Abbey Gardens, Upper Woolhampton, Reading, Berkshire, RG7
A unique house within this prestigious development, previously Douai Abbey School. The school was converted around 2006, with each property being individual and with the original school features been retained where possible. Both reception rooms have bespoke fitted shelving and the sitting room has an original working fireplace. The fully fitted kitchen/breakfast room can accommodate a dining table and chairs. A door leads to a utility room, downstairs WC and courtyard.
The first floor landing has the wonderful original stone bannisters and has light cascading through it from a window to the front. The master bedroom with bay window has views of the fields and tennis court opposite and has an extensive range of built-in wardrobes and ensuite bathroom. There are two further double bedrooms, a well-appointed main bathroom and a loft for storage. A warm neutral palette has been used throughout, and all of the windows have the advantage of secondary glazing.
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 two public houses 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.
Unusually, 2 Abbey Garden has the benefit of its own outside space, with a beautifully tended garden to the front with some box hedging and a patio with space for a table and chairs. Mature hedging to the front ensures privacy and seclusion. To the rear is a small courtyard with access to a cellar; further storage space is allocated in the underground car park. There are beautifully manicured communal gardens within the development, for the benefit of all residents.
Mains water, electricity and drainage. Electric heating. (Note - our client has installed energy saving heaters in the sitting room and kitchen.)
Fast broadband and water softener system. Lease start date: 999 years from 2005. Service charge: £325 per month.
Parking: 1 underground allocated space and 1 over ground allocated space.
Hamptons (Newbury Sales)
58 Northbrook Street