For Sale, 3,500,000 GBP (~ 4,667,600 USD)
Vicarage Walk Bray, Maidenhead, England, United Kingdom
Property Type : Single Family Home
Property Style : Country Home
Build Size : N/A
Land Size : N/A
Bedroom : 6
Bathroom : 5
Half Bathroom : 0
Berkeleys was originally the small 18th century Bray Vicarage, that has been extended over the years. It was once the home of the Reverend Austen-Leigh, the nephew of Jane Austen, and famously he wrote her definitive biography that is still in print today.
Berkeleys is an English country house exhibiting classical characteristics and well adapted for modern living. It retains many period features and it’s refurbishment has been done with taste and sympathy.
The accommodation extends over three floors. The lower ground floor consists of bedroom, ensuite bathroom, kitchen and sitting room making for an ideal guest suite or secondary accommodation. It can be accessed from both the front and the rear of the house.
The ground floor has a spacious entrance hall leading on to a delightful sitting room, dining room and study with their own expansive views to the river and farmland beyond. The breakfast room, with AGA, leads off the hall to the double aspect kitchen which is well appointed and equipped with entertaining in mind. The conservatory leads off to the terracing and riverside garden with its view and numerous secluded areas.
The first floor is accessed via an oak staircase and galleried landing. The master bedroom has a double aspect and ensuite with a balcony overlooking the river. Another double bedroom with ensuite overlooks the garden and river with a single bedroom next door. Two further bedrooms overlook the front of the house.
The rear garden is largely laid to lawn and leads directly to the approximately 44 foot river frontage with mooring, a slipway and dry boat house. The view across the Bray Reach is to open farmland. Tiered terracing adjoins the house, providing ample choice for various seating areas.
Berkeleys is located in a secluded waterside position in the picturesque village of Bray, which is renowned for internationally acclaimed restaurants including the Waterside Inn and the Fat Duck. The location combines the advantages of village living with the convenience of excellent commuter links to London, the motorway network and Heathrow Airport. There are excellent schools in the area, including Oldfield Primary, St George’s and a number of excellent golf courses locally including Wentworth and Sunningdale.