WHAT A GARDENWHAT A GARDEN - noir by david cliff - Overlooking the cricket green in the highly desirable Finchampstead village, this detached period home is one you simply do not want to miss.
We often have our `favourite bits` with each house we market and I have to say that the garden here absolutely blew me away. A really generous size plot which has access via double gates to the side of the property and for such a large garden is also relatively low maintenance with mature hedgerows either side as well as tastefully placed shrubs and flowers to keep things colourful as the seasons pass. There`s a large patio area at the back of the house and with a southerly aspect I personally think you are simply spoilt with the outside space here. Sit out here for just 5 minutes on a summers evening and you could be forgiven for thinking you`re in the middle of nowhere!
Inside, the ground floor comprises some extensive and versatile living space with a large and airy living room benefiting from a bay window enjoying views over the gardens at the rear and another window to the front allowing light to flood through the room. There are two further downstairs reception rooms, as well as a large L-shaped kitchen dining room which has contemporary cabinets and wooden worktops which really add that touch of character.
What I love about this space in particular is that it is purely dedicated to cooking, eating and entertaining. This is because you then have a separate utility room which has ample space for all your appliances as well as plenty of cupboard space. Rather cleverly you also have a shower in the downstairs cloakroom which is ideal for a growing family after walk with the family dog on a rainy morning or a muddy game out on the local football pitches!
Upstairs the versatility continue and whilst the layout here really works as it is, there is still plenty of scope for reconfiguring or further extending the property (subject to planning of course). The largest bedroom feels incredibly spacious when you walk in which is probably aided by the southerly aspect as well as an additional velux style window in the ceiling near the door. The second largest room is also a generous size and benefits from having a dressing room. When I say dressing room, I don`t want you having ideas of a small walk-in wardrobe, this is literally an extra room which is just over 11 ft by 8 ft and lends itself to the ideal dressing room as it is, or potentially an en suite for those forward-thinkers that might be reading this. Bedroom three and four also both take double beds and the family bathroom sits in the centre of the house just at the top of the stairs.
And in terms of location...you have everything on your doorstep; just a short walk away is one of the most sought-after primary schools in the area, along with the village shop and post office, cricket green and football pitches, with tennis courts thrown in for good measure. For those of you who like to wander to the village pub, you really are spoilt for choice with several close to hand depending on what you feel in the mood for, a delicious meal or just to sit in one of the many gardens and sip away……sounds pretty good, right? St James` Church is just a 5 minute drive or short walk away and local schools include Wellington Collage, Ludgrove, Luckley House and Eagle House and Bohunt (recently rated `good to outstanding` by Ofsted) although we insist that you check catchment areas with the school directly.