THE LAVENDER HOUSE
BRADFIELD SOUTHEND – WEST BERKSHIRE
* Streatley/Goring on Thames - 9 miles *Theale - 3 miles *Reading - 8 miles
*Pangbourne on Thames - 5.5 miles *Thatcham - 6 miles *Newbury - 9 miles
*M4 at Theale (J12) - 5 miles, at Chieveley ( J13 ) - 9 miles
(All measurements & distances are approximate.)
Situated in an attractive & quiet village setting within a few minutes' walk of the highly revered village primary school, village amenities, and just a short drive to a mainline railway station providing access to London Paddington in under the hour.
A traditional detached 4 bedroom family home of impressive proportions set in mature lawned gardens & grounds of over ¼ acre, with gated driveway attached double garage, and further potential for expansion subject to relevant permissions.
Impressive family sized accommodation of approximately 2,374 sq ft
Sitting Room with Fireplace
Master Suite with Dressing Area & Bathroom
3 Further Double Bedrooms
Private & Mature Grounds of approximately 0.26 acres
Double Garage with lapsed permission for room above
Gated Driveway & Forecourt
Timber Storage Shed
The village of Bradfield Southend lies on the high ground above the valley of which the Pang chalk stream runs through on its way to the River Thames at Pangbourne. Historically the original settlement in the lower valley dates back to the 7th Century established by the Saxons, later mentioned in the Domesday Book instigated by William The Conqueror in 1086 when the local Manor past into Norman ownership. During the Civil War Cromwell's Parliamentarian Army stationed a Troop of Horse under Colonel Tutt close to the village just prior to the second battle of Newbury in 1644. Since the 2nd World War, Bradfield Southend has become a larger village settlement being predominately residential.
In the centre there is a village hall with an adjoining sports field and tennis courts, 2 repair garages, Church of England Primary School, St Peters Pre-School, Montessori Nursery School and Post Office/General Stores. There is also a good local Pub serving food and in the immediate local area are several notable Berkshire villages including Tutts Clump, Stanford Dingley and Bucklebury.
Nearby is the scenic Bucklebury Common with its abundance of ancient footpaths and bridleways and an avenue of oaks reputedly planted by Charles I. The River Thames at Pangbourne is also close by with this stretch of the river being immortalised by Kenneth Grahams book ‘Wind In The Willows'. The village is very conveniently located, being easily accessible by road to Newbury, Reading and the M4.
The larger villages of Theale and Pangbourne both provide a wide range of everyday shopping facilities, with other amenities including banks and mainline stations the later having fast commuter services via Reading up to London (Paddington) in well under the hour. The village is also on a local bus route for Newbury and Reading. The nearest large Supermarket will be found at Calcot, approximately 4 miles away.
In the local area there are a number of schools, both state and independent, with excellent reputations such as Kennet School at Thatcham, The Downs School in Compton and Theale Green, all with bus services from the village.
Private schools in the area include Bradfield College, Pangbourne College, Elstree, Brockhurst, St Andrews and Downe House. Bradfield College, located approximately 1 mile to the East, is a highly regarded Public School boasting a modern Sports and Leisure Centre including an indoor swimming pool and a tennis court complex. All these facilities are available for public use. Additionally the College has a magnificent 9-hole golf course, set in the beautiful undulating countryside of the Pang Valley, which again are available for use by ‘Friends of Bradfield'.
The Lavender House is an individual detached house built in 1996, affording particularly spacious and well appointed family size accommodation of approximately 2,374 sq ft, with further potential to expand if required.
To the ground floor is a Cloakroom, Study/Family Room, Kitchen/Breakfast Room, Utility Room with outside door, Dining Room leading onto the garden and large Sitting Room with working fireplace, all leading off a lovely spacious central Reception Hall with in-built storage. An internal door provides access to the double garage, which has lapsed planning permission for the creation of a room above.
On the first floor is a fantastic galleried landing, Master Suite overlooking the garden with Dressing area & Bathroom, three further Double Bedrooms all with fitted wardrobes, and a family Bathroom with separate shower. There is further potential to convert the attic space, subject to the relevant permissions.
Privately approached off Cock Lane, the property sits behind timber five bar gates and mature hedging to the frontage, opening onto a brick pavior driveway providing parking space for numerous cars and leading up to the integral double garage. Side access to the rear can be gained via timber pedestrian gates.
All principle reception rooms lead on to the generous gardens and grounds, being an extremely attractive feature of the property, amounting to over ¼ of an acre in total and enjoying a particularly secluded rural aspect. Mainly laid to lawn with leylandii hedging to the western boundary affording excellent privacy and a post and rail boundary along the rear, adjoining a lightly wooded area. Close-boarded fencing runs along the eastern boundary along with a variety of evergreen shrubs adding interest. Leading off the Dining Room & Sitting Room is a large wide flagged terrace, providing the perfect spot for ‘al-fresco' dining and entertaining. Around the side of the house is a useful further courtyard area with timber storage shed.
Services: Mains water, electricity and drainage are connected. Central heating and hot water from oil fired boiler.
Council Tax: G
Postcode: RG7 6HR
Energy Efficiency Rating: E / 54
Local Authority: West Berkshire District Council – Telephone: 01635 42400
From Goring proceed down the High Street go across the River Bridge and continue up to the top of Streatley High Street. At the traffic lights bear left for Pangbourne. On reaching Pangbourne carry on straight over at the mini roundabout at the junction with the High Street by The Elephant Hotel and leave the village on the Tidmarsh Road and continue easterly passing through Tidmarsh. After going over the M4 take the next turning right signposted for Bradfield. On reaching Bradfield College continue straight on and in a further 3⁄4 of a mile bear right at the War Memorial junction for Bradfield Southend. On entering the village turn right before the Queens Head Public House into Cock Lane, and Lavender House will be the second property along on the right hand side.
Strictly by appointment through Warmingham & Co