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This charming and private 4 bedroom property is attached to an imposing country residence which formerly was home to the Sutton family and is surrounded by glorious countryside. The property is idyllically positioned amongst open fields and parkland, with a long sweeping driveway leading to the main house which has been converted into a number of dwellings. Number 9 is enviably tucked away at the rear of the manor house and has its own private driveway and its own tranquil garden with wonderful views of fields and paddocks.
The well planned, light and spacious accommodation is all on the ground floor and boasts a number of original features. The elegant sitting room sits centrally within the heart of the property and features a wide square bay window with double doors to the garden. The fireplace has a woodburner and there is parquet flooring which extends through to the family room, from which there is a doorway leading through to a fully fitted and stylish kitchen. Three of the bedrooms and the family bathroom are located off a corridor with light cascading down from a light well. There is also a further shower room and fourth bedroom.
The manor house is approached via a grand drive which is flanked on both sides by paddocks. The beautifully cared for gardens surround the property and enjoy outstanding panoramic views to south and west. The garage is located on the long private driveway.
The property is located in the desirable area of Bucklebury, approximately half way between the thriving commercial centres of Newbury and Reading, which both offer excellent shopping, leisure and night life. The village of Bucklebury has several pubs and local shops whilst there is a mainline railway link to London Paddington at Midgham.
There are numerous local walks including Bucklebury Common and the towpath on the canal. Locally, an excellent selection of eateries include the renowned Bladebone Inn and Blackbird Cafe at nearby Chapel Row, whilst Bucklebury village has the new Honesty Cafe and Upper Bucklebury boasts the Cottage Inn.
In the state school sector, a selection of primary schools include Bucklebury, Woolhampton and Englefield, whilst Kennet and The Downs secondary schools both have school pick-up points within a short distance. Excellent private schools can also be found nearby and include Elstree, Downe House, Brockhurst and Marlston, Horris Hill and Cheam. Recreational facilities locally include the sports complex at Bradfield College (private membership), tennis clubs, two football clubs, a cricket club at Douai and badminton at Elstree.
At the end of a long sweeping driveway flanked by parkland and paddocks is the impressive main house. The communal grounds are extensive and are beautifully kept (approximately 3 acres).
Number 9 is unusual in that as well as its own long driveway it also has its own private rear garden which is largely laid to lawn with a sizeable terrace adjacent to the property as well as a decking area. The garden is a delight with a variety of mature shrubs and trees. At the base of the garden a post and rail fence which allows the far reaching views of the green fields beyond to be enjoyed. At the front of the property a gravelled driveway provides parking for two or three cars and there is a detached timber garage/outbuilding across the drive.
Mains electricity and water. LPG central heating.
Share of Freehold / Management Company
Leasehold: 150 years granted in 1979
Service Charge: £395.15 per month
Ground Rent: £25 per annum
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