ALDWORTH – BERKSHIRE
Goring (London Paddington within the hour) 2 ½ miles - Streatley High Street/River 2 miles Pangbourne 3 miles - Reading 8 miles (London Paddington 27 minutes) - M4 (Junction 12) 8 miles - Henley on Thames 14 miles - Newbury 12 miles - Oxford 18 miles -
Description of Property
A 4 bedroom detached property with good living space and lovely garden surrounding it. The property is owned by the Yattendon Estate and is located on the outskirts of this small rural village. Easy access for Newbury, Reading and the M4.
Entrance Hall/Study Area
Dining Room with log burner
Living Room with open fireplace
3 Double Bedrooms
1 Single Bedroom
Bathroom with Bath and Separate Shower
Aldworth is a small and much prized rural village lying high up on the Berkshire Downs approximately 600ft above sea level, close to the ancient Ridgeway Path and in a designated “Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty'. The village, is historically linked to agriculture and farming and this way of life still continues today thus retaining its unspoilt charm and character with there having been little intrusive development.
There are two well-respected local Inns namely “The Bell” in the village square and the thatched “Four Points” as well as a notable church, St Mary's, which dates from the 12th century and is well worth visiting to see the 14th century monuments to the De La Beche family, known as the Aldworth Giants. There is a cricket field by the newly built Village Hall, the latter providing numerous social and community activities.
Located just off the B4009 road to Newbury and only a 5 minute drive from Streatley / Goring on Thames where there are good shopping facilities and amenities including a mainline station providing fast commuter services up to London ( Paddington ) in under the hour.
The village also has good road communications for the major centres of Newbury, Reading, Oxford and the M4 motorway at Junctions 12 ( Theale ) or 13 ( Chieveley ). The A.34 at East Ilsley linking the South Coast with the Midlands is also within a short drive.
N.B. Crossrail services are scheduled to be commencing from Reading in approx. 2019 which together with the electrifying of the line will significantly improve travelling times to central London destinations.
Blackwood House is a detached period property on the outskirts of the village of Aldworth offering lovely views of the countryside. The front door leads into a porch area, then into the spacious entrance hall which could be a useful study or office area and with doors to all the downstairs rooms. The utility room leads off to the left with a cloakroom separate. The kitchen is fully fitted and has a breakfast bar separating the dining room. The dining room is spacious and has a wood-burner as well as door leading to the staircase. The living room has an open fire place and ample room for 2 sofas.
Upstairs there are 4 bedrooms, all offering stunning views of the surrounding countryside. There is a white bathroom suite which has a bath and separate shower cubicle.
The property is surrounded by garden and fields beyond. On approaching the property, there is a wooden garage with parking in front for 2 cars. The gardens are mostly laid to lawn with a patio area.
Services: Oil central heating and mains electric. Septic tank drainage
Council Tax: E
Postcode: RG8 8SA
Energy Efficiency Rating: D
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 crossing over the river bridge and continue up to the top of the High Street where at the traffic lights proceed straight across on to the B4009 to Newbury. Continue on this road for a further 2½ miles and on reaching Aldworth turn left opposite Bell Lane onto Reading Road (Signposted Upper Basildon and Pangbourne). Continue on this road and Blackwood House will be found on the left hand side in about 2 miles (your SatNav may try and take you down to the right, but stay on the road)
Strictly by appointment through Warmingham & Co
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