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Hollywood House is an attractive, detached, family home ideally situated at the end of a peaceful and private lane, in the village of Cold Ash. The lane leads to a large gravel parking area that provides space for more than 10 cars with more than adequate turning room. The house has recently been completely refurbished throughout to a very high specification, including the latest double glazed windows, french windows, bi-fold doors and internal oak doors.
Entering through the Porch, the spacious main hall has the principal reception rooms leading off: these include a large, light and airy Sitting room with feature fireplace, bi-folding doors and French window; a south facing Drawing / Family room which also has bi-folding doors opening onto a most attractive, south facing garden and the Study that faces to the front of the house. The well fitted country style Kitchen has cream units and solid oak work tops, there is an adjoining Utility room with matching finish. The kitchen looks onto the Breakfast room and large Dining room with, again, bi-folding doors letting out onto the side patio and court yard - ideal for entertaining. All of the ground floor rooms have high ceilings and feature oak flooring throughout, the Dining room and Drawing room benefit from lantern lights which flood the rooms with light.
The first floor offers a generous Master bedroom with en-suite, a large Guest bedroom with en-suite shower room, plus three good sized additional bedrooms and well appointed family bathroom with wet-room. Four of the bedrooms include built in wardrobes; the stairs and whole of the first floor benefit from newly laid cream carpet. The bathroom suites are stylish with a contemporary and high quality finish of particular note. The loft is large and partly boarded for storage.
The large, south facing, garden is laid mainly to lawn and stone patio, with many mature Oaks and Scots Pines surrounding the house on three sides, the front aspect being a large gravelled parking area, seclusion is maintained by panelled fencing and rhododendron and holly bushes with spinny's of silver birch.
Cold Ash is a much sought after rural village, situated on the edge of the North Wessex Downs - AONB, with easy access to Newbury and Reading for general shopping and super markets (Waitrose, Sainsburys and Tesco’s). The village has two very popular primary schools and an excellent nursery school, all within walking distance, there is also easy access to many state secondary schools in West Berkshire along with a number of first class private schools in the village and general area. The village benefits from a church, village shop with post office, two public houses and many country walks, public footpaths and bridle ways through the AONB. There is a vibrant local village-community culture with tennis, cinema and theatre clubs and many other activities in the Parish. High speed broadband (fibre-optic) communications has recently become available in the village, offering BT Infinity services for easy home working as an alternative to commuting.
Nearby Newbury is a market town which offers excellent shopping, its own theatres (The highly regarded Watermill Theatre and Corn exchange) and a Vue cinema all supported by a large choice of restaurants and bistros. There is the famous Newbury Race course and the Kennet and Avon canal runs through the heart of the town. Newbury benefits from excellent communication links and offers fast access to the M4 motorway (junction 13) via the Newbury bypass, the A4 and A34, giving easy access to business centres such as Reading and Oxford, Southampton and Swindon. Additionally Newbury and Thatcham Stations are just 10 minutes drive and provide high speed commuting to London Paddington in less than an hour. Reading station has recently been through a major upgrade to accommodate the Inter-City Express trains and bring even more frequent services to Paddington, as well as additional services to Heathrow, Gatwick and Waterloo station and direct connections to the Eurostar service.
The surrounding area offers many excellent private schools including The Abbey School, Pangbourne College, Bradfield College, St Gabriel’s School for Girls, Elstree School and more, in the village and within walking distance Downe House is perhaps one of the premier girls schools in the UK.
From the lane, Foxlea, Hollywood House has a large gravelled driveway that provides parking for numerous cars. There is a detached double garage with roof storage The south facing garden is laid mainly to lawn interspersed with mature trees, which give some welcome dappled shade in hot weather. The plot is of approximately an acre, enclosed by fencing and woodland screening providing a lovely private and peaceful garden. A Parish playground and sports field is within walking distance.
Mains water, electricity and drainage, gas fired central heating, BT Infinity fibre-optic broadband.
Village property situated adjacent to the North Wessex Downs “Area of outstanding Beauty” (AONB)
Recently completely renovated to a very high standard
5 generous bedrooms (2 en-suite)
Family bathroom / wet room
4 substantial reception rooms (Study
Drawing / Family room)
Kitchen with Breakfast room
Contact branch for relevant Energy Performance Certificate