An extremely attractive detached Victorian country house built by the Stanbrook family in 1850 and retained by a number of generations thereafter.
It is set in pretty gardens at the beginning of a quiet close located just opposite the village green.
Special Features: Imposing entrance porch. * Reception hall with original red and black quarry tiled floor. * Solid oak staircase rising to galleried landing * The dining room has a large open fireplace fitted with an antique wood burning stove, flanked on both sides by original pine cupboards with leaded light glazed panels, original solid pine parquet flooring. * Very pretty original solid pine doors and Victorian style radiators throughout.
* The double aspect drawing room has a large open log fire, original stripped pine flooring throughout and separate access to the front gardens. * The family room has another large open fireplace with original pine mantel and surround fitted with wood burning stove, flanked by pine dresser, shelves, drawers and cupboards, original stripped pine flooring and French doors giving access to the rear gardens and sun terrace ; in addition there is a useful original pine dresser with glazed panelled doors recessed into the wall.
* The impressive kitchen/breakfast acts as the focal point of the house and has been extensively refurbished over recent years and benefits from an extensive range of pine units, white enamelled butler`s sink, built-in dishwasher, fridge and freezer, granite work surfaces, oak beams, exposed original red brickwork, extensive leaded windows, pantry and original oil fired 3 door Aga complete with integral halogen `companion` Aga providing a cooking range that is both attractive and versatile. External door fitted with master alarm controller. * Study complete with open fireplace and polished oak flooring, with window overlooking rear garden and door to Boot Room with entrance to Cloakroom 2, Utility Room and door giving access to side garden.
First floor: Oak staircase with Victorian style runner splits to two house wings ; to the left bedrooms 1,2 ,3 and to the right the main bathroom and bedroom 4. * The master bedroom is a spacious dual aspect room with original pine floor boards, remote master alarm controller and recently installed en suite with power shower. * Refurbished family bathroom of recent years with shower unit and tiled walls.
Local Facilities: This is a spacious family house set in a semi rural location within an area of outstanding natural beauty, noted for its rural charm and high quality residential properties. Easy walking distance of the village playing fields which have tennis courts, cricket and football fields for local use, and also the village green. Only a short walking distance to the Bradfield Church of England Primary School and Montessori Nursery, the village benefits from its own medical centre and country public house, The Queen`s Head.
There is also a lively village shop, with an active village hall just up the road. The neighbouring village of Bradfield offers the superb Bradfield College, a reputable riding school and an excellent sports complex with large indoor swimming pool, squash courts, indoor tennis courts and fitness centre. In addition there is a 9-hole golf course, which is understood to be open to public membership in Bradfield. This is very definitely a village with a heart that can cater for any young and growing family.
The M4 Junction 12 at Theale is approximately 4.5 miles away, Pangbourne on Thames with its fine selection of specialist shops and restaurants is about 10-15 minutes drive. Reading (approximately 9.5 miles) and Newbury (approximately 12 miles) are easily commutable and there is regular a fast train service connection to London Paddington which can be readily accessed either by the local Theale, Pangbourne or Aldermaston railway stations.
SUMMARY OF ACCOMMODATION: Entrance porch, reception hall, 1st cloakroom, drawing room, family room, dining room, study, kitchen/breakfast room, boot room, 2nd cloakroom, utility room, 4 bedrooms, family bathroom, en suite shower to master bedroom. Oil fired central heating, monitored burglar alarm and smoke alarm. Detached double garage, large garden store, pretty gardens.
Gardens & Grounds: The long gravelled drive is flanked by lawn to the right and gardens to the left, shielded by a mature hedge. The driveway leads round to the rear of the property and gives access to a large car parking area and the double garage.
The informal rear gardens are mainly laid to lawn with some very attractive mature trees, screened by high hedges and fencing, with a pretty brick laid terrace immediately to the rear. The overall plot lends the house a secluded feel and extends to approximately 0.28 acre / 0.11 ha.
DIRECTIONS: From the offices of Dudley Singleton turn left, proceed over the mini roundabout passing The Elephant hotel and proceed out of the village. Pass through the centre of Tidmarsh village, over the M4 and turn first right signposted for Bradfield. Proceed along this road passing through the centre of Bradfield College until you reach a sloping
T-junction with a War Memorial on your left. Turn right. Proceed along the Bradfield Southend Road, passing The Queen`s Head public house, the village hall with shop and, further down on the right, turn right into Heath Road. The green is on the right hand side, turn left into Stanbrook Close and the entrance to the property will be found a short distance along on the right hand side.
SERVICES: Mains water, electricity and drainage.
Post Code: RG7 6EW.
LOCAL AUTHORITY: West Berkshire Council. Tel: 01635 42400.
Viewing by arrangement with vendor`s agent, Dudley Singleton & Daughter,
No. 1 Station Road,
London Office :
15 Thayer Street,
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.