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The Ridge Cold Ash, Thatcham Guide Price £1,350,000

Sold STC
  • Driveway approach
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  • Kitchen with island
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  • Family area
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  • Lounge
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  • Dining room/Study
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  • Pool
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  • Sitting room
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  • Main bedroom
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  • Main en-suite
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  • Main balcony
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  • Bedroom 2
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  • Bedroom 3
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  • Bedroom 5
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  • Family bathroom
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  • Garden patio
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  • Rear aspect
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  • Frontage
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  • Prime residential location
  • C.1920's build in approx. 0.66 acres
  • Ample driveway parking
  • Double garage
  • Heated swimming pool
  • Private gardens
  • Excellent condition
  • Further potential subject to planning

A beautifully presented and extended 1920’s family home with stunning gardens and extensive parking on this sought-after road in the village of Cold Ash.

Applewood House is a double-fronted family home with spacious open-plan living spaces, attractive modern kitchen and bathrooms, good natural light and glorious views across its fabulous gardens from the master balcony.

The good-size front porch provides ample space for receiving guests and leads into the main living space. The 500sq.ft. kitchen, dining and family areas have engineered oak flooring with underfloor heating and enjoy far reaching views across the swimming pool, gardens and up to the tree-lined boundary. A pair of bi-fold doors lead to a widely spread sandstone patio. The kitchen boasts a good-size rectangular granite island with matching worktops, solid oak doors and drawer fronts. A doorway leads into a utility/boot room with access to the garden and a ground-floor shower room. The kitchen, breakfast and family areas flow into the lounge space at the front of the house. Its dual aspects include a bay fronted window and there is a wood burning stove within an original chimney breast. Beside the lounge, a doorway opens into the formal dining room and study with a bay fronted window, dual aspect and characterful fireplace. A third reception room leads from the dining and family space, featuring sliding patio doors opening out to the garden and taking in extensive views.
The whole ground floor space is perfect for families and entertaining.

Upon the first-floor landing there is an airing cupboard, linen closet and a wall of useful built-in storage. The spacious main bedroom is fitted with a generous number of wardrobes and a dresser, with dual aspects that include sliding doors to a full width balcony with magnificent views overlooking the garden. The opulent Italian marble en-suite features a spa bath, twin wash basins, WC and a bespoke walk-in shower enclosure. The four additional bedrooms are all comfortably double sized, most with built-in wardrobes. The comprehensive family bathroom comprises a separate shower enclosure, bathtub, basin and WC, plus useful vanity storage.

Adjacent to the main house are two outbuildings comprising the pool pump house and a larger store with historic equestrian use. Subject to the appropriate planning consents, these could provide the foundation and space for an annex or home gym and office.

The extensive gravel driveway leading up to the house and beyond, affords parking for many vehicles. The integral garage houses two vehicles comfortably and is fitted with an automatic roller door, power sockets, lighting and internal access. There is lapsed planning permission to provide an additional first-floor en-suite to the main house and to convert the garage into further accommodation, including alteration to the front elevation. Subject to the approriate planning consent, a double car port/garage could be built alongside, making this a truly spectacular property.

The front garden is mainly laid to lawn with post and rail fencing along the outer boundary and a mixture of hedgerow and shrubs. This garden and the gated driveway access combine to provide additional privacy for the house.

The level south/westerly facing rear garden is in excess of 0.6 acres and ideally orientated for maximum sunlight with a high degree of privacy from all angles. It is mainly laid to lawn beyond the heated swimming pool with a short row of fruit trees and a generous patio across the width of the house. The garden is an ideal space for couples and families to relax in undisturbed peaceful surroundings.

Nestled along the edge of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty within the desirable village of Cold Ash, Applewood House is across the road from woodland trails and open countryside. The welcoming and friendly village has amenities including a shop/post office, two public houses, two well-regarded primary schools and Downe House, one of the UK’s leading independent girls’ schools. There is a well-tended village green with tennis courts, playground, cricket and football pitches. There are buses from the main road which go to local, well regarded secondary schools; Trinity in Newbury and Downs in Compton. Additionally, there are buses from the village to independent schools such as Abingdon, St. Helen and St. Katherine’s and St. Gabriel’s.

The nearby market town of Newbury, boasts a comprehensive new shopping area, its famous racecourse and historic pedestrianised high street, offering a range of amenities, including a theatre, cinema, leisure/fitness centres, and a wide and growing choice of restaurants and bars. The M4 and A34 are on the outskirts of the town, and give excellent access to London, the West Country, the South Coast and the Midlands. Rail links at nearby Theale and Newbury service London Paddington in 41 mins and 51 mins respectively.

Tenure: Freehold
Plot size: In all about 0.66 acres
Driving Distances and rail stations: Newbury 4 miles (London-Paddington approx. 51 minutes), Theale 10 miles (London-Paddington approx. 41 minutes), M4 (Jct 13) 4 miles, Reading 14 miles.
Local Authority: West Berkshire Council.
Council Tax: Band G.
Services: Mains electricity, gas, water and drainage, Sky Satellite TV, BT fixtures and fittings. Ultra-fast Fibre Broadband with a download broadband speed of up to 900mbps with Gigaclear is available in the road.
Fixtures and fittings: Light fittings, kitchen appliances, blinds and garden furniture are excluded although these items are available by separate negotiation.
Viewings: Strictly by prior appointment.


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The Ridge Cold Ash
Thatcham RG18 9HZ
County: West Berkshire
Sale Type: Sold STC
Ref #: TH002312
Ashley Williams
Roots Estate Agency Limited
  01635 261402