- Early Victorian detached house
- Original period features including flooring and fireplace
- 3 bath/shower rooms
- Large single garage and ample parking
- Pangbourne office 0118 984 2662
- 5/6 bedrooms
- Primary double glazed windows
- Pretty gardens
- Access to all local amenities
½ mile to Tilehurst station ● Reading 3 miles ● M4 (junction 12) 6 miles ● Pangbourne 3 miles (all distances are approximate)
2,926sq ft / 272 m² (all measurements are approximate)
A splendid detached 5/6 bedroom period house in one of the most sought after tree-lined roads in Tilehurst.
Oaktree Cottage was one of the first houses to be constructed in this pretty road with the property dating back to the early Victorian period, with some later additions. This charming family house has been cared for with love and dedication for many years, it is well set back from the road with plenty of car parking and part of the front boundary shows an attractive red brick and flint wall. Within the front garden is one of the ancient oak trees, after which the road is named.
The property was constructed in the early Victorian period, and at this time there were only 2 properties in this road, Oak Tree Cottage and an adjacent property which was locally known as Twopenny Pightle.
Oaktree Cottage is situated almost directly opposite the entrance to Arthur Newberry Park giving lots of walks and family enjoyment for all ages.
There`s easy access by road to the centre of Tilehurst with its shops and the station is within easy walking distance, offering a fast train service to London Paddington, Reading and Oxford.
There is an excellent Waitrose just along the road and Pangbourne has a wonderful village centre with shops, a health centre, dentists, hairdressers, excellent restaurants and pubs.
● The pretty construction of the main original building of handmade red and blue clay brick, under a clay tiled roof. The extension has been careful to carry on the same style
● The gardens are very pretty with lawns, wild flower beds, herbaceous borders and a vegetable patch. A red herringbone path runs along the side gardens to the rear where there are further lawns, fruit trees and a raised decking area for summer dining
● The reception hall is very pretty with its traditional black and white tiled flooring and a staircase rises gracefully to the 1st floor
● The drawing room has an original polished hardwood parquet floor and an original fireplace with brick hearth and white painted mantel and surround, fitted with a wood burning stove. There is a door from this room onto the covered veranda which is open and leads directly to the decked terrace area and rear gardens
● The sitting room has a pretty bay window overlooking the front gardens and an original red brick open fireplace with old polished planked pine flooring
● The cloakroom is large and very pretty with traditional black and white tiled flooring
● Golden oak flooring will be found in the spacious kitchen/dining room which has a large selection of white painted kitchen units with granite working surfaces, ceramic salt glazed sink unit with mixer taps, a fitted Fisher and Paykel stainless steel double oven range with 5 gas rings, stainless steel cooker hood over and a fitted Fisher & Paykel dishwasher, there are double doors to a large fitted pantry and windows overlooking the rear gardens. This kitchen/dining room can quite easily take an 8 seater table
● The oak flooring continues into a spacious utility area with a door to the garden and walk through access to a rear lobby, with door to the garage and a further door to the study
● The study has further examples of old pine planked golden polished flooring, and has windows overlooking the front garden
● The bathrooms and shower rooms have all been tastefully refitted with modern Victorian style units
● Master bedroom, which is very large, has a dressing area and the ensuite has a large Victorian style bath tub and walk in shower
● There is a large landing to the first floor with fitted airing cupboard and further examples to the front bedroom of the original large pine planked flooring with pretty Victorian style fireplace
● All windows have been replaced with primary double glazing
● There is a pressurised water system throughout the property with a Megaflo tank and gas fired central heating
Summary of accommodation: Spacious reception hall, large cloakroom sitting room with open fireplace, drawing room with open fireplace, large kitchen/dining room fully fitted, utility room, study. 1st floor; 5 bedrooms, 4 of which are doubles, 1 single, plus a babies bedroom/dressing room, 2 bathrooms and a shower room to include the large ensuite to bedroom 1 which also has a dressing area. Large integral single garage.
Gardens: The gardens are very pretty with lawns, wild flower beds, herbaceous borders and a vegetable patch. A red herringbone path runs along the side gardens to the rear where there are further lawns, fruit trees and a raised decking area for summer dining.
Local facilities: A short driving distance down the Reading Road is Tilehurst train station, giving fast train connections to London Paddington, Reading and Oxford. There is an excellent Waitrose just along the road at Tilehurst and Pangbourne has a wonderful centre full of shops, health centre, dentists, specialist shops, excellent restaurants and pubs.
Reading town centre is approximately 3 miles away and there is a regular bus service along the Oxford to Reading road, the M4 Junction 12 at Theale is approximately 6 miles.
The Arthur Newbery Park is very close by and offers a superb green space, great for recreation, dog walkers and a playground for younger children.
Schools: There are excellent schooling facilities in the area to include; Ofsted rated Purley Primary C of E School, Denefield secondary school, Little Heath secondary school. Pangbourne College, Bradfield College, St Andrew`s Preparatory School and Brockhurst & Marlston House Schools are within easy driving distance, as are The Oratory School, The Abbey Girls School, Cranford House, Queen Anne`s, Moulsford Preparatory School, Reading School (Boys) and Kendrick school (Girls).
Directions: From the offices of Dudley Singleton & Daughter; turn left and at the mini roundabout turn left again. Proceed out of the village and pass through Purley, pass the Roebuck, some new terrace houses, pass a Peugeot garage on the left, and carry on to the roundabout, take the 3rd exit into Overdown Road, then first left into Kentwood Hill and first right into Oak Tree Road. Proceed along Oak Tree Road passing Argyll Road and the property will be found on the right hand side, just before the left hand bend.
Post Code: RG31 6JX
Services: All mains, including gas, electricity, water, drainage and high speed broadband
Local Authority & Council Tax Band: Reading Borough Council, Tax Band G.
EPC Rating: D
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.
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