Handsome detached Georgian House situated in a sought after village
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This handsome detached Georgian house with additions made during the Victorian period has beautifully presented accommodation, with four bedrooms and four reception rooms. The property features a simple, elegant style to the décor throughout, with high ceilings, sash windows and other original features helping to create a thoroughly attractive, convenient and relaxing living space. In addition the property has further potential for enlargement (subject to the relevant consents). On the ground floor there is a well-proportioned drawing room, with a fireplace featuring a splendid carved wooden surround. The cosy snug provides further space in which to relax, while there is also a formal dining room with both rooms displaying fireplaces. In addition there is a useful office to the rear, a sunny conservatory looks out across the gardens. The kitchen provides plenty of storage space in cream-coloured wooden units by John Lewis of Hungerford, while there is also a central island and an Aga, as well as an informal dining area. Upstairs there are four double bedrooms, including the generous principal bedroom, with its dressing room, which features fitted wardrobes, and en suite shower room. Each of the further three bedrooms also has built-in storage, with two including washbasins. One of the bedrooms has an adjoining room, which could be used as a dressing room or office space. There is also a large family bathroom with a separate shower unit.
A long gravel driveway leads to the house, providing parking space to the front and access to the double garage at the side. The house is surrounded by a garden with well-maintained lawns, a generous paved terrace which is ideal for al fresco dining in the warmer months to the rear, and a variety of shrubs and trees. The garden is enclosed by high hedgerows, which provide a high degree of privacy and seclusion. Access to the house is currently via the Beech Hill Road however, access was originally from Donkey Pound Lane which could be re-instated if necessary.
The property is located on the edge of the highly sought after village of Beech Hill and property coming onto the market here is very rare. There are a number of reasons for this; its highly convenient location between Basingstoke, Reading and Newbury, which is surrounded by glorious open countryside owned by The Englefield Estate, The Stratfield Saye Estate and Butlers Farms. The village itself is not classified as a settlement area, meaning that further housing cannot be built. Beech Hill also has a very friendly, inclusive and active community which hosts a number of social events and activities throughout the year for all the family. The village has a pub, the Elm Tree, the parish church of St Mary and The Memorial Community Centre which hosts weekly classes in pilates, yoga, meditation, ballroom dancing, Zumba and art. Less than three miles away is Heckfield Place, a five star Georgian country house hotel with two restaurants led by Michelin star awarded chef Skye Gyngell, a 45 seat cinema with a full calendar of screenings and hosts a number of events throughout the year. More everyday amenities can be found in neighbouring villages, at The Wellington Farm shop, or Mortimer which has a choice of shops, medical centre, a pharmacy, and library as well as a rail station with links to London Paddington via Reading or Basingstoke. Alternative there are good links to London Waterloo via nearby Hook. The bustling commercial town of Reading is just six miles away, with its excellent selection of shops, supermarkets and leisure facilities. Schooling in the area is excellent. Local state schools include Mortimer Primary School, rated by Ofsted as 'Outstanding', St Mary C of E Junior School, Mortimer - Ofsted rated 'Good' and The Willink Secondary School and 6th Form College - Ofsted rated 'Good'. A number of good private schools available including Daneshilll, Sherfield, St Neots, Eagle House, Wellington College, Lord Wandsworth College and The Kendrick.
From M4, J11 proceed south on the A33 towards Basingstoke. Continue to the end of the dual carriageway. At the roundabout take the 3rd exit onto Welsh Lane following signs for The Wellington Farm shop. Continue past the farm shop, over the river, taking the first right hand turning into Trowes Lane. Continue to the top of Trowes Lane taking the left hand slip road before the T-junction (by The Elm Tree public house). After Donkey Pound Lane the driveway for Vernon Lodge can be found on the left.
From M3 J5 proceed on the B3349 signposted Hook/Reading. Continue on this road until reaching the Wellington Country Park roundabout taking the first exit and continuing to the next roundabout on the A33. Take the second exit onto Welsh Lane following the signs for The Wellington Farm shop. Continue past the farm shop, over the river, taking the first right hand turning into Trowes Lane. Continue to the top of Trowes Lane taking the left hand slip road before the T-junction (by The Elm Tree public house) After Donkey Pound Lane the driveway for Vernon Lodge can be found on the left.Read all
- Wonderful family home.
- In a very popular, friendly and inclusive village in which properties rarely come to the market.
- In excellent order throughout.
- Very convenient location for communications
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