Guide Price £1,250,000 - Sold

  • Queen Anne rectory
  • Sash windows and original shutters
  • Five bedrooms
  • Original planked flooring
  • Double garage
  • High ceilings
  • Large kitchen/breakfast room
  • Three bathrooms
  • Gardens approx 0.5 Acres

Newbury 11 miles, Reading 7 miles, M4 (junc 12) 3 miles. Theale train station giving fast connection to London Paddington 4 miles (all distances are approximate)

3,080 sq ft / 285 m² Gardens & Grounds 0.5 acre / 0.2 hectare
(all measurements are approximate)

A marvellous Queen Anne period rectory, a classic example of this wonderful period of English architecture, with high ceilings and wide panelled entrance doors. There are large sash windows with original shutters, all fully renovated by the present owners, and an imposing entrance hall with its wide staircase reaching to a galleried landing.

Typical of the period are the excellent proportions of all the rooms; the elegant drawing room has an interesting bow shaped wall to one end and also a practical working fireplace fitted with a wood burning stove. This is the major and earlier part of the original Grade II listed building, which is now divided into two. A wing was added to the Rectory in the Victorian period, which is in separate ownership and entered from a different driveway.

The views are very pretty on all sides; the front of the parish church of St Peter`s, built in 1862 in the 14th century shingled style, no longer in use, and to the right, across pretty unspoilt natural farmland. The accommodation is generous, once again typical of the period and built for large family occupation. The rear hall runs the width of the property and gives entrance to a pretty servant`s staircase to the first floor, and a range of 18th century fitted cupboards. It also gives access to a charming walled courtyard.

Special features:
● The large kitchen/breakfast room comprehensively fitted with a range of handmade polished, pine panelled cupboard and drawer units and draining board with a white porcelain sink unit in keeping with the period of the property. The original fireplace is still in evidence with massive oaken beam across, now housing a modern oil- fired 2-oven Aga, and there are fine examples of original beams to the ceiling. Fittings also include an attractive island/preparation table with granite worktop. Granite and oak work surfaces. 4 ring Neff ceramic hob unit with extractor over. Neff electric oven, microwave and integrated dishwasher and fridge freezer
● The reception hall and inner halls have polished flagstone flooring, flagstones continue into the ground floor cloakroom and utility room
● There are large windows throughout, flooding the property with light
● The interior of the property has recently been redecorated to a high standard
● The family bathroom cloakroom and ensuite bathroom to the master bedroom have all been fully refitted to a high standard with a third modern fitted bathroom to the second floor
● Fine original wide planked flooring within the sitting room
● Flanking the main entrance drive is an original high red brick wall which has the most wonderful climbing wisteria which blooms in the spring and summer

Summary of accommodation: Entrance porch, reception hall, drawing room, sitting room, dining room, kitchen/breakfast room with Aga, utility room, cloakroom, rear hall, 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms on two floors. Full oil-fired central heating with recently installed with modern plastic oil storage tank. Double detached garage.

Gardens and grounds: Large gravelled entrance drive and forecourt, with circular island turnaround, flanked by evergreen hedges. The rear garden has a pedestrian and vehicular right of way and access, attractive brick paved terrace, large well-maintained lawns, a number of trees and shrubberies. The lawn area is approximately 120` x 90` and the plot extends to approximately 0.5 acre. There is the wide original sweeping drive to the main entrance with lots of car parking and there is a further entrance to the rear giving a further parking area and access to the garage and gardens. Gardens & Grounds extending to 0.5 acre / 0.2 hectare.

Local facilities and schools: The pretty village of Ufton Nervet lies on the Hampshire/Berkshire borders within easy access to Reading and Newbury. There is an excellent primary school and village hall within Ufton Nervet and lots of bridle paths and footpaths for fabulous country walks. There are excellent range of shops nearby at Theale village and at Mortimer village which has a shop, post office, hardware store, pubs and a train station. Nearby is a large Sainsbury`s supermarket. Pangbourne village is only a short distance drive away with its marvellous selection of specialist shops, pubs, restaurants, hotels, medical centre, and the River Thames and River Pang.

There is a community broadband initiative which means from June 2016 100MB/s superfast broadband will be available

Ufton Nervet also offers easy driving access to schools including Pangbourne College, Bradfield College, Down House, St Gabriel`s and Elstree School to name but a few.

Directions: From Junction 12 of the M4, proceed in the direction of Newbury along the A4. Turn left at the Spring Inn. Proceed up this road until you reach a junction at the very top of the hill. Turn right into Church Lane, St Peter`s Church will be seen on your right hand side, and turn first right and first right again. This is the private entrance to The Old Rectory.

Services: Main water, electricity and drainage. Full oil fired central heating.

Post Code: RG7 4HH

Local Authority and Council Tax Band: West Berkshire Council. Band G.

Viewing by arrangement with vendor`s agent, Dudley Singleton & Daughter, No. 1 Station Road, Pangbourne, Berkshire, RG8 7AN.
Tel: 0118 984 2662

London Office: Cashel House, 15 Thayer Street, London, W1.

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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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.

Floor Plan