Walking distance to village centre, shops and station
M4 (Junction 12) 3 miles (approx.) Reading 6 miles (approx.) Heathrow 40 minutes` drive (approx.)
House 5,949sq ft / 553m� (approx.) Gardens & Grounds 1.26 acres / 0.51 hectares approx. with tennis court and swimming pool
A splendid 1930s country house, with later additions, in beautiful order throughout, tucked away in a completely private and secluded position within the heart of the village. Just a few minutes easy walking distance to the village centre with all its fantastic facilities and mainline station giving a fast train service to London Paddington.
Magnolia House is light and spacious with beautiful grounds surrounding the property. Entered from a private road leading to a long driveway belonging to the property, with electrically operated wrought iron gates securing the entrance. The grounds which surround the property are delightful in all seasons, a large stone sun terrace to the rear of the property gaining the sun all day, with steps leading up to the heated swimming pool surrounded by well-maintained lawns, shrubbery and mature trees. A pretty pergola will be found on the left hand side of the rear of the property with summer house beside the pool and steps leading down to a hard tennis court.
The rear of the property faces due south and is completely private with some fine views across the valley in which the Thames lies, to the wooded hills in the distance on the east side.
SPECIAL FEATURES: The magnificent kitchen/living room area beautifully fitted with bi-fold doors leading directly onto the terrace of the rear gardens and a four-oven gas fired AGA * The kitchen is fitted with high quality bespoke kitchen units, granite work surfaces, fitted dishwasher, large pantry unit, china cupboards, Sharp electric oven, Panasonic microwave, and fitted refrigerator and freezer * Beside the kitchen is the living room area with French doors leading onto a terrace part covered by a veranda with a glazed pitched roof * A large laundry room * The dining room will easily accommodate a table for 10 or 12 people with doors leading on to the large reception hall and a further pair of doors leading directly into the kitchen/living area * Open fireplace to the dining room and drawing room with wood burning stove * There is a wide graceful staircase leading from the reception hall to a very large 1st floor landing with a library area * The master bedroom has a large oval bay window overlooking the gardens * Original fireplace * Ensuite bathroom * A large dressing room that could be another bedroom if so desired, the original doorway has been left giving access from the landing
SUMMARY OF ACCOMMODATION: 5/6 double bedrooms, one presently used as a dressing room, bedroom 2 with French doors to balcony and double aspect views over the valley. 3 bathrooms. Drawing room, dining room, study, kitchen/living room, large laundry room, shower room, two cloakrooms, large reception hall. Garaging for 5 cars. Large centrally heated playroom/cinema room above the triple garage (which could easily be used for separate staff accommodation if required). Heated outdoor swimming pool with electrically operated Roladek security cover. Tennis Court.
GARDENS AND GROUNDS: Large gardens extending to 1.26 acres / 0.51 hectares (approx.), with well-maintained lawns, extensive shrubbery, vegetable gardens and mature trees. A large south facing stone sun terrace with steps leading up to the heated swimming pool with a summer house beside the pool and steps leading down to a hard tennis court. Garden store. Pool boiler room.
Local facilities and schools: Magnolia House is just a few minutes` walk from the heart of Pangbourne, a wonderful period village with buses, a mainline train station, schools and library, a wonderful selection of shops, doctors` practice, pubs and fine restaurants. Easy access is achieved to Reading or Newbury by road or by train. Junction 12 of the M4 at Theale is only five minutes driving distance and Pangbourne station gives commuter access to Oxford, Reading and London Paddington, if so desired. The River Thames and the River Pang are also within walking distance. Excellent schools are to hand with Pangbourne College just up the road; Bradfield College and St Andrew`s Preparatory School are within easy driving distance, The Oratory School, Downe House, Cranford House, Moulsford Preparatory School. Walking distance to the Pangbourne Primary School which has foundation stage 1 and within the catchment area for Theale Green School (with school bus).
DIRECTIONS: From Dudley Singleton and Daughter`s office turn left, proceed over the mini roundabout, turning right at the St James The Less Church, proceed up Pangbourne Hill passing on your left, Stokes View and on your right Formosa Close. Then turn next left (there is a `wise speed saves lives sign` at the turning), into the private road, proceed to the end, and then bear left into the driveway belonging to Magnolia House.
SERVICES: Mains gas, water and drainage.
POST CODE: RG8 7AS
LOCAL AUTHORITY: West Berkshire Council. Council Tax: H
Viewing by arrangement with vendor`s agent, Dudley Singleton & Daughter, No. 1 Station Road, Pangbourne, Berkshire, RG8 7AN.
Tel: 0118 984 2662
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.