Guide Price £2,495,000 - Available
The Old Rectory was built in 1856 and is a fine example of early Victorian splendour, on the edge of the village.
Pangbourne village centre and station 0.7 mile (15 minutes` walk) by pavement with street lighting or across the meadows ● Fast trains to London Paddington (47 minutes) ● Reading 6 miles ● M4 (junc 12) 3 miles ● Heathrow 45 mins drive ●
(all distances/timings are approximate)
Main House : 4,946 sq ft / 460 m²
Old Rectory Lodge: 437 sq ft / 41 m²
Garage/Outbuildings: 1,060 sq ft / 99 m²
Summer dining/Games room: 449 sq ft/42 m²
Gardens & Grounds: South facing extending to 1.37 acre / 0.56 hectare
(all measurements are approximate)
The Old Rectory is a fine example of Victorian gothic architecture and a splendid, substantial, period, 6 bedroom family house. Offering spacious and flexible accommodation with high ceilings and lots of natural light throughout. The rooms are well proportioned and offer beautiful views.
This property is a fine representation of its period, valuably unlisted. Steeped in history and original features, this is a wonderful family home and is superb for entertaining.
The entire property has been the subject of considerable renovation and improvement over recent years. Whilst retaining many of the period features throughout, the house has been tastefully modernised.
An attractive separate double garage block also contains on the first floor a compact 1 bedroom lodge.
● A magnificent pair of gothic style oak doors open into a splendid reception hall with oak flooring, leading to a fabulous arts and crafts style staircase rising to the first floor
● The Old Rectory has some fine fireplaces fitted with wood burners and the main reception rooms have the original shutters to the windows.
● Large kitchen/breakfast room with modern fitted units, granite work tops and a 4 oven gas aga. Adjacent utility room with a walk-in pantry and staircase down to wine cellar. The room is light, bright and easily accommodates an 8 seater breakfast table. With fine glazed doors leading onto the large Indian sandstone laid patio overlooking the south facing gardens
● The property has a substantial, high red brick boundary wall and is accessed through timber electronically operated gates giving high security and privacy
● The drawing room has a magnificent marble fireplace and mantelpiece with a large wood burner fitted. This handsome and very elegant room has double French doors giving direct access to the gardens
● The library is a double aspect room with fitted bookcases and a fireplace with a wood burner
● The elegant dining room with adjoining family room has Victorian terracotta tiled floors and also has a wood burner fitted. The family room has access to the walled courtyard garden and the main gardens
● Modern bathrooms and shower rooms
● All bedrooms are substantial doubles
● Vaulted ceiling on upstairs landing
● Mezzanine and vaulted ceiling bedroom 3
Summary of accommodation:
Ground floor; Entrance lobby, reception hall, cloakroom 1, library, drawing room, kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, pantry, staircase to cellar, dining room, family room, laundry room, boot room, cloakroom 2. First floor; 6 double bedrooms, 4 ensuite. Family bathroom, study.
Detached lodge; Comprising of a sitting/kitchen area, bedroom with ensuite bathroom.
Detached double garage, detached tandem length garage with workshop. Detached brick built summer dining area/games room with cloakroom. Boiler room and garden store.
Gardens and grounds: Wonderful south facing gardens extending to 1.37 acres/0.56 hectare, are very private. Bounded by open fields on three sides, the gardens are mainly laid to lawn with a variety of mature trees, fruit trees and traditional box hedging. Large Indian sandstone laid patio overlooking the south facing gardens ideal for summer dining and entertaining. The elegant sweeping driveway gives access to the main house and substantial parking
Local facilities: Tidmarsh has a 12th century historic village pub, the Greyhound, just a 5 minute walk from the Old Rectory. Tidmarsh is situated very close to the neighbouring villages of Pangbourne and Englefield. Fielders Farm Shop offers high quality local and regional produce including fresh meat, fresh fruit and vegetables, bread baked daily, local game, free range chickens and eggs and fresh flowers.
Pangbourne is just over ½ mile away and offers a range of amenities including a splendid selection of specialist shops including butchers, cheese shop, organic farm shop, bakery, a supermarket, library, doctors, dental practices, hairdressers, pubs and restaurants. From the Old Rectory you can walk into Pangbourne and the local primary school on public footpaths along the river Pang and the neighbouring meadows. Pangbourne station offers fast train links to London Paddington (approx. 47 minutes), Oxford and Reading (soon to have Crossrail giving fast links to The City).
Schools: The Old Rectory is within easy reach of a number of fine schools; and is within catchment area for the highly sought after Englefield Primary School. St Andrew`s Preparatory School, Moulsford Preparatory School, Elstree school, Pangbourne College, Bradfield College, The Oratory School, Downe House and Cranford House are all within easy access. There are bus pick up points in Pangbourne for Abingdon Boys and St Helen & St Katharine Girls schools in Abingdon. Grammar schools; Reading for boys and Kendrick School for girls in Reading are easily accessible by a 10 minute train journey from Pangbourne.
Directions: From the offices of Dudley Singleton & Daughter turn left, proceed over the mini roundabout, passing the front of The Elephant, out of Pangbourne on the Tidmarsh Road. Just ½ mile along the road you will come across The Old Rectory on the left hand side with an area to pull into in front of the timber electric entrance gate.
Post Code: RG8 8ER
Services: Gas central heating, septic tank, mains water and electricity.
Local Authority: West Berkshire
Council Tax Band: Main house – band H, The Lodge - band A
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.
- Substantial Victorian period family house
- 4 en suites plus family bathroom
- Detached outbuilding/games room
- Tasteful decor throughout
- 0.7 mile to Pangbourne
- 6 Double bedrooms
- Detached 1 bedroom annexe
- Beautiful kitchen and bathrooms
- South facing gardens approx 1.37 acres
- Pangbourne office 0118 9842662
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