Abbey Gardens, Upper Woolhampton, Reading, Berkshire, RG7
Quite simply, this is arguably the most spectacular and unique apartment within this prestigious development, previously Douai Abbey School. The school was converted around 2006, with each apartment within the old school building being totally unique and with many of the school features having been retained. Apartment 6 was formerly the Faculty Hall, used as a Common Room for the Masters. The main reception / living area is striking, having in part double height vaulted ceiling, giving a cavernous lofty feel, with one end providing a sitting / cinema area, with dining and kitchen all incorporated. There is an impressive stone fireplace with woodburner which serves as a wonderful focal point. A staircase leads up to a galleried study area above with a glass walkway looking down on to the main reception space. All the bedrooms are well proportioned, with beautifully appointed en-suite bathrooms / shower rooms. The master bedroom again has a vaulted ceiling, with two en-suite areas adjoined by a double shower.
The property throughout is presented to an exceptional standard and boasts KNX smart scene settling lighting, heating and entertainment systems with Bowers and Wilkins speakers which are controlled from a main communications hub, which is discreetly located within an easily accessible cupboard.
The underfloor heating system is zoned and can be individually controlled.
The property is accessed via the main communal hallway which exudes an air of elegance, and where the part-time concierge is based.
The property is located approximately halfway between the thriving commercial centres of Newbury and Reading which both provide excellent shopping, leisure and night life. The village of Woolhampton has a public house and local shops as well as the mainline railway link to both Theale and Reading, offering fast direct services to London Paddington. In addition there are tennis courts across from Abbey Gardens which are available to use by arrangement along with a cricket pitch and pavilion.
Abbey Gardens benefits from well tended, manicured lawns and shrubbery borders. Number 6 has the advantage of both a parking space at the entrance to the development, plus an additional allocated space in the underground carpark, together with a useful storage cage.
There is a pretty internal courtyard for sole use of Number 6, accessed from the master bedroom.
Mains water, electricty and drainage. Electric underfloor heating.
Service Charge: Approx. £346.00 per month, Lease Details: 999 Years from 2005, Ground Rent: Approx £150 per annum.
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