5 bed Detached House


Zin Zan, Upper Bucklebury, Reading, Berkshire, RG7

Property Description

A charming period cottage idyllically located off the beaten track, nestling into the gentle hillside, with a generous garden to the rear. The cottage has a huge amount of character, having a welcoming feel, and with an interesting layout with good family accommodation arranged over three levels having been extensively extended. From the entrance hall, there is a sitting room with windows front and back with brick chimney breast and wood burner, a cloakroom, a separate dining room and a country-style kitchen/breakfast room with double doors leading to the decking area outside. The kitchen also leads to the utility room, again with door to outside. The entrance hall has a few stairs leading down to a study and a good-sized family room/playroom with stable door to outside. The first floor provides a master bedroom with ensuite shower room, four further bedrooms and the family bathroom.

Upper Bucklebury and surrounds form part a much sought-after area within the general locality, due to its rural, yet extremely convenient position. Local amenities such as a shop, public house and garage are located in Upper Bucklebury along with neighbouring Southend Bradfield and Cold Ash, with more comprehensive amenities being found in Newbury and Reading. The area provides opportunities for scenic walks and country pursuits, and access for educational facilities at nearby Brockhurst School as well as a number of primary schools nearby. There is good access to the M4 and A34, and mainline rail services and shopping are available at Thatcham, Newbury and Reading.

Littlecombe Cottage is approached via a quiet winding track with a number of pretty period properties. There is additional parking in front of the detached double garage, with a gate leading to the garden and pathway to the front door. The rear garden is of a generous size, sloping down to meet a small brook at the bottom which is fenced off, with the triangle of land beyond encompassed within the curtilage of Littlecombe Cottage. There is a substantial outbuilding/summer house which has in the past been used as a home office, but currently is used as a games room. The garden is mainly laid to lawn with one decking area located outside the kitchen, which is elevated and enjoys the vista over the garden and a second deck leading out from the family room. To the side of and separate from the cottage is a further log store and store room which adjoins the property next door.

Additional Information
Mains electricity and water. Private drainage. Oil fired central heating.

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Hamptons (Newbury Sales)

58 Northbrook Street
RG14 1AN

01635 582111

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