3 bedroom house for saleAbbey Gardens, Upper Woolhampton, Reading, Berkshire
Guide Price £895,000
- Drawing room
- Sitting room
- Kitchen/Breakfast room
- Master bedroom with dressing room and en suite
- 2 Further bedrooms, both with en suite
- Private garden
- Communal gardens and grounds
Walter's Tower was formerly the headmaster's house with the tower itself being designed by the architect Frederick Walters. The property forms part of the conversion of the buildings at the former Douai School, located next to the site of the original Abbey, believed to have been built in 1830. The site was developed in 2003 by Bewley Homes and the buildings were converted into an exceptional and award-winning range of high quality houses and apartments.
The property has a stunning façade with a castellated roof and impressive oak doors and the rooms are spacious with good proportions and high ceilings. The accommodation includes a reception hall with engineered oak floor and doors to the garden and a large, light drawing room with attractive open fireplace. The kitchen/breakfast room is well-appointed with French oak units and granite work surfaces and a door leads out to a lovely courtyard, suitable for al fresco dining.
An impressive turning staircase leads to a generous landing area, large enough to be used as an additional study area, with views over the grounds and tennis courts. This leads through to the master bedroom suite, a second bedroom with en suite shower room and a useful laundry room.
The staircase continues up to a sitting room, further bedroom and large en suite bathroom. The accommodation on this floor would make a self containted apartment, if required. The house is in immaculate order and has excellent storage throughout.
Walter's Tower is located on the edge of the village of Upper Woolhampton and is surrounded by beautiful unspoilt countryside. The area is very popular for walking and riding, and is designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
The nearest village amenities are at Woolhampton approximately 1 mile away where there is a shop, post office, pub and Midgham train station. A wider range of shopping and leisure facilities is available in Newbury and Reading, including Newbury racecourse and the Watermill Theatre.
The mainline station at Reading offers fast trains to London and there is very good access to the M4 motorway (J12) and the A34 at Newbury.
The area is well served for schools including Bradfield College, Downe House, Elstree School and Cheam.
The property benefits from a private garden to the front. The playing fields opposite provide extensive open space and access to the tennis courts and cricket field. The communal grounds are maintained to a very high standard and the concierge provides a personal service and supervises the maintenance of the buildings and
grounds. The property benefits from a private parking space above ground and two allocated
underground parking spaces.
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