Bath Road, Hare Hatch, Reading, Berkshire, RG10 9SA | Property for sale | Savills
6,303 sq ft(585.57 sq m)
Guide price £4,950,000(€5,862,310)

Bath RoadHare Hatch, Reading, Berkshire, RG10 9SA


    Key features

    • Stunning country residence
    • London and Heathrow easily accessible
    • Ensconced between Henley and Marlow
    • Cottage and garaging
    • Tennis court
    • Magnificent park-like grounds of about 32 acres

    A handsome Georgian country house with ancillary cottage surrounded by parkland.

    About this property

    • Hare Hatch House is a stunning, Grade II-listed Georgian property in a very private position, less than two miles from the amenities at Wargrave and Twyford, the latter with its Elizabeth Line service to Paddington. The property was originally built in the 18th century and later reconstructed in 1912, with many of its original features remaining today, such as its stucco porch with Doric columns and attractive fan light window which affords a striking first impression. The house has an unusual history, having been moved in its entirety from a former position closer to the Bath Road (now the A4), and it remains in its new position to this day, surrounded by magnificent park-like grounds of about 32 acres. The house offers fantastic potential for equestrian use, and has stunning gardens and ample outside space for a smallholding or similar. It also benefits from a separate detached lodge, which presents further scope for income generation or additional development.

      Interior
      The main house has been subject to an extensive and elegant renovation, which has been sympathetic to the age and considerable character of the property whilst bringing the interiors up to today's expected standards, such as underfloor heating and contemporary bath and shower rooms. Many original features remain, including ceiling roses and decorative coving, as well as character fireplaces. The interiors are elegant and beautifully appointed, with no expense spared in this exceptional property. Double height ceilings add to the feel of light and space, and large windows look out onto beautiful views of the garden from all angles –with no neighbouring properties visible due to the extensive woodland around the boundary affording panoramic views. The house feels exceptionally private.

      The accommodation on the ground floor is arranged as such that each room has dual aspect, with the main reception spaces situated on the corners of the house. An imposing reception hall with chequerboard flooring runs the full length of the property, with access at the front and rear, and the formal sitting room, dining room and family room are accessed from the hall, with vast proportions and attractive décor. The kitchen/breakfast room is separate and is open plan, with space for a breakfast table and bespoke fitted cabinetry that incorporates a variety of integrated appliances.
      Adjoining the kitchen there is a laundry room, WC and, within an extension, a drawing room with access to the terrace.

      On the first floor there are six bedrooms, three of which are en suite, and there is also a study (or seventh bedroom) and a family bathroom. There is a further attic room with en suite shower room on the second floor, which is ideal for visiting guests.

      The house has a substantial basement which has the potential to be used as a media room.

      The Lodge
      The Lodge is situated separately from the main house with its own parking and garden and would be ideal as an income generator for short- or long-term lets, for visiting family or as staff accommodation. The single-storey home has been recently redecorated and is bright and modern,
      with a well-appointed kitchen, laundry room, open plan sitting room, two double bedrooms and a shower room. The attached garage presents further opportunity to develop (subject to consents).

      Gardens and grounds
      The house sits resplendent in its grounds, reached by a sweeping lamp-lined driveway which leads through manicured lawns and mature hedging to a large carriageway driveway at the front of the house. The gardens envelop the property, comprising landscaped lawns, borders, a hard-standing tennis court and an expansive terrace to the front and side of the house, which is ideal for alfresco entertaining. The grounds also include an orchard, woodland and extensive paddocks, amounting to about 32 acres in total, with a timber stable block of two looseboxes for equestrian use. Parking for the main house is situated to the rear of the property, where there is space for a number of cars and rear access via an additional gated driveway accessed from Tag Lane. The Lodge has its own parking and an integrated garage, along with a separate area of garden. There are two further
      outbuildings for storage.

      Situation
      Hare Hatch is a delightful village situated on the A4, approximately 1.5 miles southeast of Wargrave. Within the village there is a pub, furniture store, Montessori nursery and garden centre with café, with more extensive amenities to be found in the larger village of Wargrave, including a junior school, pharmacy, a variety of cafes and a station. The regional centres of Reading and Basingstoke provide extensive retail and leisure facilities, and road communications locally are excellent, with both the M4 and M3 motorways easily accessible and a number of commutable towns within easy reach. There are mainline stations at Reading and Twyford (Elizabeth Line) with services to London Paddington in 29 approx. minutes. Schooling options in the area are excellent, including Eagle House, Daneshill, St Neots, Elstree, Wellington College and Bradfield College, with many excellent schools in Reading.

      View payable Stamp Duty for this property

    One of the most spectacular houses in the area.

    Stephen Christie-MillerProperty agent

    Local information

    • The property is in the hamlet of Hare Hatch, located between Maidenhead and Reading, in Berkshire. At nearby Wargrave and Twyford there are local shops and services. Both the villages have railway stations. For commuting to London there are frequent services from Wargrave (approximately 50 mins) direct, from Twyford to Paddington (35 mins minimum). The market town of Henley-on-Thames is 6 miles away.
    • There is easy access onto the A404 northwards for High Wycombe and the M40 and southwards to the M4 (J8/9) leads past Bracknell to Bagshot and the M3.
    • There is a selection of excellent preparatory and other schools in the area including Rupert House and St Mary's in Henley, Queen Anne's, Caversham, The Oratory School, Eton, Bradfield, Pangbourne, Shiplake, Moulsford, Cranford House, Reading Bluecoat and Wycombe Abbey.

    Additional information

    • Directions: From Maidenhead proceed along the A4 westwards towards Reading. Once in Hare Hatch the property is on the right hidden behind a high brick wall with impressive wrought iron gates beyond Hare Hatch Grange.
    • EPC Exempt
    • Tenure: Freehold
    • Council Tax Band: H