5 bedroom detached house for saleShirvells Hill, Goring Heath, Nr Woodcote, Reading
- Entrance hall
- Drawing room
- Kitchen | Orangery
- Study | Family room
- Games room | Music gallery
- Utility room | Cloakroom | Boot room
- Master bedroom suite with two dressing rooms and two bathrooms
- Two further double bedrooms with en suite
- Two double bedrooms | Family bathroom
Mallory House is an elegant country house of Georgian origins, dramatically renovated and extended in recent times by the current owners. It maintains many features typical of that period, including sash windows, high ceilings and pleasing proportions, all of which lends a light, airy feel to the whole property.
The entrance hall, which is bright and welcoming with lovely limestone flooring, leads through to the principal reception rooms. The spacious drawing room has a fireplace with woodburning stove, bow windows and bi-folding doors out to the loggia, creating a sophisticated entertaining area. The hall also leads through to the orangery which is used as a dining area. This in turn opens into a stylish farmhouse kitchen with a limed oak flooring, an electric Aga, an induction hob, a fan oven, steam oven and microwave. The kitchen also benefits from an adjoining slate-shelved, air-conditioned larder and a Butler's pantry. The kitchen was designed to seamlessly flow with the orangery, to create a modern and sophisticated cooking, dining and living space. All the principal rooms throughout the house have under-floor heating and are fitted with a Sonos Sound System and Panasonic Phone System, allowing for luxurious modern living.
On the first floor, the large master bedroom suite takes precedence with its own living space to one end with large windows showing off the magnificent views over the gardens and paddock. On each side is a dressing room, one with a complete wet room and one with a bathroom. There are two further guest bedrooms on this floor, each with en suite.
Beyond the family room is the very generous utility room, complete with half shower, ideal for bathing pets or rinsing off muddy boots. The newly renovated coach house provides flexible accommodation and forms an extension to the main house. Here you will fine two double bedrooms, a family bathroom and a games room, as well as a spectacular music gallery approached via a bespoke contemporary oak and glass staircase.
Mallory House sits in an enviable position on the edge of Goring Heath; a pretty rural hamlet in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty between the Berkshire Downs and the Chiltern Hills. The Thameside villages of Goring and Pangbourne are both only approximately 3 miles away and provide a comprehensive range of local facilities and a main line rail link to London, Paddington within the hour. The attractive market town of Wallingford is just 7 miles away and has a full range of amenities including a large Waitrose, a hospital, individual and high street shops and several good restaurants. Reading is the closest large town with a train station serving London, Paddington in about 27 minutes and the added draw of Cross Rail due in 2019. The local area is served by a first class range of schooling for all requirements. In particular, Queen Anne's Caversham, The Oratory, Radley College, Bradfield College, Cranford House and Moulsford preparatory schools, as well as having good links to Oxford for further schooling. The area is also extremely well served for sporting facilities including golf, clay pigeon shooting and racing, and the area is renowned for its walks and rides.
Set in an idyllic and tranquil location with views over the Berkshire Downs, the house is approached through a smart, security gated, walled entrance over a gravel driveway where there is parking for several cars. The garden surrounds the house and is mainly laid to lawn with mature trees and hedging providing an excellent degree of privacy and seclusion. A York stone terrace runs the length of the back of the house, with an attractive loggia off the drawing room. This looks over the garden, where there is a fenced area, keeping small children and pets safe. Beyond the fence is a beautiful pond which leads down to post and rail fencing which separates the paddock from the garden. There is another terrace leading off the games room which also has views over the garden. To the north-easterly side of the house is an area of level lawn, with new fencing on the boundaries.
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