4 bedroom semi-detached house for saleThe Street, Swallowfield, Reading
Sold STC £725,000
April Cottage is a spacious semi-detached cottage in the Berkshire village of Swallowfield. It is believed that the original cottage was built c1870 as a mill workers cottage. It was extended and extensively modernised in 2005 by the current vendors. There is full double-glazing with gas fired central heating, the extension having underfloor heating to the ground floor with radiators on the second floor. The property is situated in the centre of the village, in close proximity to the post office/store, doctors surgery and village pub. There is also a village hall which is well used by the various community activities which thrive in the village, and a lovely old church.
Property ref: 121_1265_4141931
Outside & Area
The patio is of an excellent size for outside entertaining and leads through an arch to the rear garden which is planted with perennial cottage plants in keeping with the age of the house, including shrubs and trees to give a very pleasant outlook. There is a wooden building, currently used as a painting studio, which is insulated and has electricity and could be used as a home office. Behind the studio there is a small but productive vegetable garden with greenhouse, potting shed and garden shed, with water and electricity.. The garage has been adapted to give a workshop at one end and a utility room/store at the other end. The utility area has a toilet and is fitted with a sink and washing machine connections.
The property has a paved entrance which leads on through double 5 bar wooden gates to a gravel drive with parking for several cars. The front cottage garden is well stocked with shrubs and perennial planting.
The house itself has a bright hallway which has limestone flooring. From the hallway there is the downstairs WC which also has the gas fired CH boiler, the electricity consumer unit and the water softener within a built- in coats cupboard. All ground floor rooms are accessed from the hallway and stairs lead up to the first floor.
The lounge has double aspect windows with French doors, opening out to the patio and French doors opening to the conservatory. There is a working fireplace which is fitted with a dual fuel log burner. The dining room has a door leading into the kitchen which is fully fitted with integrated appliances. The kitchen opens out into the conservatory/breakfast room, giving a light, airy feel to the property. The breakfast room opens on to the patio through double patio doors. Upstairs, the property has 4 double bedrooms, all of which have fitted wardrobes and cupboards. The master bedroom has a good size en-suite with shower and the main bathroom is again of a good size with a bath and shower fitted.
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