- Detached period cottage - walk to two village pubs/ restaurants
- Subject of tasteful refurbishment and modernisation
- Sitting room with large open fireplace
- Shower room and bathroom fitted to a high specification
- Ample off road parking
- 3 Double bedrooms
- Re-wired and re-plumbed throughout.
- Kitchen/living room with wood burning stove
- Pretty gardens leading down to the Pang
- Pangbourne 0118 9842662
Reading 9 miles ● Newbury 9 miles ● Pangbourne/station 5 miles ● M4 (junction 12) 9 miles (all distances approximate)
1,531 sq ft / 142 m²
Gardens & Grounds 0.2 acres / 0.08 hectares with 50ft frontage to River Pang (not navigable) (all measurements are approximate)
This unusually light and spacious cottage has been the subject of a lavish, tasteful refurbishment and modernisation of recent times, yet retaining all the best features of the period property.
Bridge House is Grade II listed and has been re plumbed and rewired throughout, and the roof has undergone refurbishment to a high standard, and introducing all of the modern convenience of high quality bathrooms, plumbing, central heating and insulation.
The front gardens are bounded by a cypress hedge giving privacy and there are well-maintained lawns and shrubberies and the original water pump. There is access and a walk way around the house with a pretty front entrance porch with hardwood door which leads into the dining hall. There is also rear access to the property.
The main gardens and lawns are protected by high hedges and fencing from the lane, and level lawns reach down to the river pang with pretty views to the ancient bridge which gives vehicular and pedestrian access along the lane.
The lane itself is peaceful and is mainly used by residents of the village. The property is within easy walking distance of the two ancient village pubs; The Bull which has a restaurant and accommodation, and The Old Boot Inn which also has a restaurant and gardens.
The main vehicular and pedestrian access is secured by way of; electrically operated remote-control pair of hard wood gates for vehicles and a pedestrian gate. Large gravel forecourt for parking.
• The sitting room is fabulous with large open fireplace, Bessamer beam across, exposed brick rising to the ceiling and fitted with a copper canopy: this is a proper log fire. The ceiling is beamed with windows on two sides giving lots of natural light. The flooring is traditionally tiled and the tiling continues into the dining hall, and the kitchen/living room.
• The kitchen/living room is the hub of the house with a wood burning stove fitted in the original fireplace, with lots of windows giving lots of light from both front and rear, there is a beamed ceiling, breakfast bar, lots of low level kitchen units, wide working surfaces and plenty of room for a table or further easy chairs if so desired. Beside the fireplace is a modern Flavel cooking range with 5 rings and a hot plate, double oven and grill, stainless steel cooker hood and extractor over, fitted Bosch dishwasher and fitted fridge and freezer
• The recent introduction of a ground floor double bedroom with views over the garden to the River Pang and an adjacent shower room
• The dining hall can easily fit a table to seat 10 if so desired and once again has original beamed ceiling and is full of character, as is the rest of this superb property
• The family bathroom is unusually large and fitted with a Victorian style shower and tap, ball and claw feet bath, a fitted range of cupboards and drawers with marble worksurfaces and inset washbasin, lavatory with concealed cistern, and the walls are part marble tiled.
• The property as a whole has been replumbed and re-wired
• The majority of the ceiling spot lights are LED
• The main reception rooms and bedrooms have dimmer switches
• There are bespoke naturally polished oak doors throughout
• New wood burning stove to the kitchen/living room
• Double bedrooms to the first floor have extensive fitted wardrobes
• The surrounding area is noted for its outstanding rural beauty and tranquillity
• Modern antique style radiators
• The River Pang is a noted trout stream where brown trout have bred for generations and now there are lots of crayfish
• Pretty views over the ancient Mill which lies adjacent and walking distance to the church
Summary of accommodation: entrance porch, large beamed dining hall, sitting room with large open log fire, large kitchen living room, fireplace fitted with wood burning stove, utility room which also houses the new oil fired Worcester boiler providing heating and domestic hot water, 3 bathroom/shower rooms, large landing to first floor, inner hall connecting to ground floor bedroom 3 and rear access.
Gardens: have plenty of seclusion with large level lawns and a timber constructed garden store, large gravel forecourt for parking, electrically operated hardwood gates.
Gardens extending to 0.2 acres / 0.08 hectares. 50ft frontage to River Pang (not navigable).
Note 1: In the freak weather conditions of July 2007, the cottage was flooded along with several other houses in the village. This extreme weather event also caused flooding of property throughout the Pang Valley and further afield in Berkshire and other neighbouring counties. The vendors have put in preventative measures.
Note 2: The Pang Valley Flood Forum has been formed with the aim of ensuring that flood risk to property is reduced to a minimum. Organised by West Berkshire Council, Stanford Dingley and the other communities down the valley are represented as are the local water company & Environment Agency. In the last three years and also the winters of 2012 & 2013, where the UK experienced adverse weather conditions which caused river flooding in many parts of the country, Bridge House was not affected.
Local facilities: Within the heart of Stanford Dingley and within easy walking distance are the ancient and historic pubs, The Bull and The Old Boot Inn.
A quintessential English village, Stanford is from the old English for stoney-ford, perhaps indicating a Roman river crossing of the Pang heading towards Dorchester-on-Thames. Dingley was the name of the Lords of the Manor, one of their wives has a brass memorial in the 12th century village church, St Denys. The church has remnants of the original Saxon church within its inner walls and the main door and Nave wall date from the 13th century and the white wooden bell tower was built in the 15th century.
Just over a mile away are the villages of Bradfield and Bradfield Southend which have a wonderful community with a village store/Post Office, a cricket ground and a recreation ground. Bradfield has an excellent riding school, a village hall with all sorts of events and a children's play area, tennis courts and a tennis club.
Bradfield College has a fabulous sports complex open to public membership and a 9-hole golf course. Along Bucklebury Avenue is a health centre, a good pub and a cafe. In Yattendon, West Berkshire Brewery has their famous brewery.
The M4 Junction 12 at Theale is within easy driving access, as is M4 Junction 13. Reading is 9 miles, Newbury 9 miles, and Pangbourne village 5 miles with its tremendous selection of specialist shops and a train station (all distances are approximate).
Schools: Schools abound including Bradfield Primary School, Yattendon Primary, Bradfield College, Pangbourne College, St Andrew's Preparatory School, Downe House, Cranford House, Moulsford Preparatory School for Boys, The Oratory, and Elstree.
Directions: From the offices of Dudley Singleton & Daughter, proceed over the mini roundabout, passing the Elephant Hotel and turn first right at St James the Less Church into Pangbourne Hill. Proceed up Pangbourne Hill for a short distance, turning left into Bere Court Road. Proceed as far as you can go, passing over several cross roads. Eventually, you will find a T junction which is Stanford Dingley. At the T junction, turn left and you will pass the church on your left and the Bull pub. The property will be found a short distance along on the left before you get to the Pang River bridge. Pass a gravelled entrance drive on the left beside a property called Tall Trees and Bridge House will be found on the left before the River Pang bridge.
Post Code: RG7 6LS
Services: Mains water, electricity and drainage, new oil fired Worcesester boiler providing heating and hot water, new oil tank.
Local Authority and Council Tax Band: F
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, W1.
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