Front Elevation
3,908 sq ft(363.06 sq m)
Guide price £3,500,000

The WarrenCaversham, Berkshire, RG4 7TQ

  • Under offer

Key features

  • Lovely riverside setting
  • Grade II listed house with a range of further accommodation
  • Great location within 2.5 miles to Reading Station (Crossrail)
  • Leisure activities include boating, swimming pool and tennis court
  • Wonderful grounds of 5.7 acres including 2 islands and river bed

Grade II listed riverside house with a wide range of additional accommodation and facilities

About this property

  • Description
    The Fishery is Grade II listed and it is believed that the house has Tudor origins. The house was originally connected with Reading Abbey and was once used by monks whilst catching eels as a food source for the Abbey. There are a wealth of original features that have been beautifully restored throughout the property.

    Points of particular interest include the long entrance hall with oak flooring that leads through the majority of the ground floor and gives access to the main reception rooms. There are exposed timbers across the ground floor which adds a great deal of character to the house. The cinema room is a well proportioned room with double doors leading out onto the gardens. The kitchen is a large room with wooden floors and wall units with granite surfaces. The sitting room is a further generous reception room with an additional bay window and doors leading into the gardens. The dining room faces north and overlooks the parking area to the rear. The games room is a large room with leaded windows, creating a informal space for family entertaining. There is a utility room, boot room and separate cloakroom on the ground floor. The kitchen and all the bathrooms are equipped with under floor heating.

    Upstairs, the bedroom accommodation on the first floor includes a generous master bedroom suite with separate dressing room, a further guest bedroom suite with en-suite bathroom and dressing area, two additional bedrooms and a family bathroom. Stairs lead up to the second floor where there is an additional bedroom/ playroom.

    The Fishery is approached through electric gates with lawns extending to either side which run down to the riverside with delightful views over the river to open countryside. There is a private inlet from the main stream leading to a private dock with a mooring and an attractive arched bridge over the inlet as well as an old jetty. The property also has ownership of St Mary's and Bucks Eyot, 2 islands within the river Thames, directly opposite the house.

    Additional accommodation - There are various outbuildings including:

    Office An attractive brick-built office area with oak floor, open fireplace, small kitchenette and a separate WC and shower.

    Just beyond the office is a further wooden clad building incorporating two cottages:

    Barn Cottage
    Entrance hall with wooden flooring, kitchen, sitting room, and 2 bedrooms and a shower room upstairs.

    The Cottage
    Sitting room downstairs with built-in kitchen units. Upstairs is a bedroom area with a shower and WC.

    There is an attractive garage building with two arched entrances, and an internal staircase leading to a bedsit (studio) with kitchen and shower room.

    There is a single garage to the side of the double garage and at the far end of the parking area there is a pedestrian gate leading out to the lane.

    To the left of the drive as you approach the house is an area of lawn leading to the hard tennis court. From this area you can also gain access to the Summer House with a stone terrace area overlooking the heated swimming pool.

    The Summer House/Pavilion
    It is of painted timber construction with entrance hall, fitted kitchen, sitting room, French doors out onto the terrace leading into the swimming pool with views towards the river. There is a shower room and a double bedroom with views out towards the river.

    Within the garden is a separate brick built storage building with attractive arched doorways and hipped gable roof.

    View payable Stamp Duty for this property

Wonderful property with a character main house and cottages with great opportunities to enjoy life on the river

Stephen Christie-MillerProperty agent

Local information

  • Mileage
  • Reading station 2 miles • Henley-on-Thames 8 miles • Heathrow 28 miles • Central London 42 miles
  • (Distances and times approximate)
  • Situation
  • The Fishery sits behind high walls in a quiet position off The Warren, one of the most popular residential addresses in the area.
  • Superbly situated with views over its land and the river Thames and farmland beyond it is well located for easy access to a wide range of amenities.
  • The surroundings belie its close proximity to Reading and Henley-on-Thames which offer extensive shopping, recreational and educational facilities.
  • Reading has a mainline train service to London (Paddington) taking approximately 25 minutes.
  • The area is well served for schools, including Rupert House in Henley, the Oratory, Bluecoat at Sonning, Shiplake College, the Abbey in Reading and Queen Anne's in Caversham.
  • There are a number of fine golf courses around including Caversham Heath and Mapledurham.
  • 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

  • Directions: Leave the M4 at Junction 11 and take the A33 north into Reading. Continue through the centre of Reading, following the A329 and signposts to Wallingford. Pass over the river and turn left on the A4074. Approximately 500m from the bridge, turn left into The Warren. Continue along The Warren for approximately 2 miles and turn left onto The Chase. Towards the end of The Chase, keep right and entrance to The Fishery will be found on the left.
  • EPC Rating = F