Savills | Aldworth Road, Upper Basildon, Reading, RG8 8NJ | Property for sale
558.63 sq m
Guide price £2,850,000(€3,138,674)

Aldworth RoadUpper Basildon, Reading, RG8 8NJ

  • Under offer

Key features

  • Video available on request
  • Situated in a convenient and popular Berkshire village
  • Wonderful drawing room flanked by two wings of the house
  • Well situated for state and private schools
  • Tennis court, swimming pool and helipad
  • Excellent communications via road and rail

Colonial style house in outstanding gardens and extensive woodland and walks

About this property

  • Rushdown House was originally built in 1929 and has been in the same ownership for some 30 years. The property has been extended and renovated during their tenure to make it the much loved family home it is today. The impressive drawing room has an open fireplace and is flanked by large windows overlooking the gardens with French doors leading out to the terrace. There are two wings to the house which lead off either end of the drawing room. The westerly wing of the house has a rear hallway, also with access to the outside, as well as a guest bedroom suite, the main study and the sitting room. The easterly wing comprises the main entrance hall, the master bedroom suite, kitchen/breakfast room and a study. The kitchen has an Aga and bespoke painted units and smart corian work surfaces. A corridor runs behind the drawing room and links the kitchen to the rear hallway where there is also access to the dining room. All the ground floor rooms have sizeable windows, allowing in a wealth of natural light and taking full advantage of the garden on all sides.

    At each end of the house there is a staircase leading to the upstairs to three further double bedrooms and a family bathroom.

    Rushdown House occupies a quiet and very secluded position on the edge of this popular village. It is approached through electric wrought iron gates by a gravel driveway which is flanked by laurels, trees and rhododendrons, through woodland to the front of the house. To the rear is a wide expanse of lawn stretching down to the bank of mature rhododendrons, azaleas and woodland.

    A network of pathways amongst the ferns and trees leads down to an enclosed area housing the all-weather tennis court and swimming pool with pretty summer house.

    Outside to the front of the house is ample parking for cars as well as a double garage. There is a separate two bedroom lodge. An archway divides these two and leads you through to the vegetable garden and links you to the woodland pathways. Beyond the woodland is a large paddock (2.49 acres) housing two garages on its boundary, as well as a helipad.

    Special Notice:

    Please note there is an overage clause on the paddock. Further details can be obtained via the agent.

    View payable Stamp Duty for this property

I love the Colonial style of this house, but the star of the show is the tranquil woodland with its own private pathways - pure therapy!

Liz McLeanProperty agent

Local information

  • Pangbourne 3 miles (London, Paddington within the hour),
  • Goring 4 miles, M4 (J12) 7 miles, Reading 9 miles (London, Paddington 27 mins),
  • Newbury 11 miles, Oxford 25 miles, Central London 50 miles.
  • This superbly positioned family home is situated overlooking a green in this extremely popular Berkshire village. Within the village itself there is a primary school, public house and church. Further afield the village of Pangbourne is nearby which offers local shops including a supermarket, organic farm shop, baker, butcher and post office.
  • There is a mainline station giving direct access to London, Paddington from 44 minutes (peak times). The M4 J12 is within easy reach and offers access to London Heathrow Airport and the West Country.
  • There are a number of excellent schools in the area including Pangbourne and Bradfield Colleges, St Andrews and Elstree Prep School and sporting facilities include golf at a number of local courses.
  • The nearby countryside offers miles of extensive walking and riding. Racing may be enjoyed at Ascot, Windsor and Newbury and there are extensive boating facilities available on the River Thames.

Additional information

  • EPC Rating = F