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7 bed Detached House


The Red House, The Street, Aldermaston, Reading, Berkshire


Built in about 1810, The Red House is a
wonderful period family home retaining
many original features including high ceilings,
large sash windows and open fireplaces. The
entrance porch welcomes you into the hallway,
with traditional black and white tiles, and runs
the length of the house to a large window at
the end overlooking the garden, with a side
door leading out to the terrace. The drawing
room and dining room are inter-connecting and
make a fabulous entertaining space, with open
fireplaces, wooden floors and large windows
taking full advantage of the garden. At the end
of the hallway, on the left steps lead down to
the sleek and contemporary kitchen which is
fitted with pale grey modern cabinets and an
Everhot range oven.
A large sky light is positioned over the island
allowing in an abundance of light and there
are double doors on one side leading out to
an enclosed garden. On the other side of the
kitchen there is another door leading out to the
courtyard and access to an office.
In the main hall there is a secondary side
entrance and access from here down to the
cellar. Stairs also lead up to the first floor where
the master bedroom suite, with dressing room
and bathroom can be found. There are also two
further double bedrooms, a family bathroom,
separate WC and a shower room on this floor.
A second staircase takes you up to the top floor
where there are four further bedrooms and two
bathrooms. This space is extremely versatile
and can either be used as overflow guest
accommodation or would be ideal for a nanny/
au pair, or indeed a home office, games room or

The Red House sits in the centre of the village
of Aldermaston; a thriving village with a
strong community and an excellent range of
local facilities including a village store, a wellregarded
primary school, The Hinds Head pub,
hotel and restaurant and a hairdresser. There is
also a train station serving London, Paddington
within the hour. The nearby villages of Theale
and Tadley have a more comprehensive range
of day to day facilities. The larger centres of
Reading, Newbury and Basingstoke provide a
full range of amenities. The M4 (J12) is six miles
away and provides access to the West Country,
London and its airports. The range of schooling
available in the area, both state and private, is
second to none, with The Cedars School in the
village rated Ofsted Outstanding. Of particular
note in the area are Elstree Preparatory School,
Bradfield College, Pangbourne College, Downe
House and St Andrews Preparatory School. The
surrounding countryside is renowned for its
beautiful walks and rides.

The house is approached off The Street through
two smart red gates onto a gravel driveway
where there is plenty of parking. The gardens
are well screened and private and lie behind
high hedges, accessed through a pedestrian
gate. There is a large expanse of level lawn,
interspersed with mature trees and shrubs and
some herbaceous beds. In one corner there are
caged vegetable beds and some fruit trees.
On the other side of the garden is the swimming
pool and pool house which sits behind a mature
holly hedge accessed through an archway from
the main garden. A pleached beech hedge
separates the pool area and the sheltered
garden and terrace which lead out from the
kitchen/breakfast room. The garden boasts
some lovely plants including a wonderful
wisteria on the side elevation overlooking the
main garden.
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Strutt & Parker

Strutt & Parker

1 High Street