2 bedroom apartment for saleYattendon, West Berkshire
Sold STC £320,000
- Magnificent Communal Entrance Hall
- Reception Hall
- Sitting Room
- Kitchen/Breakfast Room
- Two Double Bedrooms
- Bath/Shower Room
- Cellarage & Garage
- Fabulous Communal Grounds
- No Onward Chain
Full descriptionOccupying a commanding position within this historic country house conversion, a spacious ground floor apartment, sympathetically modernised with period features enjoying magnificent southerly views set within about 11 acres of landscaped grounds on the edge of favoured West Berkshire village.
Newbury 8 miles
Pangbourne & Mainline Station 6 miles
Theale (M4-J12) 7 miles
Reading 11 miles
Central London 50 miles
Oxford 24 miles
(Mileages are approximate)
One of the most sought after villages in West Berkshire, at the Southern edge of the Downland countryside in the heart of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The inherent rural character is retained, being mainly owned by the Yattendon Estate, which farm and manage the majority of the surrounding countryside. The village has a general store and post office, coffee shop, hairdressing and beauty salon, together with the highly renowned Royal Oak Hotel & Restaurant. Nearby Pangbourne offers a wide range of local services with more comprehensive shopping in Reading and Newbury. Recreational facilities include active tennis and cricket clubs with the Bradfield Sports & Tennis Complex within easy driving distance.
A reputable country house reconstructed in 1925 for the late Lord Iliffe, the original property being designed by the famous architect Waterhouse. Essentially, the design is of the Elizabethan era, with intricate brickwork, timber framing and tall chimneys, situated on elevated ground with unrivalled southerly views across to the Hampshire Downs. The Court is completely secluded, being approached by a long rhododendron lined drive and set in about 11 acres of mature parkland grounds.
The Court was professionally converted in the late 1970s providing 14 spacious character apartments, all retaining the intrinsic character of the house with access through a magnificent communal entrance hall leading to sweeping staircase with galleried landing. The availability represents a rare opportunity to acquire an elegant spacious apartment within a superior environment.
Communal Entrance Hall, Lift, Reception Hall, Sitting Room, Kitchen/Breakfast Room, Utility/Store, Two Bedrooms, Bath/Shower Room, Cellarage, Garage, Communal Grounds.
The apartment is approached through grand communal oak panelled entrance hall leading to number 3 as illustrated on the accompanying floor plan featuring the following:
Electric night storage heating throughout.
Reception Hall with entry phone system. Cupboard containing hot water cylinder tank and linen storage.
Sitting Room deep bay window with French doors to south facing terrace, open fireplace with granite surround and hearth, pair of built-in bookshelves with glazed doors and cupboards beneath.
Moulded ceiling cornices.
Kitchen/Breakfast Room with contemporary ranges of base and wall cabinets providing excellent shelved cupboards and drawer space, 1.5 sink unit with waste disposal, electric hob, electric oven, extractor, fridge/freezer, integrated ceiling and work surface down lighting.
Master Bedroom with deep bay window and French Doors to terrace.
Bedroom Two with range of fitted wardrobe cupboards and overhead storage.
Fully tiled white bathroom suite comprising bath with power shower over and screen, w.c., wash basin, heated towel rail, shaver socket, extractor fan.
Self-contained cellar storage with access from main hall or eastern courtyard.
The Grounds: Yattendon Court is approached through impressive gated entrance over long private driveway to gravel parking area. The grounds are a particular feature of the property, being superbly and immaculately maintained, comprising about eleven acres of formal sweeping lawns, a profusion of established shrubs, flower borders, specimen trees, small arboretum, fish pool and loggia, the majority of which is south facing with glorious views.
Lock-up Garage: In separate block. Communal wash down area.
Tenure: The property is held upon the balance of a 999 year lease at a ground rent of £5 per annum. The freehold of the Court and grounds is owned by YCRA Management Services Limited, in which each resident holds a share.
Maintenance & Service Charge: For 2015/16 - £5,496.00 per annum to include all external and common part maintenance, decoration, cleaning, garden maintenance, building insurance, water supply.
Services: Mains water (via Estate pumps), drainage and electricity are connected.
Energy Performance Rating: The full results of the Energy Performance Assessment can be supplied upon request.
Local Authority: West Berkshire District Council.
Council Tax: Payable for year 2015/16 - £1,865.44 (Band E).
NB: No pets are permitted to reside within the Court.
Directions: From Theale M4 (J12) - proceed towards Newbury on the A4 Theale bypass, at the end of which turn right, signposted Pangbourne. Take first turning left to Bradfield and Yattendon. Continue along this road for about 5 miles and before reaching the village of Yattendon, the entrance to Yattendon Court will be found on the right-hand side. Proceed through the pillared entrance gates to the end of the drive.
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