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4 bedroom detached house for sale

The Cottage, Reading, RG7


Property Description

Key features

  • Lovely quite location, countryside views, south facing.
  • 1.75 acre site - including a 1.5 acre paddock.
  • Quick rail transport links into London
  • Rural but not isolated with two close villages
  • Permission for 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom lovely countryside home, with 4 bay garage.
  • Fabulous self build opportunity

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Self build opportunity in a lovely rural location to build a beautiful countryside house with four bedrooms, a separate outside office, a four bay detached garage with a 0.25 acre garden and a 1.5 acre paddock. Totalling residential area of 259 sqm / 2,788 sqft (excluding 4 bay garage).

Proposed house:

- Downstairs: Living room with fireplace, large kitchen with fire place & pantry, utility room and downstairs toilet.

- Upstairs: Four bedrooms and two bathrooms.

- Separate outside office: 18 sqm / 194 sqft.

- Detached Garage: Two enclosed bays and attached covered area to park two additional cars.

- Approximately: 0.25 acres of garden, 1.5 acres of paddock land. 


Local information and location:

Although rural, White House Green is not isolated, consisting of 8 properties and two nearby villages of Burghfield and Theale. The site is located along a private gravel track and has one close neighbour. The property is south facing and quite. There is a pub within walking distance, along footpaths.



Easy access to the M4 at Junction 12 (5 minute drive away).

Easy access to Theale railway station (which is less than 5 minutes via car) direct trains go to London Paddington via Reading (45 minutes to London Paddington from Theale).

Reading Crossrail allowing direct access to the City, Canary Wharf, the West End and Heathrow from 2019.


Two near buy villages Burghfield and Theale. The area of Burghfield comprises Burghfield Common and Burghfield Village and is located within West Berkshire. There is a range of schooling from playgroups to secondary education (The Willink School) and a range of facilities including village stores, green grocers, pet shop, bakery, chemist, health centre, vet, churches, post office, village hall, garages, recreation grounds and leisure centre with swimming pool and gym. Theale has a range of local shops and there is easy access to some main supermarkets. The area also boasts a variety of woodland walks, bridle paths and there are numerous country pubs within a few miles drive. There is good commutable access to the nearby towns of Reading, Newbury and Basingstoke and motorway networks M4 and M3. 


Full Planning consent can be viewed online at West Berkshire Council's website. Search for planning application Ref. No 14/00447/FUL (current as work on garage foundations started).

Planning link:

Existing house on the plot: There is an existing house on the site, which is a small two bedroom timber framed property, with brick panel infill. The house is old and has character. Upstairs: Two bedrooms (one single) with a bathroom. Downstairs a living room and a kitchen. It offers interesting potential for someone who wants to combine character old with new, rather than rebuild. Planning permission is no replace the old house with a new replacement dwelling.


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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
07 June 2018

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