Cloakroom | Utility room
Garden and parking
This delightful period cottage has recently been sympathetically refurbished by the current owners and presents beautifully with many original features. The entrance porch leads straight into the large sitting room with solid oak flooring, exposed beams and a wood burning stove with brick surround. The dining room is adjacent, also with exposed beams. Beyond the sitting room is the bespoke oak frame kitchen and breakfast room, fitted with smart cream painted cabinetry and a combination of granite and wooden work surfaces and a range oven. There is also a wood burning stove in a recessed brick fireplace with timber mantel above and underfloor heating.
Upstairs there are two double bedrooms, a single bedroom and a family bathroom, and a further staircase leads up to the top floor where there is large room with two Velux windows, currently used as a study but could easily be used as an additional bedroom.
Blue Ridge Cottage sits in a prime position in the centre of the village within walking distance of the primary school, recreation ground and The Six Bells public house. The adjacent village of Bradfield Southend provides a further primary school, community run village store and post office, and gastro pub, The Queens Head. Theale is about 4 miles away and provides a further range of facilities including a commuter train to London, Paddington within the hour. Reading and Newbury are the closest large towns offer a comprehensive range of amenities including shops, restaurants, theatres and sporting facilities. Reading offers the added draw of Crossrail in 2019.
The range of schooling in the area, both state and private is excellent, including the Kennet School, Bradfield College, Downe House, Elstree Preparatory School and St Andrews Preparatory School. There are a variety of recreational pursuits available in the area and the surrounding countryside is renowned for its walking and riding.
Access to the garden is through the back door from the breakfast room. The garden is mainly laid to lawn with pretty planting on the boundaries and a patio area for entertaining. In addition there is a garden shed and log store, with gated access to the front of the house. The property comes with one parking space directly in front of the house and two additional spaces on the opposite side of the road.