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The Avenue, Bucklebury, Reading RG7



2 Bedroom House SSTC

The Avenue, Bucklebury, Reading RG7

Key features

  • 2/3 Bedroom detached character cottage.
  • Plot of 0.7 acres
  • Separate Oak framed, unlisted, garage
  • Subject to a recent, comprehensive renovation project
  • Offering seclusion but not isolation

Located within a designated area of outstanding natural beauty which is crossed by a network of pathways and bridleways the property is well placed to take advantage of the surrounding countryside yet is well positioned to benefit from the regions excellent transport infrastructure. The property is roughly equidistant between Reading and Newbury, Junction 12 of the M4 and the mainline station of Theale, serving London Paddington and Crossrail (2020), are a 10 minute drive.

Believed to date from the seventeenth century the property was comprehensively renovated in 2006 which brought the original character of the property back to life. The renovation included, but by no means was limited to, replacement internal flagstones with underfloor heating, wooden flooring with handmade nails and complete re plastering utilising lime plaster. The renovation also benefited from the latest in kitchen and bathroom design, and modern conveniences including under floor heating with individual room thermostats.

Positioned at the end of a short well-made track the property is secured by a five bar gate which opens onto a shingled drive, the property and its gardens. Entering the property via a solid oak front door you can’t help but be impressed with both the quality and character that the property exudes.

A spacious reception hall leads to the staircase, while doorways lead into the sitting room, complete with inglenook fireplace and log burner, and on towards the kitchen / dining room, which has more than enough space for a large dining table. The kitchen is fitted with a two oven Aga and a separate, matching, Aga Companion gas hob and electric cooker. The kitchen is fitted with a range of individually hand built solid oak fronted units with stainless steel work surfaces.

The ground floor benefits further from having an additional vaulted room that could easily be used as a third bedroom but which is currently being used as a study, there is also a utility room and downstairs cloakroom.

On the first floor there are two sizeable bedrooms, the master of which has an impressive vaulted ceiling and a large en-suite bathroom. Bedroom 2 benefits from an equally impressive en suite bathroom and both bathrooms enjoy pleasing and far reaching views. Upstairs accommodation is of a size that could be reconfigured to offer additional bedrooms

Outside the property there is a generous garden, the majority of which is South facing. Offering complete tranquillity the garden is laid to lawn, herbaceous borders, a pond, patio and vegetable patches. There is a secret herb garden and fruit cage hidden behind a Copper Beech hedge. The garden is complemented by the shingled drive which provides parking for a number of vehicles and there is also an Oak framed garage, which is in keeping with the house, that has both power and light. Half of the garage is open, while the other half has Oak double doors, the garage has a generous loft space and again offers very real conversion potential.

This property is truly unique and is one of the best character cottages that we have seen.

Calculate your Stamp Duty

Until March 31 2021 with all buyers exempt from paying Stamp Duty on the first £500,000 of the purchase price. Calculate the new Stamp Duty payable on this property by using the calculator below.

Please note: This calculator is provided as a guide only on how much stamp duty land tax you will need to pay in England and Northern Ireland. It assumes that the property is freehold and for residential purposes.