Newbury 9 miles, Reading 8 miles, M4 (junction 12) 5 miles
Theale train station 4 miles, Pangbourne 5 miles
(All distances and timings are approximate only)
1799 sq ft / 167.2 m� (approx.) Acreage � 0.216 acres/ 0.087 ha (approx.)
Description: A detached, period thatched Grade II listed cottage of immense charm, dating back in part to the 16th century with later additions. Set within a very pretty area in the highly sought after Cock Lane and bounded by the village green. The cottage enjoys a sunny aspect and is very secluded.
The Thatched Cottage is in superb order throughout and has been the subject of a thorough and tasteful modernisation and refurbishment programme by the present owners creating an elegant, character country cottage. The property enjoys spacious, well lit accommodation with original exposed beams to ceilings and large open log fire. The property has retained much of its original features and is a truly beautiful example of its period.
All three bedrooms are doubles.
The Thatched Cottage is in impeccable decorative order throughout, it would be very difficult to find a better presented cottage of this period.
Recent improvements to include :
Garage roof replaced � 2012
Thatched ridge replaced � 2009
Thatch remedial repairs � August 2015
New consumer unit 2009
New armoured cabling to electrical wiring in loft space � 2013
Garage rewired and new consumer unit 2013.
New oil fired boiler installed 2005
New pump 2014
SUMMARY OF ACCOMMODATION: Entrance hall, cloakroom, sitting room, living room, dining room, good sized kitchen with breakfast area, 3 double bedrooms and bathroom with separate shower, double detached garage, office overlooking the gardens with power and lighting, recently
re-roofed, security light, exterior light, internal power and light. Large brick paved parking area forming a wide courtyard before the garage, electrically operated close panel boarded timber entrance gate.
GARDENS AND GROUNDS: The rear gardens are beautifully maintained with a large lawned area, with a number of established flower beds, good sized heated swimming pool with an electric safety cover which prevents animals wriggling under it and is strong enough for an adult to fall onto it and therefore is very safe for children, pets and other wildlife, the front gardens have a pretty patio and raised decked area with a hot tub. There is a gate giving access to the village green/ playing fields.
In total extending to 0.216 acres/ 0.087 ha.
Local Facilities : Bradfield Southend is a vibrant village with a fantastic village community. The village store is within a couple of minutes walk and is well used, offering an excellent selection of day to day sundries to include milk, bread, vegetables, newspapers etc and a post office. The village also has a village hall, tennis courts, active cricket club with pavillion and playing fields. Lots of country walks in the area. The highly regarded junior school is just across the road, it is a Primary school and the children have left by 3.30pm and they are not in school at the week ends or indeed the summer/ Christmas holidays and therefore there really is minimal disturbance to this peaceful village lane.
There are plenty of pubs within the area with the local, Queen`s Head, a short distance and the The Bull at Stanford Dingley is within easy driving distance.
In Bradfield there is a fine sports and fitness centre with membership open to the public, with indoor tennis courts, marvellous indoor swimming pool, squash and fitness centre. There are good golfing facilities locally at Bradfield College open to residents by application, and a further 9 holes in St Andrew`s School just up the road. There are lots of footpaths, bridle paths and an equestrian centre in Bradfield.
Schools: There are excellent schools within the area to include Southend Bradfield Primary school, St Andrews preparatory school and Elstree at Woolhampton and secondary school at Theale, Bradfield College, Pangbourne College, The Oratory and Downe House, all within easy reach by car. Montessori nursery school at Bradfield Southend.
DIRECTIONS: From the offices of Dudley Singleton turn left, proceed over the mini roundabout passing The Elephant Hotel on the right and the Cross Keys pub 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 the road a short distance until you can see the primary school and the property will be found on the left hand side, gable end on to the vehicular access to the school. Just before you come to the cottage there is a car parking area before some timber gates, pull in here. These gates are just before the garage belonging to the property.
SERVICES: Mains water, electricity and drainage, oil fired central heating.
POST CODE: RG7 6HN
LOCAL AUTHORITY: West Berkshire Council Council Tax: F
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.