4 bedroom for sale

Abbey Gardens, Upper Woolhampton, Reading, Berkshire, RG7


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A 4 bedroom Grade II Listed property offering a very high quality finish throughout whilst

Walter’s Tower forms an important part of the award-winning development at Abbey Gardens. This 4 bedroom character property offers a very high quality finish throughout whilst retaining many original period features.

Abbey Gardens has a mixture of houses and flats, converted from the original Douai school buildings dating back to 1830, there are also newer homes which were built in 2003 by Bewley homes sympathetically to fit in with the beautiful grounds and surroundings.

Number 1, or Walter’s Tower was formally the headmaster’s house and sits in an enviable position, enjoying views towards the new pavilion, cricket pitch and tennis courts. These views also extend in the distance towards Watership Down. The tower itself with castellated roof was designed by the architect Frederick Walters.

Situated within stunning communal grounds which are maintained to a high standard the Abbey Garden residents also benefit from a personal concierge service.

The accommodation is cleverly arranged over 3 floors.
2902 square feet
Covered porch with iron gates and impressive front door
Cloak room
Sitting room with open fire
Kitchen/breakfast room refitted in 2017 with Miele integrated appliances, oak units and granite worksurfaces
Utility with access to walled courtyard with terrace
Master bedroom with dressing room and en suite 2 more bedrooms with en suites
Bedroom 4/Study
There is an additional study area and laundry room on the first floor
The second floor has an additional reception which could be used as another sitting room.

Allocated parking with 3 spaces, 2 underground with remote controlled gated access.
Lawned rear garden

There are beautiful grounds which surround the properties at Abbey Gardens, the residents can enjoy access to these areas including Douai Park where one can join in with the tennis or cricket team. The newly constructed pavilion has much in the way of entertainment, including evenings where locals get together for a drink on Fridays in the summer, they also do quiz evenings and film nights.

The property is surrounded by an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is well served by bridleways and footpaths

Leasehold – 999year lease with ground rent of £150 per annum.
Service charge - £3904.50.

There is an estate manager on site who creates a smooth running of all the grounds and supports the residents with their everyday needs.

Mains water and electricity and drainage. Underfloor heating throughout
Connection to Gigaclear ultra fast fibre broadband is available.
Council tax – Band G 2020/2021 £3,177.82
Local authority: West Berkshire Council Telephone 01635 551111

Local Information
Walter’s Tower is situated in Upper Woolhampton, a short distance from the villages of Woolhampton and Chapel Row. Chapel Row has its own Café, pub and doctor’s surgery. Woolhampton has a village store, petrol station and train station.
The more comprehensive amenities of Newbury and Reading are 8 and 10 miles respectively, and the M4 (J12) is just 5 miles away, providing access to the West Country, London and its airports. Midgham Station is about a mile away and there are regular services from Reading to Paddington taking approximately 25 minutes.

There are a wide range of schools in the area, including Elstree, St Andrew’s, Brockhurst & Marlston House, Cheam, Bradfield College, Downe House and Pangbourne College.