Guide Price £1,175,000 - Under Offer

  • An attractive detached village house in beautiful order throughout
  • Superb 25' kitchen/ living/ dining room plus 3 good sized further reception rooms
  • Large utility room
  • Secluded and good sized gardens ideal for pets and children
  • Walk to the village pub/ restaurant
  • 4 double bedrooms/ 3 bath/shower rooms
  • A very spacious family house
  • Double detached garage
  • Large garden store
  • 2,731 sq ft / 254 sq m

Pangbourne shops & train station 5 minutes' drive ● Reading 10 miles ● Newbury 12 miles ● M4 (Junction 12) 5 miles (all distances and times are approximate)

2,731 sq ft / 255 m²
Gardens & Grounds 0.23 acre
(all measurements are approximate)

An attractive detached, beautifully fitted 4-bedroom country house. Set within the heart of this period village on a peaceful sleepy semi-rural lane, within walking distance of the Red Lion pub, primary school, church and village hall. Upper Basildon has a wonderful village community with lots going on for those that want to get involved, for this reason the village is very popular with families.

Oriel is a deceptively large family house with spacious and flexible accommodation.

Gigaclear super fast broad band connected.

The accommodation has been scrupulously improved and maintained by the present owners. It is light and bright with large windows which are all replacement double glazed. To the front the property overlooks fields and to the rear there is a pretty and secluded private garden.

The hub of the house is the wonderful spacious and beautifully fitted kitchen/dining/living area perfect for modern family living.

Special features:
* Sitting room is a very pretty room with natural polished oak flooring, large windows overlooking the front gardens, wood burning stove on a raised granite hearth
* Well fitted kitchen with underfloor heating, featuring a Rangemaster Toledo with 5 ring ceramic hob, double ovens and grill, Rangemaster extractor over, granite working surfaces, Neff fitted dishwasher, fitted fridge/freezer, glass fronted china cupboards, ceramic flooring with underfloor heating, door to Pantry unit
* Large open dining area can easily accommodate a 10-seater table
* Family room has French doors opening onto the rear gardens & summer dining terrace
* Large office with French doors to the rear gardens
* Spacious utility room with plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer, lots of work surfaces, cupboards and sink. Warm flow oil fired boiler. Door giving access to the side
* Beautifully light principal bedroom with fitted wardrobes, dual aspect windows offering views over the fields and an ensuite bathroom with both bath and large walk-in shower
* Guest double bedroom to the ground floor with lovely garden views and well fitted ensuite shower room
* 2 further first floor double bedrooms, large family shower room
* The flooring to the reception hall and sitting room is natural polished oak, and the flooring to the dining and living areas is natural polished pine
* All bathrooms / shower rooms and cloakroom are fitted to a modern high standard with luxury fittings and amtico flooring

Summary of accommodation: Reception hall, kitchen/dining/living room, sitting room, family room, study, utility room, cloakroom, 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms (to include 2 ensuites). Detached double garage.

Gardens: Private rear garden with well-maintained lawn, lots of shrubs and trees, large terrace for summer dining, side access from the front on both sides, garden/log store attached to the house. Pretty well-maintained garden to front, with patio and large car parking area and access to the detached double barn style garage.

Gardens and Grounds extending to 0.23 acre approx.

Local Facilities Upper Basildon is a much sought-after village situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Enjoying a very active community; the village hall hosts a number of events during the course of the year including the popular village Market one Saturday a month. The village recreational ground has playing fields, a football club and an excellent tennis club. The Red Lion is a popular pub serving local ales and food. Various clubs and activities use the church centre and or the main church.

For the equestrian enthusiast there are many bridle paths surrounding the village. There is an excellent sporting complex open to public membership at Bradfield College with indoor tennis courts, squash, indoor swimming pool, fitness centre, etc. There are plenty of golf clubs nearby and the Royal Berkshire Shooting School is within easy driving distance.

Upper Basildon benefits from being a few minutes' drive from the nearby Thames side village of Pangbourne which offers a range of amenities including a splendid selection of specialist shops including a butcher, cheese shop, organic shop, supermarket, library, doctors, dental practices, hairdressers, pubs and restaurants. Pangbourne station offers fast train links to London Paddington (approx. 45 minutes), Oxford and Reading (soon to have Crossrail giving fast links to The City). Junction 12 of the M4 at Theale is only 6 miles drive giving easy access to airports.

Schools: There are plenty of schools in the area; Upper Basildon Primary School is a 10 minutes walk. St Andrew's Preparatory School and Pangbourne College are within easy driving distance. Bradfield College, Brockhurst & Marlston House Preparatory School, Elstree Preparatory School, The Oratory School, St Finians, Cranford House, Moulsford Boys School, Downe House, are all within easy driving distance. There are bus pick up points locally for The Downs School, Abingdon Boys and St Helen & St Katharine Girls schools in Abingdon and Reading School for boys and Kendrick School for girls in Reading are easily accessible by a short train journey from Pangbourne.

Directions: From the offices of Singleton & Daughter, proceed over the mini roundabout passing the front of The Elephant hotel, turn right at St James the Less church. Proceed up Pangbourne Hill, pass the entrance to Pangbourne College on the left, fork right to Upper Basildon. On reaching the village church and with the village green on the right, follow the road and a short distance on the right you will find Oriel.

Post Code: RG8 8NG

Tenure: Freehold

Services: Mains water, drainage, electricity. Oil fired boiler. Pressurised water system, water softener. Gigaclear connected.

EPC Rating: D

Local Authority & Council Tax Band: West Berkshire, Band G.

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.
0118 984 2662

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.
2. All descriptions, dimensions, references to condition and necessary permission for use and occupation and other details are given in good faith, and are believed to be correct, but any intending purchasers should not rely on them as statements or representations of fact but must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to the correctness of each of them:
3. No person in the employment of Dudley Singleton & Daughter has any authority to make or give any representation or warranty whatever in relation to this property or these particulars, nor to enter into any contract relating to the property on behalf of the Vendor.
4. No responsibility can be accepted for any expenses incurred by intending purchasers in inspecting properties which have been sold, let or withdrawn.
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.

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