5 bedroom detached house for saleSandford Lane, Hurst, Berkshire, RG5
This beautifully presented home has flexible accommodation arranged over three floors, offering a contemporary style, complimenting the period features within the building. Many rooms enjoy lovely views of the gardens and river Loddon flowing past the house, offering a bright and airy feel. The bespoke hand-made kitchen opens out into a large dining area which leads out to a large balcony over-looking the mill pool. The living room is adjacent and features a large brick fireplace and floor to ceiling Georgian paned window and door leading to the balcony. A utility room and guest cloak room complete the ground floor. On the first floor are 4 generous bedrooms, one of which has a ensuite bathroom with roll top bath, and another has a balcony overlooking the river and gardens. The family bathroom serves this and two other rooms. Up a further flight of stairs to a master bedroom suite with vaulted ceilings and a small balcony, plus numerous fitted wardrobes and a full bathroom with separate shower cubicle off the landing.
You head outside from the ground floor onto a balcony with waist height balustrading and hand rail which stretches across the back of the property over hanging the mill pond below (fishes often visible). This continues around to one side with steps down to wide area of lawn with a variety of specimen trees planted across and leads down to a point where the mill pond meets the Loddon. From this point a rope bridge takes you across to a further section of garden bordered on both sides by the river, again laid to lawn but with a large vegetable garden and timber storage shed. A set of double gates access Sandford land from this section.
At the front of the house is a further area of walled garden plus an attached 21’ x 15’10 garage and parking for 3 – 4 cars. The ground total just under 1 acre.
Mains connected gas, electric, water. Private drainage (shared with neighbouring properties - contribution towards running shared sewage plant approximately £200 per annum).
Energy Performance Certificate Band C (73)
Situated at the end of a private driveway off a country lane close to Dinton Pastures country park and offering good access to Twyford village (3 miles approximately) with its main line railway station offering fast connections to London Paddington (Crossrail from 2019) and variety of shops and local amenities including an excellent Waitrose supermarket. Also close by is the village of Hurst with its village shop/post office and bakery and the highly regarded The Dolphin independent school and St Nicholas' junior school. Woodley centre with its shopping precinct is within 1½ miles and with Reading town centre with its excellent shopping centre, entertainment facilities and mainline railway station is approximately 6 ½ miles distance. Access to the motorway network can be gained via the A329 at Winnersh (1½ miles) linking down to junction 10 of the M4 or back to Reading and Thames Valley Business Park (offices for Microsoft and Oracle amongst others). Other notable schools in the area include Bluecoats at Sonning, The Abbey, Leighton Park, St. Joseph’s College and Queen Anne’s, plus Kendrick School and Reading Grammar schools.
For those with sporting interest the local area offers excellent sporting and recreational facilities including golf at Sonning and Castle Royle, cricket and hockey at Sonning, tennis and sailing at Wargrave as with health clubs at Thames Valley Park and Castle Royle.
From our offices in the centre of Twyford village, proceed to the central traffic lights and continue straight over into Church Street and then onto the Waltham Road and after you cross over the railway, take the first turning right into Hurst Road. Follow this road past the railway station and then after about ¾ of a mile take the right fork into Lodge Road at Whistley Green. Follow the road round the left-hand bend and then continue for a further mile and through the S bends and into Davis Street. After about 200 yards take the right turn into Sandford Lane. Follow this road past the entrance to Dinton Pastures and over the narrow bridges. As you cross the last bridge you will see the Mill House on your right, turn right immediately after the house and park on the right.
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