The Woodland RetreatTHE WOODLAND RETREAT - noir by david cliff - Have you ever fancied owning a property with it`s own post code in an approx. half an acre plot, surrounded by woodland, within easy reach of Crowthorne High Street and the local amenities that the village has to offer? Well the opportunity arose 3 years ago and the chance has just come round again except this time on a much larger, more impressive and more modern scale!
Rosina Cottage has been pulled apart, put back together again and sympathetically extended to create an idyllic family home sat on a large plot and backing on to the grounds of Wellington College. Prospective buyers will drive through wooden gates and find themselves looking at a large L-shaped rendered property with ample space to park multiple vehicles with the addition of a double garage too accessed through trendy grey electric doors. Hop out the car and head towards the front door and take a minute to take in the sheer size of this place with the dormer windows on the newer side of the house retaining the character that this historic property deserves.
Once inside there is a selection of downstairs living space accessed from the hallway which is all laid to Karndean...even the dogs have their own decorated space! To the right, as you enter, is the new living room which is a spectacular space spanning over 18 ft by 18 ft with bi fold doors opening on to the garden and a Studio 2 wood burner for when you want to cosy up on those cold winter evenings.
Now, as an estate agent, there is always a `favourite room` in each house and in this place I was torn but seeing the photos again, it just HAS to be the kitchen!
Walk in for yourself and you will instantly see why - a breath-taking room with cashmere units, porcelain floor tiles and quartz worktops. The exposed beam through the middle and a fireplace at the other end of the room really retain the balance between a contemporary modern space but filled with character which suits the history of the house. I don`t know what there isn`t to love! There is a larger than average breakfast bar which is ideal for entertaining friends round or simply enjoying a meal at whilst looking out over the driveway in to the woods. As you would expect, there are premium brand integral appliances including separate full size Bosch fridge and freezer, AEG Dishwasher, a Neff double oven and a 5 ring Bosch induction hob.
Beyond the kitchen is another reception room which is currently being used as a study but could easily be utilised as an additional snug or playroom depending on your needs. The downstairs living space is really versatile as the other side of the house there is a second reception room which is now set up as the dining room. What I love about this place is the fact that you`ve got your brand new living room and kitchen which will appeal to everyone and you then have the additional reception rooms which have all been redecorated but can be used for a whole multitude of different reasons - it`s up to you to decide.
Moving on upstairs and the character theme continues as you reach the top of the staircase and have the option to turn left or right. Take the right hand option and you will discover three well proportioned bedrooms, two of which having built in storage cupboards. The main bathroom is accessed through a clever sliding door which adds to the charm but also gives you a brilliant amount of space in what is a modern bathroom with stylish fixtures including a heated towel rail.
Now if you were to take the left hand turn at the top of the stairs you would step in to a fascinating master suite - this is the bit I was torn between! You`ve even got your own landing as you get to the top of the staircase and as you open the cottage style oak door you will discover a wealth of space with plenty of room for a huge bed with furniture either side. You needn`t worry about bringing your wardrobes for this room as you`ve got your very own dressing room which has been fitted out to offer hanging space, shelving and drawers. Whether you are a tidy or untidy person, this gives you the ultimate opportunity to close the door on your things and enjoy a serine room which enjoys views over both the front and back of the house.
The sheer amount of outside space here is amazing. The plot is generous and being surrounded by woodland you get that feeling that it just goes on forever. Don`t be fooled, there`s a lot of work that`s gone in to this garden to get it cleared and it has recently been re-seeded so by the time you move in you should have several different lawn areas with some mature shrubs that have been left to create that typical country garden feel. There`s ample space for storage towards the end of the garden and space down the side of the house for vehicular access if required.
The house is situated near well regarded schools including Edgbarrow School and Eagle House. We would suggest checking with the schools directly to confirm catchment areas.
All in all this is a very different, quirky, impressive and fulfilling property and the current owners have seriously created a `once in a lifetime` property that is available for you to buy. Get in touch and come and see for yourself!