- A beautiful period 5 bedroom house
- Breathtaking views over open countryside
- Beautiful large gardens with good sized vegetable garden, detached garage, parking for several cars
- All bedrooms are doubles
- Two en-suites plus family bathroom
- Bounded to one side by the very beautiful and tranquil River Pang
- In superb order throughout
- 20ft x 19ft living room/ garden room
- A wonderful house for entertaining
- A very rare and unique village location
Pangbourne 7 miles ● M4 (junc 12) 8 miles ● Reading 12 miles ● Newbury 8 miles ● Theale Station 7 miles (all distances/timings approximate)
2,889 sq ft / 268 m²
Gardens and Grounds extending to 0.4 acre (all measurements are approximate)
A delightful 5 bedroom detached period house originally constructed in 1828, with some more recent additions; valuably unlisted. An absolutely stunning location, enjoying far reaching views over open countryside.
Foundry House is in superb order throughout having recently undergone restoration and refurbishment. Entered by way of a gravel drive with a small bridge over the River Pang, with large beautifully landscaped and maintained gardens, with spectacular far-reaching views over unspoilt, undulating countryside.
Set within the heart of this very beautiful sleepy period village, nestling beside the River Pang which flows gently the length of the front boundary, overlooking in part to the old foundry, now private residences, with its original mill wheel still in existence.
* A stunning feature of this delightful property is the recently constructed garden room with golden oak planked flooring, affording superb views over the garden and surrounding countryside and a pair of tri-fold doors opening onto the large curved stone laid sun terrace and formal gardens. This room has a vaulted ceiling, surmounted by a lantern skylight and a walk-through access into the kitchen
* Sitting room with its large Inglenook fireplace with bressumer beam across, fitted with a wood burning stove with windows overlooking the front garden and beams across the ceilings
* Kitchen/breakfast room has an ancient beamed ceiling and windows enjoying fine views over fields. An extensive range of cupboards and drawers, Rangemaster cooking range with 5 propane gas rings, two ovens, grill and cooker hood over. Island granite topped preparation table and breakfast bar with wicker vegetable baskets under, pair of stools. Fitted dishwasher and Baumatic fridge freezer
* Music room/play room with large open fireplace and beams across the ceilings
* All bedrooms are doubles, and there is a large luxury family bathroom
* Principal bedroom has a large ensuite dressing room with luxury shower room
* Wide period staircase reaching to the half landing, with window overlooking the fields to the rear
* Bedroom 5 is on the ground floor with an ensuite modern shower room
Summary of accommodation: reception hall, cloakroom, utility room, kitchen/breakfast room, sitting room, dining room, garden room, music room/play room, 5 double bedrooms, family bathroom, two ensuite shower rooms, dressing room to principal bedroom.
Gardens: The delightful frontage is entered by both vehicles and pedestrians across a small river bridge to a large gravelled area for car parking, and access to the house and garage. All the garden areas run alongside the river Pang. There is a large vegetable garden attractively arranged with raised beds with irrigation system, fruit cage fruit trees and greenhouse. The formal gardens have well-maintained lawns, a number of mature trees, colourful herbaceous borders, a beautiful terraced seating area under rose covered pergola to the rear of the house and a further curved sun terrace from the garden room; both with stunning views over the surrounding fields and hills.
Large timber garage, log store, garden store.
Gardens & Grounds extending to 0.4 acre (approximately)
Local facilities: There are just 25 houses in Bucklebury village and this area is known for fine restaurants and period pubs, and nearby is the Gastro Pub of the Year 2017; The Bladebone, with its excellent restaurant. There is also lovely tea room, The Blackbird Café and a health centre. There is a general store at Upper Bucklebury and a Post Office and general store at Southend Bradfield, both within a few minutes' drive. Stanford Dingley is a short distance by car with its famous 16th century pub, The Old Boot Inn. Yattendon village is just a couple of miles away with the famous country house hotel and restaurant; The Royal Oak.
The village of Bucklebury, which is mentioned in the Doomsday Book, and has a 17th century church St Mary the Virgin, is positioned with extremely convenient road links to the M4 and A4. Heathrow airport is an hour's drive. There are train stations within easy reach at Thatcham, Theale and Pangbourne giving good commuter access to Reading and London Paddington.
For extra shopping and amenities, Pangbourne village is 15 minutes' drive and has a fabulous selection of award-winning specialist shops, restaurants, riverside pubs, a health centre, dentists and hairdressers. Nearby Thatcham has a Waitrose, post office and a number of other shops and amenities.
Bradfield College has an extensive sports complex open to public membership, with a fine indoor pool, indoor tennis courts, squash, gym and fitness centre and 9-hole golf course.
Schools: Foundry House is in the catchment area for the highly sought after and Ofsted rated excellent; The Downs School. Other excellent schools within easy driving distance to include; Bradfield College, Pangbourne College, Downe House, St Andrew's Preparatory School, Cranford House, Moulsford Preparatory School for Boys, The Oratory School, Brockhurst & Marlston House Preparatory School & Elstree Preparatory School. There is also a C of E primary school in Upper Bucklebury.
Directions: From the offices of Dudley Singleton & Daughter, turn left proceed out of the village, and over the M4, turn right and proceed through Bradfield, passing Bradfield School. At the T-junction turn right, drive through Bradfield Southend, and through the Avenue of Oaks. At the Bladebone Pub turn right towards Bucklebury village. After the church, turn right, passing the village hall on your left, and Foundry House will be found after a short distance up the gravel drive as the road bends to the right.
Post Code: RG7 6PS
Services: Mains water, electricity, oil fired central heating, septic tank drainage.
EPC Rating: E
Local Authority & Council Tax Band: West Berkshire, Band F.
Fixtures and fittings: Only those mentioned in these sales particulars are included in the sale.
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, W1U 3JT.
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.