An attractive, detached family home with self-contained ancillary accommodation
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Willowmead is an appealing, red brick family house offering spacious and well-proportioned accommodation across three floors. A welcoming reception hall provides access to a dining room, which adjoins the sitting room, providing ideal reception space for family or formal entertaining. Both rooms feature alcove windows with a south-easterly aspect, and a fireplace in the sitting room creates a cosy atmosphere, with French doors opening into the garden. The hall also opens out to the kitchen/breakfast room, which is fitted with modern units, a central island, integrated appliances and an Aga,, with electric stoves and gas hobs; two sets of windows offer a pleasing outlook over a neighbouring field. There is also an adjoining utility room, with additional storage and space for appliances. The kitchen/breakfast room links with a family room, with room for informal dining and relaxed seating, along with doors providing direct access to the rear patio and garden.
On the first floor, the principal bedroom has a well-fitted en suite shower room, and there are three further bedrooms and a modern family bathroom at this level. A further staircase rises to the second floor rooms, which would provide a haven for a teenager, with a seating/games area on the spacious landing, a fifth bedroom and a shower room.
A recently-built detached building housing the garage is situated adjacent to the main house, with the ground floor currently offering a studio for dance or gym activities, along with a shower room. On the level above, a sizeable office with amazing views of the open field, is perfect for those seeking to work from home.
The house is screened from the road by clipping hedging, with a five bar gate opening onto a sweeping gravelled driveway, providing parking for several vehicles and leading to the garage building. Planted raised beds and areas laid to lawn form the well-maintained front gardens, along with further hedging and an area set aside for vegetable beds.
To the rear, there is an expanse of paved terracing adjoining the house offering opportunities for outdoor dining and relaxation, as well as a lawned area and borders containing mature shrubs and trees. An evergreen hedge at the far boundary includes a clipped archway providing access to a pedestrian gate, with a post-and-rail fence to the easterly aspect affording open views to the field beyond.
Willowmead is situated on the fringes of the village of Hurst, which caters for day-to-day living with a village store, post office, bakery, primary school, church and a cricket club. A Waitrose store, independent shops, pubs and restaurants are available in nearby Twyford. Slightly further afield, Wokingham, Maidenhead, and Bracknell with its Lexicon Shopping Centre, all offer comprehensive amenities, with the picturesque riverside town of Henley-on-Thames being just 7 miles distant.
For golf enthusiasts, Billingbear Park Golf Course offers two 9-hole courses and Castle Royle Golf and Country Club is just 5.3 miles away. For keen walkers Dinton Pastures Country Park has over 300 acres of woodland walks with lakes. For all the family, there are numerous riding stables, the John Nike Ski Centre and Ice Rink, and Cantley Park.
Communications links are excellent with the M4 and M40 motorways providing access to major road networks and for commuters there are regular rail services into London from Twyford, Winnersh and Wokingham stations. There are rush hour trains to Paddington from Twyford in around 20 minutes, and the station is due to benefit from the fast Crossrail service with direct links to Canary Wharf and East London. Hourly trains to Gatwick are available from Wokingham. There excellent schools in the region including St. Nicholas Church of England Primary, Dolphin Independent Day School in Hurst, Holme Grange and The Holt in Wokingham, Reading School and Kendrick School in Reading, and Bluecoats in Sonning.
From the M4, exit at Junction 10, joining the A329(M) towards Reading. Tale the 1st exit onto the A3290 towards Winnersh and following the road to the exit posted Winnersh. Continue following signs towards Winnersh via the A329 for just over 1 mile and then turn left into Robin Hood Lane and follow the road for about a mile. Take a right turn onto Church Hill and after 0.5 miles take the right turn onto Orchard Road, where the property is on the left-hand side.Read all
- Reception hall
- 3 Reception rooms
- Kitchen/breakfast room
- Utility room & cloakroom
- 5 Bedrooms (1 en suite)
- Family bathroom & separate shower room
- Detached garage & self-contained gym/dance room, shower room and office
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