Charming Grade II listed manor house of nearly 5000 sq ft, with lovely grounds & stables to convert.

The Old Manor is a fine Grade II Listed former manor house, set in a sought-after rural location within easy reach of Theale, Reading and the M4. Dating originally from 1685 with later additions, the property displays a variety of outstanding original features, including exposed timber beams to part of the house, as well as modern fittings and elegant décor throughout. Solid oak double entrance doors lead to a thoroughly attractive reception hall, with flagstone flooring and stained glass windows. The ground floor accommodation includes a light and spacious drawing room with a grand fireplace and double doors leading to the conservatory which overlooks the garden. There is also a formal dining room, a comfortable family room and a practical shower room. The spacious open-plan kitchen and breakfast room present smart shaker-style wooden units, a central island, an Aga and French doors opening onto the large rear terrace which is ideal for summer entertaining and leisure. Flowing from the kitchen, is a useful neighbouring utility room and a pantry. The ground floor accommodation is completed by a generous principal bedroom with its en suite dressing room and shower room. This could easily be made into a self contained annexe by using the family room as a sitting room for use by the occupant of the annexe.

On the first floor there are four bedrooms en suite, two of these also benefitting from their own dressing rooms. The second floor provides two additional rooms, in the eaves of the roof with its timber beams. Both rooms could be used as further bedrooms, as home office space or for storage.

This property has 5.62 acres of land.

Outside

The house is approached via a substantial and striking oak lined gravel driveway, which winds through the grounds to a parking area at the front of the house, providing parking for a number of vehicles. The gardens surrounding the house are laid to lawn, with areas of wild meadow, and include several splendid features, including boxed hedging, paved terrace areas, an ornamental pond, an orchard and a greenhouse. The former stable block has full planning permission granted (West Berkshire Council) for conversion into a one bedroom bungalow. This provides a wonderful opportunity to add value to the property and could have a number of different uses, including accommodation for guests, staff, an elderly relative or independent teenager or to provide a letting income. Purchasers are advised to make their own enquiries with the local authority.

Situation

The Old Manor sits on the eastern outskirts of Sulhamstead, a lovely village in a rural West Berkshire setting which benefits from its own church, public house/restaurant and popular primary school. Nearby Theale provides a further range of facilities including regular commuter trains to London Paddington. Pangbourne is a pretty Thameside village with an excellent range of local facilities including a church, primary school, pubs and restaurants and a number of specialist shops, including an award winning butcher and specialist cheese shop. Reading is also close by and offers an extensive range of amenities including shops, restaurants, theatre and sporting facilities. There is a variety of recreational pursuits available in the area: wonderful recreational facilities are available at Bradfield College via membership and the surrounding countryside is renowned for walking and riding with numerous walks, public footpaths and the Kennet and Avon canal towpath and tearoom nearby. Communications links are excellent, with easy access to the M4 and from there to the West Country, London and its airports. The area offers a wide range of state schooling including Sulhamstead and Ufton Nervet School in the village and The Willink School together with a good selection of noted independent schools including Bradfield College, Padworth College, St. Andrew’s and Elstree.

Directions

From Strutt & Parker’s Pangbourne office, take the first exit at the roundabout onto Church Road and continue onto Tidmarsh Road. Continue for three miles, before turning left onto Englefield Road. After three quarters of a mile, at the junction, turn left onto Church Street and then turn right onto Station Road. Go straight ahead at the roundabout and continue for a further three quarters of a mile, before taking the second exit at the roundabout, following the sign for Sulhamstead. After a mile, turn left onto Folly Lane, and the entrance to the property will be on your left-hand side after approximately 150 yards.

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Other features

  • Quiet edge of village location with a wonderful approach up a private oak tree lined drive.
  • Planning permission to convert existing stables into separate annexe.
  • Charming period home with extensive accommodation.
  • Recently modernised kitchen/breakfast room and all bathrooms.
  • Useful ground floor bedroom and dressing room with ensuite bathroom.
  • Delightful gardens and land amounting to about 5.62 acres.

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Ref: NEW051021

Whitehouse Green, Sulhamstead Reading RG7

Guide Price
£1,900,000

Ref: NEW051021

Whitehouse Green, Sulhamstead Reading RG7

Guide Price
£1,900,000