Tucked away in a country lane, Jack's Cottage enjoys the peace of the countryside, wonderful green surroundings, and a uniquely charming character.
With origins dating back to the mid 1800s, this attractive Cottage has evolved over the years and now marries some wonderful downstairs living space with its quaint bedrooms, fireplaces and period features.
The timber gate at the entrance opens to a large driveway, with a log store and parking for several cars. The double garage has a separate side entrance to a wonderfully versatile upstairs office. As this is separate from the cottage, with a cloakroom to the rear, this self-contained space is ideal for small businesses, perhaps with staff.
The Cottage's stable door entrance & porch open into the beamed hallway where a red-brick fireplace with wood-burning stove make a warming welcome.
Another fireplace and wooden mantel steal the show in the lounge. This room enjoys light from its three picture windows and lends itself to several different furniture arrangements as the family grows. The tongue & groove stripped pine door, Suffolk latch, beams and bay window set the scene for wonderful nights around the fireside.
The kitchen is fitted with Shaker-style units, and breakfast bar for two stools. The design includes a double oven, gas hob, integrated fridge, retracting extractor, Belfast sink and space for a washing machine. With terracotta floor tiles, exposed red brick, beams and stable door to the patio, this kitchen feels rustic and homely and yet this theme is carried cleverly, perhaps through its use of roof rafters, into a large vaulted family and dining room. This versatile space, which has French doors to the patio and large ceiling windows, could be used for garden or dinner parties, kids' room, everyday mealtimes or somewhere to just relax and enjoy views of the south-facing garden.
For a quiet space to get away from distractions, there's a third reception room which could be used as a study, snug, or fifth / guest bedroom. The airy bathroom, with double shower enclosure, benefits from high vaulted ceiling and natural light from its roof window.
Upstairs, the master bedroom has built-in wardrobes and overlooks the lane, picket fence & front foliage.
The first bedroom to the rear has the benefit of a pedestal wash basin and cottage cupboard with Suffolk latch opening.
The family bathroom has a fresh feel with its simple beveled white tiling, free-standing bath with chrome 'telephone' taps, vanity unit and fitted storage and outlook over the garden.
Both bedrooms two and three have beamed ceilings, picturesque windows, sunken beams in the wall plaster and built-in wardrobes.
The garden has been thoughtfully designed to make the most of the British Summer sun. For al fresco meals & barbecues, the stone patio links the kitchen stable door to the family room, and is a perfect size for an 8 or 10 seater table. For long, sunny days, there's a raised sun patio across the lawn to catch the evening sunshine. The lawned garden has raised and deep well-stocked flower beds, and the borders of the garden are protected by mature woodland or boundary trees.
Jack's Cottage is nestled on the edge of Chestnut Park, in a quiet country lane, with woodland walks and a kids' playground and field close by.
Barkham sits just two miles south of the vibrant market town of Wokingham, with its farmers' market, wonderful selection of pubs, restaurants, bakeries, bars and coffee shops. Its unique variety of independent shops and boutiques make Wokingham a wonderful place to browse and relax. With a regular bus route into the town, Barkham is very much part of the community, yet retains its semi-rural lifestyle.
Locally, primary schools include the well-regarded Coombes Church of England, Gorse Ride Infants School, Hawthorns Primary & the Ofsted Outstanding Evendons Primary. A choice of secondary schools includes the newly-opened Bohunt School (Ofsted Good) and, a couple of miles away, The Emmbrook, The Holt (girls) and The Forest (boys). Wokingham is also known for its excellent selection of Independent Schools, including Reddam House, Luckley House, Holme Grange and Waverley School.
By road, Wokingham is well-connected for the M4 and M3 motorways, and the close-by larger towns of Camberley, Bracknell and Reading
Offered to the market with no onward chain complications - please contact us to arrange a viewing of this idyllic character cottage.
|Property Type||%||Avg. current value||Avg. # beds||Avg. # bathrooms|
|End terrace house||6.5%||£348,405||2.4||0.4|
|Property Type||1 Bed||2 Beds||3 Beds||4 Beds||5 Beds|
|Houses||£183,182 (6)||£308,037 (49)||£428,522 (145)||£547,222 (137)||£767,558 (33)|
|Flats||£185,192 (18)||£260,525 (49)||-||-||-|
|All||£184,689 (24)||£284,281 (98)||£437,882 (146)||£547,222 (137)||£767,558 (33)|