A splendid country estate with staff accommodation. Superb sporting facilities - indoor pool, gym, sauna, tennis court, stable block, paddocks/ grounds approx 20 acres.
Main house, guest flat and detached cottage approx 10,729 sq ft / 996.8 msq.
Approx 20.037 acres / 8.109 ha
Pangboune 1.8 miles, Newbury 11.6 miles, M4 Junction 12: 5.5 miles, Reading 8.5 miles (distances approximate)
Intercity fast train connection from Pangbourne to London Paddington. Heathrow approx. 45 minutes.
DESCRIPTION: On the edge of Pangbourne and Upper Basildon, a splendid, uniquely situated country estate enjoying fine views over its own grounds and surrounding countryside. Only a few minutes` drive from the centre of Pangbourne on Thames with its wonderful selection of specialist shops, restaurants and pubs, and only approximately 45 minutes from Heathrow. This is a wonderful modern country house which has only had three owners and has been in the present ownership for 30 years. All the rooms are large, all enjoy tremendous views.
The property has exceptional sporting facilities including a wonderful indoor pool complex and gymnasium, spacious family accommodation and exceptional reception hall with stunning staircase to the first floor, spacious double bedrooms, and a very large master bedroom suite with bathroom, separate shower room and private access to the swimming pool complex.
To the exterior there is an attractive and very useful stable block complex with plenty of parking for auxiliary vehicles and also for staff, and the post and railed paddocks have water laid on. The tennis court is positioned to one side of this area. The main frontage is walled in brick and flint and secured by electrically operated gates with an imposing drive sweeping down to the main entrance, and then leading off giving access to garaging and detached staff/guest cottage, further guest apartment over garage block one, equestrian facilities, etc.
This is such a wonderful location; there is very obviously huge potential to enlarge the existing house or even for re-design.
Special Features: Fine views. * Potential for extension/alteration, subject to local authority planning permission. * Excellent equestrian and sporting facilities including indoor swimming pool, gymnasium and tennis court, excellent paddocks. * Tremendous privacy and seclusion.
Schools & Local Facilities:
Schools: There are excellent schooling facilities within the area. St Andrew`s Preparatory School is within easy walking distance,this was the school of our future Queen the Duchess of Cambridge attended , Pangbourne College, Bradfield College, Cranford House, Moulsford Preparatory School, and excellent public sector schools with a secondary school at Theale and a primary school in Pangbourne.
Leisure: Riding in this part of the world is wonderful with lots of bridle paths and also footpaths. There is golf at Calcot and Streatley, boating on the River Thames at Pangbourne, a large sporting complex at Bradfield College with indoor pool and tennis courts, squash courts, gymnasium and fitness centre.
Transport: Although the house is set within a rural location, it is only a short drive Pangbourne with its excellent shopping facilities, buses, and mainline station giving an intercity train connection to London Paddington. The M4 Junction 12 at Theale is approximately 15 minutes` drive allowing commuter access to Heathrow and London. Reading is approximately 8.5 miles with all the facilities expected of a large market town, including a direct rail service to Paddington.
Within driving distance of The Rossini at the Leatherne Bottel,Goring on Thames,now serving fabulous Italian food by the river under the direction well know Amalfi coast chef Almerindo.
SUMMARY OF ACCOMMODATION:
Ground floor main house: Wide entrance porch, pair of hardwood double doors giving access to marble flag stoned reception hall with oak staircase curving to a large first floor galleried landing. Cloakroom, drawing room, study, dining room, kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, 2nd cloakroom, inner hall, door to exterior, snooker room with wet bar, pool complex, pool with Roman step access, diving board to deep end, large shower room with separate wc, boiler room, sauna room, Jacuzzi area, spiral staircase to first floor giving private access to the master bedroom suite. Lobby from pool area giving access to gymnasium, glazed wall looking into area that could display a vintage car, staircase to first floor, and access to table tennis room. Door to pool equipment room.
First floor main house: Large galleried landing, master bedroom with recently refitted bathroom and separate shower room, door from master bedroom giving access to galleried area with spiral staircase to pool room. 4 bedrooms in total, 3 bathrooms, shower room, bedroom/nursery adjacent to master bedroom presently used as a dressing room.
Guest flat / garage block No. 1: Double garage and storeroom to one side, also containing the boiler for the 1st floor apartment. First floor apartment: Sitting room, fitted kitchen, 2 bedrooms, bathroom.
Detached cottage/ garage block No. 2: Single garage, double garage with up and over doors, door to 1st floor apartment: Kitchen/dining room, shower room, large bed/sitting room, balcony overlooking rear gardens. Electric central heating.
2 Double Garages in separate block, single garage with electric door giving access, car display room with glazed window overlooking the gymnasium.
Equestrian facilities, 3-bay open barn with log store to rear, stable block comprising concrete yard, 6 loose boxes, tack room and feed store, groom`s room/further tack room, arched covered way access with 5-bar gate.
Hard tennis court.
Car parking for numerous vehicles, including horse boxes, trailers, etc.
Gardens & Grounds: Paddocks divided into 3 post and railed with water laid on, small amount of woodland, gardens, extending in all to approximately 20.026 acres / 8.104 ha.
DIRECTIONS: From the offices of Singleton & Daughter turn left, proceed over the mini roundabout passing The Elephant Hotel, and turn first right at St James the Less Church; this is Pangbourne Hill. Proceed right to the top of Pangbourne Hill, passing the entrance to Pangbourne College on the left, stay on the left, do not fork right to Upper Basildon. Pass the school sign, Reduce Speed, and Pangbourne College Bowden playing fields sign on the right. Continue along the road, passing Tyso Farm on the left. You will soon come to a high red brick and flint wall, which is the front boundary retaining wall of North Court, and the entrance will be found with electric gates on the left.
SERVICES:Mains water, electricity. Septic tank drainage. Oil-fired central heating to main house. Oil-fired central heating to Flat No. 1, electric central heating to Flat No. 2.
POST CODE:RG8 8PT
LOCAL AUTHORITY:West Berkshire Council.
Tel: 01635 42400.
Viewing by arrangement with vendor`s agent, Dudley Singleton & Daughter,
No. 1 Station Road,
Tel: 0118 984 2662.
Fax: 0118 984 5490.
London Office: Cashel House, 15 Thayer Street, London, W1
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Dudley Singleton & Daughter for themselves and for the vendors of this property, whose agents they are, give notice that:
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