A delightful period cottage set in gardens/ Paddocks - 11.912 acres.
If you want to live on a lane with no through traffic, complete privacy and no visible neighbours, the charming Fisherman`s Cottage is for you.
This is a delightful period cottage set within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty approximately 0.5 mile from the nearest highway and the centre of Aldermaston village.
This detached cottage is valuably unlisted and was substantially extended some 14 years ago by the present owners, completely refurbished and restored throughout.
Fishermans Cottage probably started life as a workman`s cottage somewhere in the middle of the 1800s and for many years was then used as a shooting lodge. The land belonging to the property lies on three sides, with the property overlooking its land which is a predominantly pastureland and paddocks, together with a large informal garden.
It should be noted there is a separate access, owned by the property, which gives access from Fisherman`s Lane to the 9.22 acres of pastureland belong to the property.
There is at the moment a stable block, with a large flag stoned apron to the rear of the house which is presently used for dog kennelling, but could be just as useful for the equestrian enthusiast and plenty of room for a manege or further stabling, if desired, subject to local authority planning permission.
Special Features: Ceiling heights throughout the property are excellent. * Large windows giving lots of light. * The kitchen/dining area with its range of bespoke pine units, oil fired 2-oven Aga, Neff double oven and separate hob, built in dishwasher, and work surfaces of Balmoral granite.
* The large feature fitted log effect Propane fire to the sitting room, which is only approximately 3 years old. The sitting room has windows on all sides giving delightful views over the gardens and French doors leading into the gardens.
* In the centre of the house is the old original hall which is a fine spacious area which could be a study if someone desired.
* There is a large utility room and boot room with access from the kitchen and to outside. * Just off the kitchen and dining room is a spacious vaulted family room.
* This is an excellent family house with lots of space and has been kept in good condition.
* The first floor accommodation is just as spacious and light with a large landing, 4 double bedrooms, two modern well-fitted bathrooms with the master bedroom also enjoying a separate cloakroom.
Local Facilities: Within walking distance of the Aldermaston village stores, Aldermaston C of E primary school, church and a fine old pub, The Hinds Head, which has a well thought of restaurant.
At the edge of Aldermaston is a nursery, just up the road is the River Kennet with excellent fishing at Aldermaston Mill where day tickets are obtainable.
Thatcham is approx 6 miles which has a fantastic selection of shops including a Waitrose and in Calcot at Junction 12 there is a large Sainsbury`s hypermarket. There is a station at Aldermaston giving an intercity fast train connection to London Paddington.
Fabulous sporting facilities are offered, open to public membership, at the Bradfield College sports complex which has a fitness centre, squash, indoor tennis courts, a fine indoor swimming pool and many other activities.
Bradfield College also has a 9-hole golf course and it is understood membership is still open. Schools within easy driving distance include Elstree, St Finian`s, Bradfield College, Pangbourne College, and Downe House
SUMMARY OF ACCOMMODATION: Entrance lobby, large kitchen with dining area/ breakfast area, family room, inner hall/possible study, sitting room, utility room, boot room, cloakroom, rear lobby with rear entrance, rear stable yard. First floor: Large landing, 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms.
Outside: Stable block with 2 loose boxes and a feed store, large flag stoned apron presently wire fenced enclosed. Garage block for 3 cars and yard, 2 garden stores.
The gardens are post and railed, the paddock to the rear of the property is post and railed and has a separate access to it within the garage block area; on the other side of this paddock there is an access from Fisherman`s Lane to the large paddock previously described and the large paddock is cattle fenced and there is a pretty stream that runs one side of the paddock.
Gardens & Grounds: Extending to approximately 11.912 acres / 4.821 ha.
DIRECTIONS: From the offices of Dudley Singleton & Daughter turn left, proceed out of the village through Tidmarsh to the A4 roundabout. Turn right. Proceed down the A4 turning left at the Aldermaston sign on a roundabout. Proceed into the village of Aldermaston, turn left at the village shop. Fishermans Cottage is approximately 0.5 mile down on the left.
SERVICES: Mains water, electricity. Oil-fired central heating. Septic tank drainage. Propane fuel for sitting room fireplace.
POST CODE:RG7 4LJ
LOCAL AUTHORITY: West Berkshire Council.
Council Tax:Band E. 2012/13 - �1,802.54.
Viewing by arrangement with vendor`s agent, Dudley Singleton & Daughter, No. 1 Station Road, Pangbourne, Berkshire, RG8 7AN.
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.