4 bedroom mews house for saleBarkham Manor, Barkham, Wokingham, RG41
- Part of Grade II Listed Georgian Manor
- Set in 7 acres of parkland
- 4 Bedrooms, 3 bath (2 en-suite)
- Garage and parking
- Use of tennis court
- EPC exempt
Set in 7 acres of glorious parkland, part of a charming Grade II Listed Georgian manor house. The property was divided in the late 1980s with number 5 converted from the original servants quarters. Spread over three floors, the property has high ceilings and spacious rooms, is light and bright, and has plenty of character. Three bathrooms have Fired Earth fittings and the house is very well presented. A lovely south-west facing private garden has a gate leading to the parkland and tennis court. EPC Exempt.
Barkham is a small village with a local shop and well regarded pub (The Bull). Just 3 miles distant is the popular market town of Wokingham which has a fine selection of shops including a Marks & Spencers and a Waitrose as well as individual shops, cafes and restaurants. Wokingham Station has has a good service to London to Waterloo or Paddington (via Reading), from 50 minutes. The M4 (junction 10) is 4 miles away and connects to the M3 and wider motorway network. Heathow is 25 miles away. There are a number of excellent schools in the area including Wellington College, Ludgrove, Holme Grange, Kendrick and Reading Boys. There are miles of walking and riding in the surrounding countryside, access to bridleways which lead to Combes Wood and Bearwood Lake and there is golf at nearby Bearwood Park golf club.
A covered front door leads to the entrance hall with quarry tile floor. The sitting room is a well-proportioned room with lovely large windows overlooking the garden, a wood burning stove and polished oak floor. The family room has an oak floor and French windows leading to the terrace and garden. A small study/playroom area has a further door to the garden. The kitchen is well fitted with a range of floor and wall cabinets, built-in twin ovens, tiled floor and door to the utility and there is a cloakroom. There is a dining or breakfast room with window to the front.
Upstairs, the master bedroom has a high ceiling and an excellent range of built-in wardrobes to one wall. The en-suite bathroom is a lovely large room with Fired Earth tiles and fittings, a large, stand-alone cast iron bath and separate shower. There are two further bedrooms on this floor, one of them with an en-suite wet room and there is also a family bathroom. On the second floor, there is a large landing and a 22 attic room. This has plenty of eaves storage and could have a variety of uses such as a spacious bedroom or home office.
Barkham Manor is approached over a long private driveway and is surrounded by open parkland with a number of magnificent trees including a Wellingtonia, Oriental Plane, Oak, Tulip and Beech trees. Sweeping formal lawns lead down to two lakes and there is a hard tennis court for the use of residents. Paths lead throughout the gardens which are securely fenced. There is also access to bridleways which lead to Combes Wood and Bearwood Lake. The private garden of number 5 is south-west facing and has a number of shrubs and bushes, including some fine Rhododendrons, providing privacy and seclusion. There is a central area of lawn and a paved terrace accessed from the family room and study over which is a fine mature Wisteria. There is a private parking space to the front of the property, an additional guest parking area and a single garage in the nearby block, which also has car washing facilities. A storage shed is provided in the communal grounds.
LOCAL AUTHORITY and SERVICES
Service charge £200 per calendar month. All mains services connected, gas fired central heating. A new boiler has just been fitted.
Wokingham District Council, www.wokingham.gov.uk.
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