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3 bedroom character property for sale
School Lane, Frilsham, RG18
- DRY CELLAR ROOM approached off Hall by circular bricked staircase
- STUDY/FAMILY ROOM with fireplace
- SITTING ROOM
- DINING/LIVING ROOM with separate KITCHEN off
- SHOWER CLOAKROOM
- 3 BEDROOMS
- Detached brick and tile GARAGE building with integral HOME OFFICE/STUDIO ROOM and separate WORKSHOP
- Attractive well laid out GARDENS with private rural aspect
- In all approx. 0.375 of an acre
Tenure: FreeholdThe Property
Frideswide is believed to date back at least 200 years and comprises a detached period Cottage having traditional brick elevations under a pitched and ½ hipped clay tile roof.
In recent years the present owners have sympathetically extended the property and at the rear the Cottage has four distinctive tiled ‘eyebrow’ windows which add considerably to its architectural appeal.
A new garage block has also been added in a matching traditional style incorporating a useful Home Office/Studio Room and a separate Workshop.
Throughout the property there are numerous attractive features including fireplaces, ledged and braced doors and exposed beams.
The Sitting Room takes advantage of elevated views over the garden and surrounding countryside of the Pang Valley.
On the first floor there are three good bedrooms together with a bathroom. A Shower Cloakroom on the ground floor is used by the master bedroom via a secondary staircase.
Overall this is a most desirable character property in an enviable rural location, and has been particularly well maintained.
Timber panelled front door with eye level glass pane. Approached by wide stone flagged footpath walled along one side.
Balustraded staircase with handrail and decorative yule post leading to first floor and with further semi-circular quarry tiled steps leading down to a Dry Cellar Room.
DRY CELLAR ROOM:
Having beamed ceiling fully tanked and with timber boarded walls providing ideal level temperature storage and with fitted light and power.
A most attractive room with character features including ceiling beams fireplaces at both ends of room including an original turn of the last Century cast fireplace and with recess fireplace at the opposite end with mantel shelf over and fitted cast multi fuel stove. Fitted bench seating in alcove recess with opening lid and storage below. 2 wall light points. Views directly over the garden and surrounding countryside.
Approached off the Dining/Living Room. This room takes full advantage of its elevated views over the garden and wooded countryside beyond. Full height windows in corner with. Bay window recess as further architectural feature. 3 wall light points. Study Recess in further corner of room. Purpose made French doors opening onto the terrace on both sides.
A well proportioned and versatile room with fireplace at one end having an open grate and quarry tiled hearth and with a stepped chimney breast. French double doors opening onto the terrace and garden. Fitted floor to ceiling book-shelving on one side of the room. Wall light point.
Approached in an ‘open plan’ design off the Living Room having a range of ‘Shaker’ style wall and floor units providing good cupboard and drawer storage together with appropriate work surfaces including a granite top. Inset 1½ bowl sink unit (chrome mixer taps with separate filtered cold water drinking tap). Built-in split level Stoves electric double oven. Separate inset Stoves ceramic 4 ring electric hob with matching Stoves canopy above with extractor and integrated lighting. Decorative ceramic wall tiling around sink, working and cooking areas with coloured decorative pattern. Integrated Bosch dishwasher, built in space for fridge. Ceramic tiled floor. Inset ceiling lighting.
Fitted with matching floor units with appropriate work surfaces around two sides incorporating inset stainless steel sink unit (chrome mixer taps). Integrated fridge/freezer.
Built-in space for washing machine. Worcester ‘High Flow’ 400 electronic LPG gas fired floor combi boiler. Ceramic tiled floor. Inset ceiling lighting. Stable back door opening onto an Entrance Porch which gives easy access to the garaging.
INNER LOBBY: (N, S, E, W)
Turning balustraded staircase leading to the Master Bedroom on the first floor. Deep built-in understands Store Cupboard with double doors and heating element.
White suite of wash hand basin (chrome monobloc mixer tap) and low level W.C. with plumbing behind both concealed in fitted units with cupboards and wide vanity shelf top. Corner shower cubicle with sliding opening doors and built-in Aqualisa wall shower with flexible handset. Ceramic tiled walls, and floor. Wall strip light with shaver point. Inset ceiling light.
Well lit with windows giving an aspect over the hedged and tree-lined rural lane.
Windows on either side give attractive garden and far reaching country views. Large fitted double Wardrobe Cupboard with further built-in double Eaves Cupboard.
Window giving garden and far reaching country views. Orignal structural ceiling beams.
White suite comprising Heritage ceramic basin with Pegler brass taps and with fitted furniture below providing double cupboards and shelved storage. Low level W.C. 3 corner bath (period style gold mixer taps with shower handset). Ceramic half tiled walls with decorative coloured banding. Inset ceiling lighting. Window give far reaching country views.
Approached by the secondary staircase off the Inner Lobby
An attractive triple aspected room giving a rural aspect on all sides. Low built-in Eaves Store Cupboards.
The property has a hedged frontage onto the quiet School Lane which leads out of the village on the south side. There is a 5 bar gated entrance with a drive leading down to the garaging and to a gravelled forecourt area which provides additional parking.
The Garage building in constructed in a matching Cottage style with rustic brick elevations under a pitched clay tile roof and is in a T shape with the garage forming the main central part.
The large single Garage has a remote controlled ‘up and over’ door, fitted light and power, loft storage and side window. To the rear on the left hand side is the Home Office/Studio which is of cavity brick construction and is a generous sized room with window, fitted light and power and fully plastered walls and ceiling and with a trap access into a Storage Loft above. There are two double built-in floor to ceiling cupboards, part shelved internally.
To the rear on the right hand side is a useful Workshop/Store Room which similarly has fitted light and power and a window.
The gardens are a particular delight wrapping themselves around the Cottage but mainly extending to the rear where the elevated setting can be seen to advantage with far ranging westerly views over the surrounding wooded countryside of the Pang Valley.
Across the front of the Cottage attractive hard landscaping has been carried out with low walled flagged footpaths with raised beds and border containing colourful herbaceous plants and spring bulbs including Bluebells and Tulips. The mainly Beech hedged frontage adds colour and interest through the seasons and there are numerous mature shrubs.
The garden to the rear is mainly lawned with adjoining the Cottage a paved terrace with appropriate pathways extending around the Cottage itself. On the terrace there are majestic views over the surrounding countryside. In the central part of the lawn are two Lily Ponds and in the garden itself are several shaped flower beds containing a variety of specimen plants and mature shrubs including Robinia and Camellias.
There are also a number of fruit trees, some newly planted.
The garden is well protected with private on one side and with adjoining gardens and farmland around the remaining boundaries.
Strategically situated at the top of the garden is a cedarwood octagonal Summerhouse with an apex roof.
In all the gardens and grounds extend to 0.37 of an acre.
Mains water, electricity and drainage are connected to the property. Central heating and domestic hot water from LPG gas boiler located in the Utility Room.
West Berkshire Council, Council Offices, Market Street, Newbury, Berkshire, RG14 5LD
Tel: 01635 42400
Current year’s charges payable 12/13: £1,807.05
From our office in the centre of Goring turn left and proceed down the High Street across the river bridge and up to the top of Streatley High Street where at the traffic lights turn left sign posted for Pangbourne. On reaching Pangbourne continue into the village and at the mini roundabout by The Copper Inn continue straight across and then turn right into Church Road. Follow this road up the hill and out of the village and continue for a further 2½ miles where on reaching the bottom of a hill turn right at the junction and follow the road through the woods signposted for Yattendon. On reaching Yattendon turn left opposite the Church and then left again at the junction. Continue along this road going over the motorway and take the next turning left signposted Frilsham. Continue through the woods into Frilsham and on the further side of the village bear left into School Lane where the property will be found a short way along on the right hand before descending down the hill.