A superb, very special, modern character country house, individually designed and built to the highest specification with attention to detail and stunning interior and exterior design, almost impossible to find.
Chailey House lies well set back from one of the best known, sleepy semi residential lanes within the heart of Upper Basildon in an area of period country houses and overlooking open farmland to the rear. There is a long private entrance drive flanked by mature trees and herbaceous borders, which leads to a large and impressive forecourt with central landscaped island and a separate driveway to a detached garage block.
The large sunny garden has well maintained sweeping lawns, pretty raised flowerbeds, herbaceous borders, sun deck, a fine summer dining area and a useful raised vegetable garden. Once again, the attention to detail has been a labour of love and creates a fine setting for this elegant country house.
The interior design of the property has been created with simplicity and is discreetly, expensively elegant with a fantastic flow of accommodation. Chailey House is a light, spacious family house set in large private gardens directly overlooking fields to the rear.
Special Features: The reception hall is a tremendous feature with its central staircase rising to the first floor. * The kitchen/living room area is, to say the least, superb, a 4-oven traditional electric Aga will be found to one side with 2 rings and an electric hob with 2 further rings, up to the minute designer flexi mixer taps to two under mounted stainless steel bowls, large 6-seater breakfast bar with matching stools and surfaces in composite granite, extensive Crown kitchen with high and low level white gloss fitted cupboard and drawer units with pull out larder units, fitted Neff microwave oven, pot drawers, china drawers, fitted dishwasher and integrated side by side large refrigerator and deep freeze unit. The flooring is in Big Earth hand distressed lacquered oak and extends through the kitchen/dining area into the living room, which has a formal dining area and open stone fireplace with wood burning stove. * There is a large sitting room and 2 studies. * The first floor has received the same innovative design and interior decoration. * The stunning master bedroom has a vaulted ceiling, glazed doors slide back with a glazed secure balcony allowing direct vision from all part of the room across the rear garden to the farmland beyond, Velux windows to vaulted ceiling electrically operated with rain sensors and electric blinds. Twin glass doors each side of the bed give access to a dressing room and a fabulous en suite shower room with under floor heating. * All the other bathrooms and cloakrooms are of top quality, the guest bathroom with its freestanding modern oval bathtub, and large shower area. * The views to front and rear are a delight. * Sunny gardens to front and rear gaining the southerly and westerly sun. * The property is set within the heart of this pretty semi rural village where peace and quiet reign supreme.
Local Facilities: There are plenty of schools in the area. The highly regarded C of E Primary School is within walking distance, Theale Green School has a bus service for collection and delivery in Pangbourne, St Andrew`s Preparatory School is only a few minutes driving distance, as are Pangbourne College and Bradfield College. There is also The Oratory School, St Finians, Cranford House, Moulsford Boys School, Downe House, all within easy driving distance. There is a wonderful sporting complex open to public membership at Bradfield College with indoor tennis courts, squash, indoor swimming pool, fitness centre, etc.
Upper Basildon has a very successful health centre, The Orchard Clinic, offering a full range of treatments. In Upper Basildon and in Bradfield there are riding schools and a well-run livery stable for the equestrian enthusiast with lots of bridle paths. There are plenty of golf clubs � Calcot, Streatley, Mapledurham, Badgemore. The Royal Berkshire Shooting School is within easy driving distance. The M4 Junction 12 at Theale is approximately 5.5 miles connecting to Heathrow and London. Reading is approximately 6 miles. There is a Sainsbury`s Savacentre at Calcot for those major food shopping expeditions and a fine Waitrose at Tilehurst. Fielders Farm Shop owned by Jo Fielder will be found at Theale. There is a fine modern village hall in Upper Basildon with playing fields, tennis courts, tennis club, a regular farmer`s market and amateur dramatics society.
Pangbourne on Thames is only five minutes drive away which has a fabulous selection of specialist shops, restaurants, pubs, a fine old church, doctors` and dental practices, library, banks and hotels. Pangbourne also has bus services to Reading and a train connection giving an intercity fast train service to London Paddington. Pangbourne has long been noted as one of the historic period Thameside villages with the pretty River Pang meandering through the centre, leading into the River Thames, and the Thameside meadows enabling summer fun and picnicing for all the family, an outward bound centre for the canoeing enthusiast and footpaths alongside the Thames through open countryside noted to be of outstanding rural beauty.
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: Large reception hall with graceful staircase rising to the first floor, 2 studies, sitting room, boot room, cloakroom, large kitchen/breakfast room with Aga flowing into a large living room with open fireplace fitted with wood burning stove and a dining area, conservatory/playroom with overhead fans, laundry room. First floor: 5 bedrooms, en suite shower room and dressing room to master bedroom, en suite shower room to guest bedroom and family bathroom. Outside: Double detached garage block with twin up and over doors, one of which is electrically operated. Parking to the front for several cars. Solar tubes to the roof supplement the water heating. Full oil-fired central heating.
Gardens & Grounds: Extending to approximately 0.432 acre / 0.175 ha.
DIRECTIONS From the offices of Dudley Singleton & Daughter turn left, proceed over the mini roundabout passing the front of The Elephant hotel, turn right at St James the Less church. Proceed up Pangbourne Hill, pass the entrance to Pangbourne College on the left, fork right to Upper Basildon. On reaching the village church on the right, turn right before the village green. Chailey House will be found a short distance along on the right hand side just before a fork in the road with a triangle of grass.
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,
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.