Sitting room | Dining room
Family room | Snug
Cloakroom | Boot room Utility room
Master bedroom with en suite shower and bath
Three further double bedrooms
Garden in all about
Originally two cottages dating back to about 1800, the property has been extended over the years to create a spacious family home with excellent entertaining rooms on the ground floor and large bedrooms on the first floor. On entering the property the study can be found immediately on the right and the stairs lead up to the first floor. Further down the hall the sitting room and snug can be found with its impressive inglenook fireplace with exposed brick work and a wood burning stove. In addition there are also two doors leading to the garden. On the other side of the hallway is the dining room which has a set of bi-folding doors leading out to the terrace at the back of the house and wonderful views over the garden. The kitchen/breakfast room is adjacent and is fitted with smart cream painted cabinetry and black granite worktops. There is an electric Aga as well as a conventional oven and hob. Further down the hall is the family room with lovely large windows taking in the garden and at the end of the hall is the large utility room, boot room and cloakroom, as well as a back door.
By the front door, stairs rise to the first floor and the large spacious landing with fabulous views over the back garden. The main bedroom, which is triple aspect, is straight ahead and has a walk through to a generous en suite bathroom/shower room. There are also three further double bedrooms and a family bathroom on this floor.
Hilltop Cottage is approached down a secluded country lane flanked by heather and woodland, close to the village of Bucklebury which is mentioned in the Doomsday Book. Bucklebury is neatly positioned with good links to Newbury and Reading, and the close by hamlet of Upper Bucklebury which benefits from a general store, church, pub and primary school. Chapel Row is nearby, and has a well renowned gastropub, The Bladebone Inn, an interior design shop and the Blackbird café.
There is an excellent range of schooling in the area, both state and private. Of particular note are Bradfield College, Downe House, The Downs School, Brockhurst and Marlston House School and Elstree School.
The M4 (J12) is approximately 12 miles away and provides excellent vehicular access to London and its airports. Junction 13 is approximately 6 miles away and gives access to the West Country.
The area is well served with recreational pursuits, and the local countryside is renowned for its beautiful walks and rides.
The gardens and grounds are well laid out and planted with interesting specimen plants and trees. There is a wide terrace at the back of the house leading to a large circular lawn with planting on the edges. There is more lawn beyond and on one side of the garden there is a pretty pond with an extensive vegetable garden behind, separated by hedging and trained roses on rope swags. To the front of the house there is a gravel driveway with parking for up to four cars in front of the double garage. Behind the garage is the wood store.