- Characterful Detached Home
- Approx. 2/3 Acre
- Detached Converted Barn
- Double Garage
- Four Double Bedrooms
- Three Reception Rooms
- Mature Gardens
- Fabulous Countryside Views
- Peaceful Location
- Council Tax Band G / EPC Band E
A 17th Century modernised and extended 2500 sq ft four bedroom family home, set within approx. half an acre with a detached, converted barn, double garage and beautiful south facing gardens.
This delightful family home was originally three cottages and part of the Phillimore Estate. The present owners, who have lived with their family in the house since 1972, have extended it twice and it now forms a comfortable, flexible family home.
The accommodation includes four large double bedrooms, with a family bathroom and an en-suite shower room to the main bedroom. There are three reception rooms and a well fitted kitchen/breakfast room. The house faces South at the rear, overlooking the gardens and the detached barn. The gardens are well established with a play area and an area of lawn, terrace areas of flagstone and also brick paving. There is a double garage with twin up and over doors.
Entering into the hallway with a useful coat cupboard, leading into the spacious dining room. The dining room has a wood burning stove, solid oak flooring and access via sliding doors to a patio area, ideal for al-fresco dining. There is also access to the utility room with space for appliances. Continuing from the dining room into the kitchen/breakfast room with plenty of space for a dining table and fitted with a range of matching wooden wall and base units with oak work surfaces. Next comes the snug, a cosy double aspect room with a door to the inner hallway, and in turn, access to a handy cloakroom and further door to the main sitting room. The main 30ft sitting room is light and spacious with a triple aspect and feature recessed fireplace and completes the ground floor accommodation.
Moving upstairs there are four large, light filled double bedrooms, all enjoying fantastic countryside views. The main bedroom has a bank of oak wardrobes, a dressing room and an en-suite shower room. The family bathroom completes the first floor accommodation.
There is also a detached barn with a sitting room with wood burning stove, dining room, shower room and cloakroom. This space would be ideal for working from home.
The house is South facing at the rear, overlooking the gardens and the detached barn. The gardens are well established with a play area and an area of lawn, with terraces areas of flagstone and also brick paving. There is a double garage with twin up and over doors, power and light.
The property is approached through a wooden five bar gate, leading to the double garage, parking and turning area. The plot extends to around half an acre, and like the house, has been the source of care and attention. The rear gardens have a southerly aspect and create a glorious sun trap, with an old brick herringbone patio and path leading to the detached barn. The rest of the plot is mainly laid to lawn with a herb garden and mature, well stocked borders.
The property is in a peaceful rural location in the village of Dunsden, which was once the home of the renowned poet Wilfred Owen. Sonning, a pretty 16th Century village on the banks of the river Thames, is just three miles away, where there is a local pub, The Bull, The French Horn, a fine dining restaurant, and the Great House, part of the Coppa Club. Henley is host to the annual Royal Regatta followed by the Music festival. The M4 (J8/J9) provides fast motorway access to Heathrow, central London and the West Country. The property is only 1 ¼ hours drive and 25 minutes by train to central London and Heathrow Airport is just 25 miles away.
Situated in a rural position and yet convenient for Reading and onward travel to London Paddington. Henley-on-Thames offers a wide range of restaurants, boutique shops and a three screen cinema. Hunter's Cottage is in the catchment of Shiplake Primary School and is close to Queen Anne's, Reading Blue Coats and Shiplake College.
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