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FINE & COUNTRY TOWER COTTAGE The current owners of Tower Cottage list manifold reasons for their initial attraction to this wonderful family home. “The Tudor style appearance, the spiral staircase to the front creating a tower and weathervane overlooking the courtyard to the front create a really impressive vista as you drive into the Close for the first time.”

Fine & Country is a global network of estate agencies specialising in the marketing, sale and rental of luxury residential property. With offices in the UK, Australia, Egypt, France, Hungary, Italy, Malta, Namibia, Portugal, Russia, South Africa, Spain, The Channel Islands, UAE, USA and West Africa we combine the widespread exposure of the international marketplace with the local expertise and knowledge of carefully selected independent property professionals. Fine & Country appreciates the most exclusive properties require a more compelling, sophisticated and intelligent presentation - leading to a common, yet uniquely exercised and successful strategy emphasising the lifestyle qualities of the property.

THE FINE & COUNTRY FOUNDATION

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This unique approach to luxury homes marketing delivers high quality, intelligent and creative concepts for property promotion combined with the latest technology and marketing techniques. We understand moving home is one of the most important decisions you make; your home is both a financial and emotional investment. With Fine & Country you benefit from the local knowledge, experience, expertise and contacts of a well trained, educated and courteous team of professionals, working to make the sale or purchase of your property as stress free as possible.

The production of these particulars has generated a £10 donation to the Fine & Country Foundation, charity no. 1160989, striving to relieve homelessness. Visit fineandcountry.com/uk/foundation

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This exceptional three/four bedroom house is tucked away in a secluded setting, close to the historic Great Fosters Hotel, the recent recipient of a Michelin star. Externally the property offers a wealth of character with exposed beam-work, spiral staircase which forms the ‘tower’ and the weather vane overlooking a courtyard to the front helps create an almost unique environment. Tower Cottage has been skilfully re-configured, extended and undergone an extensive refurbishment programme by the current owners over the last few years. It has been finished to a high standard with contemporary complimenting the character and retains a lovely homely feel and a warm ambiance throughout. The house would suit a family, ‘downsizer’ or professional couple who will appreciate the generously proportioned rooms and close proximity to both excellent state, private and International schooling. Egham & Virginia Water train stations are both about one mile away, offering services into London Waterloo. Egham is an outstanding location with a choice of superb amenities; the vibrant High Street with individual shops, boutiques, restaurants, wine bars and gastro pubs is just a few minutes’ away, and supermarkets such as Waitrose are close to hand. Windsor Great Park is very close and nearby Wentworth is host of many sport and leisure facilities. In addition to Great Fosters, Runnymede Hotel, on the banks of the Thames, offers great dining and spa facilities and Runnymede itself, a National Trust site, recently celebrated the 800th year of the signing of the Magna Carter.

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The owners had an inspirational design and building project in mind, which was undertaken to transform the house into this brilliant home. In their design, the owners specified the large kitchen/breakfast/family room with an additional Orangery to be at the rear of the house – which is perfect not only for day to day family life, but also for entertaining their friends and family. It has a huge roof lantern and its windows and doors provide a lovely vista and access onto the large patio and 100’ Southerly facing garden, which gives an added dimension to the room and also provides an excellent, safe place for the children to play (and the adults to indulge in the hot tub!). The living room area has a multi-fuel burning stove and wide-planked wood flooring which extends through the whole ground floor and as well as the bespoke kitchen there is now a utility room and study/4th bedroom. Upstairs are three double bedrooms, a family bathroom and an en suite shower room to the master bedroom which also has bespoke fitted wardrobes. Attention to detail also includes modern character-style leaded light double glazed windows set in wooden frames/beams and a renewed gas central heating/hot water system. The area benefits from excellent transport links to London and the south east, with easy access to the M25, M4 and M3. London Heathrow Airport (10-15 mins) and London Gatwick (35mins) are also within easy reach. Schools around the area include Manorcrofts, St Cuthberts, St Judes, Trumps Green, St Anns Heath, Eton College, Wellington College, TASIS, The ACS International School, the Marist, St Georges and Bishopsgate School, as well as numerous other quality establishments. The area really is blessed with choice in this department. The local area benefits from many international sporting venues including Guards Polo Club, Ascot Racecourse, Wentworth Golf Club and Eton Dorney. Wembley and Twickenham Stadiums are also within easy reach.

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Accommodation comprises: Entrance Hall: Wide front door with antique style door furniture, wide-planked Oak wood flooring, beam to ceiling, radiator with ornate cover, thermostat, recess display, spindled stairs leading to the first floor with cupboard below. Downstairs Cloakroom: White suite comprising low-level w.c. raised wash-hand basin with a chrome tap and tiled splashback, leaded light double glazed window, wide-planked wood floor, ceiling light point. Living Room: Wide-planked wood floor, leaded light window, high beamed ceiling, radiator, wide open fireplace with multi-fuel burning stove, three wall light points and two radiators. Orangery: Beautiful Oak-framed construction with almost full height double glazed windows, doors and Bi-Fold doors overlooking and leading onto the large Southerly aspect rear garden. There is wide-planked wood flooring, recessed ceiling spotlights and an almost full-width roof lantern that lets in an extraordinary amount of light, Kitchen/Breakfast Room/Family Room: Fitted in the last two years, there is an excellent range of eye & base level units with concealed lighting and soft-closing doors and drawers and deep solid wood worktops with inset Butler style sink and space for a Rangemaster Professional Deluxe range cooker with a fitted stainless steel extractor hood/canopy above. There is a fitted stainless steel wine fridge, space for a wide American style refrigerator/freezer, integrated dishwasher, deep wood breakfast bar, leaded light window to the front, wide-planked wood flooring and two ceiling light points. Utility Room: Wood floor, space & plumbing for a washing machine and tumble dryer, matching cupboards with solid wood worktops housing a Worcester boiler & Prostel unvented hot water tank, recessed ceiling spotlights, leaded light window to the front. Study/Bedroom 4: Leaded light window overlooking the rear garden, radiator, recessed ceiling spotlights.

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Seller Insight As well as its imposing appearance, the property is perfectly suited to everyday family life. “We loved the open plan downstairs layout which is perfect for being able to keep an eye on young children” say the owners. “It felt like a really lovely layout for socialising too. Since moving in we’ve completely refurbished the downstairs areas - we started off redecorating the living room and installing a (multi-fuel) wood burning stove. We installed a completely new kitchen, and Mega Flow gas central heating system, and laid oak flooring right through the house to the front door. In December 2015 we converted our adjoining garage into a snug / fourth bedroom and utility room, and created an en suite bathroom above the garage for our master bedroom. We also had bespoke fitted wardrobes built in the master bedroom and placed new carpets down throughout the house.” “Just a few years ago we built a bespoke oak framed orangery to extend the open plan living more into the garden,” the owners continue. “The orangery has a large lantern in the ceiling, full height glass windows with bifold doors to the south and French doors to the west, so in the summer this room is a lovely transition into the garden. We also installed a new patio to surround the orangery.” “The 30m long, 12m wide, south facing garden was a real draw for us when we purchased the property,” say the owners, “surprisingly secluded and private when the trees have leaves. It is laid to lawn throughout with a small allotment for growing vegetables and a border down the west side. A large shed at the bottom of the garden is connected to an electricity supply from the house. The large patio is currently home to our hot tub, patio table and chairs, and BBQ, and gets the sun throughout the day.” The property also enjoys the ideal location for local amenities and travel. “We are perfectly placed between Egham (1 mile) and Virginia Water” say the owners. “Egham has a Waitrose and is only 40 minutes away from London on the Waterloo line. Virginia Water has local amenities as well as Wentworth on the doorstep. We enjoy walking down the country lane to get to the local pub, which is just a 20 minute walk. The area is well served for schools, in catchment for the ‘outstanding’ rated St Cuthbert’s in Englefield Green.” “The front of the house is a private gravelled courtyard for the seven houses in Black Lake Close, and it is very quiet and safe with ample parking for four cars outside Tower Cottage. We own a wooden spiral staircase leading to a balcony that overlooks the courtyard, creating the central feature for the close.”*

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Our favourite room is the Orangery. It is where the Christmas tree goes in the winter and where we gravitate to in the Summer months.�

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“We’ve really enjoyed the family events in this home, the birthday parties, Christmas, having friends over for BBQs. It is perfect for those social events where you can effectively host, making guests feel welcome, and still cook and prepare dinner at the same time. We had our daughter’s first birthday party recently and hosted around 25 friends and family both in and outside, and this weekend is our son’s fifth birthday party - he’s having 10 friends over for a snakes and spiders experience in the orangery.”

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“I’ll miss the social feel to the orangery and kitchen area, a perfect space for entertaining friends and family. We love the orangery in the summer, with the doors wide open and the kids freely running in and out of the house with the patio feeling like a natural extension of the living area. We’ll miss the long south facing, secure and private garden.”

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First Floor Landing: Wood floorboards, spindled balustrade, leaded light window, antique style panelled doors. Master Bedroom: Leaded light window overlooking the Southerly facing garden, radiator, high ceiling with light point, two walls with inset beams, bespoke range of fitted wardrobes with soft-closing doors, further built in storage cupboard, door to: En Suite Shower Room: There is a modern white suite comprising flush shower tray with chrome shower and huge rainwater head and tiled walls. There is a pedestal wash hand basin with chrome mixer tap, low level w.c. with inset Geberit flush and concealed cistern, radiator with fitted chrome heated towel rail, heated tiled floor, recessed ceiling spotlights, extractor fan, Velux window and large built in storage cupboard. Bedroom Two: Leaded light window overlooking the Southerly facing rear garden, radiator, high ceiling with light point, two walls with inset beams, brick fireplace with fitted storage cupboard to the side. Bedroom Three: Leaded light window overlooking the balcony, two walls with inset beams, fitted double cupboard to the side of the chimney breast with antique style hinges, radiator, ceiling light point. Family Bathroom: Modern white suite comprising panelled bath with chrome mixer tap and wall mounted chrome shower, half-pedestal wash hand basin with chrome mono bloc tap, low level w.c. leaded light window to the front & side, mosaic tiled floor, tiled walls, chrome heated towel rail, ceiling light point, built in storage cupboard

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Outside: Front: There is a parking for three - four cars and the signature spiral staircase & tower which gives access to a small balcony. Rear Garden: Approx. 100’, Southerly facing and mainly laid to lawn and very private, particularly when the trees are in leaf. There is an amazing Copper Beech hedgerow to the left, an allotment area and a border to the West side. There is a large garden shed with electric at the bottom of the garden and a large patio area behind the house, currently home to the owners’ hot tub and b-b-q; great for catching all day sun and accessed from the Orangery, it certainly makes for a memorable, flowing entertaining area – ideal for social gatherings in all seasons.

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Agents notes: All measurements are approximate and quoted in metric with imperial equivalents and for general guidance only and whilst every attempt has been made to ensure accuracy, they must not be relied on. The fixtures, fittings and appliances referred to have not been tested and therefore no guarantee can be given that they are in working order. Internal photographs are reproduced for general information and it must not be inferred that any item shown is included with the property. For a free valuation, contact the numbers listed on the brochure. * These comments are the personal views of the current owner and are included as an insight into life at the property. They have not been independently verified, should not be relied on without verification and do not necessarily reflect the views of the agent. Printed 16.02.2017

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FINE & COUNTRY TOWER COTTAGE The current owners of Tower Cottage list manifold reasons for their initial attraction to this wonderful family home. “The Tudor style appearance, the spiral staircase to the front creating a tower and weathervane overlooking the courtyard to the front create a really impressive vista as you drive into the Close for the first time.”

Fine & Country is a global network of estate agencies specialising in the marketing, sale and rental of luxury residential property. With offices in the UK, Australia, Egypt, France, Hungary, Italy, Malta, Namibia, Portugal, Russia, South Africa, Spain, The Channel Islands, UAE, USA and West Africa we combine the widespread exposure of the international marketplace with the local expertise and knowledge of carefully selected independent property professionals. Fine & Country appreciates the most exclusive properties require a more compelling, sophisticated and intelligent presentation - leading to a common, yet uniquely exercised and successful strategy emphasising the lifestyle qualities of the property.

THE FINE & COUNTRY FOUNDATION

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This unique approach to luxury homes marketing delivers high quality, intelligent and creative concepts for property promotion combined with the latest technology and marketing techniques. We understand moving home is one of the most important decisions you make; your home is both a financial and emotional investment. With Fine & Country you benefit from the local knowledge, experience, expertise and contacts of a well trained, educated and courteous team of professionals, working to make the sale or purchase of your property as stress free as possible.

The production of these particulars has generated a £10 donation to the Fine & Country Foundation, charity no. 1160989, striving to relieve homelessness. Visit fineandcountry.com/uk/foundation

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Fine & Country Tel: +44 (0)1784 438951 englefieldgreen@fineandcountry.com 10 St Judes Road, Englefield Green, Surrey TW20 0BY

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