7 Bed Detached Bungalow  Under-Offer  Manor Road  Reading  Oxfordshire  RG8   - £2,000,000

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TENURE: Freehold
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River garden and 196ft/60m of river frontage with mooring and fishing rights
Garden: 3.836 acres / 1.552 ha - Paddocks: 6.975 acres / 2.823 ha Total: 11 acres/4.45 ha approximately

Total Floor Area: 6054 sq ft / 562.4 m2 approx

Walking distance to Pangbourne and station, Reading: 8 miles, M4 Junction 12: 5 miles, Newbury: 10 miles. Heathrow Airport: 38.5 miles

DESCRIPTION: Only minutes level walking distance from the river and Pangbourne on Thames with its station and shops. A substantial single storey country house surrounded by very beautiful park-like grounds. Badgers Bosk is situated in a very peaceful, tranquil rural area, enjoying complete privacy and yet is within the heart of Whitchurch Village, this is one of the most unique locations to be found in this very famous period Thames side Village. The property offers tremendous potential for improvement and/or alteration. The fabulous grounds show wonderful examples of mature trees and well maintained lawns, a pathway gives direct access to the river gardens. The property enjoys extensive accommodation and has a wing at one end with a self-contained staff annexe and a wing to the other side containing the indoor heated pool. The tennis court screened from the house is easily accessible, as is the productive orchard and a small vegetable garden.

Special Features: * Wonderful location. * Peaceful, sleepy, rural tranquillity. * Complete privacy. * Tremendous potential for improvement and/or extension. * The fine mosaic tiled heated in-door pool with electric safety cover. * The spacious staff/guest self-contained annexe. * Very high ceilings throughout. * The very beautiful park-like grounds which the house overlooks. * The separate paddocks. * The river garden with mooring and fishing rights is situated in one of the most unique and very beautiful areas of countryside beside the River Thames and is accessed through the grounds and paddocks belonging to the property with vehicular/pedestrian track leading to the river Boats have been continually moored on this river frontage for over 30 years of ownership by the present owner and also with the previous owners.There is an established right to moor and fish with Riparian Rights.

Schools & Local Facilities: Walking distance of the village primary school which has an outstanding record, walking distance of the village pubs, The Greyhound and The Ferryboat Inn, and into the centre of Pangbourne village with its tremendous selection of specialist shops, riverside pubs, restaurants, buses, doctors` practice, dental practice, banks, and station giving an intercity fast train connection to London Paddington. The River Thames is also within easy walking distance with the river meadows, part-owned by the National Trust, and a footpath giving fabulous Thameside walks.

M4 Junction 12 at Theale approximately 5 miles. Easy access by car to Pangbourne College, Bradfield College, St Andrew`s Preparatory School, The Oratory School Preparatory and Senior Schools, Downe House, and Cranford House at Moulsford. There is a first class fitness centre at Bradfield College, which is open to membership, with a very fine indoor swimming pool, gymnasium, squash courts, 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 supermarket Waitrose and Sainsburys Hypermarket are also within easy driving distance. Jo Fielder runs Fielders Farm Shop on the Englefield Road, the other side of Tidmarsh.

SUMMARY OF ACCOMMODATION: Large reception hall, heated indoor pool, large drawing room with dining area, sitting room (presently used as a study), kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms to include en-suite bathroom to master bedroom. * Integral double garage with store and potting shed to rear, 3 garden stores.

Staff/Guest Annexe: Sitting room, dining room, kitchen, 3 bedrooms, bathroom.

SERVICES:Main water, electricity, gas and drainage, 3 gas boilers (one each serving the pool room, main house and guest/staff annexe), water softener, security system.


LOCAL AUTHORITY: South Oxfordshire District Council. Tel: 01491 823000

Council Tax: HAnnual: �3094.70

Overage Clause: There will be an overage clause imposed on this property.

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:
3. No person in the employment of Dudley Singleton & Daughter has any authority to make or give any representation or warranty whatever in relation to this property or these particulars, nor to enter into any contract relating to the property on behalf of the Vendor.
4. No responsibility can be accepted for any expenses incurred by intending purchasers in inspecting properties which have been sold, let or withdrawn.

By car: From the office of Dudley Singleton & Daughter turn right, proceed to The Bull at Streatly traffic lights, turn right, proceed through Streatly and through Goring until you cross the railway, turn 1st right and then 1st left. Proceed up the hill to the very top until you reach Craze Pond. Turn right and proceed down the Whithurch hill eventually through the narrow where there is an Art shop of on the right. This is Whitchurch Village. Proceed further until you find Manor Road on the right hand side. Turn 1st right, 1st left into Old Gardens and 1st right into the drive of Badgers Bosk.

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.

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