4 bedroom detached house for saleWhistley Green, Hurst, RG10
- Four double bedrooms
- Utility room & En suite
- Gated driveway parking
- 0.9 miles from Twyford train station
- 18ft family room and study
- Generous size garden
Believed to date back to the 1850's is this charming cottage which used to be the village shop/bakery and has wonderful views over countryside towards the River Loddon. Renamed to Alma Cottage after the battle of Alma during the Crimean war in 1854 this character home has a wealth of history and retains original features including the working open fireplace in the sitting room. Accommodation includes four double bedrooms, three reception rooms, a study, utility room and two bathrooms. The property has undergone numerous improvements by the current owners to make the cottage a lovely family home with a generous size garden and is situated 0.9 miles from Twyford train station. There is also ample gated parking off Broadwater Lane and the garden is fully enclosed with mature trees. EPC Rating D.
Hurst is a pretty village with access to countryside walks and which can be traced back to Saxon times. Local shops, including a bakers and convenience store with a post office, can be found in the village and there are three well-regarded pubs, within a short distance as well as two Churches. There are many active sports teams, clubs and societies in the village and the school fields are the venue for the annual Horticultural Show and Horse Show/Country Fayre and Hurst Rocktoberterfest held each year.
Schooling in the area is excellent with St Nicholas village primary school and easy access to the popular Dolphin School, an independent, preparatory school and nursery. Currently the property is in the catchment area for The Piggott Secondary School and the secondary schools in Wokingham. More comprehensive shopping and leisure facilities can be found at nearby Twyford and Reading. Communications are excellent with Twyford Station having fast connections to London with Crossrail allowing direct access to the City, Canary Wharf, the West End and Heathrow from 2019. From J10 at Reading there is access to the M4, M25 and M3 motorway networks and to Heathrow Airport.
The entrance hallway has a under stairs cupboard and doors to the sitting room, kitchen and bathroom. The sitting room has a wonderful open brick fireplace with oak beam mantle. The kitchen is filled with light from two skylight windows, there is a ceramic butler sink and built in hob, oven dishwasher and fridge/freezer. From the kitchen is the dining room with French doors opening onto the patio area and garden. A 18ft family room at the back on the property looks over the garden and has a large storage cupboard and study area in the corner. The ground floor also offers a utility room, cloakroom and family bathroom with a freestanding bath.
Upstairs there are four double bedrooms, all with built in wardrobes/storage and the front bedrooms have wonderful views over fields toward the River Loddon. The master bedroom is located at the rear of the property with its own hallway with sunpipes. The master bedroom also benefits from a modern en suite shower room.
A gated cottage style front garden with a path to the front door. The parking for several vehicles is enclosed with a five bar gate accessed off Broadwater Lane and there is a further gate to the fully enclosed rear garden. The generous sized garden is laid to lawn with a large patio area to the side of the property to enjoy to sunny aspect. The well established garden has an array of mature trees and shrubs offering seclusion and privacy.
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Wokingham Borough Council tax band E.
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