Study | Dining room
Kitchen/family room | Games room
Utility room | Cloakroom | Cellar
Master bedroom suite
Four further double bedrooms, one with en suite shower
Double oak framed garage | Two store rooms | Wood store
Gardens, in all about 1.03 acres
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Pond House is a delightful Grade II listed Georgian property set in approximately one acre. The main part of the house dates from the late 17th century, with the Georgian facade added in the early 18th century. The front door opens into a lovely hall with stone flooring and doors leading to the charming drawing room and study on either side, one with open fireplace and one with a wood burning stove. The dining room is straight ahead and has solid oak floors and double doors leading to the outside. There is also access here to the full height cellar via a door in the floor. The kitchen/family room is adjacent and adds a stylish more contemporary feel to this end of the house. The kitchen is fitted with smart painted navy blue units, cream quartz work surfaces, a central island, fitted with an induction hob, and integrated Neff appliances. The family room is fitted with a run of units and a wine fridge and of particular note a specially designed built-in desk/modern work station, which can be cleverly concealed when not in use. A magnificent double sided wood burning stove sits centrally between these two spaces, and these rooms, as well as the dining room, are fitted with a Sonos sound system.
At the far end of the kitchen there is an existing porch bay which has planning permission to re-glaze with oak framing.
Planning reference number: P16/S3152/LB
From the front hall, stairs lead to the first floor and a galleried landing, where there are wonderful views of the garden and the village pond. The master bedroom suite, with dressing room and en suite bathroom, is at the far end of the house and takes full advantage of the views over the garden. Also on this floor there are four further double bedrooms, one with en suite shower room, and a family bathroom.
Pond House is situated on the edge of Kidmore End, a most picturesque village within South Oxfordshire. The village has a thriving community with its own public house, church, nursery school and highly regarded Church of England primary school.
Reading is the closest large town and has a train station serving London, Paddington in about 27 minutes and there is the added draw of Cross Rail due in 2019. Access to the M4 is via J8/9 (Henley-on-Thames) and J11 (Reading), and Heathrow Airport is a 45 minute drive away.
The area is also well served by an excellent range of schooling including Moulsford Preparatory School and Cranford House (Moulsford), Rupert House (Henley-on-Thames), Queen Anne's (Caversham), The Oratory (Whitchurch Hill) and Bradfield College (Bradfield), to name but a few.
The surrounding countryside is exceptional for walking and riding and the property is in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
The house is approached off a quiet lane through an electric five bar gate onto an expansive gravel driveway with ample parking. The gardens wrap around the house and are mainly laid to lawn with plenty of mature trees and hedges on the boundaries. The house overlooks a pond with ducks and a willow tree and in one corner, surrounded by a low brick and flint wall, is an orchard with mature fruit trees bearing apples, pears and plums. There is an open double timber garage and two stores with a wood store on the side. Planning permission has been granted to convert the interior part of the existing garden store/garage for residential use.
Planning reference number: P16/S1062/DIS
South Oxfordshire District Council www.southoxon.gov.uk
Prospective purchasers should make their own enquiries with the local planning authority.