Buckhold, Pangbourne, Reading
3 bedroom Detached House for sale: Buckhold, Pangbourne, Reading
A beautiful Victorian Lodge listed Grade II set in the grounds of St Andrews School in the picturesque rural hamlet of Buckhold. Set within beautiful mature grounds of approximately 1.5 acres and mainly surrounded by woodland, the property has a wonderfully private aspect. Located a few minutes drive from Pangbourne village with its mainline station to London Paddington and array of amenities, this combines rural idyll with convenient transport links. Designed in the late 1880's by the renowned architect, Alfred Waterhouse, whose many works include the Natural history Museum in London
The original house has been sympathetically extended and offers 3 double bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and 3 reception rooms as well as a detached 1 bedroom annexe. The property benefits from high ceilings throughout and original features including fireplaces. The accommodation comprises entrance hall, large and light sitting room with double doors to the garden and fireplace with wood burning stove, study/playroom, dining room with open fireplace and country-style kitchen with original quarry tiles and larder. Stairs from the original front hall lead up to two pretty double bedrooms, both with original fireplaces and one with en-suite cloakroom.
A further staircase in the new entrance hallway leads up to the master bedroom with fitted wardrobes and full en-suite bathroom. A further shower room is located downstairs off the hall.
Across the driveway, the annexe is designed to look like a double garage, and has a kitchen, shower room and a living room with a double bedroom on the first floor.
Outside, the grounds are extensive and wrap around 3 sides of the property. Peppered with mature trees, and with sweeping lawns. To the rear of the house is a stone flagged terrace with pergola. To the front, a further large lawned area with trees and mature shrubs. The driveway is gravelled and offers parking for a number of vehicles.
Buckhold is a rural hamlet, within a short drive of the village of Pangbourne. Pangbourne is a sought-after, thriving village with an active community. Ideal for commuters with its mainline rail station giving access to London Paddington within 45 minutes, it is also only 10 minutes drive from J12 M4. The 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.
There are a number of well-regarded state and private schools in the area including Upper Basildon Primary, Pangbourne Primary, The Downs Secondary, Langtree Secondary, Pangbourne College, Bradfield College, St Andrews Prep, and Cranford House School.
8 mins drive to Pangbourne station, London Paddington in 45 mins
Buses to Reading and villages
8 mins drive to M4 J12, easy access to M4, M40, A34
Reading 6 miles, Newbury 12 miles, Oxford 23 miles
Tel: 01189 844444