Guide Price £1,275,000 - Available

  • An outstanding 4 bedroom Arts & Crafts style family house built to a very high spec 10 years ago
  • Good sized landscaped gardens to the front and rear
  • Beautifully fitted through, wonderful reclaimed oak doors
  • Fabulous open plan kitchen/dining/living room
  • Timber electric gates giving security and privacy
  • Utility room & pantry
  • Two insulated outbuildings - det. office and det. sound proofed studio
  • Off road parking for 6 cars
  • Vent Axia heat recovery ventilation system serves the whole house. High EPC - Band B
  • Central vacuum system unit can operate throughout the property

Pangbourne shops & train station 3 miles ● Reading 10 miles ● Newbury 12 miles ● M4 (Junction 12) 5 miles (all distances are approximate)

2,142 sq ft / 199 m² (all measurements are approximate)

Myrtle Cottage was built 10 years ago for the present owners to exacting standards, and situated on a peaceful wooded lane enjoying rural peace, seclusion, and privacy. Set in good sized gardens to the front and rear.

Myrtle Cottage marries beautifully the new technology and high levels of insulation of a high specification new build with the charm and character of the Arts and Crafts style.

This is a very light, spacious, and beautifully fitted family house, designed by Cutler Architecture of Wallingford in the Arts and Crafts style. With beautiful gardens, and useful insulated outbuildings to the rear, offering flexible accommodation.

Upper Basildon is just a few minutes' drive from the riverside village of Pangbourne with its specialist shops, supermarket, health centre, amenities, and station giving fast commuter links to London Paddington, Oxford, and Reading (Elizabeth Line).

Special features:
• Fabulous kitchen/dining room with living area, is the hub of the house. Oak framed windows and French doors give access to the beautiful rear garden and terrace. Oak topped preparation table, Rangemaster cooking range, freestanding Samsung American style fridge freezer. Period floor standing radiators to dining/living area (reconditioned and very efficient). Windows overlook the front garden. Flooring is limed French oak, and the heating in this area is separately zoned from the rest of the house
• The original outbuilding in the rear has been converted into a fully insulated studio with power. Presently used as a music room with sound insulation and thermally insulated flooring
• Bespoke oak panelled entrance door
• Reception hall is spacious with a fine oak staircase, limestone flag flooring, vaulted ceiling, first floor galleried landing overlooking the hall, refurbished period free standing radiator
• Very pretty double aspect sitting room, fireplace with bresummer oak beam, fitted with a wood burning stove. Oak French doors give access to the rear gardens
• To the interior there has been extensive use of golden oak to doors, window frames, staircase, and large galleried landing, with some pretty examples of reclaimed oak doors to the ground floor
• Highly insulated throughout with an excellent energy efficiency rating (B)
• Utility room/boot room has plumbing for washing machine, vented tumble dryer and water softener. New Worcester gas boiler and controls for the Vent Axia system
• Vent Axia heat recovery ventilation system serves the whole of the house
• All bathrooms are of a very high quality
• Central vacuum unit can operate throughout the property

Summary of accommodation: Reception hall, sitting room, cloakroom, kitchen/dining room with living area, utility room and pantry. 4 double bedrooms, family bathroom. Principal bedroom has an ensuite and walk-in wardrobe.

Note : Lapsed planning permission for a 2-bay garage/car port (may be reinstated if required, subject to LAPP).

Gardens: Covered veranda runs across part of the front of the building with a stone paved terrace beneath. The front garden has high hedges giving seclusion, raised bed vegetable garden, electric high timber gates and driveway parking for a number of cars. Access to rear gardens on both sides of the house.
The rear garden is a delight in all seasons and gives complete privacy with trained hornbeams to one side, and high hedges to the other. Large stone paved terrace, well-maintained lawns, espalier fruit trees, trained fig tree and grapevine. Wild flower grassed areas, pretty and well stocked flowerbeds
Path leading to insulated and soundproofed studio/music room. Further detached building which is insulated and has power and could be used as an office with thermostatically controlled tubular heater for heating in the colder months. Attractive timber constructed garden store, in the style of an old shepherd's hut.

Local Facilities Upper Basildon is a much sought-after village. Enjoying a very active community; the village hall hosts a number of events during the course of the year. The recreational ground has playing fields, a football club, and an excellent tennis club. 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, as well as Cullinghood riding stables, and a livery stable. 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.

The village is a few minutes' drive from Pangbourne which offers a range of amenities with 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, with the Eizabeth Line giving fast links to The City.

Schools: There are plenty of excellent schools in the area; Upper Basildon Primary School is within walking distance. St Andrew's Prep, Pangbourne College and Bradfield College, are only a few minutes' drive. Additionally, there is The Oratory School, Cranford House, Moulsford Boys School, Downe House. There are bus pick up points locally for The Downs School and sixth form in Compton, Abingdon Boys and St Helen & St Katharine Girls schools in Abingdon, and Reading School for boys and Kendrick School for Girls in Reading are also easily accessible via a short train journey from Pangbourne.

Directions: With the Red Lion pub (RG8 8NG) on your right, follow the road for a short distance, then turn left into Ashampstead Road, proceed over a crossroads, and the property can be found a short distance along on the right-hand side.

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Post Code: RG8 8SP

Tenure: Freehold.

Some material information to note:
Mains water, mains electrics, mains drainage/sewerage.
Heat recovery ventilation system. Gas central heating, and the gas fired boiler is newly fitted.
The property has driveway parking for up to 6 cars.
Property constructed of block and render under a tiled roof.
The property is not within a conservation area and is not listed.
The Government flood portal highlights this as a very low risk postcode.
The local authority online map does not show any TPOs at the property.
We are not aware of any restrictions, easements, servitudes, or wayleaves in place.
Broadband is fibre to the property (FTTP).
The vendors advise their mobile signal is poor, but wi-fi calling works well in all rooms.
Lapsed planning permission for a 2-bay garage/car port (may be reinstated if required, subject to LAPP).

EPC Rating: B.

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

Fixtures and fittings: Only those mentioned in these sales particulars are included in the sale.

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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Floor Plan
EER Chart

The Energy-Efficiency Rating is a measure of a home's overall efficiency. The higher the rating, the more energy-efficient the home is, and the lower the fuel bills are likely to be.

Utility Supply Type
Electric Mains Supply
Gas None
Water Mains Supply
Sewerage None
Broadband None
Telephone None

Other Items Description
Heating Not Specified
Garden/Outside Space Yes
Parking Yes
Garage No

Broadband Coverage Highest Available Download Speed Highest Available Upload Speed
Standard 15 Mbps 1 Mbps
Superfast Not Available Not Available
Ultrafast 1000 Mbps 1000 Mbps

Mobile Coverage Indoor Voice Indoor Data Outdoor Voice Outdoor Data
EE No Signal No Signal Enhanced Enhanced
Three No Signal No Signal Enhanced Enhanced
O2 Likely Likely Enhanced Enhanced
Vodafone Likely No Signal Enhanced Enhanced

Broadband and Mobile coverage information supplied by Ofcom.

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