage drive is secured by a walled front garden and electronically operated gates. The block paved driveway offers ample parking and a double garage and double carport.
A wonderful location for cycling and dog walking along the river and to local villages like Cookham, Bray and Holyport, with th
84' Mooring & Beautiful Riverside Views
Substantial Edwardian House
Four Reception Rooms
2 Bedroom Self Contained Annexe
Double Garage & Car Port
Electric Charging Point
8 Bedrooms & 7 Bathrooms (1 in annexe)
3 Balconies plus Roof Terrace & Gardens