Stunning Grade II* listed house with moat, stream and superb gardens and grounds.
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Sheepbridge Court is listed Grade II*; Originally built in the late sixteenth century, the property is moated and set picturesquely in its grounds. The house has seen some alterations and additions over the centuries and is now a beautifully presented family home. The history and period charm of the house are instantly obvious on entry into the impressive entrance hall with its historic 16th Century newel staircase and moulded timbers. The hall is in the heart of the house with each reception room accessed from it. The drawing room sits at the far end of the hall and is a peaceful room with good proportions and working fireplace. The sitting room/snug and dining room are adjoined and represent excellent entertaining space; the sitting room also having a working fireplace. The recently renovated eat-in kitchen is a great space for a family and benefits from Siemens ovens, microwave and induction hob, Franke sink with filtered and boiling hot tap and underfloor heating. There is access from here through full length French doors to the terrace and barbeque area. On the first floor the master bedroom and ensuite bathroom look east to make the most of the morning sun. The ensuite bathroom is well fitted with newly renovated shower and Victorian style bath tub. There are 5 further bedrooms and 2 further bathrooms on this floor. There is also a cellar which is accessed from the reception hall.
This property has 3.1 acres of land.
The 13th century moat at Sheepbridge Court is listed as a Scheduled Ancient Monument (SAM) and the grounds and gardens have been beautifully designed and continuously maintained. They offer privacy and protection whilst making most of the good views of the surrounding countryside. The moat surrounding the house is a tributary of the River Loddon.
Parts of the garden are accessed over a beautifully crafted bridge. The gardens are mainly laid to lawn and interspersed with well stocked borders and mature trees including recently installed flower and vegetable planters. The gardens have also been dog proofed with buried electronic fencing to allow for safety of dogs. The renovated heated swimming pool, with elegant changing room and a pump room, is neatly placed behind yew hedging proving an excellent sun trap. The pool has a retractable cover, sides and roof allowing for swimming in all weathers. The pool measures 11m x 4.5m. The tennis court is also recently resurfaced. The home gym is in a separate building on one boundary of the garden this could have a number of uses should it be required (subject to the necessary planning consents). It is currently air conditioned/heated and the floor is rubber matted. There is also a wood store, shed (with electricity) and outdoor gardeners wc.
Sheepbridge Moathouse/Staff House The Moathouse was built in 1970s. It has a triple garage with access to the residential accommodation at the rear. This comprises an entrance lobby and kitchen on the ground floor and three bedrooms, a sitting room and a bathroom on the first floor. The garden is to the rear and enclosed by close-board timber fencing. Its use is ancillary to Sheepbridge Court.
Sheepbridge Court is located on the edge of the village of Swallowfield with village primary school, public house and village store and is conveniently located 6.5 miles south of Reading with easy access to the M4 Motorway at Junction 11, giving easy access to London and the West. Mainline train stations can be found at Reading (London Paddington in less than 30 minutes) or alternatively Basingstoke to London Waterloo (less than 50 minutes). Wokingham provides local shopping facilities with Reading and Basingstoke providing more extensive shopping and leisure opportunities. International travel is easily accessed via Heathrow Airport (29 miles). There is excellent independent schooling in the area, including Ludgrove, Bradfield, Wellington College, Eton, Downe House, Cheam and Eagle House.
From the M4 junction 11, take the A33 signposted to Basingstoke. At the first roundabout take the left turn signposted to Spencers Wood and Swallowfield (1 ½ miles). Continue through Spencers Wood village on the B3349 and on entering Swallowfield take the next turn left just after the bus stop and opposite The Mill House Hotel and Restaurant. Sheepbridge Court is on the right hand side adjacent to the triple garage and behind timber gates. Cross over the decorative metal bridge to the gravel drive in front of the house.Read all
- Exquisitely presented Grade II* house with moat
- Wonderful gardens and grounds
- Three bedroom cottage
- Hard tennis court
- Swimming pool with canopied roof
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