Delightful Grade II listed cottage in a stunning rural location; with over 23 acres of land.
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Dating from circa 1600 with later additions, Skilcroft Farm is a charming Grade II listed cottage with many wonderful period features, including exposed beams, leaded windows and mellow brickwork. The kitchen/breakfast room is very much the heart of the home with plentiful country style units to base and eye level, a Calor gas hob, an integrated oven and dishwasher as well as a generous area for seating. Further space for a washing machine etc is available in the next door utility room. The reception rooms are all of a good size. In particular the dining room and drawing room, both of which have wonderful exposed beams, and leaded windows overlooking the front garden and open farmland. The dining room also has a large fireplace with cosy woodburning stove. Other reception rooms include a morning room, conservatory and study, and there is also a useful ground floor shower room/cloakroom. To the first floor a large principal bedroom overlooks the front garden and has an ensuite bathroom and fitted wardrobes. The first floor accommodation is completed by two further double bedrooms, a single bedroom and a family bathroom.
This property has 23.15 acres of land.
From the front of the property, there are lovely views over the garden and then on to open countryside. The rear and southern end overlook the pretty rear garden which is mostly laid to lawn and has wonderful 'park like' views over its own land. There are a number of mature trees and shrubs around the boundaries of the garden and a good sized terrace wraps around the rear of the house, with steps up to a smaller lawned area leading to a large, separate vegetable garden. The gravelled drive opens out to a parking area which can accommodate approximately four to five cars, and there is also a double garage with a useful shed/workshop attached. On the northern boundary is a series of three large open fronted agricultural barns. The total land with the property amounts to some 23.15 acres, and is made up of fields and woodland (partial water supply available).
Stanford Dingley is a highly desirable village in West Berkshire with a Saxon church and two public houses, The Bull Inn and The Old Boot. The charming village sits in beautiful farmland and woodland within the valley of the River Pang. The local villages of Bucklebury and Bradfield offer excellent local amenities. Reading and Newbury are 10 and 9 miles away respectively, and provide more comprehensive facilities and shopping opportunities. Bradfield College is nearby and has excellent sporting facilities available via membership, including a golf course, indoor sports complex, pool and .tennis club, whilst in Bradfield village itself there is a primary school for children aged 4-11, rated 'Good' by Ofsted. There are a number of sought after preparatory schools in the area including Elstree, and St Andrews. The area is excellent for communications with easy access onto the M4 at junctions 12 and 13 to London and the West Country, and an excellent train service from Reading or Pangbourne to London Paddington.
From Pangbourne proceed out of the village turning right at the church, and go up Pangbourne Hill, and turn left into Bere Court Road. Proceed for about 1.5 miles to the small crossroads and continue straight over onto Dark Lane. After about 1.5 miles, on reaching the second crossroads, proceed straight on into Back Lane, Go all the way to the end of the road and turn left travelling towards the centre of the village. You will pass the church then The Bull Public House, before arriving at a T-junction where you turn right. Continue along this road passing The Boot Inn on your left. Continue for about a quarter of a mile and Skilcroft Farm will be found on your left (sharp turning).Read all
- Outstanding location with views over its own land.
- Situated on the edge of one of the most sought after villages in the area.
- Over 23 acres of fields and woodland.
- Charming Grade II listed cottage.
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