3 bedroom cottage for saleThe Avenue, Bucklebury, West Berkshire
Sold STC £750,000
- Sitting Room
- Dining Room
- Garden/Family Room
- Utility Room
- Downstairs Shower Room
- Three First Floor Bedrooms
- First Floor Bathroom
- Approx. 1/4 Acre Plot
- Secluded Gardens
Full descriptionAn exquisite thatched three bedroomed detached period cottage dating back some 300 years, sympathetically extended and modernised and standing in a plot of about one quarter of an acre enjoying a tranquil idyllic elevated position on the edge of the Pang Valley between Reading and Newbury with easy access to J12 of the M4 at Theale.
Newbury - 8 miles
Reading - 10 miles
Theale (M4/J12) - 6 miles
Midgham Station - 3 miles
Pangbourne & Station - 6 miles
Central London - 50 miles
One of West Berkshires cherished locations, conveniently situated in the heart of an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the southern edge of the Pang Valley providing excellent facilities for riding, cycling and walking pursuits. Amenities in nearby Chapel Row include a village caf, public house/restaurant, interior design shop and doctors surgery, with extensive retail, commercial and leisure activities being available in both Reading and Newbury. The Avenue of Oaks is regarded as a favoured address encompassing a thriving village community, the surrounding area providing a range of facilities including various golf courses, together with the Bradfield Sports and Tennis Complex within a few minutes drive.
A chocolate box cottage providing an immense amount of appeal with lots of character and charm. The cottage is approx. 300 years old and the current owners acquired the property some 10 years ago and in that time they have made many improvements including having significantly and sympathetically extended and modernised the property. The cottage is most attractive with part painted rendered and part timber-clad elevations under thatched and clay tiled roofs. The property sits to one side of the plot which measures approx. one quarter of an acre and therefore the gardens are mostly set to the front and enjoy a southerly aspect and total privacy with the plot being surrounded by National Trust land.
Sitting Room, Dining Room, Kitchen, Garden/Family Room, Utility Room, Downstairs Shower Room, Three First Floor Bedrooms, First Floor Bathroom, Approx. 1/4 Acre Plot, Secluded Gardens.
As illustrated on the accompanying floorplan and featuring the following:
Many intrinsic features including quarry tiled flooring to dining room and kitchen, traditional latch and catch doors and a wealth of exposed wall and ceiling beams.
Kitchen featuring fireplace with inset electric AGA. In addition, there is a bespoke hand-crafted island unit with inset butler sink and granite work surface.
Utility room housing a larder/pantry.
Sitting room with oak French doors opening onto gardens and a fireplace with inset feature wood burner.
Delightful oak framed garden/family room with French doors also enjoying direct access to gardens.
Attractive windows throughout including some bespoke hand-crafted oak windows plus some modern velux/roof windows installed to maximise natural light.
Modern bath/shower suites complete with underfloor heating.
Master bedroom featuring handmade fitted wardrobes. The room also has a characteristic niche along with an adjacent fireplace.
Dining room with access via oak-panelled door to old oak returning staircase.
Outside: Due to the position of the cottage within the plot, the gardens are virtually all to the front of the cottage and predominantly laid to a gently sloping lawn, together with various inset trees and established hedges. As the cottage is located in a remarkably tranquil and private location, the gardens enjoy total privacy, especially as the adjacent meadows are owned by the The National Trust and the woodland is part of Bucklebury Common, of which is owned by Bucklebury Estate. The gardens and the general setting provide the most wonderful outdoor space, particularly for those families with young children.
Garage: Included with the cottage is a timber garage which is leased from The National Trust at a cost of £275 p.a. with a remaining lease term of 13 years.
Parking: There is a large parking area in front of the garage which is leased from the Bucklebury Estate at a cost of £418.32 p.a. with a remaining lease term of 189 years.
Leases: The leases are transferrable and must be taken on by the purchaser.
There is a written Right of Access in the form of a Deed of Grant from Bucklebury Estate for access over land owned by Bucklebury Estate for Whitethorns Cottage.
Energy Performance Rating: The full results of the Energy Performance Assessment can be supplied upon request.
Services: Mains electricity and water are connected. Private drainage.
Local Authority: West Berkshire District Council, Market Street, Newbury. Tel: 01635 42400.
Council Tax: Payable for the year 2016/2017 £2,261.93 (Band F).
Tenure: Freehold (cottage and gardens). Leasehold (parking area and garage).
Post Code: RG7 6NP.
Directions: From Theale (M4/J12) proceed towards Newbury on the A4 Theale bypass at the end of which turn right at the roundabout signposted Pangbourne. Take the first turning left signposted Bradfield and continue for about 1.5 miles turning left into Union Road (signposted Bradfield Southend). Continue on this road passing the Queens Head PH on the right, leave the village of Bradfield Southend (in the direction of Chapel Row) and then on entering The Avenue (an avenue of oak trees), take the second turning on the right hand side, onto a narrow tarmacadam lane/track. Turn right into the second gravel driveway/track and continue to the very end whereupon access to Whitethorns Cottage can be gained.
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