28 BROAD LANE
UPPER BUCKLEBURY – WEST BERKSHIRE
*PANGBOURNE - 9 ó miles *GORING on THAMES - 14 miles
*THATCHAM - 2 miles *NEWBURY - 4 miles *M4 at Chieveley (J13) - 6 miles
*M4 at Theale (J12) - 7 ó miles *READING - 10 miles
(Distances and times approximate)
A charming semi-detached character cottage affording flexibly arranged 3 bedroom accommodation beautifully presented with a wealth of character features throughout, enhanced and improved by the current owners. Set in a large West facing garden with attached garage and private driveway to the front, with further potential for enlargement subject to relevant planning permissions.
Sitting Room with wood-burning stove
Dining Room with fireplace
Large West facing Rear Garden
Private Gravelled Driveway
Upper Bucklebury is a popular village lying on the high ground above the Kennet Valley between Reading and Newbury bordering the ancient Bucklebury Common which provides a delightful rural backcloth free from intrusive development and being a designated area of “Outstanding Natural Beauty” with an abundance of footpaths and bridleways stretching for miles through unspoilt countryside.
The village has a General Stores with Post Office, a petrol and repair Garage, an Inn providing good food, a village hall and recreation ground and a Church of England Primary School.
Located nearby is Thatcham, which having grown considerably over the past 20 years or so is now a small town offering an excellent range of shops and facilities including a mainline station with excellent commuter services to Reading and up to London (Paddington). The village also has good road communications with easy access to Reading, Newbury, the M4 at either junctions 12 or 13 the latter connecting with the fast A34 linking Southampton with Oxford and the Midlands.
Believed to have originally been the local village Bakery, the cottage has grown over the years to form a delightful home, full of charm and character features, much improved and enhanced by the current owners by the addition of new wooden windows, oak doors and flooring, and a new kitchen & bathroom. The front door opens into a brilliant Entrance Porch/Boot Room, and on into the lovely Sitting Room with oak floors and wood burning stove set in an attractive brick fireplace. The oak floors continue into the Dining Room, with timbered ceiling and feature fireplace. Across the rear of the cottage is the Kitchen/Breakfast Room, overlooking the garden and an Inner Hallway with door to the garage, Utility/Cloakroom and stairs to the first floor. Upstairs are 3 Bedrooms all leading off a central landing, and a large family Bathroom with freestanding bath and separate shower.
NB: Planning permission (now lapsed) has previously been obtained for a 2 storey side extension.
Across the frontage to the property is a low white picket fence, enclosing an attractively planted mature front garden featuring a variety of colourful shrubs. To the right hand side the frontage opens up to a private gravelled driveway affording off road parking for 2 cars, and leading to the attached garage providing additional parking and storage space.
To the rear, the sizable garden enjoys a Westerly aspect, with lawns flanked by attractive flower borders and a new decked terrace ideal for outside dining and entertaining. A gravelled pathway leads down to the rear of the garden where there is a useful covered timber store, and working area with raised beds perfect for a vegetable garden.
Services: Mains water, electricity and drainage are connected. Central heating and hot water from oil fired boiler.
Council Tax: TBC
Postcode: RG7 6QJ
Energy Efficiency Rating: F / 35
Local Authority: West Berkshire District Council – Telephone: 01635 42400
From our offices in the centre of Goring turn left and proceed down the High Street, proceed across the river bridge and up to the top of Streatley High Street where at the traffic lights, turn left for Pangbourne. On reaching Pangbourne continue straight across at the mini roundabout at the junction with the High Street by the Elephant Hotel and leave the village by the Tidmarsh Road. Continue through Tidmarsh itself and after passing over the motorway take the next turning right signposted for Bradfield. Follow this road through Bradfield by the College and at the next junction by the War Memorial, bear right into the village of Bradfield Southend. After passing through the village and then along The Avenue, continue through the village of Chapel Row and carry on across the long straight common road until reaching Upper Bucklebury itself. Continue into the centre of the village where 28 Broad Lane will be found along on the right hand side, next to The Cottage public house.
Strictly by appointment through Warmingham & Co