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Abbey Gardens, Reading, England, RG7

2017-11-04 00:00:00
Reference number: REF184080
875,000 £
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 5 Baths
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Abbey Gardens
Nov 04, 2017
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Abbey Gardens, Upper Woolhampton, Reading RG7
A truly unique and outstanding luxury three bedroomed duplex apartment, together with its own private entrance hall, within this award winning scheme, formerly the buildings and grounds of Douai School, situated in the heart of the West Berkshire countryside with easy access to Reading, Newbury and M4 Motorway.Newbury - 8 milesReading - 11 milesTheale (M4/J12) - 6 milesCentral London - 50 milesMidgham Station - 1 mile(Mileages are approximate)Upper WoolhamptonSituated in an elevated position on the edge of the Kennet Valley within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty surrounded by glorious open countryside interspersed with many historic villages providing excellent outdoor facilities and within easy driving distance of the Bradfield Sports and Tennis Complex. The thriving commercial centres of Reading and Newbury are easily accessible enjoying excellent shopping, leisure and night life venues.Abbey GardensAn award winning development completed by Bewley Homes Plc in 2006 providing a wide selection of elegant properties including the magnificent refurbishment of the Grade II Listed original school buildings together with a variety of new houses and apartments of sympathetic design.A visit to this unrivalled scheme is highly recommended to fully appreciate the quality and design complemented by the elevated position with views across the Kennet Valley.No 34 is a stunning duplex apartment together with its own private entrance and must be seen inside to be fully appreciated, especially the drawing room which is a particular feature of the property and used to serve as a library. The property forms part of the lovingly restored original school buildings (The Great Hall) with enjoyable south/south-easterly aspect over attractive communal gardens known as ‘The Quadrangle’, featuring a magnificent copper beech tree.Private Entrance Hall, Cloakroom, First Floor Hallway, Drawing Room/Dining Room/Study, Kitchen, Utility Room, Master Bedroom with En-suite Bath/Shower Room, Bedroom Two, Shower Room, Bedroom Three with En-suite Shower Room (Second Floor), Private Underground Car Parking for Two Cars, Attractively Landscaped Communal Grounds, Concierge Service.AccommodationPresented in excellent order throughout, as illustrated on the accompanying floorplan and featuring the following:• Electric underfloor heating with individual room thermostats augmented by air source heating in the drawing room/dining room/study• Panelled internal doors with brass fittings• French oak luxury kitchen with integrated Bosch appliances• Security entry phone system• Luxuriously appointed cloakroom and bath/shower rooms with Villeroy and Boch sanitary ware• Majestic drawing room/dining room/study featuring spectacular barrel vaulted ceiling, grand stone fireplace with inset wood burner and large impressive stone mullion windows including bay window together with seating• Excellent built in cupboard/wardrobe space as well as eaves storage space• TV and FM aerial points to all principal rooms• Private entrance hall with original staircase leading to first floor landing which benefits from lots of natural light via a series of stone mullion windows, including a particularly large window above the stairwell• Range of carpeted, limestone tiled and oak floor surfacesOutside:Communal Grounds: The communal gardens are a feature of the scheme comprising formal courtyard spaces, water feature, pathways, manicured lawns and varieties of specimen trees, all of which are maintained to the highest standard for the enjoyment of the residents. Nearby bicycle and bin stores.Car Parking: Secure underground garaging with allocated spaces for two cars together with lift access to ground level.Energy Performance Rating: EPC exempt due to the building being Grade II Listed.Services: Mains electricity, water and drainage are connected.Local Authority: West Berkshire Council, Market Street, Newbury.Council Tax: Payable for the year 2017/18 - £2,769.56 (Band G).Tenure: Leasehold. The property is held upon the balance of a 999 year lease from 2006 at a ground rent of £150 per annum.Service Charge: The service charge for 2017 is £3,713.58 to include all common parts internal and external maintenance, cleaning, building insurance and a contribution towards the development’s reserve fund.The development’s owner-led management company ensures that the buildings and grounds are kept in immaculate condition under the supervision of their own Estate Manager.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 at the next roundabout. After about two thirds of a mile turn right into Cods Hill, proceed up this road where after about one mile the scheme will be found on the right hand side.
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