Approx 1,944 sq ft / 180.6 msq.
Approx 2.550 acres / 1.032ha, including paddocks of 1.695 acres / 0.686 ha.
DESCRIPTION: A delightful 18th century period cottage, Grade II listed, with some later additions set in large gardens with paddocks, situated on a peaceful semi rural lane overlooking fields to front and rear in an area noted for its outstanding rural beauty . The property has been kept in very good order by the present owners since it was sold to them by Dudley Singleton some 28 years, good ceiling heights in general, unusual for a house of this period. The gardens are a delightful feature with formal gardens well landscaped and planted, well maintained lawns, small woods, stable block area, well maintained paddocks.
Special Features: The thatch, which was replace some 5 years ago, is in excellent order. The last thatch, we understand, lasted some 25 years. * High ceilings created in the old part of the building many years ago by the floors having been lowered. * Dining room with open log fire and wood burning stove. * Fabulous large drawing room which is split level, large open log fire to one end with Bessemer beam across. * There are lots of windows giving light. * Excellent heated pool drained last Sepember for the winter, adjacent pool house with pressurised pool system, pool equipment, filter and oil-fired boiler. * Pretty summer house presently used as an office, this building is thatched and has power and electric light. * The bedroom accommodation is very versatile. Bedroom 4 is presently used as a study, it was originally used as a bedroom by the last owners with its en suite bathroom. * Bathrooms have been modernised of recent years and all have showers. * Pretty spiral staircase which gives direct access to the garden through French doors from bedroom 1. * The paddocks have separate access from the lane.
Local Facilities: The property is within walking distance of Upper Basildon village hall, recently reconstructed, which hosts all manner of events during the course of the year and has an active amateur dramatic society, football club and tennis club with floodlit tennis courts. The village Church of England primary school is highly regarded and is only a short distance by car and there is a riding stables, church, village green, two pubs both with restaurants. There is a great community atmosphere in Upper Basildon with lots of family houses and, therefore, children of all age groups. Local schools abound of high quality including Pangbourne College, Bradfield College, Cranford House, St Andrew`s Preparatory School, Downe House, Theale Green - all within easy driving distance. Pangbourne is only five minutes by car with its splendid selection of specialist shops - am excellent butchers shop making its own award winning pies and sausages, cheese shop, organic farm shop, small supermarket, library, doctors` and dental practices, banks, pubs and restaurants, and a station with good car parking facilities giving an intercity fast train connection to London Paddington through Reading. Reading is approximately 9 miles; the M4 Junction 12 at Theale is approximately 4 miles. Bradfield has a fine sports complex with indoor tennis courts, fabulous indoor swimming pool, squash, gymnasium and fitness centre open to public membership. There are plenty of golf courses within the area, the nearest at Streatley and Calcot.
SUMMARY OF ACCOMMODATION: Reception hall, large split level drawing room with large open log fire, dining room with open fire fitted with wood burning stove, rear lobby, modern fitted kitchen, bathroom 3/cloakroom, utility room, study/bedroom 4 with en suite bathroom. Total bedrooms: 4, total bathrooms: 3. Security alarm. Outside: Double detached garage block also housing the oil fired boiler for central heating and domestic hot water. Summer house/office, shed with pool equipment, greenhouse, stable block with 2 pony stables and a central feed store. Heated outdoor pool with deep end and Roman stepped access approximately 45 ft x 21 ft.
Gardens & Grounds: Extending to approximately 2.550 acres / 1.032 ha.
SERVICES:Mains water, electricity. Modern septic tank. Oil-fired central heating.
POST CODE:RG8 8NE
LOCAL AUTHORITY: West Berkshire Council. www.westberks.gov.uk
Council Tax: Band: G. 2011/12 - �2,454.26.
Viewing by arrangement with vendor`s agent, Dudley Singleton & Daughter, No. 1 Station Road, Pangbourne, Berkshire, RG8 7AN
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Dudley Singleton & Daughter for themselves and for the vendors of this property, whose agents they are, give notice that:
1. The particulars are intended to give a fair and substantially correct overall description for the guidance of intending purchasers, and do not constitute part of an offer or contract. No responsibility is assumed for the accuracy of individual items. We relied upon our own brief inspection and information supplied to us by the vendors. (i) The description, including photographs of the property and its contents, are intended to be a guide only rather than a detailed and accurate report and inventory. (ii) Floor plans, measurements, areas and distances are intended to be approximately only. (iii) Prospective purchasers are strongly advised to check measurements. The position of bathroom fittings as shown on the plan is indicative only � sizes, shapes and the exact locations may differ. Wall thicknesses, together with window and door sizes are approximate only and window and door openings are shown without frame details. (iv) Photographs are not necessarily comprehensive or current and no assumption should be made that any contents shown in them are included in the sale.
2. All descriptions, dimensions, references to condition and necessary permission for use and occupation and other details are given in good faith, and are believed to be correct, but any intending purchasers should not rely on them as statements or representations of fact but must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to the correctness of each of them:
3. No person in the employment of Dudley Singleton & Daughter has any authority to make or give any representation or warranty whatever in relation to this property or these particulars, nor to enter into any contract relating to the property on behalf of the Vendor.
4. No responsibility can be accepted for any expenses incurred by intending purchasers in inspecting properties which have been sold, let or withdrawn.
FIXTURES AND FITTINGS: The agent has not tested any apparatus, equipment, fixtures, fittings or services and so cannot verify that they are in working order or fit for their purpose. The buyer is advised to obtain verification from their Solicitor or surveyor.
From the offices of Dudley Singleton & Daughter turn right. Proceed in the direction of Streatley. At the garage in Lower Basildon turn left, this is Park Wall Lane. Proceed along Park Wall Lane and as you near the junction with Blandys Lane and Bethesda Street pass the entrance to Harley Wood Farm on the right hand side, on the left is a pair of gates with Hayfield carved on the gates. The next property is Whispering Hollow. You have gone too far if you pass an entrance on the right to Pippins Orchard.
Please note we have not tested any apparatus, fixtures, fittings, or services. Interested parties must undertake their own investigation into the working order of these items. All measurements are approximate and photographs provided for guidance only.