Riverbank Cottage was formally the stables to Riverbank House, which dates back to the late Victorian period and was one of the principal houses within Laleham village, until its demolition in the 1930 s. The stables were gentrified around this time, using reclaimed materials including beautiful stained glass panels that have been retained in the dining and family rooms, making what is today a unique and beautiful home, situated within the heart of the conservation area of the pretty Thameside village of Laleham.
Riverbank Cottage is accessed through a brick arch giving it a degree of mystique and charm. It is an impressive property with an abundance of character complemented by generously proportioned light and airy rooms, all overlooking the secluded gardens. The property skilfully blends its period character with modern design, making it a practical and comfortable home. The entrance lobby sets the scene with its tongue and grove panelled surround, window seat and quarry tiled floor. This leads into the main house with its magnificent double aspect drawing room that retains its open brick fireplace, stripped pine floorboards and double-glazed French doors opening onto the terrace. This leads into a family room, again being double aspect with a pretty canopied bay inset with a casement door opening onto the garden and to the rear is a useful deep storage cupboard. To the right hand wing is a large open plan L-shaped kitchen/diner, which is a lovely sociable space for entertaining. The traditional dining area has full height window inset with stained glass panels, overlooking the garden. An oak floor flows into the kitchen area that has been comprehensively fitted with an attractive range of contemporary white high gloss, Shaker style units inset with a ceramic hob, stainless steel cooker hood, electric double oven and integrated fridge/freezer. Provision has been made for a washing machine and dishwasher and to the rear are a useful guest cloakroom and a lobby opening onto the rear patio.
To the first floor are three double bedrooms, the main being a pretty double aspect room with a beamed semi vaulted ceiling. The family bathroom has been attractively refitted with a modern 3 piece white suite including a thermostatic shower over the bath.
To the front adjoining the lane is a detached annex that was extended to the side and over the existing garage in the late 1980 s. This annex would be ideal for family member that requires their independence or as a self-contained guest wing. It comprises a large double aspect studio room and double bedroom over the integral garage; on the ground floor are a shower room and store. Council Tax Band: G