|Added on Rightmove:||17 October 2016 (343 days ago)|
- 4 bedrooms
- Countryside location
- Living Room
- Sitting Room
- Dining Room
- Indoor Swimming Pool
- Two bathrooms (one en-suite)
Situated amidst fine West Berkshire countryside with rural views stands this immaculately presented 4 bedroom detached thatched cottage. The property has been seamlessly extended and stylishly decorated to create a very comfortable country residence. Character and charm feature throughout but with a modern feel. The main entrance porch gives rise to the dining hall which is central to the property and open plan to the stylish bespoke hand painted kitchen with Aga, granite worktops and integral appliances. There is a useful utility room and door to the rear garden. Underfoot the flooring is Limestone with thermostat controlled heating and extends from here into the sitting room which is triple aspect with a stunning inglenook fireplace housing a wood burning stove. On the east side of the dining hall there is a sitting room with wood burner, study and snug which has doors to the heated indoor swimming pool with snug and French doors to the decked garden.
On the first floor there are four beautifully presented bedrooms with the master bedroom benefiting from an en suite bathroom; and a family bathroom.
The property is situated in Crookham Common; a wooded area south east of the market town of Newbury. Newbury offers a wide and growing array of shops and restaurants. The town is dissected by the Kennet and Avon canal offering lovely walking and also offers a great day out at the Newbury Racecourse.
The M4 (J13) is about 8 miles away and, together with the A34, provides trunk road access to the north, south, east and west. The A339 is a short distance away and gives direct access to both Newbury and Basingstoke. The nearby mainline station at Thatcham provides access to Reading and Paddington.
This is fabulous riding country with lots of bridle paths. The area offers an excellent range of both private and state schools making it an ideal choice for families; these include primary schools in Brimpton and St Finian’s in Cold Ash, Elstree, and Marlston and Brockhurst and secondary schools at The Kennet, Downe House and Bradfield College.
Approached via a driveway flanked by Crookham Common the property can be found set comfortably back from the road with a gated entrance which opens into both a gravel drive which leads to a double garage with 1 bedroom annexe over. The gardens are thoughtfully designed and wrap around the back of the property and are divided into several areas of interest. Within the grounds there is a beautiful thatched summer house which takes in the views over the garden.The land incorporates four post and rail paddocks on level ground and a manège, as well as several field shelters, 6 stables and 2 tack rooms. To the front of the cottage a picketed fence with garden gate which opens into the front garden and leads to the canopied thatched porch and main entrance.
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