Sitting room | Dining room
Study | Orangery
Cloakroom | Utility room
Master bedroom suite with en suite bathroom and dressing room
Three further double bedrooms with en suite
Double bedroom/family room
One bedroom annexe with open plan sitting room and kitchen/breakfast room
Garden, in all about 0.24 acre
Built in 2009 by the local renowned builder, John Wakefield, this stylish traditional family home is both light and spacious with large windows and high ceilings and offers excellent accommodation over three floors. The principal reception rooms all lead off the generous hallway, with doors leading out of both the sitting room and orangery onto the terrace at the rear of the house. Of particular note is the kitchen with its sleek and modern base and eyelevel units, an island and Silestone Blanco work surfaces. In addition to the integrated appliances, there are dual ovens and an induction hob.
On the first floor there is a very large landing with a picture window at one end, offering lovely views over the formal gardens at the front of the house. The impressive master bedroom suite is luxury itself with wonderful views overlooking the surrounding countryside at the back. A substantial dressing room and en suite bathroom lead off the bedroom. In addition on this floor there are two further en suite double bedrooms, and a large walk-in airing cupboard. Stairs lead up to the third floor to three large rooms currently arranged as a bedroom (with en suite), a family room and sitting room. This is flexible space and would be ideal as additional bedrooms or accommodation for a nanny or au pair.
On the ground floor leading off the far end of the hallway is the one bedroom annexe with its open plan living area and kitchen.
Protea House can be found in the very popular West Berkshire village of Upper Basildon within close proximity to the riverside village of Pangbourne. Upper Basildon itself has an active community and benefits from the popular Red Lion pub, local church and post office, and its own village hall and communal tennis courts.
The area is also well served by an excellent range of schooling, both state and private. Of particular note are Bradfield College, St Andrews Preparatory School, Pangbourne College, Downe House and The Oratory Preparatory School.
The M4 (J12) is approximately 6 miles away and provides excellent vehicular access to the West Country, London and its airports.
There are recreational facilities for all requirements, with nearby Bradfield College offering excellent sporting facilities available via membership, including a golf course, indoor sports complex and tennis centre. The surrounding countryside is renowned for its walking and riding.
Protea House occupies a quiet corner of Knappswood Close and is approached through electric wrought iron gates onto a gravel driveway with ample parking. There are pretty formal gardens at the front with box hedging, roses and olives, with attractive pleached hedging on two boundaries. There is access into the integral double garage via an electric up and over door, as well as a separate pedestrian door. The back gardens are delightful and very private with fabulous views from the post and rail fence at the end of the garden over the neighbouring fields and surrounding countryside. A lovely covered terrace meets the lawn and the boundaries are planted with mature shurbs and beech hedging.