Were delighted to offer this beautiful five-bedroom detached period house situated in Binfield Heath, close to Henley-on-Thames.
GENERAL The current owners have carried out an extensive renovation of the property which extends to around 3700 square foot of accommodation set over two floors. The property benefits from modern fixtures and fittings throughout whilst retaining the period features such as handmade timber windows and doors. The property also benefits from vast external space, sitting on approximately 2 acres of land that benefits from lawn, shrub boarders with a variety of mature shrubs and a paddock. The property also includes a swimming pool and tennis court. This beautifully presented property would be greatly suitable for a growing family, with minimal finishing off required.
APPROACH The property approach consists of a gravel driveway with parking areas for 6 to 7 cars and stone steps to the front and side doors. The house is sheltered from the lane by a yew hedge with a traditional iron gate and brick paved path with steps to the front door.
HALLWAY 22' 4" x 10' 8" (6.82m x 3.27m) Solid timber front door with glazed upper part, into entrance hall with timber flooring and underfloor heating.
SITTING ROOM 15' 1" x 12' 11" (4.60m x 3.94m) Sitting room with Aga wood burning stove and mantlepiece.
DRAWING ROOM 26' 5" x 21' 11" (8.06m x 6.70m) An expansive drawing room with Biolection fireplace and hearth, made of Bath Stone and supplied by Jamb of Pimlico and large double timber doors to the garden, half glazed to enhance the natural light, with steps leading to the paved terrace, perfect for al fresco dining.
CLOAKROOM Separate cloakroom in the entrance hall with stylish fittings by CP Hart and timber flooring with motion sensor activated overhead lighting. Separate walk in cupboard with hanging rail and motion sensor activated lighting.
KITCHEN/DINING ROOM 35' 2" x 16' 11" (10.74m x 5.18m) Large open plan kitchen / dining room situated at the rear of the property overlooking the garden to the south. The flooring is a continuation of the timber flooring with underfloor heating. The layout and design have been carefully thought-out, and handmade to the client's specification by Home Designs. The layout includes an island unit, integrated units including a full height Leibherr refrigerator and fridge freezer, free standing Smeg range cooker with electric ovens, six zone gas hob and stainless steel extractor fan, double Butler mixer tap by Devol, twin Miele dishwashers and a wine cooler. The kitchen / dining room also benefits from ample storage space for a large dining room table to one half and concertina doors which opens to the steps that lead into the garden, again perfect for al fresco dining.
UTILITY ROOM 13' 9" x 8' 5" (4.21m x 2.57m) Convenient room with high quality fitted cupboards, butler sink, tiled floors, solid timber worktops, side access to garden by door, underfloor heating. A Vaillant Ecotec gas boiler is also fitted.
CLOAKROOM Tiled floor with underfloor heating, motion sensor activated lighting and white fittings.
FIRST FLOOR Landing to the first floor with window over-looking the front of the property and ample storage.
FAMILY BATHROOM Stylish white four-piece suite with underfloor heating, modern fixtures and fittings, freestanding roll topped double ended bath with mixer tap and shower overhead and separate shower to corner with glazed screen.
MASTER BEDROOM SUITE 26' 5" x 13' 6" (8.06m x 4.13m) A generous room overlooking the garden to the south with generously sized dressing room.
MASTER BEDROOM EN-SUITE White four-piece suite with underfloor heating, modern fixtures and fittings including standing roll topped double ended bath with mixer taps. Separate large walk in shower with glass screen and vanity unit with marble top.
BEDROOM TWO 15' 1" x 12' 9" (4.62m x 3.90m) Large double bedroom to the front of the property with en-suite shower room.
BEDROOM TWO EN-SUITE White three-piece suite with underfloor heating, modern fixtures and fittings and large walk in shower with glass screen and overhead shower.
BEDROOM THREE 13' 8" x 12' 9" (4.18m x 3.91m) Double bedroom overlooking the side and rear of the property.
BEDROOM THREE EN-SUITE White three-piece suite including large walk-in shower with tiled walls, overhead and handheld shower units with dual control and washstand style basin.
BEDROOM FOUR 16' 11" x 12' 0" (5.18m x 3.68m) Light and airy large double bedroom overlooking both the front and rear of the property with modern neutral colours throughout and views of the stunning landscaped garden.
BEDROOM FIVE 13' 6" x 12' 9" (4.12m x 3.91m) Light and airy large double bedroom to the rear overlooking the garden to the south benefitting from far reaching views.
EXTERNAL SPACE The property benefits from a southwest facing stone paved terrace which is perfect for entertaining. The gardens extend to approximately 2 acres, including lawn, shrub boarders with a variety of mature shrubs and a paddock. There are many mature trees perfect for providing shaded areas, a landscaped pond and further area with fruit cages and small fenced paddock.
There is also a Victorian Style Coach House style building which has been converted to provide garage space for potentially three vehicles. The upper part of this has been converted to a playroom/studio with ample light and electric heating.
Swimming Pool - Steps lead from the terrace down to the outdoor swimming pool within part walled garden, with timber pool house containing pump equipment etc.
Tennis Court - Well maintained tennis court with tarmac surface, recently painted markings and good quality fencing with gate.
LOCATION The property is situated in Binfield Heath, a popular village located midway between Henley-on-Thames and Reading. Binfield Heath comprises a local post office / village shop, a Michelin star pub all within walking distance and Orwells, an award-winning restaurant nearby. The village sits within the parish of Shiplake with Dunsden and Harpsden cum Bolney, with churches nearby in Shiplake and Dunsden Green. The property is well served for local schools such as Sonning Common primary school, Shiplake primary school, Shiplake College and The Oratory. Shiplake station is located just 2.8 miles away with links to Twyford Station which offers transport links to London Paddington and Reading. Reading is located 4.5 miles away and offers excellent train services to London Paddington in 28 minutes respectively with trains running every five minutes or so. Reading also has easy links by road or rail to Swindon, Oxford, Basingstoke, Heathrow and farther afield. Reading offers a rich mix of shops and markets. In the heart of the town, The Oracle combines chic boutiques with department stores such as Debenhams and House of Fraser and within a minute's walk there are many high-street favourites including John Lewis and Marks & Spencer. There are restaurants, cafes and brasseries to suit every taste in Reading. Plus, there are numerous bars and restaurants in the Oracle Riverside. Henley on Thames is the nearest market town, a town that's famous for the annual royal regatta followed by the arts and musical festival. The town includes many small independent shops, as well as Waitrose, Sainsbury's and an out of town Tesco. The M4, M40 and M25 are all within an easy driving distance. There are lovely walks across the Chiltern Hills and the Thames tow paths. Phyllis Court Club is a private members club situated on the banks of the Thames which offers fantastic facilities.
VENDOR COMMENT "Gosbrook House has been our family home for almost nine very enjoyable years. It has been the perfect place for our three boys to grow up in, with the garden, pool and the tennis court providing wonderful entertainment for us and our many friends, making it a very happy and sociable place. We are particularly fortunate to have a friendly and successful pub within tumbling distance surrounded by woods and fields for many beautiful walks with our dog. We will be sorry to leave Gosbrook House, with the very happy memories it has given us, but know that it's time to pass it on to another family that will enjoy it as much as we have."
DIRECTION Leave Henley via the A4155 Reading Road and proceed out of the town towards Reading. Proceed through Lower Shiplake past the War Memorial and bear right into Memorial Avenue at Shiplake Cross. Follow the road into Binfield Heath passing the village store on your left and as you dip down the hill bear right into Common Lane.
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