THE OLD BAKERY
YATTENDON - BERKSHIRE
*NEWBURY – 9 miles * READING – 10 miles * PANGBOURNE on THAMES – 5 miles
* THEALE – 6 miles * M4 at THEALE (Junction 12) – 7 miles at CHIEVELEY (Junction 13) 6 ½ miles
Beautifully presented and spacious Old Bakery. The property offers a wealth of character and good spacious rooms and benefits from being recently renovated throughout.
Master Bedroom with ensuite Bathroom
3 Further bedrooms and store room
Off Road Parking at the rear
Oil Central Heating
Situated on the North side of the Pang Valley,lies the small unspoilt Hamlet of Burnt Hill boasting an historic Methodist Chapel, surrounded by attractive countryside and woodland largely owned by the Yattendon Estate and in a designated “AONB”, where the planners' current policy is to restrict and control any obtrusive development wherever possible.
Approximately 1 mile to the west is the highly regarded village of Yattendon, which has changed little over the years and is also set in delightful wooded countryside on the fringe of the Berkshire Downlands close to the River Pang which lies on the Hermitage side of the village. Yattendon has a range of shops including a Post Office stores, hairdresser, West Berks Brewery shop, a high class butcher and the historic Royal Oak, a renowned country house hotel and restaurant which overlooks the village square.
There are many notable period houses and a fine Parish Church dating from 1450.
Bradfield College a leading Public School, situated some 3 miles away, has an excellent modern sports and leisure complex, which is available for the public to use by subscription with facilities including heated indoor swimming pool, badminton, gymnasium, body conditioning and aerobics, and tennis courts. The college now boasts a superb 9-hole golf course, which is also available for use by local residents.
In the local area are a first class range of schools, both state and private, including 3 prep schools, a highly regarded Church of England primary school in Yattendon and the successful Downs Secondary School at Compton, which now has a VI form.
A local bus route provides services to Newbury, Pangbourne and Reading.
The Yattendon Estate is a successfully private Farming Company, established before W.W.II by Lord Iliffe and which has had a considerable stabilising influence on the local community by minimising the impact of any intrusive modern development and with their policy of careful restoration.
The avoidance of radical changes to the local environment has considerably enhanced the enjoyment of this largely unchanged rural area creating the perfect retreat from the hustle and bustle of city life. In the local area there are many fine ‘olde worlde' pubs, inns and hotels, many having enviable reputations for fine cuisine.
The accomodation comprises of a good size Reception hall with space for occasional furniture. All principle rooms are approached via the Reception hall. The Kitchen/Dining area is of good proportions with well fitted units and a dual aspect. The family room at the front of the property is spacious offering good additional living space. The Drawing room has great character and overlooks the lovely large rear garden. A log burning stove is tucked away in a cosy corner of the room. There is another reception room off the drawing room giving more living space and a possibility of being a study/ playroom or TV room as it is currently used. On the other side of the kitchen is a good size boot room giving good storage. There is also an external door from this useful room to the parking area at the rear. There is a seperate utlilty room with plumbing for all relevant appliances. A Cloakroom is also in this area of the house giving a downstairs toilet with sink on the ground floor. From the reception hall the stairs go up to the spacious first floor landing. The master bedroom bedroom enjoys a dual aspect and a fabulously spacious ensuite bathroom. Bedroom 2 is of a good size and benefits from a store room which can be used as additional living space. Bedroom 3 is again a good size and Bedroom 4 is a large single/small bedroom. The family bathroom has good facilities.
EPC Rating E
Local Authority: West Berkshire District Council – Telephone: 01635 42400
From our office in Goring, proceed to the traffic lights at Streatey and turn left. Take the next right turning into Hook End Lane, continue on this road to Upper Basildon. Continue over the crossroads at Upper Basildon and out of the village to the T junction at the end. Turn left and immediatley right and right again. Continue into Yattendon Village. The Old Bakery is found on the left hand side opposite the Village hall. Parking can be found at the rear of the property or opposite in the Village hall car park.
Strictly by appointment through Warmingham & Co