A Most Appealing Property Only 1 Mile from Midgham Station Set Amidst the Glorious Backdrop of the West Berkshire Countryside Formerly the Buildings & Grounds of Douai Abbey School Large Reception Hall - Great for Entertaining Sitting Room Featuring Vaulted Ceiling with Atrium Window Bedroom Three/Study with En-suite Shower Room Master Bedroom with Adjoining WC Bedroom Two & Main Shower Room Two Parking Spaces (One is a Secure Underground Space) Own Small Garden Area & Splendid Landscaped Communal Gardens/Grounds
A stylish and charming property set within the buildings and grounds of the former Douai Abbey School. Situated in the heart of the West Berkshire countryside within easy reach of Reading, Newbury and the M4 Motorway. This property is ideal as a full time home, country retreat or lock up and go.
Newbury - 8 miles
Reading - 11 miles
Theale (M4/J12) - 6 miles
Central London - 50 miles
Midgham Station - 1 mile
(Mileages are approximate)
Situated in an elevated position on the edge of the Kennet Valley within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty surrounded by glorious countryside. Within a short walk you can exercise your dog, play tennis, cricket, golf, football or just relax with a drink in the new sports pavilion. Within a short drive: sailing, fly and course fishing, polo, field sports, fitness gym, swimming pool, nature reserves, garden centres and a variety of great pubs and fine dining.
Sympathetic refurbishment of the Grade II Listed original school buildings together with a variety of new houses and apartments provides peaceful and comfortable community living.
Reception Hall, Sitting Room, Bedroom Three/Study with En-suite Shower Room, Fully Fitted Kitchen, Master Bedroom with adjoining WC, Bedroom Two, Shower Room, Two Allocated Parking Spaces (One Underground), Communal Landscaped Gardens and Wildlife Flower Meadow.
As illustrated on the accompanying floorplan and featuring the following:
•Electric Fischer radiator heating system throughout with individual room thermostats
•Panelled internal doors with brass fittings
•French oak luxury fitted kitchen with integrated Bosch appliances and foldable table and seating
•Outstanding designer shower rooms and wc (the main shower room is a particular delight)
•Excellent fitted display cabinets and wardrobe/ cupboard space
•Sitting room with pair of feature oak/glazed doors and vaulted ceiling with atrium window
•TV, Sky and Gigaclear broadband points
•Intruder alarm system
•Attractive stone mullion windows (with discreet and effective secondary glazed panels) throughout
3 Abbey Gardens: A small paved terrace with wall light and doors from the sitting room. The property comes with its own planted and grassed areas too, all maintained as part of the communal gardens.
Communal Gardens and Wildlife Flower Meadow: The grounds comprise formal courtyard spaces, pathways, lawns and a newly established wildlife flower meadow all of which are well maintained for the enjoyment of the residents but without having the responsibility of doing any maintenance. A variety of communal seating and BBQ facilities are arranged within the grounds and gardens for use by the residents.
Car Parking: One allocated space directly in front of the property and one in the secure underground carpark. The underground carpark space includes an allocated secure metal storage cage. Lift access from the carpark to ground level.
Bike Storage: Secure caged storage in the underground carpark.
Household Recycling and Waste Disposal: Facilities located within 25 metres.
Energy Performance Rating: EPC exempt due to the building being Grade II Listed.
Services: Mains electricity, water and drainage are connected.
Council Tax: Payable for the year 2019/20 - £2,651.83 (Band F).
Local Authority: West Berkshire Council, Market Street, Newbury.
Tenure: Leasehold property held upon the balance of a 999 year lease at a ground rent of £150 per annum.
Service Charge: The Service Charge is £325.33 pcm for the current year to include all common parts, internal and external maintenance and cleaning, buildings insurance and a contribution towards the developments reserve fund.
Management Company: Each owner is a director of the management company which ensures that the buildings and grounds are kept in good condition to meet the residents’ needs under the supervision of their own Estate Manager.
Estate Manager: Ensures the smooth running and maintenance of Abbey Gardens on a day to day basis. Provides residents with introductions and support for help with their everyday needs including home cleaning, trades people for internal property maintenance, dry cleaning, etc.
Post Code: RG7 5TZ.
Directions: From Theale (M4/J12) proceed west on the A4 towards Newbury, continue past the turning to Beenham and then go straight across the next roundabout. After about two thirds of a mile turn right onto Cods Hill. Proceed up this road where after about one mile Abbey Gardens will be found on the right hand side.