5 bedroom detached house for saleScarletts Lane, Hare Hatch, Berkshire
- 3 Reception rooms
- 2 studies
- Kitchen/breakfast room
- Utility room & cloakroom
- 2 Bedroom suites
- 3 Further bedrooms
- Family bathroom
- 2 Double open-fronted garages
- Machinery store & outbuildings
- South-facing gardens, about 2.35 acres
By Scarletts Wood is a fine country property offering a rare opportunity for those seeking a substanial family home of immense character and charm, coupled with the benefit of a beautiful rural setting. The current owners have extended and improved the property over the years, the result of which is a unique and distinctive family house.
Many of the rooms exploit the views over the gardens and fields beyond and the many interesting features include 'Arts and Crafts' style brick fireplaces in the sitting room, dining room, study and inner hall, bespoke oak latch doors and etched glass panelled oak doors.
A key feature of the property is the splendid drawing room that boasts a beamed vaulted ceiling and a rustic York stone floor. Three sets of double doors open out to the rear patio where pleasing views over the south-facing gardens may be enjoyed, perfect for 'al fresco' dining on those warm summer days.
The country style kitchen/breakfast room is fitted with a range of units, granite worksurfaces and integral appliances including a Miele ceramic hob, Neff oven, Miele combination microwave and a Bosch dishwasher and there is a walk-in larder and an adjoining utility room. The elegant sitting room enjoys direct access to the gardens via french doors and adjoining this room is a spacious dining room. Two separate studies and a cloakroom complete the arrangement on this floor.
Situated on the first floor is the master bedroom with an en suite dressing room and bathroom, three further bedrooms and a bathroom. A spacious guest suite occupies the second floor.
The property is entered via double electrically operated timber gates opening onto a gravelled driveway that leads to the house and on towards the garage building, housing two double open-fronted garages and a large machinery store. The stunning gardens have been thoughtfully designed to provide visual interest. Outdoor lighting has been carefully placed to enhance specimen trees and, combined with patio lighting, creates a particularly attractive setting during the evening hours. The gardens enjoy a high degree of seclusion, backing onto open fields and woodland, and lawn is extensive, interspersed with delightful clipped hedging and various shrubs and trees. To the side of the property, there is a large potting shed, raised vegetable beds and cordon fruit trees. Located on the northern boundary is a pond, enclosed by picket fencing and providing a haven for wildlife.
By Scarletts Wood enjoys a rural setting in the hamlet of Hare Hatch and is closely linked with the Thameside village of Wargrave. It is well placed for road communications with the A404, only 3.4 miles away, providing access to the M4 and M40 motorways. Rail services to London (Paddington) are available from Twyford, Wargrave, Maidenhead and Reading and it is worth noting that Crossrail, the new high speed service, is due to begin operating at the end of 2019.
The nearby villages of Wargrave and Twyford offer local shops catering for day-to-day needs, whilst further more extensive amenities may be found in the towns of Reading, Maidenhead and Henley-on-Thames.
The property is conveniently located for beautiful country walks and local bridleways and sporting/leisure facilities in the area include golf at Castle Royle Golf and Country Club, Hennerton, Temple, Maidenhead, Marlow, Wentworth and Sunningdale; horse racing at Windsor, Ascot and Newbury; rowing and boating at Maidenhead, Dorney Lake, Marlow and Henley-on-Thames, home of the renowned Henley Regatta.
The area is renowned for its well regarded schools, both state and independent, including Reading Blue Coat School in Sonning, Queen Anne's School in Caversham, St. Piran's School in Maidenhead, Sir William Borlase Grammar in Marlow, Dolphin School at Hurst, Wycombe Abbey for girls in High Wycombe, Davenies School in Beaconsfield and Rupert House Preparatory School in Henley.
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