A highly individual 1914 built house of immense character, set in grounds of around 8 acres and located in a sought after Berkshire location nearby to internalionally renowned Wellington College.
There is a hint of colonial styling to the original design of the house, and the property’s architect was Sir Clough Williams-Ellis (famed for the construction of Portmerion in Wales). The house features in the book “Small Country Houses of today” Vol 2 1922 Edition, by Sir Lawrence Weaver.
One of the key features of this design is the large number of windows and the consequent amount of light available within the property.
Many original features remain including original bell pushes, fireplaces and mantels on both the ground and upper floors and the original dining room and hall floors
There is hundreds of acres of National Trust land on the doorstep of this property, providing access to wonderful woodland walks nearby, yet this location benefits from ease of access to London, Heathrow and the M3 / M4 motorways, and of course towns such as Wokingham, Reading, Bracknell and Basingstoke.
The impressive reception hall is breathtaking, both in its vast scale and architectural detail. Doors from this magnificent hall lead to all the principle ground floor accommodation, which includes a fine drawing room, a dining room, a study, a family room (which is positioned directy off the superb kitchen/breakfast room), a cloakroom and a utility room.
In addition there is an annexe with a ground floor living room / kitchenette and a first floor bedroom. There is also a cellar accessed from the outside.
On the first floor there is an impressive landing.
There are four principle bedrooms with an occasional fifth accessed off of bedroom four, and there is of course the potential a sixth in the form of the annexe bedroom. The master bedroom features an en-suite bathroom as well as access to a balcony overlooking the grounds to the rear. There is a family shower room.
In addition to the grand formal staircase there is a secondary former servants stairway.
There is a full height and fully boarded attic, offering extensive storage, across the full length of the property.
To the front of the property there is a sweeping driveway with electronic gated entry. The property has a South facing terraced garden at the rear of the property and around an acre of lawn to the side of the house
The overall grounds extend to about 8 acres bordering The Ridges road itself and with extensive gardens comprising mature rhododendrons and azaleas trees, which then open out onto 2 large gently sloping private fields and woodland beyond. There is a quadruple garage, extra deep and high allowing for 4 car parking.
The property is located about 5 miles to the South West of the charming market town of Wokingham. There is excellent schooling in the area including Holme Grange, Luckley House, Yateley Manor St Neots,, and
Wellington College which is less than a mile away,
Heathrow Airport is about 35 miles and Farnborough Airport is about 11 miles distant. Private aircraft facilities are also available at Blackbushe Airport (about 6 miles).
Telephone 01252 842100 for further details.
The Ridges, FinchampsteadGuide: £1,895,000 - Sold STC
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