The Ridges, Wokingham
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- around 11 acres of park like grounds
- almost 8,500 sq. ft. of luxury space
- luxury Clive Christian fitted kitchen
- lower ground floor with self contained staff quarters / guest suite
- stable block and paddocks
- heated swimming pool
A magnificent country house providing around 8,500 sq. ft. of splendid living space, designed to deliver exceptional standards of quality and style.
Built entirely out of Bath stone with stone mouldings, sash windows and Romanesque columns, it is clear that when first built every effort was made to choose precisely the right materials befitting this home. Exquisite perfection.Set in grounds of around 11 acres and brushing shoulders with beautiful countryside including the renowned Finchampstead Ridges. Within the park like grounds there is light woodland, landscaped gardens, paddocks and excellent equestrian facilities including a superb stable yard and adjacent sand school.
Blencathra is well positioned within its grounds to maximise the southerly aspect, with superb views over the grounds. Vast patios lead to the external swimming pool, nestling within superb landscaped gardens. Nearby there are extensive areas of unspoiled countryside including Finchampstead Ridges and the National Trust heath and woodland, noted for its fine walks and rides.
Ground Floor - The breathtaking reception hall sets the scene for exploring around 8,500 sq. ft. of superb space and the hall is representative of the quality found throughout this wonderful property. There is a substantial living room, a Clive Christian fitted study, a dining room and a Clive Christian fitted luxury kitchen and utility room.
Lower Ground Floor / Basement - The lower ground floor is light and airy because it is only part built into the ground as basement, thus the rooms benefit from fine views over the paddocks. There is a superb guest suite / staff quarters comprising living / dining kitchen area, a fine bedroom with luxury en-suite. There is also a gym/bedroom seven with and en-suite and there is an entertainments room. Access to the garaging complex is at this level.
First Floor - There is a magnificent landing and the vast master bedroom benefits from views over entertainments area outside and tree fringed grounds. There is a luxury en-suite shower room and excellent dressing room en-suite. All bedrooms on the first floor have en-suite facilities.
Located about 5 miles to the south west of the charming market town of Wokingham there is excellent schooling in the area including Wellington College which is about a mile distant. There are many other private schools in and around the area including Holme Grange, Bearwood College, Eton, Eagle House, Ludgrove, Luckley House School and St Neots.
The property is also well placed for the commuter with both the M3 and M4 (junction 10 about 7 miles) motorways within easy reach, providing easy access to the Thames Valley corridor and motorway networks.
Railway stations at Reading, Wokingham Basingstoke, Hook and Fleet provide fast and regular rail services to London Paddington and Waterloo respectively. Heathrow Airport is about 35 miles and Farnborough Airport is about 13 miles distant. Private aircraft facilities are also available at Blackbushe Airport (about 8 miles).Extensive shopping, education and recreational facilities can be found in Fleet, Basingstoke, Reading and Guildford. Wokingham 5 miles, Bracknell 8 miles, Fleet 8 miles, Basingstoke 17 miles, and Reading 13 miles (All distances and times are approximate).