STUNNING PERIOD HOME - The Bridge House, Arborfield, a lifestyle turnkey property.
The Bridge House, Arborfield is a stunning four bedroom country period family home, located in the beautiful rural countryside of the Royal County of Berkshire, she sits within 2 acres of her own gated and secured grounds. Just 5 minutes by car from Junction 11 of the M4, The Bridge House offers quick and direct access into London and Heathrow airport. Further travel by train into London is quickest from Wokingham and the new Reading station, which from December 2018 you will be able to take the direct Crossrail service to Canary Wharf, via the new Elizabeth line.
The formal parklike gardens and paddock are spilt approximately 1 acre gardens and 1 acre paddock, with ranch fencing separately the two, both of which have their own separate gated entrances and exits that are angled to allow access of horse boxes.
The property has recently been completely decorated inside and out, and is finished to a high specification throughout.
Entrance Courtyard and Garage Barn:
The large double remote electric oak gates open up to reveal the entrance courtyard that has parking for several vehicles around a planted roundabout set in the middle, along with a practical large log store to the side, which is used to season logs for the properties open fire and log burner.
The traditional oak frame open double garage barn can cater for extra height vehicles such as Land Rover Defenders, and along with the entrance brick wall, lights up on approach at night, complementing the ambiance of the property. There is further planning permission for an Annex to be built in the same traditional style next to the garage barn inside the large courtyard area, if required.
Gardens and Swimming Pool:
The gardens really come alive at various times throughout the seasons with a divisive planting mixture of apple and cherry tree blossoms, magnolias, beach trees, photinia, laurel and yew spread throughout, the grounds are further landscaped with mature trees such as willows and oak, plenty of hedges offer great privacy and protection from the wind. There are two ponds with water features which have fish and a small stream running between, there is certainly enough space (STPc) to add a tennis court should you wish.
Located in the secret garden you will find the outdoor heated swimming pool (32 x 16 foot) with its easy access walk in steps, the pool has been totally renovated and has just had a new cover fitted. This is a great place to relax, BBQ, swim and have fun all day and evening, a real sun trap, all hidden behind softly lit brick piers and established plants and foliage. The tiled and marbelite swimming pool is heated with an eco-friendly air source heat pump that can if required be used all year round, the pool also uses low running cost colour changing LED lighting. There are three outbuildings close by to the pool such as the pool plant room, tool shed and a summer house, these offer useful extra storage for all your swimming pool and garden furniture/items as well as an extra fridge for all your poolside drinks.
Paddock and Stables:
Whilst the stables have never been used for horses, the paddock currently enjoys planning permission for private equestrian use, and has a large (100m2) 2 bay stable and further attached barn outbuilding (which can also be used as a workshop) that has just recently been constructed, again using a traditional oak frame and quality reclaimed materials. Further parking of a number of vehicles is also possible inside and outside the barn / workshop. This outbuilding (STPc) could easily be adapted to cater for other specific uses/activities, should you wish.
The Main House
The dayroom is big enough to have both a sitting area arranged around the cosy rooms main focal point, a large open fire place with its own deep log store cupboard next to it and a dining area, wooden floor.
Off from the entrance hall you will find a downstairs cloak/wash room, and a separate wc, wooden and carpeted floors.
The family room to the left is used as a TV room / snug and has a very efficient wood burner, to the right the extra space is currently used as a music room with access to an under stairs storage cupboard, wooden split level staircase, wooden and carpeted floors.
The attractive and practical kitchen / breakfast room with its quality handmade wooden cabinets, thick wooden worktops, Belfast ceramic sink and stainless steel components (such as electric/gas double cooker, dishwasher, microwave, American fridge) once again all offer useful amounts of storage. Further to this is a separate utility room where the gas boiler is also situated, large enough for four washing machines side by side, this extra room is located directly off another hallway leading through to the garden with its country house stable door leading to the gardens, tiled flooring.
Upstairs to the left is the master bedroom with its large built in wardrobes, en-suite bathroom with twin sinks, large under and overhead bathroom units and drawers, integrated cubical with power shower, bath with shower mixer head, wc, large storage cupboards, all looking out directly over the gardens and courtyard, carpeted and tiled.
To the right of the split level staircase is a large high vaulted lobby which is currently used as a study room, off from here is a large double bedroom and a long corridor.
Along the corridor, you will first find the family bathroom with a traditional back to wall free standing top bath, separate power shower cubical, washbasin and wc, next is a deep full height storage cupboard, then the third double bedroom looking out over the garden and courtyard, lastly you will find the forth double bedroom at the end of the hall.
All window frames and doors throughout the property are oak.
Modern Worcester Bosch Central Heating boiler recently fitted.