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4 bedroom house for sale

Grazeley Court, Grazeley Green Road, Reading, Berkshire, RG7


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Set within private grounds The Barn is a modern well-presented detached property with beautiful views over open countryside.

Set within private grounds The Barn is a modern well-presented detached property with beautiful views over open countryside.

Approached through electric gates, Grazeley Court residents come home by a long private driveway, rustic fencing, and woodland copse to a private neighbourhood of well-kept converted farm buildings. The Barn looks across to the distant Englefield Estate and enjoys arable farmland views which change gently with every passing season. The Barn benefits from two sheltered spaces in a barn outbuilding, and wonderful brick and timber entrance porch for boots, brollies and dog leads. Its charm lies in its authentic weatherboard exterior and (almost) constant sun potential by sitting within its wrap-around lawn and grounds.

The property has been thoughtfully converted to retain its beautiful timber structure and show off its ironwork detail. Downstairs accommodation comprises a toasty, welcoming entrance hall with wooden flooring, underfloor heating and a deep cloak or utility cupboard. The kitchen is absolutely striking with its lofty vaulted ceiling and beams, an island / breakfast bar and sleek integrated appliances. The breakfast room area, which provides plenty of space for a sofa and dining table, opens onto the patio with southfacing French doors. This is certainly the social hub of the house, but there are plenty of places to get tucked away too!

The sitting room, although not small, has a cosy feel with its exposed beam-work, oak flooring and timber door. Plenty of light floods in with dual aspect windows, one of which is feature-size to take advantage of its sunny position. The cloakroom has modern suite with large tiled shower enclosure, contemporary suite and chrome towel radiator. The second reception room, which also has exposed timbers and oak flooring, could be used as a guest bedroom, study, snug or playroom. There is ample storage in its built-in cupboard, and it’s designed to enjoy warmth and light from its south-facing position. The staircase is a focal point of the downstairs; its light oak and frameless glass balustrades dramatically lead to the high-vaulted ceiling and exposed beams on the gallery landing.

The master bedroom commands views of the farmland and treetops, with tilting roof windows, high ceilings exposed timbers and built-in storage. Even the en-suite shower room has beautiful exposed beams! The westerly bedroom, which could accommodate a double bed, has both roof window and a second larger window, vaulted ceiling and exposed timbers. The middle bedroom, also a double room, has unusually high ceilings, built-in wardrobe and views over the garden. The family bathroom is fitted with a modern white suite, bath and sleek flush fittings, and the landing is a stunning contrast with timber joists, sky-lights and galleried walkway

Within the grounds, which are bordered with garden wall, post & rail fence and shrubs, is a wonderful breeze house for al-fresco dining and entertaining. There is also a large south-facing patio which spills out from the kitchen and ample room for marquees, barbecues, parties and trampolines! There is second small, round patio for quiet thoughtful moments - ideal for taking in the views and letting the mind drift… The grounds have two timber sheds, and several mature trees including eucalyptus, spruce and a beautiful magnolia. In keeping with the rural character, there’s a rustic farm outbuilding to provide sheltered parking for two cars. The Barn itself sits in a green island of extensive lawns - with a plot, in part, of over 100 foot in width & 100 foot in length

The village of Grazeley is part of Wokingham district, yet just under four miles south of Reading. The village is quiet and rural, with The Old Bell pub, Grazeley Parochial Primary School and Village Hall. Nearby in Reading there are a number of excellent secondary schools, including Reading School and Kendrick. Unusually for a quiet village, access to the M4 for London and the west is less than a three minute drive, and access to Reading by road is just 10-15 minutes’ drive or, to beat the parking, the excellent Mereoak Park & Ride operates services to central Reading, Madjeski Stadium and Winnersh Triangle. The Barn is also in a prime location for commuters to Green Park which can be accessed through the country lanes to avoid the mainstream traffic. Future development of Green Park Village includes a keenly-awaited new railway station which will provide quick access to Reading, Basingstoke and beyond. Reading itself is a major transport hub with non-stop routes to major cities including Birmingham, Southampton, Gatwick and Bristol, and shortly with Crossrail - a journey time of 54 minutes to London Bond Street, 50 minutes to Paddington (and other non-stop routes to the City of London)