55 Northbrook Street
55 Northbrook Street
Close Cottage is thought to date back to the 18th century with later additions, and retains much of its original character features including latched internal doors, open fireplaces and exposed timbers. The large, light and airy kitchen/breakfast room with a Falcon range is very much the heart of the property whilst the reception rooms leading off it are well proportioned with good ceiling heights. The property offers 5 good-sized bedrooms, and whilst the master bedroom has an adjacent bathroom, another has a balcony overlooking the gardens. A family bathroom and a cloakroom complete the first floor accommodation. Adjoining the house is an outbuilding which is currently used to house garden machinery and implements.
This property has 1.28 acres of land.
The gravel drive leads through remote controlled wrought iron gates and is flanked to one side by a mature lavender border. To the west are sweeping lawns which continue to the south and east. The gardens, which are studded by a number of mature trees, are bounded by hedges and fencing, whilst to the rear of the property a delightful wildflower meadow has been planted. A wide paved area forming terraces outside the drawing room, kitchen and sitting room overlooks the garden and makes an ideal place for entertaining or dining outside in the warmer months. A gravelled area with greenhouse lies to the far side.
The separate garage can accommodate up to 4 cars.
In all about 1.28 acres
Close Cottage is situated in rolling countryside on the edge of the pretty village of Brimpton, which has a public house, church, hairdresser and village hall. There is a shop nearby in Crookham Common (1.8 miles) whilst more comprehensive shopping and leisure facilities are available in Newbury, Reading and Basingstoke, all of which are within striking distance. Access to London by road and rail is excellent with the nearest junction to the M4 being only 8 miles away and the mainline rail stations of Newbury, Reading and Basingstoke all easily accessible. The property is also well served by many schools in including Cheam, Elstree, Horris Hill, Downe House, Bradfield College and Pangbourne College.
Travelling on the A4 between Newbury and Reading, take the turning right after about 6 miles signposted to Brimpton (this turning is east of Thatcham but west of Woolhampton. Continue to the T junction in Brimpton and turn left. After about 100 yards turn left again down Wasing Road and Close Cottage will be found after a few hundred yards on the right hand side.
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