Within the catchment area for Downs school.
Only a 10 minute drive to the villages of Theale and Pangbourne, with mainline train stations that provide direct services to London Paddington ? Reading 11 miles ? Newbury 9 miles ? M4 (junc 12) 6 miles (all distances approximate)
1,275 sq ft / 118 m� (all measurements are approximate)
A pretty semi-detached 3 bedroom cottage of tremendous charm and character, situated in an outstanding period village, one of the most sought after in this part of the world, where rural peace, tranquillity and sleepy countryside is considered normal.
The important end cottage of three that were reconstructed from a period barn some 23 years ago, the property stands amongst a number of pretty period buildings and is next door to an outstanding country house recently beautifully restored. This is a high value village; not only is the property a good investment but a wonderful family home with spacious, well fitted character accommodation, modern kitchen and bathroom, and three double bedrooms.
The property faces south and enjoys the westerly sun in the evening for summer dining outside and barbecues.
The countryside surrounding Ashampstead has long been noted to be of outstanding rural beauty with a pretty village green to the left and the property overlooks both front and to the right, natural farmland to woodland in the distance.
No traffic really comes through Ashampstead unless visiting someone or something in the village. It is a wonderful location to enjoy the many footpaths and bridle paths.
? Fantastic farm shop selling vegetables, meat, fish, and delicatessen within walking distance
? Pretty modern double glazed conservatory with beech floor, windows on three sides taking full advantage of the pretty views, double doors giving access to the rear courtyard garden
? Large open plan kitchen/dining room
? Sitting room with an open fireplace with beam across, brick chimney breast and fitted with a Jetmaster wood burning stove, beams to the ceiling give added character and pretty views over the front garden
? A modern central heating system
? Stripped pine flooring throughout the reception hall
? Bedroom 1 has fitted wardrobes and a modern ensuite shower room
? Car parking to the rear, garage nearest to the property is owned by the property and has a pedestrian gate giving access from the rear garden
? Beautiful views both front and right
Summary of accommodation: Reception hall, cloakroom, open plan kitchen/dining room with French doors onto the rear garden and conservatory, sitting room. First floor: 3 double bedrooms, bedroom 1 fitted with an extensive range of wardrobes and modern ensuite shower room, family bathroom with oval bath tub and antique style fittings. Single garage and off road parking.
Gardens and grounds: Gardens to front and rear secluded from the lane by high hedges approximately 90ft in depth, well maintained level lawns, lots of flowerbeds, fruit trees, ornamental trees, shrubs and hedging giving seclusion.
Local facilities: The pretty village of Ashampstead is set on high ground surrounded by countryside noted to be of outstanding rural beauty. The village farm shop provides provisions villagers would need and is within easy walking distance of the property, boasting a first class butcher, fishmonger, green grocer, delicatessen and a coffee shop. Local pubs include the The Bell at Aldworth and the country hotel/restaurant The Royal Oak at Yattendon, along with The White Hart in Hampstead Norreys.
The village hall is the centre of an excellent community life with all sorts of monthly events; Christmas bazaar, Christmas party, monthly pub night, theatre club, food fairs, bonfire night, barn dance, concerts and the village fete on the village green. Church Farm Cottage is also within easy walking distance of the village church.
Situated just 30 minutes from Newbury, 40 minutes from Reading, 15 minutes from M4 Junction 12 at Theale and approximately 10 minutes from Pangbourne. Pangbourne offers a range of amenities including a splendid selection of specialist shops including butchers, cheese shop, organic farm shop, a supermarket, library, doctors, dental practices, hairdressers, and restaurants. The train station offers fast links to London Paddington, Oxford and Reading.
Bradfield College is only a short distance away and has a fabulous sports complex open to public membership, with a fine indoor pool, indoor tennis courts, squash, gym and fitness centre. There is a 9-hole golf course at Bradfield College which is currently open to public membership.
Schools: There are excellent schooling facilities within the area offering both public and private, primary and secondary education to include; Compton Church of England Primary School, Yattendon Church of England Primary School, The Downs School catchment area, Pangbourne College, Bradfield College, St Andrew`s Preparatory School, Moulsford Boys School, Cranford House, Downe House and The Oratory.
Directions: From the offices of Dudley Singleton turn left, pass over the mini roundabout, turn first right at St James the Less Church into Pangbourne Hill signposted to Yattendon. Continue to the top of the hill, do not bear right to Upper Basildon, but continue until you reach a T-junction with woodland in front of you. Turn right and then immediately right again signposted to Ashampstead. After approximately 2 miles a signpost will be seen on the left directing to Ashampstead village, this is on a right hand bend. Turn left. Proceed up the hill into the village centre, passing the village green on the left, turn right into Chapel Lane and the driveway will be found on the left hand side. Park in front of the left hand garage, which is owned by the property.
Services: Mains water, electricity, drainage. Propane gas central heating.
Post Code: RG8 8RT
Local Authority and Council Tax Band: F
Viewing by arrangement with vendor`s agent, Dudley Singleton & Daughter, No. 1 Station Road, Pangbourne, Berkshire, RG8 7AN.
Tel: 0118 984 2662
Websites: www.singletonanddaughter.co.uk, www.rightmove.co.uk, www.mayfairoffice.co.uk, www.onthemarket.com, www.countrylife.co.uk
London Office: Cashel House, 15 Thayer Street, London, W1.
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