Higginson House is part of an historic Marlow mansion and has been sensitively extended, restored and renovated by local craftsmen. The result is something quite special.
Approaching from the circular gravel driveway, the double front door evokes the historic origin of the property. The light and spacious open-plan kitchen and breakfast room sits beneath the vaulted ceiling of the new part of the house to the right of the entrance hall. The bespoke kitchen has been crafted from the highest quality materials, including marble countertops and soft-close kitchen units. A full range of high-end appliances from Smeg and Neff are integrated, including a wine cooler, an induction hob and a boiling water tap as well as fridge freezer, double oven and dishwasher. The impressive reception room lies off the hall to the right of the front door in the original part of the house. This generously proportioned room boasts a wealth of beautifully restored original features, including the parque floors, stone mullion windows, high corniced ceilings and an open fireplace. The first floor is accessed via a carpeted corner staircase and opens into a bright landing with built-in cupboard storage.The large principal bedroom lies ahead, complete with original restored and varnished hardwood flooring. The en-suite shower room is finished in mandarin stone marble tiles. An original leadeddoor leads to a bright balcony that overlooks the landscaped driveway.The second bedroom on the first floor is a comfortable double with a beautiful original fireplace and built in storage. The beautifullyfinished family bathroom features a restored roll-top bath.A bright and spacious double bedroom with en-suite shower room and a fourth bedroom occupy the second floor and may variously be used as guest quarters, work space or just as bedroom andnursery for a growing family. The house has a sunny paved courtyard with the added benefit of outdoor storage with power. The front garden has been landscaped and is laid mainly to lawn with a gravel driveway that has parking space for several cars. This makes for a suitably grand introduction to this characterful property.
The centre of the traditional Georgian market town of Marlow is less than a mile away and is without doubt one of the loveliest locations on the river Thames, situated on a broad sweep of the river between Henley and Windsor. The town is made up of historic streets and an abundance of boutique shops, restaurants, cafes and bistros. There is a thriving social scene with a variety of events throughout the year. Marlow is perfectly located for several exceptional schools, both private and state funded, including Sir William Borlase in the town itself.London and national transport networks are easily reachable from Marlow's own train station and the M4 and M40 motorways are also accessible nearby. London Heathrow airport is also only 24 miles away.From the centre of Marlow, proceed southwest along the A4155 Henley/Marlow Road for approximately one mile. Higginson House will be on the left shortly after Westwood Road.