Briff Lane, Bucklebury, Reading, Berkshire, RG7
Gable House is a stunning five bedroom family home with an array of character features so indicative of a house of this 16th century period. On entering, a welcoming reception hall greets you with exposed timbers and an adjacent dining room with inglenook fireplace offers immense character. This Grade II Listed property has been extended in recent years and benefits from a spacious kitchen breakfast room with vaulted ceilings, bespoke kitchen units, granite work tops and traditional oil fired Aga. In addition there is a study and two downstairs cloakrooms. A spacious triple aspect sitting room with French doors leading to the terrace, a brick fire place and wood burner stove complements the down stairs accommodation.
To the first floor there are two separate staircases, one with a galleried landing. The principal bedroom has an array of fitted wardrobes, a luxurious ensuite bathroom with separate shower, his and hers hand wash basins and double doors leading to a balcony that commands far reaching countryside views, ideal for capturing the morning sun. There are four further bedrooms and a family bathroom.
The property is located in the desirable area of Bucklebury, approximately half way between the thriving commercial centres of Newbury and Reading, which both offer excellent shopping, leisure and night life. The village of Bucklebury has several pubs and local shops whilst there is a mainline railway link to London Paddington at Midgham. There are numerous local walks including Bucklebury Common and the towpath on the canal. Locally, an excellent selection of eateries include the renowned Bladebone Inn and Blackbird Cafe at nearby Chapel Row, whilst Bucklebury village has the new Honesty Cafe and Upper Bucklebury boasts the Cottage Inn. In the state school sector, a selection of primary schools include Bucklebury, Woolhampton and Englefield, whilst Kennet and The Downs secondary schools both have school pick-up points within a short distance. Excellent private schools can also be found nearby and include Elstree, Downe House, St. Gabriel's, Brockhurst and Marlston, Horris Hill and Cheam. Recreational facilities locally include the sports complex at Bradfield College (private membership), tennis clubs, two football clubs and a cricket club at Douai and badminton at Elstree.
The property is accessed via a gravel driveway which offers ample parking for several vehicles. In addition to the parking there are several outbuildings, including garaging and an open barn. To the rear of the property is a secluded sun terrace which is ideal for outdoor entertaining. Stone steps lead up to a beautiful lawn which is interspersed with floating flower borders and mature trees extending to a post and rail fence and commanding stunning far reaching views over adjoining paddocks and a games lawn. This delightful period home offers exceptional equestrian facilities including stabling, ménage, tack room, hay store, turnout paddock and grazing land. In the furthest fenced off area is a small stream that runs through a copse off into a pond.
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