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3 bedroom semi-detached house for sale

4 Little Bowden Cottages, Upper Basildon

Sold by Us £550,000

Property Description

Key features

  • House
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 3 Receptions

Full description

Tenure: Freehold


*Pangbourne on Thames – 1.75 miles *Reading – 7 miles
*Newbury – 12 miles *M4 at Theale (J12) – 6.5 miles
*Oxford – 23 miles *Goring on Thames – 5.5 miles

On the edge of a popular downland village backing onto cornfields and situated less than two miles from Pangbourne on Thames. A most appealing semi-detached Cottage property originally dating from the 1920’s and totally transformed into a superb 3 double bedroomed home in an attractive country setting.

• Rural but not isolated location

Full planning permission granted for single storey rear extension. Details available on West Berkshire website REF: 16/00306/HOUSE’ 

• Excellent road and rail communications
• First class state and private schools in local area
• Extended in an attractive architectural style with impressive and beautifully presented accommodation

• Front Porch and Entrance Lobby with staircase off
• Family Room or Study
• Sitting Room with “Charnwood” log burner opening through into a Play Room cum Breakfast/Dining Room
• Conservatory/Garden Room with vaulted ceiling
• Custom designed Shaker fitted Kitchen with granite tops, range ovan and American style fridge freezer and walk-in Larder
• 3 Double Bedrooms including a Master with railed South facing Balcony and en suite Shower Room
• Luxuriously appointed Family Bathroom including Hydro Spa Bath and a superb walk-in Shower.

• Gated Entrance and long drive with ample parking and hard standing Bay
• Large front Garden and South facing at rear adjoining farmland
• 2 Workshops/Store Buildings both insulated internally and with power and lighting.

Situated to the West of Pangbourne is the highly regarded village of Upper Basildon, lying on the edge of the Berkshire Downlands surrounded by scenic countryside which provides walks and bridle ways through  a beautiful rural landscape designated an “A.O.N.B.”

The village itself offers a range of amenities including the Parish Church of St. Stephens, a highly rated Primary School and a traditional Pub serving good food.  A splendid new village hall has been built in recent years which has become the centre for a variety of community activities utilising its adjoining sports field and tennis courts.  There are local Bus services to Pangbourne on Thames, Reading, Newbury, and Goring on Thames and in  the local area are an excellent  range of Private schools including St. Andrews, Pangbourne College, the Oratory,  Bradfield College, Elstree, Brockhurst, Downe House for Girls, Cranford House and Moulsford Prep. The village also has a part-time Post Office /Stores run from the Parish Church.

Nearby the picturesque Thameside village of Pangbourne offers a wide range of amenities and everyday facilities including shops notably an award winning Butchers, speciality Cheese shop , Hardware store and a Co-Op Supermarket. There is also a Lloyds  Bank, a Library, Health Centre, Dentist, choice of Restaurants and Café/Bistro’s, a number of traditional Inns, 2 Hotels and importantly a mainline railway station with fast commuter services up to London (Paddington) in well under the hour ( 25 minutes from Reading ).

Additionally the village enjoys excellent road communications with easy access to major towns and for the M.4 at Theale ( J.12).

Newtown is a separate part of Upper Basildon located to the East of the main village closest to Pangbourne.

4 Little Bowden Cottage is one of 4 country properties built around 1927 and arranged in two dissimilar pairs, which were originally intended as homes for local Estate workmen.

In recent years No. 4 has been completely transformed with an architecturally inspired 2 storey rear extension and a particularly impressive and highly innovative internal refurbishment all carried out to the highest standards. The resulting accommodation is impeccably presented and has considerable appeal which will be evident on inspection. There are quality fittings throughout with much attention given to detail and an especially tasteful décor.

Features to note include solid oak interior doors and a bespoke fitted Kitchen with granite tops, Rangemaster oven, Siemens “American” style fridge/freezer and walk-in larder. A conservatory/ Garden Room has been added off the Play Room and there is inset Ceiling lighting in the Kitchen, en suite Shower Room and main Bathroom. The Bathroom is also beautifully fitted with a Hydro/Spa bath and a separate walk-in Shower.

The 4 Little Bowden Cottages front onto a small private lawned Green around which on one side is a curving roadway off the main village road giving separate vehicular access to each cottage.

No. 4 Little Bowden Cottage has a gated entrance with a long paved drive of approx. 100’ leading to the house flanked by a lawn and with neatly clipped laurel hedges around both side boundaries. There is ample parking space and by the front gate is a timbered hard standing Bay.

At the rear the property faces South and immediately overlooks a cornfield. The garden area has been laid with brick paviors to form a large area of terrace or Courtyard and creatively screened by clipped laurel hedging for added privacy.

There are 2 timber Workshops cum Store buildings situated on the rear boundary which have been insulated internally and each has windows along one side, double entrance doors and fitted power and lighting with obvious potential for use as Home Office or Studio.

Services: All main services are connected except Gas. Central heating and hot water from oil boiler. Water softener.

Council Tax: E

Postcode: RG8 8JG

Energy Efficiency Rating: EPC: D/57

Local Authority: West Berkshire District Council – Telephone: 01635 42400

From our offices in the centre of Goring turn left and proceed down the High Street over the River Bridge and up to the top of Streatley High Street.  At the traffic lights turn left onto the A329 Pangbourne Road and on reaching Pangbourne continue through the village turning right into Pangbourne Hill after the mini roundabout junction with the High Street. Follow this road for about 1 mile then fork right for Upper Basildon.  In a further ½ mile Little Bowden Cottages will be found on the left hand side and No. 4 is the one on the right hand end.

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