225.10 sq m
Asking price £1,350,000(€1,530,460)

Horsepond RoadCane End, Reading, Berkshire, RG4 9HJ

  • Under offer

Key features

  • No onward chain
  • Beautiful plot
  • 2 acres of grounds and garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Period family house
  • Convenient for Reading station and Crossrail
  • Good local schools

Character home set in beautiful grounds of approximately 2 acres.

About this property

  • This beautiful country cottage, which dates back to the 17th century, has been tastefully extended over the years and offers character and charm in abundance. The current owners have retained many of the original features blending these with quality fixtures associated with modern day living. The triple aspect sitting room has a feature stone fireplace with a wood burning stove in addition to underfloor heating in the terracotta tiled floor. French doors open onto a covered logia patio and the extensive gardens and open countryside beyond.

    The dining room features a stone fireplace and leads into a garden room designed for those wanting to take in the garden views without venturing outside. Off the hallway is a den situated in the oldest part of the house it has many of the original features including exposed beams, part oak panelling and the original wooden door leading out to a covered brick and flint porch area. There is also a downstairs toilet off this room. A 5Ghz dual line currently serves the property with a fast broadband link for those working from home.

    The kitchen is fitted with bespoke Mark Wilkinson units and includes integrated appliances topped by granite worktops. Through here you will find a matching utility room complete with butlers sink, space for appliances and water softener. The fully serviced gas central heating boiler is discretely located within this room. An external stable door leads into an enclosed patio area. Off the hallway is an open plan breakfast room and walk in pantry. From the hallway you can access the steps leading to a first floor landing complete with storage areas. On this floor are 4 bedrooms, the master benefits from a balcony which overlooks the rear garden and has a newly fitted en suite bathroom. There are 3 further bedrooms and a family bathroom comprising of a heritage Sanitan bathroom suite with monsoon shower.

    The property is secluded and set well back from the road. It is approached through wrought iron gates with a sweeping gravel driveway leading to the front of the house. There is ample parking for several cars, a detached double carport and garage. The beautiful gardens measure approximately 2 acres, mainly laid to grass, interspersed with mature herbaceous beds and trees. Close to the house there is a large patio area created for summer entertaining. Enclosed within a mature and gated hedge is a swimming pool and sauna. There are further outbuildings plus a summerhouse which have the benefit of power and light.

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It's rare to find a country cottage with so much land, 2 acres of gardens, woodland and a swimming pool.

Charlie ChavasseProperty agent

Local information

  • Beryspytle is situated in Cane End, a small village in the South Oxfordshire area of outstanding natural beauty. Perfect for those wanting to live in a rural location yet having the convenience of Reading, Pangbourne, Wallingford and Henley on Thames, all within a 15 minute car journey. More locally the facilities in Sonning Common (1.5miles) and Caversham (3 miles) provide for everyday shopping needs. There are an excellent variety of both state and private schools in this area catering for children of all ages. The surrounding countryside offers stunning walks and rides. The area has an array of award winning restaurants and pubs, all within a convenient distance.

Additional information

  • Directions: From the A4074 at Cane End situated between Reading and Wallingford take Horsepond Road signposted Gallowstree Common, Sonning Common and Peppard 300m from junction Beryspytle can be found on the right.
  • EPC Rating = E