1 High Street
Bridge House is a striking double-fronted detached house with a rich history as a former beer house believed to have been built in the 1860s. The property, with its wonderful riverside location, offers well-presented accommodation with charming period features throughout, and well-proportioned rooms typical of the period. The property is entered through a light and inviting reception hall with a striking stained glass front door, leading to a bright bayfronted drawing room with an original Victorian fireplace and built-in shelving. Across the hall there is a good-sized sitting room with bay windows, a feature fireplace and parquet flooring, and at the end of the hall there is a superb dining room with large windows overlooking the lovely garden. The adjoining kitchen benefits from traditional style fitted wall units, a Belfast sink, a serving hatch into the drawing room and a range cooker. The ground floor further comprises of two interleading rooms offering a number of uses. One is currently a bedroom whilst the other room, featuring patio doors to the garden, could be utilised as a study or an additional reception room. There is also a convenient utility room and a guest cloakroom.
On the first floor of the property there is a fantastic principal bedroom with a feature fireplace, original sash windows, fitted wardrobes and a bright en suite bathroom. This level is completed by three additional bedrooms, and a family bathroom.
The property is approached via a paved driveway which provides ample off street parking and leads to the generously sized garage and the pretty front entrance door. A side access gate leads round to a wonderful wraparound garden with a patio area and an immaculate lawn surrounded by mature trees and shrubs. The garden is bordered by a 100 ft hardwood deck running alongside the River Kennet providing an idyllic setting for relaxing and fishing.
Bridge House is situated in the Conservation Area of Sheffield Bottom and opposite the Kennet and Avon Nature Reserve and the English Heritage site at Sheffield Lock on the Kennet and Avon Canal.
The house is located between Theale and the hamlet of Sheffield Bottom, an area almost all surrounded by areas of water, known as The Theale Lakes. Theale itself is a picturesque village, with a fantastic range of amenities, with a further selection of shops, eateries and leisure facilities close by in Tilehurst and Pangbourne. Burghfield Sailing Club and Hosehill Lake are just moments away and the nearby Chiltern Hills AONB provide an excellent opportunity for countryside walks, cycling and horse riding. There is a mainline station in Theale that provides direct services into London Paddington, with journeys taking from 40 minutes, and the nearby M4 provides motorists with an easy route towards London and to the West. The area has several well regarded state schools including Theale CE (rated Outstanding by Ofsted), Theale Green, Calcot Infants & Nursery, Calcot Juniors, and Englefield CE. There is also an excellent choice of private schools in the area including Elstree School, Padworth College, Bradfield College, Pangbourne College, The Cedars School and St Edwards Prep School.
From the centre of Pangbourne head south on Station Road/A329. At the roundabout continue straight onto Church Road/A340 and after 3 miles turn left onto Englefield Road. Turn left onto Church Street and then turn right onto Station Road. At the roundabout take the 1st exit to stay on Station Road and the property can be found on the left.Read all