Lothlorien is a substantial and uniquely designed 5-bedroom detached family home, nestled in an elevated position with stunning views, gardens and woodland that extends to approximately 2.73 acres.
Lothlorien is a substantial and uniquely designed 5-bedroom detached family home, nestled in an elevated position with stunning views, gardens and woodland that extends to approximately 2.73 acres. Located in the highly sought-after Slanting Hill, close to the villages of Hermitage, Cold Ash and Bucklebury and offering an intelligently designed family home that is set over 3 levels with clever half landings on each level to provide very spacious and well planned, as well as flexible accommodation throughout. Slanting Hill is an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Over the last few years, the current owners have beautifully refurbished and improved the property to include a new kitchen, all four bathrooms, a new balcony and most recently the laundry room has been properly fitted out. On the ground floor, an impressive reception hall creates a striking impression upon entering the house with stunning solid Oak staircases that take you both to the upper floors and down to the lower floors with dual height views on to the gardens and woodland. On the main ground floor there is a recently refitted kitchen/breakfast room which has 2 built in Neff slide & hide ovens, 2 Neff dishwashers and an integrated fridge/freezer. There is a separate pantry/utility room which also has a built in Neff slide & hide oven. A study and cloakroom complete this level. Taking the half landing down leads to a large dining room and living room which both have doors out onto the newly rebuilt balcony with the most impressive far reaching views over the gardens and woodland. The main lower floors enjoy a versatile use of the rooms with a great sized games/cinema room, hobby or storeroom and large laundry/boot room with steps down to the lowest level which offers bedroom 5 or guest bedroom, complete with refitted en-suite shower room and additional living or family room. This floor could also be used as an annexe if required. This lower level leads straight out onto the large patio area. The first floors are used for the remaining 4 bedrooms with an impressive split level master bedroom suite. The dressing room and refitted bathroom suite are on the landing level with steps up into the fantastically sized master bedroom. Bedroom 2 is also on the landing level and benefits from its own refitted en suite shower room. On the higher level of the half landing are bedrooms 3 and 4 as well as the refitted family bathroom.
The property is approached from a large sweeping gravel driveway via a 5-bar gate and has plenty of parking for multiple cars and leads to the garaging block with 2 car garaging and an integral workshop. Above the workshop is a wonderful gym or hobby room. To the outside the gardens and grounds are accessed via a large patio area with sweeping gravel steps leading down through the landscaped lawns and mature trees and hedges. Towards the bottom of the gardens is a lovely timber decked area and pond. The remainder of the grounds are wonderful woodlands that are easily accessed and usable.
Hermitage, West Berkshire
Lothlorien is situated on the edge of the popular village of Hermitage. The village is about 4.5 miles away from Newbury and J13 on the M4 is about 2.5 miles. Newbury, Thatcham and Theale all have mainline stations (Paddington line) and Crossrail services from Reading are expected to start in the near future with two Elizabeth line trains an hour (four an hour at peak time) which will allow passengers to travel right through central London without having to change trains. The village of Hermitage offers a range of activities and benefits from a modern village hall and playground, village post office, Co-op supermarket and 2 pubs. There are a wide range of schools in the area, including Hermitage Primary school, The Downs school secondary catchment, Harriet House Montessori, St Andrews, Brockhurst & Marlston House, Elstree, Cheam, Bradfield College, Downe House and Pangbourne College.
• Mains water and electricity. Oil fired central heating. Private drainage.
• Connection to Gigaclear ultra-fast fibre broadband is available at the property.
• Council tax Band H 2021/2022 £3,812.78
• Local authority: West Berkshire Council. Telephone 01635 551111