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Basingstoke Road, Three Mile Cross, Reading, Berkshire, RG7

£700,000 Guide Price

Property Features

  • Grade II Listed Cottage
  • 3 double bedrooms
  • Living room and open plan dining
  • Study
  • Snug
  • Refitted kitchen
  • Shower room
  • Garage and parking, garden store
  • Attractive walled garden
  • EPC Exempt. Council Tax Band E.
3 Bedrooms
1 Bathrooms
2 Receptions


Property Summary

noir by david cliff - A beautiful Grade II listed, 3-bedroom detached residence of great character with all the convenience of easy access to local amenities as well as excellent transport links (train, M4, A33, M3).

Highway Cottage was formerly “The George & Dragon” public house, run by local Simonds brewery which later became Courage brewery. Decommissioned in 1957, the property was bought by the brewery’s Quantity Surveyor who converted it into a family home.

The original part of the house is thought to have been built in 1731 with a later Victorian extension.

The accommodation is extremely versatile and offers a lovely, refitted John Lewis oak kitchen with range cooker. There is an inner lobby with access to the ground floor rooms including the superb study with vaulted ceiling (this room has also been used as an occasional guest bedroom). There is a cosy snug with fireplace and Clearview log burner with access to the gardens and a downstairs shower room. The open plan living and dining room is a stunning room with a variety of exposed beams and a superb inglenook fireplace with Clearview wood burning stove.

To the first floor there are 3 generous sized, double bedrooms and en suite wc to one of these.

Outside there is a private walled south-facing garden with large outside seating/dining area and vine-covered pergola with flower beds, vegetable beds, lawn with pear tree and apple tree with plenty of seating areas. There is secure parking for two cars plus garage/workshop and log store as well as two useful outhouses (formerly the pub’s “gents” and the “ladies” today used for boot storage, recycling, tumble drier and storage).

The location offers easy access to M4 Junction 11, Green Park business park and Heathrow airports. Frequent train service into London Paddington via GWR or the Elizabeth Line for work or leisure. Walk or drive to Mereoak park and ride with regular bus service to Reading town centre 7 days a week (also National Coach service). 2-minute walk to bus stop with frequent bus service to Reading. Modern well-equipped Places Leisure gym within 15 minutes’ walk. Ample dog walking on the doorstep throughout a dedicated network of SANGs and allotments and children’s playground opposite. Steps away from village Post office/convenience store, newly reopened village pub, well stocked Budgen store with “Cook” range and Laithwaites wine. Walkable to Madejski/Select Car Leasing stadium.

Photographs and other historical records are available including an original (vellum) Indenture document from 1731 and later records.

Services- Gas radiator central heating, mains water, electricity and drainage. Banham alarm system.


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