MINE`S A DOUBLE - noir by david cliff - Our seller has tastefully and sympathetically restored this grade II listed property which dates back to the 16th century making it a simply stunning detached home oozing with character, restored features, versatile living space and a large detached annexe which all amounts to over 3400 Sq Ft of living space positioned in the historical village of Arborfield, sat perfectly between Wokingham and Reading. Nothing has been left untouched in this place with a brand new central heating system, rewired electrics as well as breathable insulation suited to a property of its age.
Now if that`s not enough to make you come and see this property, I`ll tell you a little more..
As you walk in through the front door you will find yourself in a large open dining room with flagstone floor and a large fireplace over to the left hand side. You can just imagine Christmas in this room with the fire going, family and friends sat round the table, kids up on the mezzanine which can be used as either a play room or office - this really is one of those lifestyle properties, so be prepared to host!
To the right hand side and almost open to the dining room (but easily closed off) is a large reception room which again has a large fireplace against the outside wall and a handy store tucked in the corner.
Through to the kitchen and the character continues with exposed beams, wooden worktops, farmhouse style kitchen units and a gorgeous Belfast sink. As you explore this place, take note of the intriguing radiators and light fittings that all roll along with the period of the property and add a real touch of character and class. A seating space has been created next to the utility room which could also be a breakfast area, making this a sociable room to cook and entertain in and is just one example of where this characterful conversion has a tasteful contemporary twist.
Once back in the main dining room and you have the option of staircase that goes upstairs, a step down in to a downstairs shower room, a hallway down to another reception/drawing room or steps up to the mezzanine. Believed to have been used a function area when this was a pub; this room is flooded with light and would make the perfect office, childrens play room or even another TV room. It`s quirky and unique and you just simply aren`t going to see this anywhere else.
Talking of unique, if you come back down the stairs from here and go round to your right you`ll find yourself in another room which can either be used as a fourth bedroom (with the shower room just opposite), another living space, cinema room and again in here you have another large store room which we all know is uncommon in period properties.
Upstairs there are three well proportioned bedrooms with the master benefiting from a stunning en suite with a free standing roll top bath, patterned tiles with the exposed beams on the far wall. No amount of describing will ever do this part of the house justice and you do just have to see it for yourself!!
Further up the hall there is another shower room, a third bedroom and then at the end; another large double bedroom which has a storage cupboard one side of the chimney breast and another smaller room at the back (12 ft by 6 ft) which we would use as a dressing room. All these rooms have high ceilings, contemporary yet characterful light fittings and you`ll notice that, whilst neutrally decorated, all the woodwork is finished in heritage green which, for me, really adds to the effect.
I could keep going on about the inside but, being frank, you really need to come and see it for yourself to truly understand what is on offer here. So, for now, let`s go outside...
Just when you think you couldn`t get enough from the main house, you walk outside and in to the detached annexe. This is just something else! Once a separate function room it has been totally overhauled both on the inside and on the outside. Externally, the new black cladding gives the `barn effect` but when you get inside you realise what an impressive (and expansive!) space this is. A huge...and I do mean huge...living space with kitchen units up the far wall with integrated appliances. Beyond here is a trendy shower room with grey tiles and a charcoal grey vertical radiators finishes it off superbly. The other side of the building is a large double bedroom which enjoys views over the rear garden. From the main living room there are sliding doors out on to the patio, specifically designed for the annexe itself.
The annexe is just perfect for older children who want their own space, visiting relatives or even to run a business from and save clients coming in to the home. If nothing else, this is an excellent investment opportunity.
In terms of outside space, there is garage and ample off road parking to the front of the property with a gate to the left hand side providing the possibility of vehicular access to the rear if required. Aside from the annexe patio there is another large patio in the far right corner of the plot which is, thanks to the mature shrubs and trees surrounding it, is private and secluded and enjoys a sunny south westerly aspect.
I could keep going and going for hours but please, get in touch and I`ll show you it all in the flesh.