Price £705,000 - Available
Pangbourne 9 miles ● Newbury 6 miles ● Reading 10 miles ● Midgham station 2 miles (all distances approximate)
1,577sq ft / 147m² (all measurements are approximate)
A very beautiful 17th century detached 3 /4 bedroom cottage, set well away from the sleepy lane overlooking a very pretty small village green. The property is entered from high electrically operated hardwood gates, and backs onto woodland within a delightful very rural area which truly can be said; time appears to have stood still.
The property is valuably unlisted and has had planning permission for an extension which has since lapsed but might be reinstated by application to the local planning authority.
Toad Hall is in splendid order inside and out with tasteful refurbishment and modernisation by the present owner. Midgham Green is only a few minutes from Bucklebury Avenue which has a first rate pub and restaurant, The Bladebone.
● Fabulous, very peaceful, rural location
● The detached 2 storey annexe is in first class order comprising of a double bedroom, office and modern bathroom with bath and shower over, first floor play room, presently used for storage
● The gardens are very pretty with large well maintained lawns, a paved terrace area for summer dining, flower beds, herbaceous borders and a very pretty arched avenue created by pleached apple and pear trees
● The kitchen is another pretty feature with high ceilings, comprehensively burr oak framed kitchen and drawer units to high and low levels, fitted Alfa Aga-style cooking range which also supplies the central heating and hot water. The cooker unit, unlike an AGA can be switched on and off at the flick of a switch and is oil fired, there is a fitted dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer, ceramic butler sink with swan neck mixer tap, highly polished granite working surfaces, there are also pull out larder units pot drawers and direct walk through access into the dining area which has a glazed roof with plantation shutters and a French door to a terrace area
● The sitting room has a very pretty beamed ceiling, a large open log fire with Bessamer beam over and fitted with a wood burning stove
● Bedroom 1 has an extensive range of fitted cupboards with an ensuite modern bathroom fitted with a Victorian style bathtub
● The electrical system has been tested by the present owner and has a PAT certificate
● The thatched roof has been recently restored by the present owners and is in good heart
● Very secure car parking behind the electric gates for 2 cars with further visitor parking beside the green
● Many nearby footpaths and bridle paths give easy access to the surrounding countryside
Summary of accommodation:
Main house; Reception hall, sitting room, kitchen with dining area, utility room with separate entrance from the garden, 2 bedrooms, bathroom and ground floor shower room
Detached annexe: Double bedroom, office/possible bedroom if a window overlooking the garden is introduced, modern bathroom with shower, reception hall, staircase to first floor, large playroom/store room with Velux windows
Garden: Very pretty gardens with large well maintained lawn, a paved terrace area for summer dining, flower beds, herbaceous borders and a very pretty arched avenue created by pleached apple and pear trees, high hedges giving seclusion, and a timber garden store.
Local facilities: Whilst Toad Hall enjoys rural seclusion, peace and tranquillity; it is still within easy driving distance of the thriving commercial centres of Newbury and Reading, both providing excellent shopping and leisure facilities, making it a very convenient place to live. The M4 is just a few miles away and provides easy vehicular access to London and the West Country. Midgham train station is approximately 2 miles away, which gives fast train connections to Reading and London Paddington. Just along the A4 is Thatcham which boasts a good selection of shops including a Waitrose supermarket.
Midgham has a village green and a village hall, and a short distance down Church Hill is The Coach & Horses pub which serves excellent food. The Angel Restaurant in Woolhampton has an excellent reputation and other pubs and restaurants in the area include The Bladebone at Chapel Row, The Boot Inn at Stanford Dingley, The Royal Oak at Yattendon, and The Pot Kiln at Frilsham, with many serving a range of award winning real ales from West Berkshire Brewery. There is a wonderful sporting complex open to public membership at Bradfield College with tennis courts, squash, indoor swimming pool, fitness centre, etc. Bradfield College also has a 9 hole golf course. This is fabulous riding country with lots of bridle paths.
Schools: The local area offers an excellent range of both private and state schools making it an ideal choice for families; these include primary schools in Woolhampton and St Finian`s in Cold Ash, Elstree, St Andrews, Marlston and Brockhurst and secondary schools at The Kennet, Downe House, Bradfield College, Pangbourne College Kendrick School for girls, and Reading School for boys.
Directions: From the offices of Dudley Singleton & Daughter, turn left, proceed out of the village, passing over the M4 motorway and turn right signposted to Bradfield. Proceed along this road through Bradfield College, at the t-junction turn right, proceed through Bradfield Southend, continue along the Avenue of Oaks, and at The Bladebone turn left. Go down Chapel Hill until you get to the junction and turn right, proceed along the lane passing a group of white modern houses on the left hand side, take the next turning on the left hand side opposite St Christopher`s Farm. A short distance along the lane turn left and pass Channels house and a pair of new garages on the left and the village green is immediately on the left with some fine old oak trees and an oak garden bench. At the red post box and Parish noticeboard turn left onto a gravel track and Toad Hall entrance will be immediately in front of you with large timber gates. If you have missed the green you will see a signpost on the left for Midgham, Bucklebury, Woolhampton and a sign saying New Road Hill, turn around here and it is just a short distance back on the right hand side.
Post Code: RG7 5TT
Services: Mains water, electricity, modern recently installed Klargester sewage treatment plant for drainage, oil fired central heating to Toad Hall cottage and electric radiators to bathroom, bedroom, play room to annexe.
Local Authority and Council Tax Band: West Berkshire. Band E.
Viewing by arrangement with vendor`s agent, Dudley Singleton & Daughter, No. 1 Station Road, Pangbourne, Berkshire, RG8 7AN.
Tel: 0118 984 2662
Websites: www.singletonanddaughter.co.uk, www.rightmove.co.uk, www.mayfairoffice.co.uk, www.onthemarket.com, www.countrylife.co.uk
London Office: Cashel House, 15 Thayer Street, London, W1.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Dudley Singleton & Daughter for themselves and for the vendors of this property, whose agents they are, give notice that:
1. The particulars are intended to give a fair and substantially correct overall description for the guidance of intending purchasers, and do not constitute part of an offer or contract. No responsibility is assumed for the accuracy of individual items. We relied upon our own brief inspection and information supplied to us by the vendors. (i) The description, including photographs of the property and its contents, are intended to be a guide only rather than a detailed and accurate report and inventory. (ii) Floor plans, measurements, areas and distances are intended to be approximately only. (iii) Prospective purchasers are strongly advised to check measurements. The position of bathroom fittings as shown on the plan is indicative only – sizes, shapes and the exact locations may differ. Wall thicknesses, together with window and door sizes are approximate only and window and door openings are shown without frame details. (iv) Photographs are not necessarily comprehensive or current and no assumption should be made that any contents shown in them are included in the sale.
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FIXTURES AND FITTINGS: The agent has not tested any apparatus, equipment, fixtures, fittings or services and so cannot verify that they are in working order or fit for their purpose. The buyer is advised to obtain verification from their Solicitor or surveyor.
Please note we have not tested any apparatus, fixtures, fittings, or services. Interested parties must undertake their own investigation into the working order of these items. All measurements are approximate and photographs provided for guidance only.
- 17th century detached cottage
- Main house 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms
- Delightful gardens
- Ample secure parking
- Peaceful rural location
- Two storey detached annexe
- Part thatched roof well maintained
- Pangbourne office 0118 984 2662
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