Guide Price £650,000 - Available

  • A very pretty period cottage
  • In excellent order throughout
  • Beautiful well maintained gardens
  • Enormous potential - Barn (lapsed planning permission to convert into further accommodation - 2 beds
  • Set on high ground - easy access to train station and only a few minutes drive to Pangbourne's shops
  • Amdega summer house/ home office
  • Luxury bedroom, bathroom & dressing room suite
  • Stunning period reception rooms
  • Mains drainage and mains gas supply
  • Many beautiful period features throughout

A splendid opportunity to acquire this period detached 1 bedroom cottage, with a large detached barn, and set in spacious gardens and set on high ground.

Yew Tree Cottage was built in the 1780s, substantially constructed of brick and flint under a thatch roof, which has been restored, to include a new ridge in Spring 2024. The barn gives plenty of opportunity for conversion to add 2 bedrooms, bathrooms and breakfast room (lapsed planning – see note). Both the cottage and barn are Grade II listed.

This is a unique and luxurious cottage, designed to be used by two people, but the possibilities are endless for the barn to include extra accommodation if so required.

The property stands on high ground, with views to the Chiltern hills in the distance, across the Thames Valley. There are many nearby footpaths giving wonderful countryside walks.

The property is located within easy access of the train station, Waitrose supermarket, and only a short drive from Pangbourne, with its many amenities, riverside pubs, restaurants, and shops.

Special features:
• The cottage lies well back from the road with the barn further back still. Vehicular entrance for vehicular parking, is from Beech Road, to the rear
• Kitchen has stone flagged flooring, granite working surfaces, a built-in breakfast table and seating. Gas hob, electric oven, washing machine, dishwasher, fridge freezer, and drinks fridge
• Sitting room and Dining room are flag stoned, with electric underfloor heating in the sitting room, and both have a fine example of knapped flint and beam fireplaces, one fitted with a gas fuelled wood burner, the other with a Victorian style coal effect gas fire
• Amdega summer house/office has power and would make an excellent place to work
• Pretty 4 point compass mosaic in the entrance hall
• Approx. 25 years ago, Beech Road and the surrounding houses were constructed, yet Yew Tree Cottage has remained an oasis to the period of its construction
• Over the years the property has been rewired and replumbed
• Yew Tree Cottage was part of the Purley Park Estate which in 1920 was broken up and sold off. At this stage there were 2 first floor bedrooms, but since then by planning permission granted in 2010, this has been converted to one bedroom, a large dressing room, and a spacious, high quality ensuite bathroom

Planning permission granted in 2010 for application no. 09/02453/LBC for the 1st floor bathroom to the cottage, and barn conversion from storage into 2 beds, bathroom, sitting room and cloakroom. Some of these works have been completed, but a purchaser will need an application to the planning department of West Berkshire for reinstatement.

Summary of accommodation: Siting room, dining room, kitchen/breakfast room, bathroom to ground floor. Bedroom with dressing room and ensuite bathroom. Large detached barn. Summer house.

Gardens: Gardens surround the property, and have been maintained with care. With shrubberies, rose beds, herringbone brick path, well-maintained lawns, ancient yew tree over a sitting area, pretty ornamental pond. There is an Amdega summer house/office with electricity.

Local facilities: Purley-on-Thames has a thriving and active community and is perfectly situated to enjoy the best of the River Thames and surrounding countryside, whilst giving excellent transport links with shops and amenities nearby. There is a marina in Purley-on-Thames for the boating enthusiast, a cricket ground, and lovely walks to be enjoyed nearby.

Tilehurst train station is not far, giving fast train connections to London Paddington and Reading. Reading town centre is 5 miles, with a bus route via the Oxford Road to Reading and neighbouring towns and the M4 Junction 12 at Theale is just 4.5 miles (all distances are approximate). Within a few minutes driving distance, is an excellent Waitrose.

Pangbourne is only a short distance down the road by car and has a fantastic selection of specialist shops including a fine butcher, a cheese shop, organic farm shop, doctors and dental practices, pubs, and restaurants.

Local schools: There are many schools within the local area, to include Denefield secondary schools, Purley and Pangbourne primary schools and, in the private sector Pangbourne College, Bradfield College, The Oratory School, St Andrew's Prep, Cranford House, Downe House – all within easy driving distance.

Directions: Upon entering Purley from Pangbourne, at the Merit tyre shop on your left, turn right, proceed up Beech road, as the road bends to the right, turn in by #42 and beside this is the driveway to Yew Tree Cottage.

What3words: fixed.quick.first

Post Code: RG8 8AJ

Tenure: Freehold

Some material information to note:
Mains water, mains electrics, mains drainage, mains gas.
Landline available. Broadband supplied through Virgin Media.
The property and the barn are Grade II listed. The cottage has a thatched roof.
The property has driveway parking for 5 cars. The property is not in a conservation area. There are no listed TPOs. The government portal states this is within flood zone 1 and has a low probability of flooding from rivers and the sea.

EPC Rating: n/a

Local Authority & Council Tax Band: West Berkshire, Band F

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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Floor Plan
Utility Supply Type
Electric Mains Supply
Gas Mains Supply
Water Mains Supply
Sewerage Mains Supply
Broadband FTTC
Telephone Landline

Other Items Description
Heating Not Specified
Garden/Outside Space Yes
Parking Yes
Garage Yes

Broadband Coverage Highest Available Download Speed Highest Available Upload Speed
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Superfast 79 Mbps 20 Mbps
Ultrafast Not Available Not Available

Mobile Coverage Indoor Voice Indoor Data Outdoor Voice Outdoor Data
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