7 Bed Detached House  Under-Offer  Ashampstead Road  Reading  Berkshire  RG7   - £1,300,000

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TENURE: Freehold
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Situated in the heart of the countryside yet within easy access to nearby villages, towns and train stations. Only a 10 minute drive to the villages of Theale and Pangbourne, with mainline stations that provide direct services to London Paddington. Bradfield also provides easy access to the M4 at junction 12, being only a 10 minute drive.

3,033 sq ft / 282 m� Gardens & Grounds 0.3 acre / 0.13 hectare
(all measurements are approximate)

Red House is a splendid detached 7 bedroom Georgian period house, valuably unlisted. It is in excellent order throughout and lies adjacent to Bradfield College the well-known public school, within a small hamlet of period properties overlooking to one side an ancient mill now in private ownership. Access is by way of the peaceful and private Church Lane.

The property is within easy walking distance of open countryside noted for its unspoilt natural beauty, with lots of footpaths enabling fantastic walks through adjoining farmland.

Typical of the period this property has lots of windows giving light throughout and there is a wonderful flow of accommodation. The present owners have restored and renovated the property to an extremely high standard for their own use, which has included the introduction of a wood burning stove to the sitting room, a further wood burning stove to the breakfast room area and there is an open log fire with original mantel within the drawing room.

This period of English architecture is probably one of the most sought after for UK house buyers and it is rare to find a property of this age in such good condition.

Red House is constructed of mellow red clay brick under a clay tiled roof in the traditional manner, with a high original red brick wall secluding the house and its gardens from the lane.

This is an elegant family house within a wonderful location.

Special features:
? The idyllic location in one of the most famous villages in the area
? Splendid gardens with recently constructed large sun patio, ideal for summer entertaining
? Recent construction of a private double parking area off road from the peaceful church lane
? The kitchen area has flagstone ceramic tiling, with walk through access into the breakfast/dining area which has been fitted with natural golden oak flooring
? The kitchen is fully fitted with a high quality range of cream painted cupboards and drawers, a built in CDA stainless steel range with 2 electric ovens, a 5 ceramic hob unit with extractor over, dishwasher, microwave, granite work surfaces with an island unit and ceramic twin butlers sink
? The bathrooms have been refitted this year and feature Fired Earth tiling
? There is an excellent cellar measuring 165 sq ft
? A recently fitted boiler supplying and heating domestic hot water and water softener
? The whole house is in excellent decorative order inside and out
? Main entrance hall has the original quarry tiled flooring

Note. Red House has recently undergone a complete refurbishment to include; damp proofing where required, all ground floors replaced, roof of the house completely renovated; tiles removed, new battening, high quality insulation and new cast iron guttering. Substantial repointing of all walls, underfloor heating in kitchen and study area, new boiler and high pressure Megaflo water system, both bathrooms refurbished this year, including all new high quality Grohe and St. James fittings, property interior totally redecorated, exterior woodwork repainted.

Summary of accommodation: Reception hall, large kitchen/dining room, family room, drawing room, large study, utility room, 2 cloakrooms, cellar, 7 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. Bedroom 7 could be converted to a bathroom as drainage and plumbing are in the bathroom below.

Gardens and grounds: Splendid gardens with recently constructed large sun patio, well maintained lawns, herbaceous borders and timber garden store. Gardens & grounds extending to 0.3 acre / 0.13 hectare.

Local facilities & schools: Bradfield and Bradfield Southend have a wonderful community with a village store/Post Office, a cricket ground and a recreation ground. Bradfield has an excellent riding school, a village hall with all sorts of events and a children`s play area, tennis courts and tennis club, and a pub.

Bradfield College has a fabulous sports complex within walking distance 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 open to public membership. Bradfield College also has a famous Greek amphitheatre which hosts various ticketed performances during the course of the year.

The M4 Junction 12 at Theale is within easy driving access, as is M4 Junction 13. Reading is 9 miles, Newbury 9 miles, and Pangbourne village 5 miles with its tremendous selection of specialist shops and a train station (all distances are approximate).

Schools abound including Bradfield Church of England Primary School, Bradfield College 2 minutes` walk away, Theale Green within Theale village, Pangbourne College, St Andrew`s Preparatory School, Downe House, Cranford House, Moulsford Preparatory School for Boys, The Oratory, and Elstree.

Directions: From the offices of Singleton & Daughter turn left, proceed over the mini roundabout passing The Elephant hotel and proceed out of the village. Pass through the centre of Tidmarsh village, over the M4 and turn first right signposted for Bradfield. Proceed along this road and you will come across Bradfield College with a cross roads, turn right into Ashampstead Road. The Red House is a short distance down on the left. Turn left into the Church Lane and the parking can be found on the left hand side.

Tenure: Freehold

Services: Mains electricity, water and drainage. Oil fired central heating.

Post Code: RG7 6BN

Local Authority and Council Tax Band: West Berkshire. Band G.

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
E-mail: info@singletonanddaughter.co.uk
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:

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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