- Three double bedrooms
- Front and rear gardens
- Idyllic country setting
- Two bathrooms
This charming and beautifully presented three-bedroom detached cottage is located in a tranquil rural setting on the outskirts of the sought-after village of Checkendon, surrounded by picturesque open countryside.
Upon entering through the front door, you step into a welcoming entrance hall complete with a handy understairs storage cupboard and WC. The sitting room is a spacious and beautifully lit area with dual aspect windows offering views of both the front and rear gardens. It features underfloor heating for added comfort. Across the entrance hall is the expansive kitchen/diner, also benefiting from underfloor heating. The kitchen area overlooks the front and is adorned with an attractive range of painted wall and base units, complemented by wooden worktops and a matching central island. Integrated appliances include an oven, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, and electric hob. The dining space has access to the rear patio through elegant French doors. Adjacent to the dining area is a utility room, well-appointed with an extra sink and ample space for a washing machine and tumble dryer. Continuing through the dining room, you'll find an additional versatile space, currently arranged as a family room but easily adaptable to a home office or spare bedroom. This room also offers access to a garage store room, with double timber doors opening to the driveway.
On the first floor are three double bedrooms. The master bedroom, positioned at the rear of the property, benefits from a contemporary en-suite shower room. The two additional bedrooms share a well-appointed family bathroom, complete with an eye-catching freestanding bath. The loft is boarded, providing plenty of extra storage space.
The house enjoys a secluded position set back from Whitehall Lane, a quaint country road skirting the edge of the village and meandering towards woodlands and the countryside beyond. The property presents an appealing facade, with a lawned front garden enclosed by timber picket fencing and surrounded by well-established hedges. A block-paved driveway easily accommodates two vehicles for off-street parking.
On the eastern side of the house, a convenient pathway leads to the rear garden. A large flagstone patio area is accessed from the kitchen/breakfast room and provides the ideal space for al fresco dining. The rest of the garden is predominantly laid with low maintenance artificial grass, which could be easily turfed if that was preferred.
The desirable village of Checkendon is situated in scenic wooded countryside between Woodcote and Henley on Thames in the North Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. This close knit village dates back to the 17th century and has many amenities including a primary school, church, pub and recreation ground. The village is within 15 minutes drive of Reading town centre. There is extensive and varied walking, cycling and riding routes throughout the surrounding countryside. Horse riding is available locally at Checkendon equestrian centre.
There are good road links for surrounding Towns especially Reading and Oxford as well as easy access to both the M4 and M40 motorways. For rail commuters Reading with its mainline station and fast services up to London (Paddington approximately 25 minutes) is within easy driving distance. A mainline railway station in Goring-on-Thames (5.9 miles) also gives access to London Paddington in under the hour.
In addition to having well revered local state primary and secondary schooling, the area is also extremely well served by an excellent range of private schooling, of particular note; Cranford House School, The Oratory Preparatory School, Moulsford Preparatory School, St Andrews Preparatory School, The Oratory School, Pangbourne College, Brockhurst & Marlston House, Downe House, Rupert House School, Shiplake College, The Abbey School, Bradfield College, The Manor Preparatory School, Abingdon School, Abingdon Preparatory School, Radley College, and St Helen & St Katharine.
Council tax band: E