4 bedroom semi-detached house for saleWest View, Bradfield Southend
Withdrawn from Market £625,000
- 4 Bedrooms
- 1 Bathroom
- 3 Receptions
WEST VIEW – COCK LANE
BRADFIELD SOUTHEND – BERKSHIRE
Streatley/Goring on Thames 9 miles ✦ Theale 3 miles ✦ Reading 8 miles
Pangbourne on Thames 5.5 miles ✦ Thatcham 6 miles ✦ Newbury 9 miles
M4 at Theale (J12) 5 miles, at Chieveley ( J13 ) 9 miles
(All measurements & distances are approximate.)
Enjoying a relaxing ambience and outlook privately situated on the quiet fringe of this delightful village, the setting is simply delightful, situated in mature landscaped gardens and grounds of approximately 0.256 of an acre, yet within but a few minutes’ walk of the highly revered village primary school and village amenities, and within a short drive to a mainline railway station providing access to London Paddington in under the hour.
A delightful and spacious well-appointed 4 bedroomed character family house of approximately 1,420 sq ft dating back to approximately 1910 being of typical elegant yet imposing Edwardian design, benefitting from having been extended and modernised throughout in more recent years to great effect, displaying in an impressive and contemporary form, complementary to the property’s origins.
Incorporating numerous attractive features throughout in a simply delightful setting, early viewing is advised.
Impressive period property of appealing appearance with family sized accommodation
Private & Mature Graveled Driveway & Forecourt
Sitting Room With Fireplace & Log Burner
Family Room With Inglenook Fireplace (Not currently in use) & Open Staircase
Dining Room With Vaulted & Beamed Ceiling
Utility Room / Cloakroom
In All Approximately 1,420 Sq Ft
Attractive & secluded Rear lawned Gardens & Grounds Of Approximately 0.256 Acre
2 Timber & Glazed Workshops / Store Sheds (1 having light and power connected.)
The village of Bradfield Southend lies on the high ground above the valley of which the Pang chalk stream runs through on its way to the River Thames at Pangbourne. Historically the original settlement in the lower valley dates back to the 7th Century established by the Saxons, later mentioned in the Domesday Book instigated by William The Conqueror in 1086 when the local Manor past into Norman ownership. During the Civil War Cromwell’s Parliamentarian Army stationed a Troop of Horse under Colonel Tutt close to the village just prior to the second battle of Newbury in 1644. Since the 2nd World War, Bradfield Southend has become a larger village settlement being predominately residential.
In the centre there is a village hall with an adjoining sports field and tennis courts, 2 repair garages, Church of England Primary School, St Peters Pre-School, Montessori Nursery School and Post Office/General Stores. There is also a good local Pub serving food and in the immediate local area are several notable Berkshire villages including Tutts Clump, Stanford Dingley and Bucklebury.
Nearby is the scenic Bucklebury Common with its abundance of ancient footpaths and bridleways and an avenue of oaks reputedly planted by Charles I. The River Thames at Pangbourne is also close by with this stretch of the river being immortalised by Kenneth Grahams book ‘Wind In The Willows’. The village is very conveniently located, being easily accessible by road to Newbury, Reading and the M4.
The larger villages of Theale and Pangbourne both provide a wide range of everyday shopping facilities, with other amenities including banks and mainline stations the later having fast commuter services via Reading up to London (Paddington) in well under the hour. The village is also on a local bus route for Newbury and Reading. The nearest large Supermarket will be found at Calcot, approximately 4 miles away.
In the local area there are a number of schools with excellent reputations whether in the state system or independent. Private schools in the area include Bradfield College, Pangbourne College, Elstree, Brockhurst, St Andrews and Downe House and in the state system, the Reading Grammar Schools and Theale Green. Bradfield College, located approximately 1 mile to the East, is a highly regarded Public School boasting a modern Sports and Leisure Centre including an indoor swimming pool and a tennis court complex. All these facilities are available for public use. Additionally the College has a magnificent 9-hole golf course, set in the beautiful undulating countryside of the Pang Valley, which again are available for use by ‘Friends of Bradfield’.
West View is believed to date from 1910, being of more elevated Edwardian design, having red brick elevations with decorative Berkshire Blue brick banding, under a pitched tile roof, and is located in a most attractive mature & quiet village setting within a few minutes’ walk of the highly revered village primary school, village amenities, and just a short drive to a mainline railway station providing access to London Paddington in under the hour.
Spacious and well-appointed traditional 4 bedroomed Edwardian accommodation of approximately 1,420 sq ft is skilfully combined with that of a more modern and contemporary air, with the property having more recently been both extended to the ground floor and the subject of a total refurbishment, incorporating a delightful specification with stylish fixtures and fittings and quality of appointment throughout rarely to be found.
The elegant and highly attractive arrangement of the accommodation takes full advantage of the private views over the beautifully landscaped gardens and grounds, with French doors opening out onto the terrace and rear garden from the vaulted dining room, perfect for ‘Al-Fresco’ dining. Whilst throughout the rest of the property many notable features can be found, with an open Inglenook fireplace (Not currently in use) to the family room, fireplace and log burner to the sitting room, a mixture of timber and stone tiled or carpeted flooring, timber panelled doors, and double glazed sash windows.
Quite stunning, with great attention to detail being entirely evident throughout, the entire property has much in it to enthuse over, yielding a very real tasteful quality, wholly apparent on viewing.
Privately approached off Cock Lane, the property sits quietly behind attractive timber picket fencing with mature hedging and lawn to the frontage. Most spacious, the driveway affords ample parking for numerous vehicles, spanning the entire width of the property, leading down to the front door and entrance hall, and further rear side door to the vaulted dining room, with side access provided for through a high timber pedestrian gate.
The rear garden provides an extremely attractive feature to the property being completely enclosed by a combination high mature hedging and evergreen shrubs, trees and high fencing around the remaining boundaries providing all year round privacy and shelter. The garden itself is mainly laid to lawn with flanking borders around each side containing many colourful shrubs and plants, with a stone flagged terrace reaching across the rear of the property, providing for a most tranquil setting for ‘Al Fresco’ dining.
Off to one side of the rear garden, there are 2 timber & glazed workshops / store sheds, with 1 having fitted light and power. The workshops / store sheds combined amount to approximately 0,000 sq ft in size.
Delightfully attractive, the gardens & grounds must be viewed to be fully appreciated and in total extend into approximately 0.256 of an acre.
Services: Mains water, electricity and drainage are connected. Central heating and hot water from oil fired boiler.
Postcode: RG7 6HR
Council Tax: E
Energy Efficiency Rating: F / 27
Local Authority: West Berkshire District Council – Telephone: 01635 42400
From Goring proceed down the High Street go across the River Bridge and continue up to the top of Streatley High Street. At the traffic lights bear left for Pangbourne. On reaching Pangbourne carry on straight over at the mini roundabout at the junction with the High Street by The Elephant Hotel and leave the village on the Tidmarsh Road and continue easterly passing through Tidmarsh. After going over the M4 take the next turning right signposted for Bradfield. On reaching Bradfield College continue straight across at the crossroads and in a further 3⁄4 of a mile bear right at the War Memorial junction for Southend Bradfield. On entering the village turn right before the Queens Head Public House into Cock Lane and West View will be found a few hundred meters or so along on the right hand side just past the village primary school.
Strictly by appointment through Warmingham & Co.
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