Drawing room | Dining room
Study | Cloakroom | Utility room
Master bedroom with en suite shower room
Guest bedroom with en suite bathroom
Three further double bedrooms
One bedroom self-contained annexe
Built in about 1908, Bracken House is a wonderful Edwardian family home set in pretty woodland surroundings. The accommodation is well proportioned with high ceilings and large windows, with three excellent reception rooms all taking advantage of the garden views. At the centre of the house is a large kitchen/breakfast room. The Mark Wilkinson kitchen is fitted with a double range oven, integrated appliances and a mixture of painted and wooden cabinetry, set off with smart black granite worktops. Upstairs the dual aspect master bedroom is a generous size with an en suite shower room. There is also a large guest bedroom with en suite bathroom, three further double bedrooms and a family bathroom on this floor.
In addition there is a one bedroom single storey self-contained annexe which would be ideal as overflow accommodation for guests, or as living quarters for a granny, au pair or nanny.
Bracken House is situated in a quiet and secluded position off The Avenue close to Chapel Row in the parish of Bucklebury. Chapel Row has its own pub, café and interior design shop, and the neighbouring village of Stanford Dingley has a beautiful Saxon church and two public houses, The Old Boot which dates back to the 18th Century and The Bull dating back to the 15th Century. The village of Bucklebury lies just a short distance away with a primary school, parish church, and acres of common land, owned by The Bucklebury Estate.
Pangbourne is about 6 miles away and provides a wider range of local facilities including a rail link to London, Paddington within the hour.
The more comprehensive amenities of Reading and Newbury are 8 and 10 miles respectively. The M4 (J12) is just 6 miles away and provides excellent vehicular access to London, its airports and the motorway network.
The local area is well served by an excellent range of schooling, including Bradfield Primary School, Elstree Preparatory School, St Andrews Preparatory School, Bradfield College and Pangbourne College. There are also recreational facilities for all requirements and the surrounding countryside is renowned for its walks and rides.
Located in a secluded and peaceful spot but not isolated, the house is approached through an electric wooden gate onto a gravel driveway where there is ample parking for cars. The garden and grounds are well maintained and private, mainly laid to lawn with mature trees and shrubs and some fruit trees. A lovely terrace runs along the back of the house which leads down to the swimming pool. There is also a little summer house on one boundary. The annexe is located on the other side of the driveway and has its own area of lawn with a fantastic vegetable garden behind it, together with the greenhouse and garden sheds.