THE TILED COTTAGE – ALDWORTH ROAD
UPPER BASILDON - BERKSHIRE
READING - 7 miles OXFORD - 19 miles
HENLEY on THAMES - 13 miles NEWBURY - 10 miles
M4 (J12) - 6 miles M40 (J6) - 15 miles HEATHROW - 40 miles
Mainline Railway Station to LONDON PADDINGTON within the hour – 2 miles
(Distances and times approximate)
Privately situated in delightful gardens & grounds of approximately ¼ of an acre, the property is idyllically situated near the village pub and primary school, yet also conveniently placed for Oxford, Reading, the M4 and mainline trains to London Paddington in under the hour.
An individual detached bungalow of good proportions having well-arranged accommodation including 3 bedrooms, one being a master bedroom with en-suite dressing room and bathroom, together with a good sized kitchen with oil fired Aga and two separate reception rooms.
Affording both an open plan yet traditional design, The Tiled Cottage is a delightful family home in a lovely location, with early viewing being highly recommended.
• A Delightful Family Home Affording Great Potential
• Sought After Downland Village Within Short Distance Of Mainline Railway Station To London Paddington & Scenic Riverside
• Covered Lobby
• Reception Hall
• Kitchen / Breakfast Room With Aga
• Sitting Room With Fireplace & Log Burner
• Dining Room
• Inner Hall
• Master Bedroom Suite With Dressing Room & En-Suite Bathroom
• 2 Further Bedrooms
• Family Bathroom
• In All Approximately 1,214 Sq Ft
• Detached Double Length Garage Of Approximately 310 Sq Ft
• Landscaped Gardens & Grounds Of Approximately ¼ Of An Acre
The village of Upper Basildon sits on the edge of the Berkshire Downlands in an area of ‘Outstanding Natural Beauty' with far reaching scenic countryside surrounding it on all sides.
The village itself offers a range of amenities including a parish church, community Post Office, highly regarded C of E primary school, and the Red Lion public house (recently voted one of the Independent newspaper's top 50 country pubs). There is a splendid modern village hall, which has become the centre for a variety of community sports and activities with its adjoining sports field and tennis courts. A local bus company runs a limited service from the village to Pangbourne on Thames, Reading, Streatley on Thames and Goring on Thames, where a mainline railway station with fast commuter services up to London (Paddington) in well under the hour (25 minutes from Reading) can be found, in addition to the pending Cross Rail from Reading leading up to The City.
Bradfield College, the well-known Public School located some three miles from Upper Basildon, has excellent leisure, fitness and sports facilities including a large indoor swimming pool all of which are available for use by members of the public. The facilities also include squash, badminton courts, tennis courts, hockey and a 9-hole golf course.
In addition to the Basildon C of E primary school, the area is also extremely well served by an excellent range of both state and private schooling, of particular note; Bradfield College, Pangbourne College, Downe House, Cranford House, Moulsford Preparatory, Abingdon Boys and The School of St Helen & Katherine.
The Tiled Cottage occupies a particularly attractive location fronting onto Aldworth Road, which runs along the southern edge of the village from the central green and at this point the road is bounded on the opposite side by open fields with far reaching views across to the North Hampshire Downs in the distance.
Built in the later 1950s, the bungalow is of traditional construction having red brick elevations under a pitched and gabled tile roof. In more recent years the property has been extended to the side and rear and considerably improved with a delightful kitchen / breakfast room, which boasts an Aga, 2 further reception rooms, and 3 bedrooms, one of which is a master bedroom suite with dressing room and en-suite bathroom.
Given the size and layout of both the property and grounds, there clearly remains great scope for further enlargement of the existing property, subject to the relevant permissions being obtained.
In addition to the superb location a further feature of the property are the gardens which have been carefully laid out and will appeal to gardening connoisseurs, with many varieties of specimen plants shrubs and trees which have all been combined to create a most attractive and secluded setting for the bungalow.
The property has a good frontage to Aldworth Road, enjoying an open aspect with fields opposite. Along the frontage is a neat, clipped box hedge with a splayed entrance having five-bar double gates, with brick piers on either side, opening onto a spacious drive and forecourt which leads up to the property and the garaging. The garden at the front flanks the drive mainly on the righthand side, with the main lawn flanked by well-established flower, shrub and herbaceous borders containing a variety of specimens and plants. In the corner of the front garden there is an aluminium framed Greenhouse.
At the rear of the property is a large, mature garden which is mainly lawned with interesting island beds, fruit areas, vegetable plot and a delightful pond with stone rockery. In the garden there are a variety of interesting specimen plants, flower and shrubs of great interest, and combine to give a protective and sheltered aspect. Formed in the corner of the building at the rear is a raised patio terrace.
Fronting onto the drive and forecourt is a detached double length garage of matching brick construction with pitched, tile roof, having an ‘up-and-over' entrance door, fitted light and power, and a side door.
Delightfully attractive, the gardens & grounds must be viewed to be fully appreciated and in total extend into approximately ¼ of an acre.
Services: Mains water, electricity and drainage are, we understand, connected to the property. Oil fired Aga provides cooking facilities and supplementary domestic hot water. An externally sited oil fired boiler supplies central heating and domestic hot water.
Energy Performance Rating: E / 44
Postcode: RG8 8NG
Local Authority: West Berkshire District Council - Tel: 01635 42400
From Warmingham & Co offices in the centre of Goring turn left and proceed down the High Street, across the river bridge and up to the top of Streatley High Street where at the traffic lights turn left signposted for Pangbourne. On reaching Lower Basildon in approximately 2 miles, turn right opposite the garage into Park Wall Lane. Follow this road up into the village of Upper Basildon. Continue along, whereby Park Wall Lane merges into Bethesda Street. At the end of Bethesda Street turn left at the T-junction into Aldworth Road and continue back down into the main part of the village. Just before reaching a small crossroads and the Red Lion public house, The Tiled Cottage will be found off on the left hand side approximately 200 yards before the crossroads.
Strictly by appointment through Warmingham & Co Estate Agents & Valuers.