* Reception hall
* Open plan sitting room, dining room and kitchen/breakfast room
* Dining Room/Sitting Room
* Family room/Study/Bed 6
* Second study/snug at mezzanine level
* Conservatory | Utility/boot room | Cloakroom
* Master bedroom suite with dressing room and bathroom
* Guest bedroom with en suite shower room
* Double bedroom, Single bedroom. Two family bathrooms. Potential 6 beds.
* EPC rating D
This very pretty period cottage has historic connections dating back to the 16th Century with the Monks of Reading Abbey who travelled to Bere Court during the summer months and used the Cottage and its grounds as a walled garden. Most recently it has been extensively renovated and refurbished by the current owners and now presents as a light and contemporary family home with pretty brick and flint elevations. A spacious central entrance hall leads you into the property with a large dining/sitting room and study/bedroom 6 straight ahead, each with an open fireplace. From the hall on the left a few steps take you down into the wonderful vaulted open plan living space which has a sitting room with woodburning stove, a dining room and a kitchen breakfast room at the far end. The kitchen has painted Shaker cabinetry with white marbled composite worktops and a large central island/breakfast bar. Behind the kitchen stairs lead up to a mezzanine level which would be ideal as a snug or study space. There is also a very large utility/boot room at this end of the house. There are three sets of double doors on each side of the open plan area allowing access onto the terraces at the back and front. On the other side of the hallway is a conservatory providing a glazed link to the other end of the house where there is a smaller rear hallway leading into a large sitting room/bedroom and stairs up to another large double bedroom with en suite shower room.
From the central hallway, the main stairs lead up to a landing which has a lantern light allowing in a wealth of natural light. The principal bedroom suite, two further bedrooms and a family bathroom all lead off the landing.
The Cottage lies in a tranquil setting down a quiet tree lined private driveway (shared access) close to the village of Pangbourne which is only a few miles away. Pangbourne offers an array of shops, including an organic shop, a specialist delicatessen and cheese shop, as well as restaurants and pubs. There is also a mainline rail service to London. The more comprehensive amenities of Reading are just 8 miles away and the M4 (J12) is about 5 miles away and provides access to the West Country, London and its airports. The area is well served by a first class range of schooling including Pangbourne College, Bradfield College, Downe House, The Oratory and St Andrews School. There are recreational facilities for all requirements including Streatley Golf Course, racing at Newbury and swimming, tennis and training facilities at Bradfield College via membership. The local countryside is renowned for its beautiful walks and rides.
The house is accessed from a quiet tree lined private drive and entrance is through two five bar wooden gates onto a gravel driveway leading up to the front of the house. There is ample space to park several cars to one side. The majority of the garden is to the front of the property with a large area of lawn leading into woodland. Also at the front there is a wide terrace with pretty planting which leads out from the sitting room and dining room. The lawn wraps around the back of the house where there is a further terrace also accessed from the open plan living space. Along this boundary there is a very attractive brick and flint wall. The grounds extend in all to about 21.4 acres in all and are principally made up of about 4 acres of woodland, 16 acres of fields with the rest laid out to garden.