- 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms
- Fantastic kitchen/living room overlooking pretty rear gardens
- Modern garden studio with power and lighting
- Garage with lots of off road parking
- 1 bedroom annexe which can be self-contained or integral
- Modern garden office with power, heating, lighting, gigaclear
- Sought after location
Pangbourne shops & train station 3 miles ● Reading 10 miles ● Newbury 12 miles ● M4 (Junction 12) 5 miles (all distances are approximate)
3,494 sq ft / 325 m² (all measurements are approximate)
A very pretty detached 5 bedroom character house, having recently undergone a complete extension and refit. Offering unusually spacious family accommodation and constructed in a traditional manner with the introduction of red clay tiling for the roof and knapped flint and red brick to both front and rear.
Duck Pond Cottage is a very special, imaginative, and exclusive design creating a wonderful space for all the family, as well as for entertaining. Set well back from the lane and situated in one of the most important and exclusive of the residential lanes within the heart of this pretty period village.
Accessed by way of a wide driveway, with two red brick columns and remote control wrought iron gates securing the front garden, which, true to its name, has a small pond with lawns, plenty of car parking, and access to a single garage.
* The kitchen/living room is a fantastic feature. With triple aspect windows, including French doors opening onto gardens on each side, a dining area which will easily accommodate an 8-seater dining table, a modern wood burning stove, and lovely views over the pretty rear gardens
* The kitchen has a comprehensive selection of high and low level cupboards and drawers, fitted AEG stainless steel fridge freezer with integrated glass fronted wine cooler, wide work surfaces, dishwasher, Zanussi microwave/cooker and Zanussi oven, 4 ring electric hob, extractor, large panty unit, pot and cutlery drawers. All the main kitchen units create a working kitchen/bar unit which directly overlooks the living area and the gardens
* Entire ground floor reception area, kitchen/living/dining room and sitting room has ceramic limestone flagged flooring, with the kitchen/living room having wet underfloor heating & a Scandi multi burner
* Sitting room has an open fireplace fitted with a wood burning stove and French doors opening onto the sun terrace
* Very large principle double bedroom on the first floor, with French doors opening to a Juliet balcony overlooking the rear gardens, and walk-through access to dressing room/area and bathroom with shower
* The integral annexe is fully self-contained and comprises of a ground floor kitchen/living room, bedroom and shower room to the first floor. At the top of the stairs in the main house there is a wall which could have a door fitted if so desired, to allow immediate access into the first floor of the annexe. The annexe can be either integral or completely self-contained. There is also a door in the ground floor utility room giving access to the annexe if required.
* The self-contained annexe has potential to be let if so desired
* Very pretty and well-stocked rear gardens with spacious raised sun terrace the width of the property, large lawn, and high hedges giving total seclusion
* Detached modern garden office, highly insulated with electric heating, power, lighting and gigaclear connection. French doors open onto stone terrace
• Modern recently constructed garden building, currently a studio, highly insulated, with power and lighting
• Central reception hall is spacious with corridor leading to two double bedrooms, one of these was originally used as two bedrooms and is now a single unit
Summary of accommodation:
Main house: Entrance lobby area with boot cupboard, stable door giving access to reception hall, cloakroom, cloaks cupboard, kitchen/living room with dining area, sitting room, utility room, 4 bedrooms, 4 bath/shower rooms, to include 3 ensuites.
Self-contained annexe: Kitchen/living room, bedroom, ensuite shower room. Access from main house if required.
Attached single garage, garden office, garden studio, brick built, knapped flint garden store.
Gardens: The front garden has a small pond with lawn, dwarf lavender hedges, shrubs and a pretty magnolia to one side.
Rear garden with raised sun terrace running the width of the property, large lawns, pond, flower beds, vegetable garden, espalier fruit trees, and high hedges giving total seclusion. Log store, brick garden store, and small lean-to greenhouse. Outside power and water points.
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 farm 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 and St Andrew's Preparatory School is only a few minutes' drive, as are Pangbourne College and Bradfield College. There is also The Oratory School, St Finians, Cranford House, Moulsford Boys School, Downe House, all within easy driving distance. There are bus pick up points locally for 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 Dudley Singleton turn left, pass over the mini roundabout and take first right up Pangbourne Hill. Turn right at the signpost for Upper Basildon. Pass the Red Lion pub, pass over the next cross roads, pass Emery's Acre on your right and the next road on your right is Bethesda Street. Turn right into this road and follow it all the way until you see the Village Hall, paying fields, tennis court on your left, and Duck Pond Cottage is on your right.
Post Code: RG8 8NT
Services: Mains electricity, water and drainage, oil fired central heating. Underfloor heating in kitchen/living/dining room. Gigaclear super-fast broadband 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.
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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