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4 bedroom detached house for sale
Wantage Road, Streatley, RG8
- Large RECEPTION HALL
- DRAWING ROOM with fireplace
- DINING ROOM
- KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM
- MASTER BEDROOM with spacious EN SUITE BATHROOM
- 3 Further DOUBLE BEDROOMS
- Lawned GARDENS with established beds, borders and hedged boundaries
- Extending in all to approximately 1/3 of an acre
- Planning Consent granted for adding a 5th bedroom with En Suite on the first floor above the Utility
Tenure: FreeholdThe Property
The Red House is an individual detached property of distinctive design built in 1984 having traditional red brickwork to elevations under a pitched tile roof with a projecting gable at the rear.
Recently Planning has been granted for adding a 5th Bedroom En Suite on the first floor above the existing Utility Room (Ap. No. 11/00232/HOUSE).
On the ground floor there is a spacious Reception Hall off which radiate all the principal rooms. The Drawing Room is particularly large with windows on 3 sides, an open fireplace and French doors at the rear opening into the gardens.
There are 4 double bedrooms on the first floor including a magnificent Master Bedroom which has a super large En Suite Bathroom. On the landing there is ladder access up to a huge Loft which has obvious potential for conversion into additional bedrooms (with facilities) as required subject to the relevant planning permission.
This property with its generous accommodation ideally leads itself for family occupation. There is scope and with planning just granted to extend if required and the extensive garden plot together with the views, the location and the setting all add considerably to its overall appeal.
An impressive stepped and railed entrance leads to the front door.
FRONT ENTRANCE PORCH:
Under tiled roof with heavy supporting timbers on low brick walls. Hardwood panelled front door with casement upper half having bevelled panes.
SPACIOUS RECEPTION HALL:
With carved balustraded staircase on further side leading to first floor. Radiator. Built-in Cloaks Cupboard.
A sizeable area with matching suite of inset oval basin with vanitory surround and double cupboard under, and low level W.C. Separate shower cubicle with glazed opening door.
Ceramic fully tiled internally and built-in Aqualisa wall shower with flexible handset. Ceramic half tiled walls. Tiled floor. Radiator.
A generous well proportioned room with triple aspect principally with views across to the Chilterns on the Oxfordshire side of the river. Period style fireplace having painted carved wooden surround with decorative motifs, mantel shelf, marble inset and hearth and with cast grate having fitted gas coal fire. 2 double radiators. 4 wall light points. French doors opening onto the terrace and garden.
This room enjoys similar views over the lawned gardens with the Chilterns in the distance. Radiator. Hatch doors through to kitchen.
This room again has far reaching views over the lawned gardens to the Chilterns in the distance. Fully fitted with matching range of wall and floor units providing good cupboard and drawer storage together with appropriate worksurfaces incorporating twin bowl stainless steel sink unit. Built-in equipment comprising Belling split level electric double oven, separate Belling ceramic 4 ring electric hob with extractor unit above concealed in wall unit. Built-in space for dishwasher. Ample space for Breakfast table and chairs. Radiator. Ceramic wall tiling around sink, working and cooking areas.
REAR ENTRANCE LOBBY:
Quarry tiled floor. Solid oak panelled entrance door with eye level glass pane, opens onto a Recessed Porch which has overhead courtesy light.
A spacious room with fitted wall and floor units together with single drainer stainless steel double drainer sink unit. Ample space for numerous appliances including fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer. Radiator. Ceramic wall tiling around sink area. Casement door opening into a Boiler Room containing the Potterton Kingfisher supplying CH & HW and a Waterside water softener unit.
Glazed French back door opens onto the terrace and rear garden.
Carved balustrading around 2 sides overlooking the stairwell.
Trap access with aluminium sliding ladder up into a spacious insulated and part boarded Loft with electric light and which extends the full length of the house providing useful storage and potential for conversion to additional accommodation subject to Planning Approval. Radiator.
A generous sized room with magnificent views of the garden and directly across to the Chilterns countryside on the Oxfordshire side of the river. Double radiator. Built-in shelved Clothes/Store Cupboard. Built-in double Wardrobe Cupboard.
EN SUITE BATHROOM:
Similarly well proportioned with matching suite of panelled bath, inset oval basin with vanitory surround and double cupboard under, bidet, and low level W.C. Built-in Aqualisa wall shower with flexible handset over bath and glazed fitted side shower screen. Ceramic half tiled walls up to ceiling height around bath and shower. Double radiator. Wall strip light and separate shaver point.
Matching suite of mahogany panelled bath (chrome mixer tap), inset oval wash hand basin with vanitory surround and double cupboard under, and low level W.C. Built-in Aqualisa wall shower with flexible handset over bath and fitted glazed side shower screen. Ceramic half tiled walls up to ceiling height around bath and shower. Radiator. Wall strip light with separate wall shaver point. Built-in double Airing Cupboard containing the foam insulated hot water tank with immersion heater and extensive fitted slatted shelving to side and above.
Window giving private views over the front of the property and across to attractive wooded hillsides opposite. Built-in double Wardrobe Cupboard. Radiator.
This room has far ranging views across to the Chilterns in Oxfordshire. Built-in double Wardrobe Cupboard. Radiator.
Similar views as in Bedrooms 1 and 3. Extensive range of fitted bookshelves to 2 walls up to ceiling height. Built-in double Wardrobe Cupboard. Radiator.
The property has an impressive entrance off the Wantage Road through tall brick piers topped by circular stone copings which stand either side of the original cobbled entrance drive leading to the garaging area and an extensive gravelled forecourt providing ample turning and parking space.
The forecourt area has low brick retaining walls behind which are grass borders with a high country mixed hedge extending across the frontage comprising Copper, Beech, Chestnut and Laurel bushes providing privacy and protection.
Extending across the full width of the house is a paved terrace approached off the forecourt by central flagged steps with wrought iron railings on each side.
There are wrought iron gates on each side of the house giving access through to the rear garden.
On the right hand side the arched gate opens into a flagged Courtyard Area with low stone walling along one side having well stocked flower bed behind together with climbing plants and shrubs including Clematis and Honeysuckle.
The courtyard gives access to the side entrance porch and with a flagged pathway leading round the side of the house to the rear terrace and garden.
The rear garden provides a feature of the property being on three main levels. The first being a wide flagged terrace which takes advantage of its elevated views over the garden to the Chilterns in Oxfordshire. Two sets of wide flagged steps lead to a lawned garden which has interesting beds and borders and a low brick retaining wall. Central steps lead down to the largest lawned area of garden which has established and mainly hedged boundaries providing considerable privacy. Around the garden are a variety of mature trees and shrubs including an Apple, Prunus and Walnut.
The established Beech hedges provide a interesting range of colours through the seasons and in one corner shield a working and storage area.
Situated behind the main terrace to one side is a useful timber boarded Garden Store Shed which has fitted light and power.
Fronting on to the forecourt is an older style detached double Garage of brick and timber framed construction boarded externally, having a pitched and clay tile roof with flat roof section to one side.
The Garage has a remote controlled ‘up and over’ entrance door and internally has tongued and grooved timber boarded walls with Loft Storage above across one half, fitted light and power, windows along 2 sides and a side pedestrian door.
In all the gardens and grounds extend to approximately 0.33 acres.
Mains water, electricity and gas are connected to the property. Private drainage. Central heating and domestic hot water from gas fired floor boiler located in the Boiler Room off the Utility Room. Secondary hot water supply from immersion heater.
West Berkshire Council, Council Offices, Market Street, Newbury, Berkshire, RG14 5LD
Tel: 01635 42400
Current year’s charges payable 11/12: £2,486.49
From our offices in the centre of Goring turn left and proceed down the High Street cross over the river bridge and continue up to the top of Streatley High Street. At the traffic lights bear right onto the Wallingford Road and in a further ¼ mile bear left onto the Wantage Road. The Red House is then the second house along on the right hand side with its entrance denoted by two tall brick built piers.