HIDE AND SEEK - noir by david cliff - Although actually very conveniently located close to great schools, supermarkets and well- renowned Spa (clue), we love the fact that most of you will have no idea where this home is.
This truly rural setting has the most incredible views across farmland and looks up into some of the largest sky I think you’ll ever see. As you drive down the country lanes and across the ford you get your first glimpse of Julkes House.
Although surprising at first glance it was actually built in the 1980’s with further extensions creating this large individual family home.
Pulling in through the gated entrance you can see that you have room to spare with the driveway allowing parking for numerous vehicles, there have been boats, trailers and camper vans securely parked here over the years so tried and tested. It then obviously then also allows access to the large double garage which has its own room above.
We think the key, as far as the actual property is concerned, is the immense flexibility it offers with five impressive reception rooms allowing you to change how you live as life changes for you or if you simply want to re-arrange things or make room for more guests.
The main living room runs front to back and is probably larger than these pictures show but either way it’s impressive, the feature fireplace is quite lovely and a real focal point, looking out to the rear through the bi-fold doors you also get your first slice of the incredible views.
The large kitchen/ breakfast room runs along the rear and shares these terrific views, it’s a great size and really does give room to prepare, sit and eat with plenty of eye and base level storage. The front reception room just shows how versatile this home is, family room, treatment room or snug maybe, with the dining room, study and conservatory all in addition to this space you can really see just how much space you have. With the utility/ boot room at the far end you couldn’t ask for much more.
Moving upstairs you have a true five bedroom home and can also see where the possibility for an annexe is, should you need it, but we can show you this when we view. The master suite is a large room, square in shape so really easy to furnish and with built in wardrobes so you are left with great floor space. The en suite is a bathroom rather than just shower so another nice plus.
Two, three and four are all great sizes and serviced by a huge family bathroom with separate shower. And then you have the guest room ……. a vast 24ft long and full of potential and with an en suite shower room of its own. You can see here how with the second staircase this could match up with one of the reception spaces downstairs and have a two storey annexe if you wanted.
Right, moving outside. As mentioned to the front you have a large driveway with huge double garage with internal staircase leading up to the bonus room above. The gardens then run to both sides and are actually larger than you first think. You also have a lovely courtyard style area which would be lovely for relaxing and entertaining. Then the added extra, a rented 1.3 acre paddock which the owners tell us is under a seven year licence and is transferable to the new owners, there is some documentation on this which the owners will share with you.
So basically you have this huge family home in the most beautiful setting but you are still so so close to all local amenities and schools including Wokingham and Reading with stations to London ….. the renowned Nirvana Spa isn’t bad either!