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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Shire Cottages, Reading, West Berkshire, RG7

Under Offer £669,950

Property Description

Key features

  • Ground floor cloakroom
  • Family Bathroom
  • En-Suite
  • Double Garage
  • Karndean Tiled Floors
  • Large dining kitchen
  • Close to park
  • Separate dining room
  • Private back garden
  • Patio

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

This beautifully presented Westbuild cottage style house comes on the market for the first time since its construction in 1989. Situated in the much sought after village of Beenham at the end of a quiet cul de sac, it enjoys spacious, well planned accommodation arranged over two floors and maintained to the highest specification.

Outside are pretty, mature gardens to the rear and sides which offer an excellent degree of privacy. To the front are further lawned areas, ample driveway space for several vehicles and a stand alone double garage.

Beenham is very well situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty on the eastern escarpment of the delightful Berkshire Downs, equidistant between Newbury and Reading.

It's elevated position provides peace and tranquillity away from the excellent transport links that make the area so accessible within Central Southern England. The M4 (junction 12) is only 10 minutes away, the closest railway station at Aldermaston is just 1.5 miles from the village with direct links to London and all major places of interest in the West of England. Currently trains from Aldermaston will deliver passengers to the Capital in under an hour and with the imminent arrival of Cross Rail at Reading station, access to The City will be a simple stress free commute. Local bus services connect Beenham with all the surrounding villages plus the larger towns of Theale, Thatcham, Newbury & Reading.

Beenham has a thriving local community offering a range of activities and clubs. There is a village hall, a Camra award winning pub, a beautiful and historic church, allotments and a village green/recreation ground with children's play area. The nearest shop is in the next village only 1.5m away. Comprehensive shopping facilities are only 5m away at Theale and Thatcham which host an IKEA and a Waitrose respectively.

The village is surrounded by beautiful countryside offering a myriad of footpaths and bridleways. Superfast broadband connection is available.

The village has a primary school at its heart. State secondary education is provided at Theale Green (5m). Further educational facilities close by include a private prep school, Elstree, at 1.5m distance, Bradfield College, a renowned public school is 2m from Beenham, whilst one of the leading girls' schools in the UK, Downe House, is less than 5m away.

5 Shire Cottages is situated in a quiet cul de sac.

Entrance to the property is via a recessed porch with door to hall.
RECEPTION HALL (with Karndean flooring) has stairs leading to first floor and doors leading to:-
LOUNGE, dual aspect, patio door to rear garden, large feature fireplace with open fire.
CLOAKROOM with wc, wash hand basin and window.
DINING ROOM, beamed ceiling, double window.
KITCHEN/DINER, with fitted units base and eye level, built in dishwasher, s/s sink with waste disposal, duel aspect windows with rear garden views and inset down lighters to ceiling. Tiled kitchen space, Karndean flooring in dining area.
Door to tiled UTILITY ROOM with plumbing for washing machine, s/s sink and drainer, under stairs cupboard, door to garden, space for refrigerator and dryer.

FIRST FLOOR, landing with recessed area and window with doors to:-
MASTER BEDROOM, two windows, fitted wardrobes into eaves, door to
EN SUITE, inset down lighters to ceiling, heated towel rail, walk in Aqualisa shower with kudos glass screen, full length wall mirror, close coupled W.C. wall mounted wash hand basin, Karndean flooring, Velux window.

BEDROOMS 2, 3 & 4 are double rooms. Bedroom 4 has built in cupboard.

FAMILY BATHROOM, bath with Aqualisa shower over, glass screen, close coupled W.C., pedestal wash hand basin vanity unit, heated towel rail, Velux window.

Airing cupboard with new water tank and immersion heater and shelving.

Oil fired central heating and double glazing.

DOUBLE GARAGE with power.

Directions from Newbury, take A4 to Thatcham. Go through Thatcham and take turning signposted to Bucklebury. Continue through Upper Bucklebury for a further 2 1/2 miles to Chapel Row. Go past the Bladebone pub on your right and after approximately 1/2 mile turn right signposted Beenham. Go down the hill and up into the village. Continue through village, past the 6 Bells pub until you get to the green and take first turning on your right after the green into The Strouds, which will lead you into Shire Cottages.

Other features:

Excellent Transport links to London
2 Bathrooms
No Onward Chain
In Village
Water softener
High ceilings
Mains drainage
Oil central heating
Utility room
Waste disposal
Solid fuel open fire
Close to transport links
Sunny garden
Downstairs WC
Wooden double glazed windows

Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs)

Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
17 September 2016

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