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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Beech Road, Purley On Thames, Reading, RG8

Sold STC £865,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Stunning country views
  • Detached family home
  • 4 bed, 3 bath
  • Parking for up to 10 cars
  • Sought after location
  • EPC rating E

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Located in a quiet, elevated position, The White House is a beautifully presented family house. Built in the mid-1930s, as one of the original houses in the road, the property has been refurbished and extended and now offers spacious family accommodation in excellent order. The addition of a bright garden room, opening up the kitchen/breakfast room, creates lovely downstairs space. Upstairs two of the bedrooms have en-suite bath/shower rooms. Most rooms benefit from fine views across beautiful gardens to the river valley.
The White House is in a quiet location in the village of Purley on Thames. Tilehurst railway station is within a short distance with a main line service to London, Paddington (from 49 mins) with Crossrail allowing direct access to the City, Canary Wharf, the West End and Heathrow from 2018. Pangbourne village (1 mile) has excellent local amenities including specialist food shops, cafés and restaurants, as well as a doctors’ surgery and dentist. There is a large Waitrose store at nearby Tilehurst, with more comprehensive amenities in Reading (3 miles). The M4 (J12) is approximately 6 miles, providing access to the M25 and wider motorway network. The area is well served by an excellent range of schooling. There are miles of walks in the surrounding countryside, with the Thames Path running alongside the river and boating on the River Thames.
From the front porch, a stable door leads to the reception hall with a pretty, arched window giving views over the garden. The sitting room is a gracious double aspect room with plantation shutters fitted to both windows, an open fire with stone surround and there are views towards the valley. The kitchen/breakfast room is well fitted with a good range of wall and floor cabinets, a central island, breakfast bar, twin sinks, built-in fridge and freezer, two ovens, microwave and dishwasher. Opening from the kitchen is the breakfast/dining room which in turn leads to the garden room. This has picture windows framing the view of the garden and valley and double doors to the terrace. There is a cosy family/tv room with shuttered double doors to the garden. Glazed doors lead to the study which is fitted with bespoke desks, bookcase and filing cabinets. There is a utility room with storage and plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer; a cloakroom and an integral garage, with plumbing. shower.

Upstairs, there are four bedrooms. The generous master suite has an en-suite shower room and good range of fitted wardrobes. A picture window overlooks the garden with views to the valley beyond. The guest suite has an en-suite bathroom with bath, and large under eaves closets. Two further bedrooms have fitted wardrobes and there is a family bathroom with bath and shower.
The gardens of The White House have been cleverly landscaped and are a delight. To the front is a generous paved parking area for up to 10 cars together with a separate garage currently fitted as a workshop. Flower beds have been planted with mature perennials which frame the house. Paths lead to the back garden, passing a log, bin and bike store, and round to the terrace. This has been paved and is a superb outdoor entertaining space. Edged with trellis covered with fragrant climbers, steps lead down, past box edged flower beds filled with perennial cottage garden plants, to the main lawn. A charming water feature trickles a gentle stream down a pebble ‘river bed’, under a small bridge, to the pond, which is planted with marginal flowering plants. Mature trees include three fine Pine trees and a number of Silver Birch. A jasmine and clematis covered pergola leads to the lower lawn, screened by a jasmine, clematis and rose covered trellis, with hedges and shrubs giving great privacy and seclusion.
Mains water, gas and electricity connected. Private drainage.
Local Authority
West Berkshire District Council, Council Tax band F - rates payable 2016/17 £2319.00

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30 August 2016

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