Savills | Foxhill Lane, Playhatch, Reading, RG4 9QA | Properties for sale
403.48 sq m(4,343 sq ft)
Guide price £1,750,000(€1,927,256)

Foxhill LanePlayhatch, Reading, RG4 9QA

  • Recently sold

Key features

  • Sold in September 2020
  • Far reaching countryside views
  • Peaceful location
  • Easy commute to London
  • Flexible accommodation
  • Gardens of 0.78 acres

A stunning barn conversion in an elevated setting

About this property

  • Occupying a stunning plot enveloped by rolling countryside, The Granary is a striking converted barn that creates an outstanding first impression. Set in an elevated position, the property looks out over wonderful rural vistas that give the feeling of being immersed in the countryside of South Oxfordshire, and yet the amenities of Reading and Henley plus the M4 are just a short drive away – few settings offer this level of seclusion combined with the ease of local amenities.

    The property has been converted to an exceptionally high standard and retains many of its character features, with exposed timber beams and trusses beautifully displayed throughout. The layout is typical of a barn conversion with a long, flowing design that is mostly open plan, affording fantastic natural light which is further enhanced by a wide selection of windows, bringing the views into focus.

    As well as the historic elements, the house is also appointed with an array of modern conveniences. Underfloor heating has been installed throughout the house, there are high specification bathroom and shower rooms on both floors, and there is a stunning kitchen with flagstone floor, Aga and walk-in pantry which serves as the heart of the family home. This is a property which seamlessly combines the traditional elements of a barn conversion with the needs of a modern family.

    The property is entered via an entrance hall with double height windows, which leads to the open plan kitchen and dining area. From here, an open oak staircase leads to the upper and lower sitting rooms, the latter also leading to a study/bedroom 5. The mezzanine sitting room is a particular highlight of the house, set beneath a vaulted ceiling with beautiful views over the gardens and open countryside.

    The bedrooms are arranged on either side of the mezzanine, including a principal bedroom with en suite bathroom and walk-in wardrobes, three further bedrooms (one en suite) and a family bathroom. The bedrooms are all served by excellent storage and there is further storage space accessible from the landing.

    Those seeking seclusion will relish the setting of The Granary, which is set behind high walls to the front and surrounded by private estate land and farmland with just one immediate neighbour. The elevated setting affords stunning rural views and a sense of space and peace. Within the property's boundary the land extends to 0.78 of an acre, laid mostly to mature lawned gardens bordered by shrubs and trees, with a paved patio areas to the front and rear providing excellent spaces for entertaining. To the front of the house security gates open to a sweeping gravel driveway with space for several cars. There is also a double garage with a utility room and a garden workshop. Upstairs there is a light and spacious room which is used as a office or bedroom 6 and utility room. Outside there is an additional summer house with electricity, a shed and a gym with storage space.

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Surrounded by countryside yet just 3 miles from Reading, this beautifully appointed barn has far reaching rural views

Victoria KnightProperty agent

Local information

  • Situation
  • The Granary is situated on the northern edge of the small South Oxfordshire village of
  • Playhatch, about half a mile from the village and set along a quiet country lane. The village is home to two popular pubs and a garden centre and a village shop in nearby Binfield Heath, with more facilities available at Caversham and Sonning. Nearby is the river Thames and Caversham Lakes, where there are rowing and sailing clubs and a marina. There is extensive shopping in Reading plus a mainline station with fast direct services to London Paddington in 25 minutes, with further shops and restaurants in the picturesque setting of Henley-on-Thames. The M4 J10 is approximately 5 miles away providing access to the M25, London, Heathrow Airport and the West Country. The Granary is served by several local schools include Queen Anne's School, The Abbey, Reading Blue Coat, Shiplake College, Reading Boys and Kendricks.

Additional information

  • Directions: Directions Leave Henley-on-Thames via the A4155 Reading Road. Continue on this road through Shiplake for approximately 5 miles in the direction of Reading. At the roundabout, take the third exit into Playhatch and just before The Crown inn turn left onto Foxhill Lane. The property can be found 650 metres up the lane on the left-hand side.
  • EPC Rating = D