4 bedroom detached house for saleKiln Corner, Upper Basildon, Reading, Berkshire
Guide Price £950,000
- Reception hall
- Sitting room
- Open plan kitchen/breakfast room and snug
- Utility/boot room
- Master bedroom with en suite bathroom
- Three further double bedrooms
- Family bathroom
Myrtle Cottage is a charming four bedroom family home which has been beautifully designed and built by the current owners in an "Arts and Craft" style. An impressive oak front door leads you into the hallway. On one side is the dual aspect sitting room with inglenook fireplace and woodburning stove and there are French doors leading out to the terrace and back garden. Across the hall is the wonderful open plan kitchen, breakfast room and snug. The kitchen is fitted with smart painted cabinetry, oak worktops and a range oven. There is another set of French doors here leading to the outside. From the hall, stairs lead up through a curved stairwell to the galleried landing with its vaulted ceiling. The master bedroom is at one end with an en suite bathroom and walk in wardrobe. There are three further bedrooms and a family bathroom on this floor.
There is much use of oak throughout the house and it has been finished to an excellent standard. The high specification includes a built in mechanical heat recovery and air ventilation system and a central vacuum system.
Myrtle Cottage is situated in the highly regarded village of Upper Basildon which boasts its own church, primary school and sizeable village hall. A huge variety of community clubs and activities are hosted here, and the popular Red Lion public house is also closeby.
The Thameside village of Pangbourne is just 3 miles away and provides an excellent range of local shops and services, including an outstanding specialist cheese shop, an award winning butcher, and a main line rail link to London Paddington within the hour. Reading is only 9 miles away and offers a more comprehensive range of amenities, including rail links to London and the added draw of Crossrail in 2019. The M4 (J12) is approximately 7 miles away and provides excellent vehicular access to London, its airports and the motorway network. The area is well served by a good range of both state and private schooling, and the surrounding countryside is renowned for its walks and rides.
The property is accessed through electric wooden gates onto a gravel driveway with ample parking for cars. The front of the house is extremely attractive with a wide porch supported by timber posts and a beautiful curved façade showcasing a slim full height window. The garden lies to the rear and is mainly laid to lawn with a wide terrace running the length of the back of the house, ideal for entertaining. On one side of the terrace an espalier of Hornbeam trees runs along one edge, with the remaining boundaries made up of mature hedges and trees, affording maximum privacy. In addition there is a large detached workshop with power and light, and there is the flexibility to convert this into a home office, hobby room or gym. There are some raised vegetable bed at the front and well stocked borders edging the terrace and behind the workshop is a greenhouse.
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