Approx sq 1837 ft / 170.6 m�. 0.24 acre / 0.9 ha approx
Distance to Reading 9 miles. Distance to Newbury 9.4 miles. Distance to Pangbourne/station 5.5 miles. Distance to M4 motorway 9 miles.
(All distances are approximate)
Set in a wonderful quintessential period village where rural tranquillity and charm are quite normal. A detached 18th century period cottage with some later additions, valuably unlisted. In beautiful order throughout. Walking distance to the ancient Bull Public House and The Boot, both with restaurants and also the Anglo-Saxon church. This is one of the most sought after villages in this part of the World. No-one arrives in Stanford Dingley by chance. There is very little through traffic. You have to want to find Stanford Dingley to arrive there. So, the peaceful nature of this fine rural area is not disturbed. The famous trout stream, the River Pang, meanders through one side of the village and the property looks across toward the Old mill and its cottages. Unusual for a property of this period, the cottage has high ceilings throughout. The property has been maintained by the present owners to a very high standard and is set in pretty gardens with car parking to the rear and room for a garage if so desired, subject to local authority planning permission.
Special Features: Large sitting room with dining area to one end, open log fire, with oak beam across fitted with a wood burning stove. Large inner hall with its golden French Maple flooring and modern cloakroom. A new central heating system with antique style radiators and an efficient new Sadia heat ray boiler supplying central heating and domestic hot water. The half panelled walls with dado rail to sitting room, reception hall, study and inner hall. There is a very pretty recently totally re-fitted kitchen with ceramic floor. The kitchen units were manufactured by the well-known John Lewis of Hungerford, noted for the high quality of their bespoke kitchens. Lots of painted cupboard and drawer units and large pot drawers. Deep freeze and refrigerator fitted. Two electric ovens by Neff with four ring Neff ceramic hob over and above the hob an extractor unit. Utility room with fitted dishwasher. Once again, lots of cupboards and working surfaces. To the rear is a large pretty modern conservatory with underfloor heating and double doors to the rear garden and a single door to the rear garden. The conservatory is a very high quality production created in cream painted aluminium for durability and primary double glazed. The first floor is unusually spacious with a large master bedroom with pretty painted fitted wardrobes and an adjacent modern shower room. Family bathroom recently totally refitted to a very high standard. Two further bedrooms are both double. There are lots of footpaths and bridle paths running through some of the most beautiful natural countryside to be found in Berkshire. Only a short distance by crossing the Pang River bridge, a footpath leads past the Blue Pool Springs, where trout can be seen weaving peacefully in the depths.
Gardens & Grounds: The rear garden has large lawns with brick laid patio immediately to the rear of the conservatory. There is a vegetable garden to the rear, fruit trees and herbaceous borders backing onto meadow with woodland beyond.
Local Facilities: The nearest shops are 1.5 miles southwards to Bradfield Southend where there is an excellent thriving village store. Going eastwards Bradfield College has fine sporting facilities including indoor and outdoor tennis courts. To the west along Bucklebury Avenue there is a health centre, a good pub with restaurant and a newly opened village cafe selling home-made cakes. Yattendon is two miles northwards out of the village with an excellent pub and restaurant and its own village store. Also in Yattendon, Berkshire Beers have their brewery and shop. Two miles further on, Vicars in Ashampstead is renowned for their meats and pies and game dealership. The major supermarkets in Calcot, Thatcham and Newbury are no more than a 20 minute drive away. Theale and Pangbourne rail stations are an easy drive away with excellent parking facilities and regular intercity connections to Reading and Paddington.
Schools: There are excellent primary and infant schools in both Yattendon and Bradfield and there are Montessori schools at Bradfield and Ashampstead. There are some fine senior schools within easy driving distance to include Bradfield College, Pangbourne College, Downe House, Cranford Girls School, St Edwards, St Andrews Preparatory School near Pangbourne, Brockhurst School and Elstree School to name but a few.
SUMMARY OF ACCOMMODATION: Enclosed entrance porch. Large sitting room with open fire fitted with wood burning stove and dining area to one end, inner hall, study, kitchen, utility room, conservatory/ breakfast room. First floor 3 double bedrooms, shower room and separate family bathroom. Full central heating to water filled radiators with Sadia heat ray newly installed boiler. Off road parking to side and further car parking to the rear with the possibility of a garage that might be erected subject to local authority planning permission.
1 In the freak weather conditions of July 2007, the cottage was flooded along with several other houses in the village. This extreme weather event also caused flooding of property throughout the Pang Valley and further afield in Berkshire and other neighbouring counties. The vendors have put in preventative measures, including dwarf walls to the front and the side have been introduced and there are flood gates to the exterior of the property that can be put in place in an emergency and they have been fitted to the front door, the side of the conservatory and the double French doors also to the conservatory. Although it is not anticipated that these will be necessary to be used in the future.
2 The oldest part of the cottage, which is the front part of the cottage - this floor has been tanked to make certain no water ingress can occur and the rear extensions conform to modern building regulations.
3.The Pang Valley Flood Forum has been recently formed with the aim of ensuring that flood risk to property is reduced to a minimum. Organised by West Berkshire Council, Stanford Dingley and the other communities down the valley are represented as are the local water company and Environment Agency.
In the last two years the Winter of 2013 and also the Winter of 2012 where the UK experienced adverse weather conditions which caused river flooding in many parts of the country. Tall Trees was not affected.
Directions. From the offices of Dudley Singleton & Daughter turn left, proceed over the mini roundabout , passing the Elephant Hotel and turn first right at St James the Less Church into Pangbourne Hill. Proceed up Pangbourne Hill for a short distance, turning left into Bere Court Road. Proceed down Bere Court Road as far as you can go. You will pass over several cross roads. Eventually, you will find a T junction which is Stanford Dingley. At the T junction, turn left and you will pass the fine old church on your left and the Bull public house and the property will be found a short distance along on the left hand side before you get to the Pang River bridge.
SERVICES: Mains water, electricity and drainage.
POST CODE: RG7 6LS
LOCAL AUTHORITY: West Berkshire Council.
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:
1. The particulars are intended to give a fair and substantially correct overall description for the guidance of intending purchasers, and do not constitute part of an offer or contract. No responsibility is assumed for the accuracy of individual items. We relied upon our own brief inspection and information supplied to us by the vendors. (i) The description, including photographs of the property and its contents, are intended to be a guide only rather than a detailed and accurate report and inventory. (ii) Floor plans, measurements, areas and distances are intended to be approximately only. (iii) Prospective purchasers are strongly advised to check measurements. The position of bathroom fittings as shown on the plan is indicative only � sizes, shapes and the exact locations may differ. Wall thicknesses, together with window and door sizes are approximate only and window and door openings are shown without frame details. (iv) Photographs are not necessarily comprehensive or current and no assumption should be made that any contents shown in them are included in the sale.
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FIXTURES AND FITTINGS: The agent has not tested any apparatus, equipment, fixtures, fittings or services and so cannot verify that they are in working order or fit for their purpose. The buyer is advised to obtain verification from their Solicitor or surveyor.
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.