5/6 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms
A former 5/6 bedroom freehold show home with a high specification, sitting within a private development in Sonning Common, looking onto the village green to one side and across rural views encompassing rolling fields, to the front.
The private drawing room is a magnificent 7.2m long room ideal for entertaining and is arranged around a gas vent fireplace (Nuflame) with white stone mantle and French doors to the garden. The front windows are dressed with white handmade shutters from Hillary Blinds.
An open plan fitted kitchen with Silestone benchtops, incorporates a Vaillant gas boiler, Smeg gas hob and Smeg oven and microwave oven, Smeg washing machine and Smeg dishwasher. There are plenty of fitted cupboards. This flows through to a breakfast dining room with French doors to a terrace and a pretty walled garden. The ground floor has a large laundry/utility room with a Miele washing machine, large Butlers sink and built in fitted cupboards. This room can equally be a bedroom or study.
On the 1st floor there are 2 large bedrooms, both with 2 ensuite bathrooms. There is a study/office which could also be used as another bedroom. A further smaller bedroom is currently used as a dressing room. A family bathroom has both a bath and shower and is beautifully appointed with a white suite, chrome heated towel rail and finished with attractive ceramic tiles to the walls and floor. The 2nd floor has a further two large double bedrooms, both with superb rural views of the paddocks beyond. Most rooms have handmade shutters by Hillary’s. The southwest facing garden is walled and private with brick pathways, mature borders and two terraces, one with a gazebo. There are electric lights in the garden for night time entertaining.
A large double garage for two cars has electric doors and a generous private driveway with space for a further 4 cars. There are electric points for plugs and switches for the garden. Sonning Common sits within one of the most beautiful rural vales to live within close proximity to London and is a thriving village located within South Oxfordshire.
The village is well provisioned for with an excellent healthcare centre, dentist, chemist, popular local butchers, supermarket, convenience store and a petrol station, library and post office. There is a village hall and a vet also in the village. There are two local pubs; The Butcher’s Arms and the Hare & Hounds. Also, the Greyhound which is a pub/restaurant is close by. There is a good choice of state schools as well as independent schools, from playgroups to secondary schools including the Maiden Erleigh Chiltern Edge in the village. In nearby Henley-on-Thames, Rupert House School and Shiplake College, also St Mary’s Preparatory School and Queen Anne’s School, are all excellent. The Oratory School in nearby Reading and Pangbourne College in Pangbourne, Berkshire, a co-ed day and boarding school, is approximately 30 minutes away by car. Most schools are easily accessible and some connected by buses.
The area has a variety of woodland walks and bridle paths. There are excellent restaurants nearby including Orwells in Shiplake, headed by Michelin starred chef Ryan Simpson. Reading station is 10 to 15 mins drive where trains take 25 minutes to London Paddington. Also is the Elizabeth Line which goes to Bond Street and the City of London. There are also good links to London on both the M4 and M40 motorways. The iconic riverside town of Henley-on-Thames is a short drive away.
Utilities: Gas central heating; Mains sewerage; Mains water; 10 years builders’ warranty from October 31st 2019. Fibre broadband connection the Wifi was measured at 150 megabytes per second. Council Tax – Band G £3392/Annum.
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