Superb period family house in an edge of village location
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Brae Cottage provides spacious and flexible accommodation and has delightful open views across the Berkshire countryside on three sides. The house was built in 1917 and the current owners have renovated and extended the house in recent years to add more accommodation and larger rooms. From the central reception hall, a large south easterly facing drawing room with a feature fireplace provides an ideal setting for entertaining, with French windows extending the space further out into the front gardens. A separate family room and a TV room provides more living space whilst the large dual aspect dining room, with twin French windows opening out onto the rear terrace and views across the fields, provide an ideal setting for family or formal dining. The kitchen/breakfast room is presented to a very high standard with farmhouse floor tiles and contemporary, part bespoke cottage style fitted units, a large family Rangemaster Toledo range cooker and an integrated Bosch dishwasher. A separate, large utility room and a guest cloakroom complete the ground floor accommodation. To the first floor there is a master bedroom suite with views across front garden and the fields beyond as well as a dressing room with bespoke fitted wardrobes and an en suite shower room. Four further bedrooms each with handmade bespoke fitted units, one with en suite, and a family bathroom with separate bath and shower provide flexible accommodation to meet a range of family needs.
With open fields on three sides, a wide gravel drive to the front of the property provides ample off road parking with open awns and mature trees and shrubs. To the rear a large south facing terrace captures the sun as it moves through the day; with an open lawn, mature shrubs and borders for year round colour, and open views across the fields providing an ideal etting for relaxing and entertaining.
Upper Basildon is a sizeable village with a recreation ground, public tennis courts and village hall which regularly hosts various community clubs and activities such as a playgroup, dance classes, charity events, and a wonderful monthly farmers market. Within the village there is also a primary school and preschool, and the excellent Red Lion public house. The Thameside village of Pangbourne is just 3 miles away and provides an excellent range of local shops and services, including an award winning butcher and specialist cheese shop and delicatessen. There is also a mainline rail link reaching London Paddington within the hour. The more comprehensive amenities of Reading are approximately 9 miles away. The M4 (Jct 12) is approximately 7 miles away and provides excellent vehicular access to London, its airports and the motorway network. The area is well served by a good range of schooling and recreational facilities for all requirements, and the surrounding countryside is renowned for its walks and rides.
From Pangbourne; head south-west down High St, at the roundabout take the 1st exit onto Church Road and then turn right onto Pangbourne Hill. After 1 mile, bear right onto Pangbourne Road and follow the road into the village and continue onto Aldworth Road; turn left onto Yattendon Road; the property can be found on your right-hand side after 100 yards.Read all
- Beautiful period property
- Edge of village location
- Large open plan kitchen
- Attractive period features
- Five bedrooms