An impressive detached family home set on approximately 1/4 of an acre plot abutting paddocks to the rear. One of only two properties by Builtform Developments, the house is finished to an exceptional quality, with a high specification and many bespoke features. The house is thoughtful and flexible in design, and masterfully mixes a contemporary finish with traditional style. The property is nestled down a quiet country lane within this desirable semi-rural Oxfordshire village conveniently located for both Henley & Reading centres. EPC Rating C.
Checkendon is located on the edge of the Chiltern Hills in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. This close knit village dates back to the 12th century and has many amenities including an excellent school and pre-school, local church and public house plus equestrian centre and sports facilities on the recreation ground with its sports pavilion catering for the village cricket club and football team. The village is within 15 minutes drive of both Henley on Thames and Reading town centre. Reading offers excellent commuting links into London Paddington and Oxford, and the opening of Crossrail expected in 2019. There is extensive and varied access to countryside footpaths & bridleways/ridgeway.
Accommodation - ground floor
A covered timber framed front porch leads to an oversized front door, opening into the entrance hall, with a feature handmade oak and glass turning staircase, double storage cupboard and WC. The open plan kitchen/dining room/living room is a highlight of the home, offering wonderful modern family living space with an incredible specification and finish. The handmade kitchen is fitted with hand painted wall and base units, with a central island, incorporating a Bosch freezer and Fisher and Paykel wine fridge. The kitchen also features integrated appliances including a Bosch dishwasher and full height fridge, Siemens double oven and induction hob, and a double butler sink. The kitchen offers a full height picture window and glass door opening to the front southwest facing patio, and also opens to a dining space, with a door to the rear. This space continues into a triple aspect family room, with both sliding and bi-folding doors opening onto the rear patios. There is also access from the kitchen/diner into a utility room with an additional sink, storage cupboards, Bosch washing machine and tumble dryer and a door to the side.
Again from the entrance hall, double oak doors open to the sitting room, with a wood burner and panoramic glass windows and sliding door offering uninterrupted views of the garden. To complete the ground floor accommodation is an additional double aspect family room and a plant room with access to all plumbing with another door to the side. The ground floor is fitted with whitewashed oak flooring throughout, with underfloor heating.
Accommodation - first floor
The turning oak and frameless glass staircase leads to the first floor galleried landing, with a glass balcony overlooking the entrance hall. The main bedroom is a stunning rear aspect room with a vaulted ceiling and full range of bespoke Lamco wardrobes to perfectly fit and maximise the space. The main bedroom also offers a glass Juliet balcony overlooking the rear garden and paddock beyond, and a generous en-suite shower room with a walk in rain cloud shower and double sinks, fitted with Duravit sanitary ware. The guest bedroom overlooks fields to the front and again has a vaulted ceiling, fitted with bespoke wardrobes, and an en-suite shower room. There are two additional double bedrooms, both with fitted Lamco wardrobes. The family bathroom is finished with a feature freestanding Vado bath, with a separate shower.
Electric gates open into a gravelled drive leading to the double garage. The front also benefits from a large patio, accessed from the kitchen and family room, facing southwest and capturing the sun for much of the day. The property also benefits from access to the rear garden from both sides.
The rear garden faces in an easterly direction, and is finished with an Indian sandstone patio across the rear of the house, which opens onto a garden laid to lawn. The garden abuts paddock behind, creating a spacious open countryside feel whilst in the garden.
The detached double garage is brick built with an electric door, and a pedestrian door to the side with light, power and storage above.
Local authority and services
South Oxfordshire District Council. Council Tax Band tbc. Air source heat pump, with thermostatically controlled underfloor heating throughout. Mains water and drainage. Fully wired alarm system. 10 year new home guarantee.
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