Pangbourne village centre, a few minutes` walk to shops & train station ? Fast trains to London Paddington (47 minutes) ? Reading 6 miles ? M4 (junc 12) 5 miles ? Heathrow 45 mins drive
(all distances/times are approximate)
4,623 sq ft / 430 m� (all measurements are approximate)
A splendid, very handsome and spacious, 7 bedroom, late Victorian early Edwardian family house set within the heart of Pangbourne village with easy walking distance to shops, train station, schools and all the other wonderful amenities on offer.
Enjoying a spectacular location, directly overlooking the River Thames to Whitchurch Lock and across the water meadows to the wooded Chiltern Hills rising in the distance.
The gardens lead down to the direct river frontage with deep water mooring of approximately 75ft, with very pretty part walled, well-maintained gardens.
A peaceful location, with all floors enjoying the most wonderful views across the River Thames.
The lower ground floor has direct access to the gardens, and the ground floor has a large and spectacular Victorian style wrought iron balcony accessed by French doors from both the kitchen/breakfast room and the drawing room, enjoying river and rural views.
This 1903 property is a very fine example of late Victorian architecture. With carved stone quoins and stone framed windows, large bay windows to the front and the rear and an imposing original columned entrance porch. Original brick and flint walls on both sides of the property running the length of the front and rear gardens with a wide side entrance to the right hand side and on the left, a herb garden and entrance to the lower ground floor.
This is a substantial period house designed for family occupation, constructed of typical red brick under a clay tiled roof. There are some interesting examples of large brick chimney stacks typical of the period. The present and previous owners have improved and maintained this property to a high standard, with the introduction by the last owners of a triple garage block to one side with a wide forecourt for visitor parking.
To the interior of the property many original and important features have been retained. There are some wonderful examples of plaster moulded ceilings and fine Victorian marble fireplaces. The hall is large, spacious and typical of the period and throughout the property there are wonderful high ceilings.
There is lots of potential for the lower ground floor. Presently there is a laundry room, large hallway, double bedroom, gymnasium and two other rooms currently used as storage rooms which were at one time a bathroom and a kitchen, and a further sitting room with fireplace, perhaps once the cook`s room. This whole area could once again become a self-contained apartment, especially if it were to take in the large garden room/boat store. The introduction of bi-fold doors right across the front of this room would give the most wonderful views across the river and it would have direct side access from the front, so it could be fully self-contained if so desired.
Similarly the open fronted garden room could easily become a very spacious summer drawing room to the main house and could be accessed very simply from the lower ground floor hall.
? Naturally stained and varnished original flooring within the kitchen/living room, sitting room, drawing room and dining room
? Old oak planked flooring within the reception hall
? The graceful winding staircase with original hand rail leading from the hall to the first and second floors
? Sitting room has an efficient wood burning stove with original marble surround and mantelpiece
? Kitchen/breakfast room with French doors leading out to a Victorian style wrought iron balcony with a wrought iron spiral staircase leading down to the garden
? A luxurious fully fitted modern kitchen with window overlooking the river
? Modern bathrooms and shower rooms
? Pretty Victorian fireplaces
? A pair of original fitted pine linen cupboards to the second floor landing
? All seven bedrooms are doubles
? The windows to the rear of the property have been replaced and are primary double glazed, the windows to the front have either been replaced or have secondary double glazing with plantation shutters to the ground and some first floor windows to the front
? The large French doors and picture windows to the master bedroom suite taking full advantage of the wonderful views
Summary of accommodation: 7 bedrooms, 3 bath/shower rooms.
Ground floor; substantial columned entrance porch, large reception hall, dining room, drawing room, sitting room, kitchen/breakfast room with French doors leading out to balcony which has a spiral wrought iron staircase to the gardens below, cloakroom
Lower ground floor; large inner hallway, double bedroom, 2 store rooms once used as bathroom and kitchen, sitting room with open fireplace and French door, gymnasium, large open fronted garden room/boat store, garden store, large laundry room with cloakroom
First floor; wide original staircase, large landing, 4 double bedrooms, family bathroom and ensuite shower room to bedroom one
Second floor; landing, 2 double bedrooms and shower room
Gardens, grounds and river mooring: Front gardens with herbaceous border and herb garden, access to 3 car garage with forecourt for further guest parking, to the left, steps leading down to the lower ground floor, and a side entrance on the right hand side gives access to the rear garden from the front. The spiral staircase gives access to the rear garden from the ground floor. Brick and flint walls on two sides, approx. 75 foot frontage to the River Thames, deep water mooring and fishing rights, pretty and well maintained gardens with herbaceous borders, shrubberies and lawns.
Garage: Triple garage block with large storage area to the loft
Note. This property has never flooded. It stands on higher ground and benefits from the water regulation of the weir and lock. The water meadows the other side of the river from St Ives are lower and carry excess water when the rivers are high.
Local facilities: Pangbourne is a wonderful period village with a fine selection of award winning independent shops, a small supermarket, health centre, dentists, library, hairdressers, riverside pubs and fine restaurants. Beale Wildlife Park & Gardens is a lovely place for young families with amazing animals, birds, gardens, play parks, a splash pool and miniature train. Basildon Park is a National Trust property featuring a splendid Georgian mansion surrounded by 400 acres of parkland.
Pangbourne offers superb transport links with a fast train service to London Paddington, Oxford and Reading, the imminent Crossrail offering fast links to the City in the coming years, as well as buses to all local areas. Junction 12 of the M4 at Theale is only five minutes driving distance.
Excellent schools: St Ives is located within easy reach of a number of fine schools. Pangbourne College has a school bus pick up nearby; Bradfield College and St Andrew`s Preparatory School are within easy driving distance, as are The Oratory School, Downe House, Cranford House and Moulsford Preparatory School. There are bus pick up points in Pangbourne for Abingdon Boys and St Helen & St Katharine Girls school in Abingdon, and Reading School for boys and Kendrick School for girls in Reading are easily accessible by a short train journey. Pangbourne Primary School is in the village, which has foundation stage 1 and Pangbourne is also within the catchment area for Theale Green School (with school bus pick up in the village).
Directions: From the offices of Dudley Singleton turn right and proceed under the railway bridge passing The Swan public house and St Ives is the last but one property on the right hand side with car parking in front of the garages.
Services: Mains water and drainage, electricity and gas, zoned gas central heating.
Post Code: RG8 7DU
Local Authority and Council Tax Band: West Berkshire Council. Tax band G
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.
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