A well presented detached House with high-quality fittings with a South facing garden in the popular village of Shiplake with good access to Henley and Reading.
Shiplake is a very popular Thames side village. Local amenities include a village shop/post office, butcher, garage and The Baskerville, an award-winning public house and restaurant. The railway station gives mainline access (via Twyford) in 8 minutes or Reading (18 minutes) with a fast service to London, Paddington (from 25 minutes). Henley-on-Thames, Marlow and Reading are all within easy reach and offer a more comprehensive range of shopping, leisure and recreational facilities. The area is well served for schools, including Reading Blue Coat, Shiplake College, The Abbey School for Girls and Queen Anne's in Caversham. Bell House is also in the catchment area of Shiplake Primary School.There are boating activities on the River Thames, and Henley is world famous for the annual Henley Royal Regatta and hosts the Henley Festival of Music & Arts, Henley Literary Festival and regional farmers markets.There is golf at Henley and Huntercombe and racing at nearby Ascot, Windsor and Newbury. There are excellent walks beside the river and in the nearby Chiltern Hills.
This detached house was built in 1968 of brick under a tiled roof with upper tiled elevations to the front. The house has since then undergone considerable improvement and modernisation. There are sealed PVC double glazed windows which are lead-lighted to the front. There is gas-fired radiator central heating with individual thermostat controls and parquet flooring to the ground floor. In 1995 Strachan bedroom furniture was fitted to the main bedroom. An Ardep conservatory was added on in 1996 with a Spaform Swimspa with a Tide-Race counter-current and a jacuzzi end. An Optiplan kitchen was also fitted in 2005 when the utility room was also extended. This house is of the highest quality with an open fire in the sitting room and sliding glazed doors on to the south facing paved rear garden. The property is approached through wooden automatic gates on to a brick paved parking and turning area with an area of lawn and flower borders. A viewing is highly recommended.
Recessed porch with outside lights and double doors to
Stairs to first floor and opening to
6.78 x 4.64 (22'2 x 15'2 )
Into bay window, understairs cupboard with hanging space light and shelving, 3 wall light points on a dimmer switch and glazed double doors to exercise pool and opening double glazed doors to the Sitting room.
5.14 x 3.64 (16'10 x 11'11 )
A due South aspect with sliding doors on to the patio and rear garden. Feature Jet Master open fire set in Adam-style fireplace with marble hearth and carved wooden overmantel and sides, 5 wall light points, TV point, and the archway through to the Study Area
4.40 x 2.36 (14'5 x 7'8 )
Small bay window,
4.81 x 2.81 (15'9 x 9'2 )
An Optiplan fitted kitchen comprising matching wall and floor units with granite working surfaces. 1 1/2 bowl single drainer sink unit with tri-flow tap, waste disposal unit, Neff combination oven and microwave, electric oven, 4-ring gas hob with extractor fan and light over. A built-in dresser with recessed lighting, with glazed display shelves and draws and cupboards under, breakfast bar, built-in fridge/freezer with pull-out larder store, integrated dishwasher. Amtico flooring, ceiling track spotlights and stable door to side,
3.06 x 1.60 (10'0 x 5'2 )
With a range of working surfaces with 1 1/2 bowl sink unit with mixer tap and cupboards and shelves, working surfaces with Hotpoint washing machine and Hotpoint dryer to the side, Water softener, extractor fan and door to rear garden
A coloured suite with a low-level WC, bracketed wash hand basin with splash back, recessed ceiling spot and door to the Utility room
8.83 x 5.10 (28'11 x 16'8 )
The conservatory has sliding doors on to the garden with underfloor heating and houses the Spaform Swimspa exercise pool with Tide race (approx 5 metres x 2 metres) with a further jacuzzi end. There is a double cupboard with shelves and storage space. A dehumidifier. Changing/shower room with tiled shower cubicle a shower unit with glazed door with low-level WC, pedestal wash hand basin with tiled splashback and with a vanity mirror over, wall heater and a further heated towel rail
On the First Floor
With large airing cupboard housing sealed copper hot water tank with fitted immersion heater with a range of shelving. Access to insulated and boarded loft space with pull-down ladder and light.
5.41 x 3.64 (17'8 x 11'11 )
With a range of Strachan units to 2 walls with hanging rails and shelves with mirrored front, dressing table with vanity top to the side with fitted drawers, recessed ceiling spotlights and points for wall reading lights and fitted bedside cabinets opening to
A white suite comprising of tiled enclosed bath with oval ends with mixer tap, bidet, low-level WC, walk-in tiled shower cubicle, oval wash basin set in vanity unit with cupboards under, tiled splash back with vanity mirror shaver socket and with recessed spotlights over, 1/2 tiled walls
4.06 x 2.83 (13'3 x 9'3 )
Double built-in cupboard with hanging rail and shelf, wall mounted reading lights.
Bedroom 3 /Study
3.62 x 2.85 (11'10 x 9'4 )
Range of built-in study furniture with desktop and computer shelf. Wall cupboards and shelving to 3 walls incorporating a pull-down double bed with drawers to the side, further recessed built-in cupboard with hanging rail and shelves.
White suite with panel enclosed bath, Aqualisa shower with shower rail and curtain, low-level, WC, pedestal wash hand basin and 1/2 tiled walls.
5.50 x 4.95 (18'0 x 16'2 )
With electric up and over double door, fitted wall cupboards and base units with drawer. 2 Vaillants gas boilers. One for the gas central heating the other for the pool, and conservatory under-floor heating There is also the filtration equipment and the Calorex dehumidifier and a separate water heater for the shower in the changing room. Power and light and storage space.
The property is approached through electric wooden double gates leading to a block paved drive and turning area, There is an area of lawn to the side with well stocked colourfull flower borders including standard roses. There is a side gate to the rear garden.
The rear garden is paved and has a due south aspect, there are well-stocked borders and a dwarf box hedge. There are 2 garden sheds and outside flood-lighting as well as an outside tap and light by the back door.
Council Tax and Council offices
Council tax band GThe amount payable 2019/20 £3043.09South Oxfordshire District Council135 Eastern AvenueMilton ParkOX14 4SB
Mains gas, electricity, water and drainage.
Post Code RG9 3JRLeave Henley on the A4155 going straight over the Tesco roundabout. As you approach Lower Shiplake turn left on to Station Road by the war memorial and go down towards the village. Bell House is a short way down on the right just past Crowsley Road