Reading: 5 miles, M4 Junction 12 at Theale: 5 miles,
walking distance to station 50 minutes to Paddington, buses and shops
Approx 1195 sq ft /111.0 m� (approx.)
DESCRIPTION: A delightful duplex apartment, part of a fabulous conversion of a Victorian school building, which is listed Grade II. Enjoying exclusive, peaceful and private location within easy walking distance to the village centre, shops, schools, restaurants, pubs and mainline station giving a fast train connection to London. The old school was converted by the well-known and respected building company Rockhold some thirty years ago with a sympathetic design, maintaining all of the original features of the Victorian school.
Special features: * The access drive is private; there is no through traffic * The interior of the property is unusually spacious and light, with an up to the minute luxury bathroom with electric shower * There is a double length garage owned by the property in an adjacent detached block and also visitor car parking * Contemporary d�cor, scrupulously maintained, with unusually large windows to both sitting room and both bedrooms * The kitchen has recently been totally refitted, to include a Stoves twin oven, 4 ring ceramic ring hob with stainless steel extractor over, fitted dishwasher, fridge and fridge freezer * Large very pretty communal gardens *
*There are lots of cupboards and drawers in light oak * The floor is ceramic tiled in white * The carpeting throughout is of good quality and in condition * The two bedrooms and bathroom are on the first floor with a staircase from the reception hall * There are two fitted wardrobes * Very high level of insulation; all windows are primary double-glazed *
Local Facilities: M4 Junction 12 is approximately 5 miles. Within easy walking distance from Pangbourne village centre with its excellent shops, church, pubs, restaurants, health centre, dentist, banks, primary school, library, and station giving a fast train connection to London Paddington for the commuter. There is a first class fitness centre at Bradfield College that is open to membership with a very fine indoor swimming pool, gymnasium, squash courts and indoor tennis courts. There are also plenty of facilities for the golfing enthusiast in the area � Streatley Hills, Mapledurham and Calcot to name but a few. Horse riding stables and livery stables are a short driving distance at Buckhold and Upper Basildon. The large supermarkets and hypermarkets of Waitrose and Sainsbury`s super store are also within easy driving distance.
This is very much a thriving period village set upon the banks of the River Pang and the River Thames. And with Crossrail arriving at Reading,its popularity is only set tio increase.
Schools: There are excellent schooling facilities in the area � Pangbourne College and Bradfield College are within easy access, as are St Andrew`s Preparatory School, Moulsford Preparatory School for Boys, Cranford House, Downe House and The Oratory preparatory and senior schools. There is a highly regarded primary school within walking distance and senior school with a bus pick up from Pangbourne to Theale.
SUMMARY OF ACCOMMODATION: Reception hall, sitting room/ dining room, 2 bedrooms, 2 wardrobes, bathroom with shower, double length garage (in separate block), car parking.
GARDENS AND GROUNDS: Set on high ground the property has views from the first floor across the front gardens and the entrance lane, with very pretty views to the rear across the well cared for gardens, which are communally used. Plenty of room for drinks or barbecues in the summer.
DIRECTIONS: From the offices of Dudley Singleton & Daughter turn left and turn right at the Church St James The Less and proceed up Pangbourne Hill, Stokes View will be found a short distance up on the left. 2 Stokes View is the first property on the right. Proceed into the private road and you will pass a number of modern country houses built in the Victorian style. Bear left to the rear of the old school house building which will be in front of you where there will be guest car parking immediately on the right. Number 8 will be found second to the end on the right hand side.
Leasehold : 125 years with 99 years remaining and all owners have part ownership of the management company which owns the freehold. Maintenance charge �1,600 per annum to include ground rent, building insurance, garden maintenance and contributions to the maintenance sinking fund.
SERVICES: Mains water, electricity and drainage
POST CODE: RG8 7RP
LOCAL AUTHORITY: West Berkshire Council
Viewing by arrangement with vendor`s agent, Dudley Singleton & Daughter, No. 1 Station Road, Pangbourne, Berkshire, RG8 7AN.
Tel: 0118 984 2662
Fax: 0118 984 5490
Websites: www.singletonanddaughter.co.uk, www.rightmove.co.uk, www.mayfairoffice.co.uk, onthemarket.com
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.
2. All descriptions, dimensions, references to condition and necessary permission for use and occupation and other details are given in good faith, and are believed to be correct, but any intending purchasers should not rely on them as statements or representations of fact but must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to the correctness of each of them:
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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.