A charming detached cottage with four bedrooms and contemporary accommodation in Ashampstead.
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Blenheim Cottage is a beautifully presented detached period property, with four bedrooms, set in the small village of Ashampstead, and located down a quiet no through road. The property has been presented to the highest standard throughout, and combines charming period features with bespoke fittings and the latest technology, to create a thoroughly impressive family home.
At the front of the property there is a drawing room to one side, with a dining room to the other. Both rooms are welcoming, comfortable spaces, with wooden flooring, overhead beams and open fireplaces. The study provides useful additional living space, while there is a hydraulic hatch in the floor leading to the extensive cellar. To the rear, the kitchen is by Mark Wilkinson, and has built-in appliances, marble worktops, a breakfast bar and French doors opening onto the gardens.
Upstairs there are three highly attractive double bedrooms, with the master benefitting from a triple aspect, including stunning full-height timber-framed windows looking out across the gardens in a southerly direction. The master bedroom also features extensive fitted storage and an en suite shower room. There is also a family bathroom. Additionally, there is a useful further bedroom, with an adjoining cloakroom, found on the first floor above the garage.
The property is fitted with the latest security and technological features, including multi-point locking mechanisms to all doors and windows, a whole house alarm system with door sensors, room sensors and control via smartphone app, plus an eight-camera CCTV system with control via smartphone app. The property is wired with Cat6 ethernet ports in every room, plus there is also a multi-room AV system and a Rako mood lighting system in the kitchen and master bedroom.
There is a block-paved driveway to the side of the property, with access to the double garage and plenty of parking space for multiple vehicles. The property features superb, sunny, south-facing gardens to the rear, with a large area of paved terracing and a well-maintained lawn, bordered by colourful flowerbeds and established shrubs.
The village of Ashampstead is set in a peaceful rural location, in an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The village itself is home to Vicar's Game which is a delicatessen-style store with local game produce, handmade sausages, puddings and pies, plus a cafe. Sought-after Pangbourne is five miles away, with its excellent range of local facilities including a church, primary school, pubs and restaurants and a number of specialist shops, including an award winning butcher and specialist cheese shop. There is also a mainline rail link to London, Paddington within the hour. The more comprehensive amenities of Reading are 10 miles away (London, Paddington 45 mins), while the M4 (J13) is seven and a half miles away and provides excellent access to the motorway network, London and its airports. There is an excellent range of schooling in the area including the independent Pangbourne College, Bradfield College, St Andrews School and The Oratory. There are also wonderful recreational facilities available at Bradfield College via membership, and the surrounding countryside is renowned for its walks and rides.
From the centre of Pangbourne turn left at the roundabout onto Church Road and then turn right onto Pangbourne Hill. Continue for just over three miles, and then at the junction turn right, following the sign for Ashampstead. TTurn right again almost immediately at the fork and then after a further two miles, turn left onto Noakes Hill. At the junction turn right and then take the second turning on the left which is Church Lane and where you will find Blenheim Cottage.Read all
- Beautifully presented family home
- Sought after village
- Spacious garden
- Quiet village location