Auclum Lane

Burghfield Common, Reading, RG7 3DA

£749,000 Guide price Freehold (262.27sq m/2823sq ft)


A charming cottage with planning for further extension set in 1.42 acres.


Yew Tree Cottage sits in a private position on the edge of Burghfield Common. The village provides a range of local amenities including a leisure centre, post office, library, village hall, public house and excellent local village shops. The village has an extensive website at providing more information. To the north is Reading which offers a comprehensive range of shopping, education and leisure facilities.
The property benefits from excellent access to the local state and private schools in the area providing education for all ages.

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Further Information

The part thatched property is believed to date in part from the late '16th Century' with substantial 20th century additions. While offering excellent family accommodation the property may offer further scope in the form of a new kitchen/dining room and granny annexe. Planning was granted for these alterations on 03/02/2012, reference number 11/02463/HOUSE.
The front door opens into a spacious beamed hallway To the left, via an inner hallway is a sitting room followed by the drawing room, a light and bright room with an attractive stone fireplace as the central focus. To the rear is a boiler room/cloakroom and the family room boasts large windows and French doors onto the rear garden. Turning right from the hall takes you to the dining room which in turn leads directly to the kitchen/breakfast room with oil fired Aga, a utility room and a walk-in pantry. Upstairs there is a master bedroom, en-suite bathroom with power shower and a large dressing room with extensive fitted wardrobes. There are three further double bedrooms, two of which have a wash hand basin and fitted wardrobes. The family bathroom has a power shower. The landing also provides additional space which makes an ideal study area and there is access to eaved storage also housing a hot water tank. A large airing cupboard houses the main hot water tank.
Outside is a double garage and a large green house with water and power. The green house is surrounded by a collection of well established cordon apple and pear trees. There are four raised vegetable beds and a separate soft fruit area containing raspberries, blackcurrants, redcurrants, whitecurrants, gooseberries and strawberries. The house is approached over a gravel drive flanked by mature rhododendron and yew. The drive opens up to provide parking for many cars to the front of the garage. The garden is very well established and stocked with a range of ericaceous plants, rhododendron, azaleas, a large collection of acers, magnolias and other shrubs. An established wisteria covers part of the facade of the house. Lawn sweeps around the house with views that overlook extensive woodland and unspoilt countryside beyond. Paths wind between the beds and down to the woodland below. There is also a designated free range chicken area.

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  • Sold in December 2012
  • 3/4 reception rooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • 1.42 acres
  • PP for extension/annex/bed 6
  • Garaging and parking
Contact Property Agent
Tara Paul
Savills Newbury
The Broadway
RG14 1AS
+44 (0) 1635 277 700