Cock Lane, Bradfield Southend, Reading, Berkshire, RG7
The Old House is a fine detached period property situated down a quiet country lane just off the main thoroughfare through Bradfield Southend. Built, we believe, in the 1800s, the property enjoys wonderful proportions and large windows thereby enhancing the light and airy feel which is apparent throughout the house. Every care has been taken to present the property in a stylish yet comfortable manner, exuding welcoming warmth throughout. On entering, a large drawing room sits to the right with fireplace and two bay windows, both with lovely aspects over the grounds. In addition there is a delightful family room/snug with wood burner, perfect for cosy evenings. This in turn leads through to the kitchen/dining room which is the hub of the house and features bespoke units with a central island and which also provides a generous dining area. The laundry/utility room has a separate entrance to outside, ideal for dogs, together with a separate WC. A downstairs shower room completes the ground floor accommodation.
The first floor is equally as appealing and provides excellent accommodation including a master suite which has a dressing room and bathroom. There are three further good sized bedrooms plus a smaller fourth/study and a family bathroom.
The property is situated in the heart of the Pang Valley in village of Bradfield Southend. It is well placed for access to Theale and Pangbourne railway stations serving London Paddington. The M4 is also within easy reach providing access to Heathrow, the Capital, West Country and to a comprehensive motorway network serving the whole country. A Post Office and a village shop are nearby whilst a wider range of facilities are available at Pangbourne and Reading.
The Old House is approached via a 5 bar gate into a large gravelled parking area, being set back from the lane behind hedging. The grounds in all extend to approximately 0.64 of an acre. There is a charming detached barn which has in recent years been used as additional entertaining space and is beautifully presented as such. It is approximately 25' in length, plus an entrance area and has a vaulted ceiling which accentuates the feeling of space. There may well be further scope to develop the barn to provide ancillary accommodation (planning permission already granted) or alternatively it could become an excellent home office space. A further barn is currently used as a garage/workshop but again, there may be further scope to utilise this in a different way.
The grounds are largely laid to lawn with mature hedging, shrubbery and flower borders. A wonderful patio area has been created with a sizeable terrace and most attractive brick-built barbecue, being flanked by two large beds with low box hedging. There is also a smaller dining patio again offering a charming setting for informal outside dining.
Mains electricity, water and drainage. Oil fired central heating.
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