BEAUTIFULLY RENOVATED - noir by david cliff - Having spoken to the owners on the phone and listened to them describe their home I was more than a little intrigued to see what I was walking into, it sounded too good to be true but I have to say it was be everything they said and more.
On arrival you get a glimpse of Keepers Cottage as you swing through the gated entrance and it looks incredible but is also very very deceiving, in a good way. Whilst very precisely renovating this property the current owners also extended to the rear which has in turn taken their home to a whole new level and you really do come and take a look to really appreciate what they have done.
Let’s cover the truly serious parts first, what exactly take place here back in 2005?
Complete renovation, this stunning cottage now reassures you with a new roof, rewiring, plumbing, modern insulation which is supported but the most wonderful `wooden` handmade double glazed windows. The internal beams have been sand blasted and stripped to reveal their true, natural beauty which then compliments the mod-cons that you need to help life flow.
Further to this incredible work, in 2012, the extension began and was completed. This now gives you what every home needs in this day and age, a huge kitchen / dining / family space.... the heart of the home with doors and windows giving access and views to the incredible gardens whilst also allowing light to flood into the home. The additional bedroom above again transforms the property and now gives such flexibility, all of this with underfloor heating.
Outside the kitchen French doors a raised deck leads to a formal brick paved courtyard and gravelled scent garden filled with roses, lavender, verbena, jasmine, camellia, rosemary and other seasonal perennials. Separating these two areas is a stunning wisteria grown along a pergola, creating a very private sun trap during the summer months.
In the north east corner of the garden is a large natural pond which is regularly visited by ducks. Surrounded by native trees, this is a lovely place to catch the evening sun.
Location : Keephatch Road is located approximately 20 minutes walking distance from Wokingham town centre and 10-15 minutes from St Crispins Secondary School with many other local infant
and junior schools close by. For the commuter the A329M and M4 motorways are easily accessible and Wokingham`s main line railway station serving London Waterloo and Reading is 1.2 miles away.
I could waffle on and on and still not do this unique home justice so I suggest we just book a day and time that suits for us to show you over so you can see it with your own eyes and give us your thoughts.