Ref No: KE003-LI-SA195
Many home-buyers might have to compromise a little to find the best ‘forever’ home, but this beautifully-proportioned home truly offers everything a family could ask for
Set in a generous plot with a mature and secluded southerly-facing garden, this property makes the most of the garden as entertaining space. The whole-width decking and double patio doors are ideal for barbecues and summer parties, whilst there is ample driveway parking for guests
Just a ten minute stroll away, the Thames-side village of Datchet has local shops, a library, pubs, restaurants and also a traditional village green. Datchet Station trains run directly to London Waterloo, and fast trains from nearby Windsor Station arrive in London Paddington in under 30 minutes. With the planned opening of Crossrail in December 2018, there will be smooth travel options to Canary Wharf and the City (from nearby Slough station)
Although Leigh Park is a peaceful private road, it takes less than 3 minutes to drive to the M4 motorway, with direct and easy access to Heathrow (10 minutes) and central London (45 minutes’ drive)
With the historic and beautiful riverside towns of Windsor & Eton nearby, there’s so much culture, shopping and entertainment that trips to London might only be considered for commuting
A Walk Through the Property
Retaining much of its 1920’s character, the property has been tastefully and sympathetically modernised to provide creature comforts with a high degree of individuality.
The entrance hall, which is finished with mellow tones, recessed lighting and quality wood flooring, creates a warming welcome. There is ample hanging space, with a perfectly-placed storage cupboard for boots and coats, but also a cloakroom close to the entrance
The natural flow leads through glazed double doors and a small step down to the kitchen / breakfast room, which has been cleverly designed to make the most of the sunlight and views to the garden. The kitchen has been fitted to a high specification, with integrated Neff appliances and solid fruitwood cupboard doors. The bespoke granite worktops extend into a breakfast bar (or drinks bar) with glazed illuminated units to create a slight divide to the breakfast room.
The vaulted high ceiling features a Velux window to capture the light, and keeps the space feeling light and airy. The light ceramic floor tiles, display lighting under the units, and side and rear windows add further to the appeal of this family space
The kitchen’s features include a 5-ring gas hob, stainless-steel hood with extractor fan, integrated dishwasher, integrated double electric / fan oven, integrated microwave and double stainless steel sink. There is also space for an American-style fridge/freezer, serviced with a filtered cold water feed
To the side of the kitchen there is an impressive laundry room / utility with high vaulted ceiling, Velux skylight and a hatch to a small attic over the cloakroom. The utility has power and plumbing for appliances, water softener and plenty of lofty airing space.
The breakfast room, which can accommodate a table with 6-8 chairs, also benefits from natural light with double patio doors and a window to the side. Just outside the breakfast room is the large, wooden decking area and garden
Through another set of glazed double doors, there is a comfortable snug or playroom, which could also be used as a formal dining room or bedroom 5. Although cosy, this room is airy with its own patio doors opening onto decking, and glazed doors through to the living room
The living room has a classic marble fireplace, bay window, two additional windows and stairs turning to the left, with light from an additional stair window. The living space is a perfect size to create a relaxed lounge setting
The landing provides access to the attic which is fully boarded and could be converted into a dormer-windowed bedroom
Upstairs the four bedrooms comprise a master suite, two generously-sized double bedrooms and a smaller fourth bedroom or home study. The decor is neutral and complementary throughout, with good quality and tasteful carpet.
The smallest bedroom benefits from a sunny aspect, and offers versatility for working, yoga, nursery, guests or crafts. The first double bedroom also benefits from a sunny aspect, and has a range of well-made fitted wardrobes.
The second double bedroom feels restful with its superb balcony and views of the garden below.
The family bathroom has an eye-catching walk-in shower with glass brick walling, recessed shower lighting and a ‘rainfall’ shower system. The floor-to-ceiling tiles, heated towel rail, extractor and window make this room the reviving sanctuary a bathroom should be
The master suite has an impressive range of custom-made wardrobes which, cleverly, open into a light-soaked vaulted en-suite bathroom. The room has added interest with its full-sized step-up bath, wall and floor tiles, ‘rainfall’ shower, heated towel radiator, vanity lights and Velux windows.
The bedroom suite is particularly stunning with its step to lower level floor, vaulted ceiling, paddle ceiling fan and double doors which open on to a private balcony to overlook the garden.
The southerly-facing garden is well-stocked with shrubs and laid to lawn. The decking area wraps across the rear aspect of the property to give an easy play area, enjoying the sun or entertaining. Both front and rear of the property are serviced with outside taps and double power points
The timber garden shed is supplied with armoured electrical cable and RCD switch
The property, which shares a private cul-de-sac with just 21 individual houses, has driveway parking for 2-3 cars and a lawn and bedding frontage. There is additional parking outside the property which would not cause an obstruction in Leigh Park
The new owner will benefit from reduced electricity bills and passive income from excess power generated by the PV photo-voltaic solar panels (we believe this is typically around £1,000 pa household income through the sale of surplus energy to the National Grid - under current HMG terms) The panels are discreetly mounted on the westerly roof pitch, and are not immediately noticeable
The solar panel convertor, which is located in the attic, requires no maintenance and has a 20-year guarantee from 2011
Gas Central Heating with individual room radiators, with Worcester-Bosch boiler fitted around 2014 (under guarantee). Kick-plinth heaters in the kitchen
Filtered Cold Water Supply
The water filtration system supplies all basins for drinking water purposes
There is also a water softener installed in the utility room
Windows & Doors
Composite aluminium/PVC windows, french doors for thinner frames and minimal condensation. Anglian soffits, bargeboards, and gutters to rear of house.
Leigh Park enjoys Next Generation & Superfast broadband, with minimum download speeds of 2.5Mbps / maximum download speed of 152Mbps (average 45Mbps)
A Quote from the Current Owner
“I shall be sad to leave this family party home but it's too big to live in on my own, now that all my children are adults and two have emigrated to the Antipodes. The house was ideally situated for me with easy access to London, Heathrow, and Windsor. Living on a private road also meant easy parking for visitors without yellow lines. I will always have happy memories”
Offered for sale with no onward chain complications
The energy efficiency rating is a measure of the overall efficiency of a home. The higher the rating the more energy efficient the home is and the lower the fuel bills will be. The environmental impact rating is a measure of a home's impact on the environment in terms of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. The higher the rating the less impact it has on the environment. The Energy Performance Certificate for this dwelling was produced following an energy assessment undertaken by a qualified assessor.