Savills | Loddon Drive, Wargrave, Reading, Berkshire, RG10 8HL | Properties for sale
2,463 sq ft(228.82 sq m)
Guide price £2,350,000

Loddon DriveWargrave, Reading, Berkshire, RG10 8HL


    Key features

    • Wonderful position on the peaceful River Loddon
    • River frontage of about 270 ft with mooring
    • Contemporary and unique architect design
    • Open plan living and reception space
    • Designed with water borne activities considered
    • Garage/Annexe & Dry Boat Shed/Store

    Contemporary excellence in backwater boating paradise

    About this property

    • Heather Cottage was built in 2015/16 to a unique design by renowned local architects, Spratley & Partners, who have created a contemporary flood-proof home. The clean lines and light airy rooms provide great living spaces, with security and privacy ensured by full integral window blinds on all windows. From the kitchen/breakfast room there is access via substantial sliding doors onto a raised deck/balcony with steps down to the garden.

      Heather Cottage benefits from a Vipp Danish kitchen with brushed steel and powder coated aluminium cupboards, 3 Gaggenau fan assisted ovens, Miele dishwasher, Smeg dishwasher, Miele fridge/freezer, Miele 5-ring induction hob and extractor above. There is a feature Brunner tunnel fireplace with a polished concrete surround that benefits both the snug and the kitchen/breakfast/sitting room.

      The water borne activities at Heather Cottage have been carefully considered, with an outside shower and access directly to the utility room/shower room with space and plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer, wet suit hanging space, cupboard with pressurised hot water cylinder, water softener unit and twin sinks.

      The bedroom accommodation is at the northern end of the house, with the principal bathroom, like all rooms, having tall ceilings with Duravit bath, low level WC, wash hand basin and vanity unit and cupboard, with shower cubicle and brushed nickel fittings, with high quality wall tiling. Bedroom 1 has a wonderful river view and a recessed dressing area with shelf and hanging space. Bedrooms 2 and 3 have an en suite ‘jack-and-jill' shower room. Bedroom 4/study may be used either as a bedroom or day room.

      Specification
      Features of Heather Cottage design and functionality include: a green sedum roof, Puur polished concrete floor with under-floor heating throughout, Heatmiser control system for central heating, allowing remote control function via app, whole house ventilation system, air source heat pump, borehole water supply and Klargester sewage treatment plant, tilt and turn windows, Charter global electronic shutters on all windows, Active security alarm and CCTV system, Banham locks on principal door, Cat-5 wiring throughout, integral speakers in principal room and bedroom 1, electric gates and intercom system, power and lighting to concrete mooring, galvanised steel dry boat house.

      Outside
      Heather Cottage is approached through electrically operated solid wooden gates with a stone chip drive approach to a wide parking and turning area, passing the garage block/annexe studio accommodation on the left. This includes an electric vehicle charging point.

      The gardens are simply laid out principally to lawn with an elder tree lined drive and an additional area of paddock/informal garden, acquired recently by the owners and designated for countryside use only. The additional land includes a woodland area adjacent to the river with custom-built outdoor seating area.

      Heather Cottage benefits from excellent mooring facilities.

      View payable Stamp Duty for this property

    Really great for boating, punting, river swimming and generally larking around on the water!

    Stephen Christie-MillerProperty agent

    Local information

    • Heather Cottage is situated in a peaceful and secluded position on the River Loddon on the edge of the pretty village of Wargrave, with village shop, restaurant and station. Henley-on-Thames is 4 miles and offers excellent shopping, schooling and recreational facilities, with more comprehensive facilities available in Maidenhead and Reading. The M4 (J8/9) is approximately 9 miles, providing excellent access to London, Heathrow and the West Country, with the A404M providing M40 access. The area is well served for schools including The Oratory, Blue Coat, Reading and Queen Anne's in Caversham. There are excellent boating facilities in Wargrave at Val Wyatt Marine and Bushnells Boating Services, and access via the Loddon backwater to the River Thames. Other amenities include Wargrave Boat Club, and features of this stretch of the river include the Shiplake and Wargrave annual regatta, with river access to the George & Dragon pub/restaurant.

    Additional information

    • Directions: From Henley-on-Thames proceed over the river bridge and turn right on to the A321 signposted Wargrave. Continue for approximately 3.6 miles, over the traffic lights in the village centre, turning next right (signposted to the Station) with the Station on the left, turn right into Loddon Drive, a private road with speed bumps. Continuing under the railway bridge and over a second bridge, turn left at a small T junction where Heather Cottage will be found after about 0.3 miles on the left.
    • EPC Rating = C