- 3 bed
- 2 bath
- 7 rooms
- 2 Parking Spaces
- 2 Carport
- Floor Boards
Rosemary Cottage/ Paley Street Maidenhead, Berkshire SL6 3JT
House - Maidenhead Berkshire
Rosemary Cottage is a very pretty Grade II listed, part thatched, detached three-bedroom cottage on a quiet road in the heart of popular Paley Street, Maidenhead.
The original part of the house dates back to the 16th Century and comes with all the features you’d expect from this part of history: gorgeous fireplaces, beamed ceilings, flagstone floors, and lots of nooks and crannies!
The house is set back from the lane behind a five-bar gate. There’s a generous gravel driveway with room for several cars and a pretty grape vine growing up the side of the house (we can’t attest to the wine production potential however!)
The front door opens into the oldest part of the house – a lovely, welcoming entrance hall with flagstone floors and staircase. Off the hallway is a modern downstairs cloakroom which cleverly houses the washing machine and tumble dryer behind sliding doors.
To the left is the first of two sitting rooms – the more formal of the two – which contains a gorgeous fireplace with wood-burner. This leads on to a cosy snug/TV room with flagstone floors. If you love oak beams you’ll be blown away by the ceilings in these rooms which are bursting with character and provide a real wow-factor. Leading off this room there’s a good-sized room currently being used as a home office but which would also make a great children’s playroom, library or music room.
The current owners have lived in Rosemary Cottage for seven years and have lovingly renovated much of the downstairs, including installing a stunning McEvoy and Rowley handmade kitchen. There’s a great range of units, butler’s sink, granite work-surfaces and integrated appliances including a wine cooler and Neff dishwasher. The focal point of this room is the stunning Rayburn oven, but if you prefer the convenience of modern appliances, there’s also a Neff oven and induction hob. The kitchen opens out into a bright and light conservatory with space for a large dining table and views out over the garden.
Walk outside from the bright conservatory into a lovely patio area, perfect for lazy summer barbeques. A pathway and wooden bridge leads you over a natural stream into a quarter of an acre of lawn which stretches right down to fields and the polo club beyond.
Upstairs the Master Bedroom has a spacious dressing area with built in wardrobes. A step up leads you into the sleeping area with pretty cottage windows overlooking the gardens. This room boasts an en-suite shower room with Villeroy and Boch fittings.
The cottage features two more good sized bedrooms. The second bedroom in the oldest part of the house has a stunning vaulted beamed ceiling and built in wardrobes with sliding doors. The third bedroom is a small double, with built in wardrobes and beamed ceilings. There’s a also good-sized family bathroom up here with Villeroy and Boch bath, shower unit, sink and loo.
This is a really great place to live. Paley Street is a semi-rural location just four miles south of Maidenhead, offering country living with easy access to transport and amenities. You’re a leisurely stroll from your local The Bridge House, and the Michelin-starred Royal Oak, co-owned by Michael Parkinson and his son Nick and known locally as ‘Parky’s Pub.’ If you’re a foodie, you’ll be spoiled for choice with award-winning restaurants including The Fat Duck and The Hand and Flowers just a stone’s throw away.
Paley Street has easy access to the M4, (Junction 8/9), linking directly to the M25 and the A404(M)/M40. Getting to London is straightforward with Maidenhead station 4.5 miles away providing direct links to Paddington. The area is set to become a commuter’s dream from December 2019 as the new Elizabeth Line will offer four trains an hour, allowing passengers to travel right through central London without changing trains. Journey times to Bond Street will be 41 mins, Liverpool Street 48 mins and Canary Wharf 55 mins.
Those in need of retail therapy can indulge in some fabulous shopping in nearby Marlow or Windsor with its lovely boutique stores. There are high street stores aplenty and a large Waitrose in Maidenhead.
The Thames Valley has some beautiful country walks, and horsey types can enjoy long rides through Windsor Great Park. Golfers can choose from lots of great clubs in the area including Maidenhead Golf Club, Temple and Winter Hill. There’s loads going on for kids too, from Windsor Leisure Centre with its sports facilities and waterslides, to the Look Out Discovery Centre set in acres of stunning forest and of course, Legoland!
There are a number of outstanding schools nearby including Eton College, LVS Ascot, St Mary’s Ascot, Windsor Boys School, The American Community School in Egham and the highly regarded Borlase Grammar School in Marlow. The property is in the catchment area and within walking distance of Holyport College – a new state funded Free School (day and boarding 11-19yrs). Holyport is sponsored by Eton College, meaning pupils are able to enjoy join in with educational activities at Eton and enjoy their superb sports facilities.