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5 bedroom detached house for sale
Chiltern Road, Peppard Common, RG9
- Substantial country house
- Five bedrooms
- Four bathrooms
- Tranquil semi-rural location
- Gardens of 0.68 acres with swimming pool
- Driveway parking and garage
Fairfield is a handsome country house, built in the 1940s. Sitting in the centre of its plot, this fine home has over 2,500 sqft of exceptionally light and airy accommodation including five bedrooms, four bathrooms and three reception rooms. Most rooms enjoy a triple or double aspect over fine views across the countryside and over the carefully maintained gardens. EPC Rating D.
Fairfield is located on an unadopted lane Chiltern Road in Peppard Common, which lies amongst attractive and unspoilt countryside just 4 miles from Henley-on-Thames in the Chilterns AONB.
Peppard is a thriving community with local church, primary school, shop, village hall at the end of the road, tennis and cricket club. Sonning Common (1 mile) has shops and a health centre. More comprehensive leisure and shopping facilities including a Waitrose, cafe's and specialist shops are available in Henley-on-Thames and Reading (5 miles). Henley and Reading railway stations have good services to London, Paddington (from 45 mins and 29 mins respectively) with Crossrail allowing direct access to the City, Canary Wharf, the West End and Heathrow. There is a frequent bus service to Reading station from a bus stop round the corner. The area is well served for schools, both state and private, including The Oratory, Pangbourne College, Moulsford and Cranford House Preps, with Shiplake College, The Abbey, Reading Blue Coat and Queen Anne's in Caversham easily accessible. Connection to the M4 via junction 8/9 is about 12 miles away with Heathrow under 30 miles distant. The area has a good selection of local public houses and gastro pubs including The Crooked Billet in Stoke Row and The Greyhound in Rotherfield Peppard. There are miles of riding and walking in the surrounding countryside.
The entrance hall leads to the large drawing room which has a triple aspect with large windows overlooking both front and rear gardens. There are doors to the terrace and garden. The family room is at the front of the house and has a large bay window and an open fireplace. The dining room leads into the rear lobby and to the kitchen breakfast room. This is a lovely room with an Amtico floor, a good range of wall and floor cabinets, granite work surfaces and appliances including a range cooker with gas hob and electric ovens, full height fridge and dishwasher. There is a door to the garden and terrace, ideal for summer entertaining. The spacious utility room has a door to the garage and car port. There is a cloakroom with shower.
Upstairs, the principal bedroom has views over the garden, and is light and bright with a double aspect There are built-in wardrobes and an ensuite shower room. There are four further generous double bedrooms with lovely garden views, a family shower room and additional family bathroom.
The gardens of Fairfield are a delight and extend to 0.68 acres. From the lane, a gated gravel drive leads to the front garden and to the garage and car port and a side gate gives access to the rear garden. This is a superb feature of Fairfield and is a lovely mature garden, edged with established trees including a copper beech, walnut and apple tree and flower borders filled with perennial plants and shrubs. There are three terraces, one accessed from the sitting room and kitchen with a path leading to a further terrace and timber summer house. The large area of lawn leads up to the semi sunken swimming pool with it's own terrace and timber chalet measuring 6m by 4.25m. At the end of the garden there is a substantial hazel copse.
Mains electricity and gas. Gas central heating. Private drainage. South Oxfordshire District Council, tax band G
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