Enchanting Grade II listed family home with a detached annexe
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Dating back to the 15th century and formerly known as Smewyns Manor, The Moat House is a quintessential Grade II listed family home, surrounded by its 10th century moat, now a listed ancient monument. The property presents a rare opportunity for those seeking immense character and charm.
The main house was extended/modernised in 1995 to provide modern-day conveniences yet still boasts an array of period and interesting features including timber framing and a central Tudor brick chimney. The ground floor is arranged to provide three reception rooms: a charming family room with a wood burning stove set within an exposed brick fireplace, an elegant sitting room (also with a wood burning stove) and a further room used as a library and featuring an open fireplace. The recently installed and architect-designed kitchen/breakfast room is comprehensively fitted with range of units, granite worksurfaces, an Aga and integral appliances including a Miele cooker and an Amana fridge/freezer. Situated off the kitchen area is a useful utility/boot room. Stairs rise to the first floor landing where there is the master bedroom and its en suite bathroom featuring a striking beamed vaulted ceiling and a free-standing roll-top bath. Two additional en suite bedrooms may be accessed from the landing whilst a secondary staircase leads up from the ground floor to a fourth bedroom with a beamed ceiling, and a bathroom.
In addition to the main house, there is ancillary accommodation in the form of a detached annexe set within a converted granary and comprising a bedroom/living room, a bathroom and a kitchen.
The house enjoys a beautiful rural setting and is approached via electrically operated gates opening onto a sweeping gravel driveway. The gardens surround the house and are stocked with a wide variety of flowering plants, shrubs and mature trees. Principally laid to lawn, the gardens slope down to the moat and there are stone and decked terraces providing excellent relaxation/entertaining spaces. There is a double garage and a separate Victorian Grade II listed outbuilding/WC which is now utilised as a store.
The Moat House is situated in a rural setting overlooking farmland yet is conveniently located for transport links with rail services from both Twyford and Maidenhead (both just 4.3 miles distant). Maidenhead will also be on the Crossrail route, due to begin running in 2019 and offering direct services to Central London and Canary Wharf. The motorway network is equally as accessible with Junction 8/9 of the M4 just over 4 miles away and providing access to Heathrow, Central London, the West Country and the M25.
The villages of Waltham St. Lawrence and White Waltham provide local amenities whilst Maidenhead town centre offers a further more extensive range of shopping and recreational facilities. Reading, Windsor, Henley-on-Thames and Bray, with its world-renowned restaurants, are all within a 10 mile radius.
The region offers a wide range of sporting and leisure facilities including golf at Maidenhead, Temple, Marlow, Henley and Wokingham; horse racing at Windsor, Ascot and Newbury; flying at White Waltham, rowing and boating on some stretches of the River Thames.
The area is renowned for its well regarded schools, both state and independent.
Heading in a westerly direction, leave the M4 motorway at Junction 8/9 and follow the A308(M) signposted Maidenhead (Central) to the Braywick roundabout. Take the 3rd exit onto the A330 and continue for about 2.1 miles where you will turn a slight right onto the B3024 towards Paley Street. Follow the road for about 1.6 miles and turn left into Hurst Lane/B3024. Continue for a further 0.7 mile, turn left into Broadmoor Road/B3024 and then almost immediately left again into Smewins Road. The Moat House will be found on the right hand side.Read all
- Reception hall
- 3 Reception rooms
- Kitchen/breakfast room
- Utility room
- 4 En suite bedrooms
- Annexe with kitchenette and bathroom
- Double garage
- Victorian outbuilding
- Map & Street View
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