A grand Victorian house with indoor pool complex and outbuildings in a wonderful parkland setting.
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Dating back to 1873 and formerly part of the Englefield Estate, The Mile House is an elegant and imposing country home offering over 9,000 sq. ft. of light-filled flexible accommodation arranged over four floors. The property seamlessly blends all the conveniences of modern family life with period features including high ceilings and ornate cornicing.
The ground floor accommodation flows from a grand yet welcoming reception hall with original carved oak staircase, marble fireplace and domed sky lantern. There is a generous triple aspect sitting room with two feature bay windows and marble fireplace, a well proportioned office and an extensive kitchen/breakfast room opening into a conservatory dining room with two sets of French doors to the gardens. The kitchen has quarry tiled flooring, a range of country-style bespoke fitted units with a large central island, modern integrated appliances, a Belfast sink, four oven Aga, space for a family area and table for more informal dining and a large neighbouring fitted laundry room. The lower ground floor offers four cellar rooms, suitable for a variety of uses. Glazed doors from the dining room lead to a large swimming pool complex with exposed vaulted ceiling, heated pool, Jacuzzi, shower room, pump room and two sets of French doors opening to the sun terrace with a large neighbouring snooker room with exposed vaulted ceiling and French doors to the sun terrace. The first floor accommodation comprises a spacious rear aspect master bedroom suite with feature bay window, fitted dressing room and en suite bathroom with separate walk-in shower and twin sinks. There is a second bedroom with dressing room/nursery and en suite shower room, two further well proportioned bedrooms and a family bathroom.
The second floor is configured to accommodate a nanny or au pair and comprises three further well-proportioned bedrooms, a games room, large family shower room and attic store room with roof access.
This property has 3.97 acres of land.
The Mile House is set well back from the road within gardens and grounds extending to nearly 4 acres and is approached via stone pillared electric gates and a sweeping paved driveway offering turning and parking space for multiple vehicles. The formal gardens surround the property on all sides and are laid mainly to level lawn. The gardens are bordered by mature shrubs and trees and feature an extensive paved sun terrace, ideal for entertaining and al fresco dining, a Victorian walled garden laid to level lawn and a hidden tree house. The property enjoys far-reaching views over its own land and the neighbouring countryside. The former coach house adjacent to the house comprises two stables, garaging, workshop, garden store and log store.
The Mile House sits in a prime position on the outskirts of Sulhamstead, a lovely village in in a rural setting which benefits from its own church, public house and primary school. Nearby Theale provides a further range of facilities including regular commuter trains to London Paddington. Pangbourne is a pretty Thameside village with an excellent range of local facilities including a church, primary school, pubs and restaurants. Reading is also close by and offers an extensive range of amenities including shops, restaurants, theatres and sporting facilities. There is a variety of recreational pursuits available in the area: wonderful recreational facilities are available at Bradfield College via membership and the surrounding countryside is renowned for walking and riding. Communications links are excellent, with easy access to the M4 and from there to the West Country, London and its airports.
From Pangbourne, follow Church Road (A340) for 3.6 miles. At the roundabout take the 4th exit onto Bath Road (A4) and after 0.8 miles the gates to The Mile House can be found on the left.Read all
- Impressive Victorian house
- Formerly part of the Englefield Estate
- Superb room proportions and high ceilings
- Beautiful period features
- Over 9,000 sq ft of accommodation
- Set in about 3.97 acres
- Indoor swimming pool
- Stables and outbuildings
- Stunning walled garden