- Beautiful period cottage
- Annexe with bedrooms & bathroom
- Secure off-road parking
- Well fitted kitchen and bathrooms
- Beautiful private garden
- Available mid to end September 2018
1,577sq ft / 147m² (all measurements are approximate)
Pangbourne 9 miles ● Newbury 6 miles ● Reading 10 miles ● Midgham station 2 miles (all distances and timings 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.
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 comprises 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
● The kitchen is another pretty feature with high ceilings, 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, 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
● Very secure car parking behind 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, 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, pass over the M4 motorway and turn right signposted to Bradfield. Proceed through Bradfield College, at the t-junction turn right, proceed through Bradfield Southend, along the Avenue of Oaks, and at The Bladebone turn left. Go down Chapel Hill and at the junction turn right, pass 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 the village green is immediately on the left. 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.
Letting fees for tenants apply - please click on the fees button.
he fees for tenants cover; full comprehensive tenant referencing, credit checks, proof of residency checks, photo ID checks, negotiation of contract terms & conditions, creating a deposit account with the DPS, fully detailed photograph based inventory report, checking into and out of the property.
Deposit: equivalent to 2 months` rent which will be held by the independent & Government approved Deposit Protection Service.
Rent: to be paid one month in advance. Late payments will incur charges. Payment: by bank transfer only. We require 5 working days for clearance. Please advise us if you believe you have an adverse credit history which could include County Court Judgements, CCJ`s; failure to do so could risk the loss of your administration and referencing fees. Any rent advertised is pure rent and does not include any additional services such as council tax, utility charges, broadband or TV services.
Dudley Singleton & Daughter are members of the National Association of Estate Agents and The Property Ombudsman. Client money protection is provided by the National Federation of Property Professionals. Leasehold covenants may apply.
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The following are permitted payments which we may request from you:
a) The rent
b) A refundable tenancy deposit (reserved for any damages or defaults on the part of the tenant) capped at no more than five weeks` rent where the annual rent is less than £50,000, or six weeks` rent where the total annual rent is £50,000 or above
c) A refundable holding deposit (to reserve a property) capped at no more than one week`s rent
d) Payments to change the tenancy when requested by the tenant, capped at £50, or reasonable costs incurred if higher
e) Payments associated with early termination of the tenancy, when requested by the tenant
f) Payments in respect of utilities, communication services, TV licence and council tax; and
g) A default fee for late payment of rent and replacement of a lost key/security device, where required under a tenancy agreement
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