Charming unlisted period family house with spectacular living space in a wonderful woodland setting.

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Smithincott is a substantial period property offering almost 3,900 sq. ft. of light-filled, flexible accommodation arranged over three floors, sensitively modernised to combine the amenities of modern living with retained period features including some exposed wall and ceiling beams. The ground floor accommodation flows from a welcoming reception hall with exposed wood flooring and briefly comprises a spacious drawing room with feature open fireplace and French doors to the garden, a generous family room, a well-proportioned study with feature fireplace and a large dining room with wooden flooring and French doors to the garden. The ground floor accommodation is completed by a stunning kitchen/dining room with vaulted ceiling and full-height glazing opening into a large glazed conservatory with vaulted glazed roof and two sets of French doors to the garden, the whole combining to create an ideally family and entertaining space. The kitchen/dining room benefits from a range of wall and floor units including a large central island, quartz worktops, an Aga, stairs rising to a mezzanine-level minstrels’ gallery, suitable for a variety of uses, a separate fitted utility room and a stable door leading to a rear storm porch and the parking area. Stairs rising from the reception hall lead to a large landing with useful storage and give access to a large principal bedroom with built-in storage and a contemporary en suite bathroom with bath and separate walk-in shower, a spacious additional bedroom with built-in storage and en suite bathroom, two further well-proportioned bedrooms and a modern family bathroom. The second floor is dedicated to the property’s large remaining bedroom which has a vaulted beamed ceiling, built-in storage and skylights admitting a wealth of natural light.

This property has 0.56 acres of land.


The property is approached through a pedestrian gate set into mature hedging giving access to the gable end front door. Separate double five-bar gates lead to a gravelled driveway offering parking for multiple vehicles and giving access to a detached timber outbuilding/store. Extending to almost 0.6 acres, the garden is laid mainly to level lawn and features an all-weather tennis court and a spacious paved terrace, ideal for entertaining and al fresco dining, the whole screened by mature hedging and trees.


Smithincott is situated in a quiet and secluded position off The Avenue close to Chapel Row in the parish of Bucklebury. Chapel Row has its own pub, café and interior design shop, and the neighbouring village of Stanford Dingley has two public houses, The Old Boot which dates back to the 18th Century and The Bull dating back to the 15th Century. The village of Bucklebury lies just a short distance away with a primary school, parish church, and acres of common land, owned by The Bucklebury Estate. Pangbourne is about 6 miles away and provides a wider range shops and amenities including award winning butcher, post office, artisan baker, small supermarket and cafes and amenities of Reading and Newbury are 8 and 10 miles respectively. The M4 (J12) is just 6 miles away and provides easy access to London. The local area is well served by an excellent range of schooling.


From Pangbourne, head towards Tidmarsh. Go through Tidmarsh village after a short while turn right heading towards Bucklebury and stay on this road all the way through Bradfield and past the college. Turn right at the War Memorial junction, and proceed into the village of Southend Bradfield. Carry on through the village and out the other side, where the road becomes The Avenue. Take the second unnamed minor road (arrow on a tree). Drive down the road and you will see a turning right with a sign saying Bracken House and Birdcage Cottage. On the corner of this turning is Smithincourt. Take the turning and the entrance to the property is on your right.

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Other features

  • Kitchen/breakfast room
  • Utility room
  • 4-5 reception rooms
  • Minstrels' gallery
  • 5 bedrooms
  • 3 bathrooms
  • Cloakroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Tennis Court
  • Outbuilding

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The Avenue, Bucklebury Reading RG7

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The Avenue, Bucklebury Reading RG7

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