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6 bed Detached House


Beechwood, Upper Basildon, RG8



READING - 7 miles OXFORD - 19 miles
HENLEY on THAMES - 13 miles NEWBURY - 10 miles
M4 (J12) - 6 miles M40 (J6) - 15 miles HEATHROW - 40 miles
Mainline Railway Station to LONDON PADDINGTON within the hour – 2 miles
(Distances and times approximate)

Privately situated in delightful southerly gardens & grounds of approximately 0.35 of an acre, the property is idyllically situated within this highly regarded village which lies on the edge of the Berkshire Downlands in an area of ‘Outstanding Natural Beauty', conveniently placed for Oxford, Reading, the M4 and mainline trains to London Paddington in under the hour.

A delightful chalet style property of most generous proportions, extending to approximately 2,722 sq ft, with 5/6 bedroom, 3 bathroom, and 3 reception room accommodation, affording great flexibility, and benefitting from planning permission to further enlarge and adapt the existing property with detached garage and studio, extending in all to approximately 4,400 sq ft.

A rare opportunity indeed, early viewing is highly recommended.

• Sought After Downland Village Within Short Distance Of Mainline Railway Station To London Paddington & Scenic Riverside

• Covered Entrance
• Reception Hall

• Kitchen / Breakfast Room
• Utility Room
• Laundry Room
• Workshop & Stores
• Sitting Room
• Dining Room

• Inner Hall
• Master Bedroom With En-Suite Bathroom
• 3 Further Bedrooms
• Family Bathroom

• Landing
• 2 Further Bedrooms
• Attic / Tank Room
• Family Bathroom

• In All Approximately 2,722 Sq Ft

• Mature Gardens & Grounds Of Approximately 0.35 Of An Acre

• Planning Permission To Enlarge & Adapt The Existing Property With Separate Garage & Studio

The village of Upper Basildon sits on the edge of the Berkshire Downlands in an area of ‘Outstanding Natural Beauty' with far reaching scenic countryside surrounding it on all sides.

The village itself offers a range of amenities including a parish church, community Post Office, highly regarded C of E primary school, and the Red Lion public house (recently voted one of the Independent newspaper's top 50 country pubs). There is a splendid modern village hall, which has become the centre for a variety of community sports and activities with its adjoining sports field and tennis courts. A local bus company runs a limited service from the village to Pangbourne on Thames, Reading, Streatley on Thames and Goring on Thames, where a mainline railway station with fast commuter services up to London (Paddington) in well under the hour (25 minutes from Reading) can be found, in addition to the pending Cross Rail from Reading leading up to The City.

Bradfield College, the well-known Public School located some three miles from Upper Basildon, has excellent leisure, fitness and sports facilities including a large indoor swimming pool all of which are available for use by members of the public. The facilities also include squash, badminton courts, tennis courts, hockey and a 9-hole golf course.

In addition to the Basildon C of E primary school, the area is also extremely well served by an excellent range of both state and private schooling, of particular note; Bradfield College, Pangbourne College, Downe House, Cranford House, Moulsford Preparatory, Abingdon Boys and The School of St Helen & Katherine.

A simply delightful and spacious property, set in stunning mature gardens and grounds, the property extends in total to approximately 2,722 sq ft. Beechwood originally dates from the early 1960's, having been built in the grounds of the old Pippins Orchard.

The property was extended circa 1986 to form an attractive ‘L' shape chalet style building with first floor accommodation, benefiting from a southerly aspect over the extensive lawned gardens. The property lends itself to most flexible living, with the 5/6 bedroom, 3 bathroom, and 3 reception room accommodation being entirely adaptable for more open plan living should that be desired.

More recently, the current owners, have obtained planning permission to enlarge and adapt the existing property, with the addition of a detached garage and studio, extending in all to approximately 4,400 sq ft.

A simply wonderful opportunity afforded, early viewing is advised.

The property is approached over a private gravelled lane which leads off Park Wall Lane adjacent to the Village Hall, tennis courts and sports field. The long driveway extends along the western boundary which is screened by a mature beech hedge and widens just in front of the detached double Garage. The property has been laid out in an L-shape and the principal rooms overlook the lawned garden and grounds, which have been attractively laid out with borders containing a variety of colourful species, specimen shrubs as well as a wide range of mature trees.

The gardens provide a particularly private and secluded setting, benefiting from the southerly aspect throughout the day. Across the two front sides of the property are raised flagged terraces with low brick retaining walls which are ideally suited for alfresco dining and entertaining. Whilst to the rear of the property, there is a further sizeable area of garden fully enclosed with tree lined boundaries.

Delightfully attractive, the gardens & grounds must be viewed to be fully appreciated and in total extend into approximately 0.35 of an acre.

Services: Mains electricity, water, and drainage are connected to the property. Oil fired central heating and hot water.

Energy Performance Rating: E / 51

Postcode: RG8 8NE

Local Authority: West Berkshire District Council - Tel: 01635 42400

From Warmingham & Co offices in the centre of Goring turn left and proceed down the High Street, across the river bridge and up to the top of Streatley High Street where at the traffic lights turn left signposted for Pangbourne. On reaching Lower Basildon in approximately 2 miles, turn right opposite the garage into Park Wall Lane. Follow this road up into the village of Upper Basildon, and just before Park Wall Lane merges with Bethesda Street, the initially shared driveway will be found off on the right hand side.

Strictly by appointment through Warmingham & Co Estate Agents & Valuers.
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