A detached 4 bedroom semi-rural house, set on a peaceful no through lane within a short walking distance of the Mapledurham Lock, and the Thames path.
Tilehurst Station 1� mile,
Pangbourne Station 2 miles,
M4 Junction 12 at Theale 5 miles,
Reading 4� miles (All distances approximate)
Approx 1,195 sq ft / 111.0 msq
A detached 1970`s substantially constructed semi-rural house, set on a peaceful no through lane within a short walking distance of the Mapledurham Lock, the Thames path and the very beautiful Thames itself.
It is possible to walk to Pangbourne along the Thames path which is probably one of the most scenically beautiful walks in this part of the world. Duranlock enjoys fantastic views across open countryside to the wooded Chiltern Hills and offers unusually spacious family accommodation with room for improvement and further development, if so desired.
The property has been kept in good order through the whole of its life and was purchased new by the present owners some 40 years ago. Duranlock was constructed to make sure that even in high water table levels the residential accommodation would never flood and that has been the case which the owners can attest to.
Easy driving distance to all the local schools, there is a C of E Primary School a short walking distance away, the village shop in Purley and the station is within easy driving distance at Tilehurst giving an Intercity fast train service, also Waitrose is just along the road. Across the road is Long Lane with its Junior and Secondary schools and further extensive shopping facilities in Tilehurst centre and Pangbourne which is approx 2 miles away.
Special Features: * The property has cavity wall insulation. * All the windows have had primary double glazed replacement units fitted including the doors. * The present study has plumbing for a cloakroom if so desired to one side and this was the original front entrance. * The sitting room with large dining area is a well-proportioned room with attractive open fireplace and pair of sliding double glazed patio doors giving access to the rear patio. * Rear patio, raised high, railed for child safety with well-maintained lawns lots of seclusion and pretty mature trees.
* There are wonderful views from the two front bedrooms on the first floor across natural countryside and there are two double bedrooms plus two good size single bedrooms on the first floor with family bathroom. * Well set back from the lane, has parking for two cars and access to the garage.
Schools & Local Facilities: There is a charming brick and flint Victorian C of E primary school with an outstanding Ofsted report. There are excellent schooling facilities, both primary and secondary education, within walking distance including Long Lane Primary School and Denefield School.
Private schools abound in the area and are within easy driving distance including Pangbourne College, Bradfield College, St Andrew`s Preparatory School, Cranford House at Moulsford, Moulsford Preparatory School for Boys, The Oratory Preparatory and Senior Schools, Downe House, and Elstree School. Bradfield Tennis & Sports Complex is also a short distance by car with indoor tennis, squash, fine indoor swimming pool and fitness centre. There is also a marina in Purley. Easy access is achieved by car to the intercity fast train connection to London Paddington at Tilehurst, and there is also a Waitrose 5 minute drive away in Tilehurst.
Bus services to Reading and surrounding villages is a few minutes walk on the main road. There are a number of well-known golf clubs within easy access - Goring & Streatley Golf Club, Calcot, Badgemore and Theale.
SUMMARY OF ACCOMMODATION: Reception hall, small study, kitchen, sitting room with dining area, 4 bedrooms, family bathroom, gardens to front and rear.
GARDENS AND GROUNDS: The rear garden including terrace extends to in excess of 100ft, approximately 30ft in width.
DIRECTIONS: From the offices of Dudley Singleton turn left and left again at the mini roundabout. Proceed over the next mini roundabout at the George Hotel and proceed out of the village towards Reading. Upon entering Purley on Thames, pass over the traffic lights, turn next left, cross over the railway bridge and, at the end of the road, bear left into Mapledurham Drive and the property is a few houses down on the right hand side.
SERVICES:Mains water, electricity, drainage and electric central heating.
POST CODE:RG8 8BD
LOCAL AUTHORITY: West Berkshire Council.
Tel: 01635 42400.
Council Tax: Band E
Viewing by arrangement with vendor`s agent, Dudley Singleton & Daughter,
No. 1 Station Road,
Berkshire, RG8 7AN.
Tel: 0118 984 2662
Fax: 0118 984 5490
London Office: Cashel House,
15 Thayer Street,
This property is owned by Mrs A Walton who is employed by Dudley Singleton & Daughter.
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.