BUCKLEBURY – BERKSHIRE
* Streatley/Goring on Thames 9 miles Theale 3 miles Reading 8 miles
Pangbourne on Thames 5.5 miles Thatcham 6 miles Newbury 9 miles
M4 at Theale (J12) 5 miles, at Chieveley ( J13 ) 9 miles
Description of Property
A spacious 4/5 bedroom detached house in a rural location, within a small hamlet.? Excellent commuter facilities, with M4 J12 within 5 miles and London Paddington commuter service at nearby Theale Station. Gardening Services Included
• Spacious hallway
• 4 Reception rooms
• Large Kitchen/Breakfast Room with stairs to minstrel’s gallery
• Utility room
• Master Bedroom with fitted wardrobes and Ensuite Bathroom with bath and separate shower
• 2 Double Bedrooms, one with ensuite
• 1 Single Bedroom
• Beamed top floor games room or additional 5th Bedroom
• Family Bathroom
• Storage shed
• Gardens, including Tennis Court
• Driveway Parking
• Oil central heating
The Avenue forms part of a delightful rural area comprising the large parish of Bucklebury and Marlston and is scattered over several miles of common in an area of ‘Outstanding Natural Beauty’ on the high ground between Newbury and Reading. The original oak trees which line The Avenue are believed to have been planted to commemorate a visit by Queen Elizabeth 1st to the local Manor, owned by Lord Bolingbroke. More trees were planted in the 18th century and yet another row was added to celebrate victory at Trafalgar by Admiral Nelson.
Dotted around the common are many examples of beautiful Tudor cottages and farmhouses, tucked away amongst the trees and common land. Bucklebury claims to have more footpaths than any other parish in England.
At Chapel Row, which historically was the scene for old country fairs, there is a butcher’s shop, a post office cum general stores and the Blade Bone Inn.
The whole of this ancient parish teems with history, legend and natural beauty with many places of interest.
There are good road communications providing easy access to Newbury, Reading and the M4 motorway at Theale (junction 12). For rail commuters there are mainline stations at Theale and Pangbourne with fast services up to London (Paddington) in well under the hour.
Smithincott is a substantial property of over 4,000 square feet, sitting in a rural pocket in the village of Bucklebury.? The entrance hall has exposed wood flooring throughout and gives access to all downstairs rooms and staircase.? There is a study/office on your left, directly opposite 2 large reception rooms, one with windows out to the side and front of the house and the other with fireplace and doors leading directly into the garden which makes a pretty sitting room.? Next is a good-sized family room which can be accessed either via the hallway or kitchen breakfast room.? This room also has doors to the garden.? The kitchen breakfast room is of considerable size and tiled all the way through to the conservatory.? It has a large island containing a sink and ample cupboards, plus plenty of built-in units.??? There is ample space for dining and the wooden stairs then lead up to the minstrel’s gallery, offering views across the room and outside to the garden.? The conservatory overlooks the garden and would make a lovely seating area.? There is a cloakroom off the hallway and a separate utility room.? The stairs lead up to the bedrooms, with the master bedroom overlooking the garden with built-in wardrobes and luxury en suite having both bath and separate shower cubicle.? There are 2 further double bedrooms, one having the benefit of an en suite bathroom with overhead shower plus built in wardrobe, and the other sits next door to the family bathroom.?? The single bedroom also has a built-in wardrobe.? Accessed through a separate staircase is the beamed top floor room, which would make either a spacious playroom or 5th bedroom.?
The property is accessed through wooden gates and leads into a fully shingled driveway offering parking for several cars.?? On the edge of the driveway is a shed for storage.? There are large lawned gardens which look across to mature trees and there is also a tennis court.
Services: Mains water and electric are connected to the property.? Drainage is via a septic tank.? Hot water and heating from an oil fired boiler.
Council Tax: Band G
Postcode: RG7 6NP
Energy Efficiency Rating: E:48
Local Authority: South Oxfordshire District Council - Telephone:
Head towards Pangbourne, then go through the village heading towards Tidmarsh.? Go through Tidmarsh and over the motorway bypass.? Turn right heading towards Bucklebury and stay on this road all the way through Bradfield and past the college.? When you reach the War Memorial junction, turn right into the village of Southend Bradfield.? Carry on through the village and out the other side where the road becomes The Avenue.? There are minor roads on your right and you need to take the second minor road (arrow on a tree) which leads down an unmade road.? Smithincott is the first house you reach, but follow the road round to the right where you enter the driveway which is on your right.
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