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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Gorse Cottage Drive, Hermitage Road, Cold Ash, Thatcham, Berkshire, RG18

Sold STC £850,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Entrance/Dining Hall
  • Sitting Room
  • Kitchen/Family Room
  • Conservatory
  • Cloakroom
  • 5 Bedrooms (2 Ensuite)
  • Family Bathroom
  • Roof Terrace
  • Integral Double Garage
  • Landscaped Gardens

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Bracken House was built in the late twentieth century and benefits from light and airy accommodation and generous room proportions. The main entrance hall invites you in to enjoy the good ceiling heights and vaulted ceiling above the dining area making it a bright and versatile space. There is a good sized sitting room which is dual aspect and takes in the leafy surrounds outside. The kitchen flows seamlessly into a family room which has a focal electric feature fireplace and also leads to the garden room making this a most enjoyable space, with different areas to look out over the garden or just relax in. The kitchen is fitted with a range of bespoke wooden cupboards with granite work tops and a breakfast bar area which incorporate an electric oven, gas hob and dishwasher. Curved edges and arches provide character and large window openings bring the outside in. There is a door from here to the garden. There is also a cloakroom and access to the integral double garage which is currently being used as a gym and has a sink in the corner. The stairs ascend to the first floor where a galleried landing gives access to the bedrooms. The bedrooms mirror downstairs with their good size windows and generous ceiling heights. There are five bedrooms altogether and two of which have ensuite shower rooms and the largest has two sets of double doors to a roof terrace which measures (19'3 by 15'3) and feels like an extension to the bedroom which in the past has been used as a family room and office. In addition there is a family bathroom.


The sought after village of Cold Ash gives easy access to the M4 and has rail links at Thatcham and Newbury with Paddington under an hour away. Within a short walk are two country public houses, village store/ post office. The village park hosts many sports , close by are two excellent local church primary schools, good secondary schools in Newbury and Thatcham whilst many independent schools are also close by including Downe House, Marlston, Elstree, Brockhurst and Bradfield College. Numerous footpaths, bridleways and woodland walks abound close by with West Berkshire designated as an area of outstanding natural beauty.


The property is approached via a gravelled area which leads to an integral double garage with light and power. A gate to the side provides access to the house and extends onto a paved and gravelled path interspersed with numerous evergreen trees. The gardens are mainly laid to lawn and enclosed by panel fencing along with mature trees and hedgerows making it very private. The garden is flat with numerous specimen trees, and beautifully maintained borders filled with slate shingle. An extensive paved sun terrace provides areas of shade and sun making it a highly usable area during the spring and summer months. The garden is landscaped for low maintenance allowing it to be fully enjoyed by all and throughout the year.

Additional Information

Mains gas, water, electricity and drainage. Under floor heating on the ground floor and radiators on the first floor.

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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
11 April 2016

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