Beautiful Grade II listed house
In all about 5.27 acres
Long tree lined drive
Heated swimming pool
Fishermans Lodge is an impressive and attractive Grade II listed house which originally dates from the 17th Century, with later additions made during the 18th and 20th Centuries. It is of rendered brick construction and has many beautiful period architectural features including a battlemented gable end, exposed timbers, sunken quatrefoil panels, and 'Gothick' doorcase to name a few - all of which give the property enormous character. The house was featured by Niklaus Pevsner in his book 'The Buildings of England: Berkshire' (1966) and was originally the lodge house to Padworth House and extended to accommodate lunch parties which came to fish on the estate. The impressive double vaulted drawing room was built specifically for this purpose.
There are five reception rooms including the aforementioned drawing room and including sitting room, 24ft dining room, study and sun room. The kitchen/ breakfast room has timber beams overhead, and is fitted with traditional farmhouse style wooden units to base and eye level, along with a range cooker. The sun room adjoins the kitchen and has a south-west facing aspect while French doors open from the breakfast room onto the terrace and swimming pool.
Upstairs there are three double bedrooms, including the master with its dual aspect, fitted storage and en suite bathroom. The two other
double bedrooms are en suite one with a bathroom and the other with a wet room, whilst there is also a single bedroom and a family bathroom.
Fishermans Lodge is set in a rural location, in the hamlet of Lower Padworth, just outside the village of Aldermaston Wharf. The village has several amenities, including a pub and café. Nearby, Aldermaston provides further amenities, including a local shop and a primary school. There are a number of excellent private schools in the area include the Downe House, Pangbourne College, Elstree and The Oratory Newbury, Reading and Basingstoke are equidistant from the property, while there is good access to the M4 (junction 12), and the mainline station at Aldermaston Wharf and at Theale; both of which provide very regular services to Reading and London Paddington throughout the day. Theale provides a direct service.
The property is set in substantial grounds with mature gardens which are well maintained. An impressive gravel driveway leads to the property from the road, accessible via timber gates and winding through woodland and over an ornate Grade II listed bridge. There is a large garage with space for up to two vehicles, while the property also has two further useful outbuildings. The stunning gardens surrounding the property include extensive level lawns, meadow areas, attractive box hedging and other well-tended shrubs, flowerbeds and hedgerows, a large south-facing terrace and a splendid heated swimming pool.