Ferry End, Bray. For sale with Mr and Mrs Clarke estate agent.


Ferry End, Bray


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  • 3Living Spaces
  • 3Bedrooms
  • 2Bathrooms

Gemma thinks:
A charming period cottage with a modern interior, situated at the very heart of this idyllic village.

If you love a modern interior wrapped up in a period home, then look no further than Needham Lodge. In the heart of Berkshire’s beautiful Bray village, and just a hop, skip and a jump from a string of Michelin-starred restaurants and outstanding schools, this gorgeous cottage has it all in spades.

Gemma loves:
The location! Picturesque Bray is simply stunning.

Ferry Road is undoubtedly one of the most prestigious in Bray. And there, behind a picket fence, you’ll find Needham Lodge, with its charming black and white timber framed exterior, exuding kerb-appeal. Parking is no problem on the block paved driveway – it can accommodate several cars with ease. Oh, and there’s an electric garage too.

Whilst the cottage dates back to the early 1900s, the interior, conversely, has been newly refurbished. A sizeable entrance hall welcomes you in with its cream panelled walls and you’ll find period features are peppered throughout. The characterful living room with its fireplace and quirky feature bay (complete with window seat, to enjoy front garden views) flows into the more formal dining room space. There’s a cosy family room as well, which would also make a superb home office, in addition to a utility room and a downstairs cloakroom.

But the impressive kitchen and breakfast room is the pièce de résistance. Not only is it huge, it’s light and airy too. Full width, bi-fold doors frame the lovely rear garden and blur the lines between the inside and the out. There’s parquet flooring underfoot and a large, central island, which guests will gravitate towards. Worktops are plentiful and contrast against the rich cabinets. Meanwhile sleek, integrated appliances ensure clean lines prevail, and make meal preparation effortless.

Upstairs, there are three, well proportioned, double bedrooms and a family shower room. The master bedroom includes built-in wardrobes and a capacious en suite bathroom where modern touches, such as the chrome towel rail, juxtapose against original beams. Switch your phone onto silent and soothe the day away in the freestanding, roll top bath. Simply sumptuous!

The outside space doesn’t disappoint either. The lush, rear garden is beautifully landscaped and also wonderfully private, with its mature trees and shrubs. Throw parties and entertain friends and family on the lawn, or simply relax with a coffee and the papers in hand.

There is a shed for all your gardening essentials, and summer games. Who’s for a spot of croquet? Enjoy al fresco dining throughout the seasons on the patio area. It’s the perfect setting on balmy days - just add some stylish throws when the temperature dips a little to enjoy this space all year round.

  • Three words :  Period. Cottage. Modern.
Ferry End, Bray. For sale with Mr and Mrs Clarke estate agent. Ferry End, Bray. For sale with Mr and Mrs Clarke estate agent. Ferry End, Bray. For sale with Mr and Mrs Clarke estate agent.

Our favourite part
Originality intertwined with modernism, all wrapped up in one heck of a location.


Local life


Located in the Royal Borough of Maidenhead and Windsor, Bray is a pretty riverside village along the Thames, renowned for its attractive properties and fine dining. Restaurants include the Roux brothers’ three Michelin-starred Waterside Inn (at the end of the road) and Heston Blumenthal’s The Fat Duck, The Hind’s Head (just around the corner) and The Crown at Bray. According to Country Life, it’s ‘a gourmand’s paradise’.

Combining country charm with riverside chic, you can even charter a beautifully restored, classic motor yacht for the day. It’s a short walk to all the amenities the village has to offer and there’s a famers’ market in nearby Maidenhead, a Waitrose, and all the well-known stores.

Steeped in history, Monkey Island on the Thames at Bray is home to a luxury Grade I listed Georgian hotel, magnificent artwork and spectacular grounds, where you can enjoy a range of luxurious treatments in the ‘Floating Spa’.

Bray Marina boasts an active boating club in a country park setting, whilst the Thames Path offers a plethora of scenic walks for the young, the young at heart, and four-legged companions.

 Braywick Court School, rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted, is less than a mile away, and is nestled in the grounds of Braywick Nature Reserve where learning is take outside as often as possible to make the most of the green location. The new school building opened just 4 years ago and also incorporates a preschool for children from 2 years old. After the age of 11, there are some outstanding secondary schools nearby too, including grammar and independents.

Connectivity is excellent with easy access to the A404, linking the M40 and M4, the M25 and Heathrow Airport. Maidenhead station is less than a couple of miles away and you can be in London Paddington in around 35 minutes on the new Elizabeth Line.

Well connected