4 bedroom detached house for saleChurch Lane, Arborfield
Monks Cottage is superbly located in a stunning rural setting surrounded on all sides by beautiful countryside. The nearby village of Arborfield provides local facilities including a shop/post office, public houses, and a restaurant. The market town of Wokingham with more extensive facilities lies 5 miles to the North East and the major commercial centre of Reading 6 miles to the North West. Communication links are plentiful with the M4 and M3 motorways a short drive away. Rail links to London Paddington from Reading (Crossrail from 2019) and London Waterloo from Wokingham are easily accessible. The property is within 6 miles of excellent local state, grammar and private schools, Reading University and the Royal Berkshire hospital. The surrounding countryside offers numerous footpaths and bridleways providing lovely walks.
Offered for the first time in over 35 years this delightful period detached cottage lies in an idyllic setting surrounded on all sides by open countryside. Believed to date from the 1700`s the property was converted into one house from three farmworkers cottages in the 1940`s. A haven of peace and tranquillity the property provides beautifully maintained accommodation with, on the ground floor, an impressive dining/reception hall, two further reception rooms, a modern fitted kitchen/breakfast room, cloakroom and utility room. On the first floor there is a master bedroom with shower cubicle, two further double bedrooms and a modern bathroom. On the top floor is an extra room which is accessed off bedroom three and currently used as a study but could be used as an occasional bedroom. The property enjoys great character with many exposed beams and fantastic views over either the landscaped grounds or surrounding countryside. Modern conveniences include gas central heating and double glazing.
The cottage is set on approximately two thirds of an acre of the most beautifully kept grounds we have had the privilege of seeing all enclosed by mature hedging and brick walls. Designed by the renowned David Stevens and maintained to a meticulous standard in their entirety. Approached via a circular driveway on the Eastern side there is ample parking which extends to both the front and rear of the property through wrought iron gates. The main garden lies on the Southerly side of the property and offers a generous formal lawn interspersed with mature flower and shrub borders. There are various seating areas located to maximise the owners enjoyment of the grounds throughout each day. Pathways wind through the garden which to one side has a screened produce area with fruit cages, apple trees and raised vegetable beds. Other noteworthy features include an octagonal garden room, excellent range of wood storage areas, built in BBQ with seating, boiler house, green house, two large timber garden sheds, compost area. There are two large single garages to the rear of the property. Each has double doors, power and light.
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