M4 Junction 12 at Theale 4.5 miles,
Pangbourne 10/15 minutes drive with Intercity fast train service connecting to London Paddington,
Reading 9.5 miles, Newbury 12 miles (All distances approximate)
DESCRIPTION: A very attractive, unusually spacious, detached modern house in superb order throughout, substantially constructed in 1980 to a very high standard and has been extensively re fitted of recent years, creating a very comfortable and attractive family house.
The Ridings is set in a sleepy semi-rural location within an area of outstanding natural beauty noted for its rural charm and high quality residential properties. Bradfield has always been one of the most sought after semi-rural villages within this part of the world.
Special Features: * The house is light and airy. * The kitchen has been fitted with high quality units with granite work surfaces and includes a Neff ceramic four ring hob with stainless steel hood over, stainless steel double oven by Neff, fitted fridge-freezer, water softener, pull out larder unit and plenty of space for a breakfast area and table. * The sitting room enjoys a double aspect with open fireplace and doors leading into a conservatory overlooking the rear gardens. * The dining room can easily accommodate an 8-10 seated dining table and also has French doors leading into the rear garden. * There are also doors from the study and the utility room giving access to the rear gardens. * The study is spacious and light.
* At one end of the house, a party room with a bar will be found this has double doors leading into the front courtyard and could be used for a number of different purposes if desired, including a self-contained annexe. * There is a staircase leading from this room to a pretty first floor bedroom which has a double aspect. The bar room might easily become a sitting room with kitchen if so desired. * There is a shower room within the cloakroom with entrance to the reception hall. * There is a modern family bathroom to the first floor and also a large en-suite shower room to the master bedroom.
* The detached garage is unusually spacious and has a painted floor with space at the sides for further parking if so desired. * The forecourt to the property is entered from a very pretty country lane by way of attractive timber gates supported by brick columns which are electrically remote controlled for entry and exit. * There is also parking on the forecourt for a number of cars, if desired.
Schools: There is a local C of E Primary School within walking distance with a pick up point outside the Queen`s Head to Theale Green Secondary School. Other schools within easy access are Bradfield College, Pangbourne College, St Andrew`s Preparatory School, Downe House School for girls, Cranford House Girls School and St Edwards at Moulsford.
Local facilities: The property directly overlooks one end of the village playing fields which also have tennis courts, a cricket pitch and football field for local use with access just across the road to the village green. Only a short walking distance to Bradfield C of E Primary School and a short distance down the road will be found The Queens Head Pub which has a good restaurant.
There is a newly constructed village shop which is run as a Co-operative by the village which lies adjacent to the village hall which has lots of activities running right the way through the year. There is always a May Day Festival on the village green and there is a riding school in Bradfield and also lying adjacent to Bradfield College is a superb sports and tennis complex which is open to public membership with an excellent indoor pool, squash courts, tennis courts, fitness centre, gymnasium etc. There is also a nine whole golf course which is understood to be still open to public membership in Bradfield.
There is an excellent Waitrose at Thatcham 6.1 miles, also a pick up point for the Theale Green School bus at the Queen`s Head just down the road and a medical centre at Bucklebury. This is very definitely a village with a heart and will certainly cater for a young and growing family.
SUMMARY OF ACCOMMODATION: Reception hall, cloakroom with shower, cloaks cupboard, sitting room, conservatory, dining room, kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, large study, party room with bar (possible use as an annexe). First floor: 5 Bedrooms, family bathroom, en-suite shower room to master bedroom. Full oil fired central heating, full security system. Double detached garage, car parking for a number of cars.
Gardens & Grounds: Pretty secluded gardens to front and rear; rear garden secluded by high close boarded fencing, well maintained lawns and herbaceous borders, some mature trees to the boundary including yew and cherry, small vegetable area with greenhouse, sun patio for summer dining with side access to garden and, on the other side, a pair of cedar constructed garden stores with electric light and power.
Front garden with well-maintained lawns, large paved courtyard car parking area, detached double garage, boat or caravan storage to one side, lawns, close boarded fencing to one side and attractive laurel hedge with oak tree to the lane.
DIRECTIONS: From the offices of Dudley Singleton & Daughter turn left, proceed over the mini roundabout passing The Elephant Hotel on the right and the Cross Keys on the left toward Tidmarsh. Pass through Tidmarsh and over the M4 and take the next right signposted to Bradfield. Proceed through the centre of Bradfield and Bradfield College buildings until you reach a sloping T-junction with a War Memorial on your left. Turn right. Proceed into Bradfield Southend and a short distance along the road on the right The Queen`s Head pub will be found. This is Cock Lane, turn right. Proceed down Cock Lane, pass the primary school and the property will be found a short way down on the right hand side.
SERVICES:Mains water, electricity and drainage. Oil fired heating.
POST CODE:RG7 6HR
LOCAL AUTHORITY:West Berkshire Council.
Tel: 01635 42400.
Council Tax: Band G
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,
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.