For Sale £1,225,000
The property is set in beautiful countryside by woodland on the edge of Harpsden, considered as one of Henley's prime locations. Harpsden village is in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and offers a welcoming community with a wide range of recreational facilities including a village hall, football and cricket fields, 12th Century Church, Henley Golf Club and convenience of access to Henley (approx. 1 mile), with its comprehensive shopping amenities and schooling facilities, both state and independent, including Henley College and Gillotts Secondary School, and Shiplake College.
The commuter is serviced by excellent road and railway networks:
Henley Station: 2.6 miles
Shiplake Station: 3.3 miles
Reading British Rail Station: 5 miles
M4 J 8/9: 11.9 miles
(All distances are approximate)
Eden Cottage was built circa 1938 and was originally the gardener's cottage, hence the name, to Bellehatch Farm; it was extended circa 1977 and is set in approx. 2/3rds of an acre.
A rare opportunity now exists to acquire and update this family home, which has been in the same family since 1969.
Accommodation in Brief
In the original part of the house the accommodation presently comprises: guest bedroom, breakfast room, kitchen and scullery area (cloakroom, laundry and boiler room) with three further bedrooms and bathroom.
From the original breakfast room and bedroom two there is access into the sizeable 1977 extension which created an additional staircase and impressively proportioned master bedroom en-suite with adjoining study leading to a store room, and an expansive living room with maple flooring, benefiting from an office to the west and a small library leading to the garden. There are lovely views over the open countryside from three of the five bedrooms.
A gravelled entrance driveway, flanked by a high and mature wildlife border, leads to the front of the house, with access via both sides to the rear and enchanting gardens, with meandering footpath and impressive magnolia, backing onto delightful views over open countryside.
To one side of the property is the double garage with attached work shed, with workbench and vice, and a small copse behind.
From the river bridge in Henley, turn left along Thameside, continuing along by the river. Follow the road round into Station Road and at the main traffic lights turn left into Reading Road. Continue to the first mini roundabout and take the second exit into Harpsden Road. Continue out of Henley and through Harpsden Village, passing Henley Golf Club on your left and after the passing the Village Hall on your right take the left hand turn onto Chalk Hill. Proceed up the hill and just after Bellehatch Farm there is a lane on the left with the name plates of the three houses, one being Eden Cottage.
Due to current regulations it is now necessary for purchasers to provide proof of Identity. This can be in the form of either a current passport or photo driving licence, together with proof of address (valid in the last 3 months) which can be either a utility bill or driving licence (if this has not been used as proof of identity).