Well loved family home in over an acre of beautiful gardens.
Highmead, built in 1974, has been a much loved family home for generations of the same family. The house offers a versatile, generous and comfortable living space with a most attractive garden which includes a variety of fruit trees interspersed with shrubs and flowering borders attracting an abundance of wildlife and birds.
Double glazed and with solar panels, the house has been well maintained throughout but would now benefit from some refurbishment and updating. All the rooms are generously proportioned with most overlooking the beautiful south facing gardens.
There is a large kitchen/breakfast room with breakfast bar, Neff six burner gas hob and extractor hood, eye level Neff double oven, Neff Dishwasher and stainless steel double sink. The utility room leads directly from the kitchen with plenty of storage and a drying cupboard containing the Gas fired boiler. Doors from the utility lead into the double garage and back door.
The lounge and dining room have sliding doors allowing the rooms to be used independently or as one large living space. The good sized Family room accessed from the Lounge has sliding doors onto the patio and garden. A Cloakroom with cloaks cupboard completes the ground floor.
On the first floor the principal bedroom spans the depth of the house with glass fronted wardrobes fitted to one wall and views to the Berkshire Downs. There are three further large bedrooms (two with fitted wardrobes and shelving), a family bathroom and a shower room with a sauna.
The loft is partly boarded with a hatch and ladder attached.
Highmead sits behind a lawned front garden with shared access with Saddlers Orchard from Church Close. Double wooden gates with a security key pad allow easy access for vehicles to the rear garden.
The gardens and grounds extend to over 1.3 acres and benefit from the enchanting Hakka's Brook babbling through the centre. A variety of mature trees are planted throughout, including Willow, Beech, Plum, Apple and Hazelnut. Mainly laid to lawn, there are flower beds nearer the house bursting with shrubs and bulbs creating interest at different times of the year and a patio which runs along the rear of the house. There is also an outdoor tap and electric point.
A gravel driveway and bridge allows access to the extensive grassed area beyond the brook. There is also a brick shed (with workbench). A double length garage workshop with inspection pit is tucked away at the end of the garden offering scope for car enthusiasts, collectors or other hobbies. There is also a separate wooden garden shed.
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This wonderful home is a real gem. I love the setting, on a quiet no through lane, and the views of the church and countryside beyond add to the appeal of this lovely village home.Charles Elsmore-Wickens