Gibraltar House, Cookham
7,744 Sq Ft / 719 Sq M
Gibraltar House, Gibraltar Lane
Cookham, Maidenhead, SL6 9TR
An exceptional Victorian house, which has been extended and modernised by the current owners. Gibraltar House sits in a glorious elevated position on the River Thames, with far reaching views and 140ft of river frontage.
4 Reception Rooms
Mains water, electricity and gas
Gas fired central heating
It is striking how close Gibraltar House is to London, as well as Henley-on-Thames and Marlow, with all that they have to offer. The village of Cookham was described by the famous 20th Century artist and resident, Sir Stanley Spencer, as ‘village in Heaven’ and it is easy to see why. A quintessential English Thameside village, with attractive architecture and an enticing mix of independent shops and restaurants make for a compelling place to live.
Another famous resident was Kenneth Grahame, author of ‘The Wind in the Willows’ and it is the beautiful stretch of river at Gibraltar House, as well as the nearby Quarry Wood where the inspiration for the book came from.
London is within striking distance with the fastest trains from nearby Maidenhead Station taking as little as 17 minutes to reach Paddington. There is a wide choice of leisure activities nearby including beautiful walks, boating on the Thames, racing at Windsor and Ascot as well as polo at Windsor and The Royal Berkshire Polo Club. There is an excellent range of schooling, both private and state.
Gibraltar House, CookhamAbout this home
Perched high above the River Thames, in a magnificently elevated position, sits Gibraltar House, a significant unlisted Victorian country house, which was built in 1885 and has been significantly extended and remodelled by the current owners
The position is quite simply remarkable, and the far reaching views, mature trees and terracing at the rear of the house give the mesmerising impression of being in a secluded and magical tree house retreat. The substantial six bedroom house of over 6,000 sq ft, has been improved to include large open plan spaces, with the highlight being the kitchen which incorporates the dining room and sitting room, with large glazed doors which take in the panoramic views.
The sixth bedroom in the lower ground floor could make an ideal annexe for staff or visiting guests, and there is also a sperate studio / office above the garages. Another key highlight is the magnificent wine cellar and tasting room.
There is a section of lawn by the house and beautiful terracing that leads down to the river where the house has the benefit of approximately 140 ft of river frontage, with spectacular views across the water. The views from the house looking down onto the river are also unbelievable and the sunsets are magical. One of the most remarkable things about Gibraltar House is the intrinsic sense of privacy, yet the house is not remote or isolated. This is a truly special family house in the most incredible of settings.
7,744 Sq Ft / 719 Sq M
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Andrew is based in Oxfordshire, having previously worked in Mayfair, where he handled the sale of properties across the home counties for Strutt & Parker. In 2017, he moved to Oxfordshire with his young family and oversees the sale of some of the most beautiful homes in Oxfordshire and Berkshire. In 2020, Andrew co-founded The Country House Department with Ben Bentley.