Reading Road, Lower Basildon, Reading

Guide price

Bedrooms: 5
A rare opportunity to purchase this substantial five-bedroom character home set within an idyllic location.


Full of character and charm, this substantial period home of Georgian origins, has a rich and interesting history and offers some 2900 square feet of versatile accommodation within a beautiful setting overlooking open countryside and across to the River Thames. This unique and exceptional home occupies a plot extending to approx 0.55 acre and is located between Lower Basildon and Streatley on Thames, and originally formed part of the larger historic estate known as The Grotto . Arranged over three floors, with the centre piece being the grand, full height galleried hall and landing, this five-bedroom home features a 23' master bedroom suite with stunning views from the Juliette balcony, plus a dressing room and ensuite, four further bedrooms along with a family bathroom, separate shower room, and all with far-reaching views. There is an 18' dual aspect living room with open fireplace and Juliette balcony, a 23' wood-paneled dining room, snug, 18' country style kitchen/breakfast room plus ground floor shower room, and utility room.


The property is privately situated behind a secure, electrically operated gated entrance, which leads into the courtyard affording ample off-road parking. To the rear of the property and accessed directly from the kitchen there is a full-width deck, perfect for entertaining and relaxing. Just past the property, a shared private lane that serves only a handful of neighbouring properties leads to the main garden which also has space for the construction of an Oak double garage, for which planning was passed, and has now lapsed, but could be applied for again. The main garden is large, extremely private. laid to lawn with a variety of trees and shrubs.


Situated in scenic countryside designated an area of outstanding natural beauty, and set between the small village of Lower Basildon and Streatley on Thames, footpaths criss-cross the area making it perfect for those who love the outdoors and country walks.

Both Pangbourne and Goring are within just a few minute's drive and both offer mainline rail stations giving access to London Paddington and both have comprehensive everyday amenities. Pangbourne village has a number of independent retailers including award-winning butchers, cheese shop and boutique as well as coffee shops, restaurants and pubs. Thamesside walks along the river meadows and Thames Path and access to many countryside activities including horse-riding, canoeing on the Thames, a climbing wall at the Adventure Dolphin Centre and gym, swimming pool and tennis centre at Bradfield College Sports Complex. Beale Park is within a stone's throw and is very popular with families and makes a great day out, as does the National Trust Basildon Park.

01189 844444

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