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5 bedroom country house for sale

Lower Padworth, West Berkshire

Guide Price £1,250,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Potton (Abbotsley Design) Detached Family House
  • Secluded Plot of Approx. 2.5 Acres
  • Five/Six Bedrooms
  • Five Reception Rooms
  • Four Bath/Shower Rooms
  • Kitchen/Breakfast Room
  • Large Utility Room
  • Wonderful Landscaped Gardens Featuring Small Lake
  • Numerous Outbuildings & Double Garage
  • Detached Chalet Providing Annual Rental Income of Approx. 20,000

Full description

A truly impressive detached five/six bedroomed family house providing extremely spacious accommodation together with garaging, three bedroomed detached chalet, numerous outbuildings and substantial gardens/grounds, in all extending to about 2.5 acres, situated on the southern edge of the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty close to the River Kennet/Kennet & Avon Canal.

Aldermaston Station - 0.75 miles
Theale & Station (M4 - J12) - 3 miles
Reading Town Centre - 9 miles
Newbury - 10 miles
Basingstoke - 14 miles
Heathrow - 34 miles
Central London - 50 miles
(mileages are approximate)

Padworth Area
Padworth lies alongside the River Kennet and Avon canal equidistant from Reading and Newbury the former being the regional commercial centre of Berkshire with excellent shopping, leisure and recreational facilities whilst the latter is a more traditional market town with individual shops and restaurants supported by a thriving business community including a variety of international organisations including Vodafone. In addition to the riverside attractions the adjacent countryside lies within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty including many historic villages, public houses and restaurants together with excellent facilities for outdoor pursuits. The general area is well provided with both state and private schools including Theale Green Secondary and Reading Grammar schools. Bradfield College is about three miles distant featuring the Sports and Tennis Complex including indoor swimming pool, open to public membership. Excellent road and rail communications with access to the M4 at Theale and frequent services to Reading and London (Paddington).

A Potton detached family house built to the Abbotsley design in 1986, providing many characteristics associated with a Potton house such as inglenook fireplaces. This design is the largest in the range offering some 4,425 sq.ft. of accommodation arranged over two floors. The house has particularly attractive painted rendered elevations together with inset beams under pitched small tiled roofs together with stained leaded light double glazed windows to complement. The house enjoys a more recent conservatory extension (1996) and benefits from cavity wall insulation and the sits almost centrally within a particularly large plot of about two and half acres with extensive driveway parking, formal gardens, small lake, orchard area, numerous outbuildings as well as a detached chalet of which provides a good rental income. This property makes for an ideal family home with lots of space both inside and outside and would serve particularly well for those people needing sufficient space to work/operate a business from home (subject to obtaining any necessary permission).

Reception Hall, Cloakroom, Drawing Room, Dining Room, Family Room, Home Office, Study/Snug, Conservatory, Kitchen/Breakfast Room, Utility Room, Master Bedroom Suite with Bath/Shower Room, Two Further Bedroom Suites with Bath/Shower Rooms, Two Additional Bedrooms, Family Bath/Shower Room, Attached Double Garage with Games Room/Bed Six Over, Secluded Gardens & Grounds Including Small Lake, Numerous Outbuildings & Detached Three Bedroomed Chalet Providing Rental Income. Plot Extending to About 2.5 Acres.

Presented in good order throughout, as illustrated on the accompanying floor plan and featuring the following:

Oil central heating serving radiators
Stained leaded light double glazed windows throughout
Intruder alarm system
Drawing room featuring a Jetmaster coal effect gas fire set within an inglenook fireplace
Family room with a Jetmaster open fire set within an inglenook fireplace
Triple aspect home office
Triple aspect dining room also featuring an inglenook fireplace
Comprehensively equipped kitchen/breakfast room including a range of built-in appliances
Large reception hall with feature vertical beams
Spacious galleried landing area benefitting from a window enabling natural light
Excellent built-in/fitted cupboard/wardrobe space
Fibre Optic Broadband speed of 40MGb


Garage: Attached double garage measuring approx. 20ft x 20ft. Power and lighting. Two sets of double swing doors to front as well as a window at the rear. Electric meter.

Chalet: Detached timber constructed chalet of approx. 701 sq.ft. (g.i.a.), positioned to the rear of the main house and enjoying open plan sitting room and kitchen area, three bedrooms and three bath/shower rooms. The chalet currently provides a good rental income of about £20,000 per annum.

Outbuildings: There are a number of useful outbuildings located to the rear of the property. These outbuildings total some 2,995 sq.ft. (g.i.a.) and currently serve as general storage and additional garaging.

Gardens/Grounds: The plot is approached via a five bar gate leading onto a long gravelled driveway enabling extensive off-road parking and access to garaging, together with a lawned and lightly wooded island allowing vehicles to drive in and out without the need for turning around. Adjacent to the driveway, there is a wonderful garden with a large level expanse of lawn encompassing a small lake with jetty, which is a particular feature of the plot, as is, a feature pleached lime walk. In addition, there are numerous specimen trees and shrubs, further level lawned areas including a large lawned area to the rear with orchard. Gravelled pathways and sizeable paved terraces together with a wisteria covered pergola providing one of many interesting and pleasant spots to sit outside and enjoy these truly delightful, tranquil, secluded and considerable gardens forming part of an overall plot of approx. 2.5 acres.

Energy Performance Rating: The full results of the Energy Performance Assessment can be supplied upon request for both the house and chalet.

Services: Mains electricity, water and private drainage are connected.

Local Authority: West Berkshire District Council, Market Street, Newbury.

Council Tax: Payable for the year 2016/17 - £3,179.40 (Band H) for Lothlorian and £1,059.80 (Band A) for the chalet known as Rivendell.

Tenure: Freehold.

Post Code: RG7 4HS.

Directions: From Theale (M4 J12) proceed on the A4 towards Newbury and after approx. 3.5 miles turn left into Padworth Lane. Go over the railway bridge and the entrance to Lothlorian will be found on the left hand side before reaching the canal.

Viewings: Strictly by appointment only.

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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
02 February 2017


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