4 bedroom house for sale

Cleeve Court, Streatley, Reading, RG8


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Situated within the heart of ten acres of glorious private, communal, riverside grounds, an imaginatively designed house part of an architect designed complex built in 1972, affording spacious and attractively appointed 4 bedroom accommodation and occupying a particularly advantageous corner position directly fronting onto the river inlet.

1 Cleeve Court
Cleeve Court is an exclusive architect designed riverside development built in approximately 1972, set in extensive acreage immediately adjoining the Thames and including its own sheltered inlet off the main river which leads to a lagoon where there are individual 30’ moorings, one for each property. 1 Cleeve Court occupies a particularly advantageous corner position directly fronting onto the river inlet and its 30ft mooring berth. The house is approached through a cloistered walk-way which extends across the front of the 5 properties with heavy brick columns providing an architectural feature. A glazed upvc front door opens into a spacious entrance hall. On this level there is a double bedroom with fitted wardrobes, a large utility/shower room, and a large cloakroom. A half staircase leads down to the lower ground floor, with three additional rear aspect bedrooms, one of which has an en suite shower room and attractive views over the grounds and river. Here there is also an additional family bathroom.

Open tread half staircase again from the entrance hall leads up to the sitting room, with vaulted ceiling, exposed brick, oak flooring, and wood burning stove with brick surround. Off the sitting room is a stunning new orangery which has doors opening onto a tiled outdoor terrace overlooking the rear gardens and River Thames, with gated access to a staircase leading onto the grounds. Another half staircase from the sitting room leads up to the first floor, with a rear aspect kitchen/breakfast room, fitted with a matching range of wall and base units with granite worktops, gas range cooker, fridge and dishwasher. At one end there are glass sliding doors opening out into the orangery giving a great feeling of space and light. There is a galleried dining room, with doors leading out onto a south facing balcony and to complete the accommodation there is a good-sized study with stunning views over the Berkshire Downs.

Outside, a long tree lined private entrance drive leads down to Cleeve Court itself past a period Lodge and then continues through walled and lightly timbered grounds which in the Spring have an abundance of bulbs and spring flowers, ultimately reaching a large visitor parking area. The drive then continues over a small bridge to the private parking and garaging area.

Located just to the west of the properties are separate garaging blocks constructed in matching brickwork with pitched tile roofs, the garages belonging to number 1 have a fitted internal light, Loft Storage Area and remote-controlled electric ‘up and over’ entrance doors. There is an additional designated parking space for a second car and around the central courtyard area there is sensor operated security lighting. A Water Point has also been fitted here for communal use.

The gardens and grounds have been attractively laid out and landscaped and are a delight to walk through with advantage being taken of the natural surroundings habitat and wildlife. There are numerous river and country walks and Streatley can easily be reached on foot via the towpath.

There are sweeping lawns with paved terraces and pathways and a variety of mainly deciduous trees. On the north side is an area of natural woodland with children’s play area and stunning views across farmland beyond.

The private inlet comes directly off the Thames under a small pedestrian bridge and is sheltered along its whole length leading to a large lagoon with central island. Around the inlet and the lagoon are the individual 30ft moorings, one allocated for each property. There is also a Water Point here for communal use.

Streatley, West Berkshire
Recognised as one of the most beautiful stretches of the Thames known as the 'Goring Gap', the villages of Goring & Streatley lie on opposite sides of the river in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The village boasts a wide range of amenities and additional facilities including shops, riverside café, dentist, library, florists, and a health centre together with the mainline railway station providing excellent commuter service to Oxford, Reading and London. Crossrail services from Reading are due to open imminently with two Elizabeth line trains an hour (four an hour at peak time) which will allow passengers to travel right through central London without having to change trains.
There is an extensive range of local schools with excellent reputations, both private and state including The Downs School at Compton, St Andrew’s, Moulsford, Cranford House, Bradfield College, Pangbourne College and St Helen’s and St Katherine’s.

• All main services are connected to the property. Central heating and domestic hot water from gas fired wall boiler.
• Connection to Gigaclear ultra-fast fibre broadband is available at the property.
• Council tax – Band G 2020/2021 £3,048.74
• West Berkshire District Council 01635 551111
• Sat Nav for RG8 9PS