6 bedroom detached house for saleThames Street, Sonning, Reading, Berkshire, RG4
- A Substantial Georgian Home
- 6 Bedrooms & 7 Bathrooms
- Drawing Room
- Formal Dining Room
- Country Kitchen/Breakfast Room
- Tennis Court
- Detached Garage & Off Road Parking
Red House is an attractive red-brick Georgian home located in the heart of the village of Sonning-on-Thames. Built in the late 1700s, with an additional section built around 100 years later in the same Georgian style this delightful home is steeped in English and world history. One time the home of Sir Terence Rattigan, one of England's most popular playwrights. He wrote his most famous internationally acclaimed play "The Winslow Boy" here, in 1945. The building bears a much coveted historical blue plaque stating that Sir Terence Rattigan lived here, one of very few historical blue plaques in Berkshire. It was also the summer residence of former US President Dwight D. Eisenhower and it is believed that some of his strategic war planning and preparations were conducted here. The flexible accommodation of over 4000 sq. ft. is arranged over four floors and comprises six bedrooms, seven bathrooms, attic rooms, a large drawing room, a formal dining room, a country style kitchen/breakfast room, a laundry and an original orangery. The property is accessed via a set of electronic gates and offers parking for several cars and a single detached garage which has potential to be extended. Externally the house boasts is a hard-surface tennis court, manicured gardens and an attractive roof terrace which can be accessed from both the first floor and gardens. The property has been impeccably maintained retaining all of the original Georgian exterior features and many internal features including some stunning original fireplaces. The home benefits from some stunning views of the river Thames and the South Oxfordshire countryside from the upper floors.
Red House is approached via electric gates on Thames Street in the centre of Sonning-on-Thames. It's a short walk from the River Thames and offers easy links to Reading, Twyford, Henley (6 miles) and Maidenhead (10 miles). The quintessentially British picturesque village of Sonning with the River Thames running through it has a community feel with The Bull Public House, The Mill Theatre the Church and the Berkshire Cricket and Hockey Clubs. Fine dining can be found in The Ivy and The French Horn. Twyford village centre is just 2.5 miles away with a variety of local shops and an excellent Waitrose, the larger town of Reading is just 3.5 miles to the west with its many shops bars and restaurants. The local area has some fine schools with Inglewood nursery, Sonning Church of England Primary and Bluecoat all walking distance. Queen Anne's in Caversham, Shiplake College and Reading School amongst others are also close by. There are mainline railway stations in Reading and Twyford with a fast service to London in under 30 minutes and Crossrail set to be in place by 2019 with direct links to Canery Wharf. The M4 junction 10 is approximately 3.5 miles away via the A329M providing access to Heathrow and the motorway network.
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