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Keepers Cottage sits on a wonderful plot of circa 5.4 acres is located in Farley Hill and is believed to date originally from the 17th Century and is unlisted. The owners have significantly extended the property over the past few years and it is now a substantial family home which has maintained much of its character. The house is approached via a gravelled tree lined drive with a large courtyard to the front of the house and offers a triple garage with an annexe above, as well as a paddock and stable block on the vast grounds.
As you come through the large reception hall, you will notice a sweeping staircase and an internal balcony. There are three large reception rooms that can be used in a variety of ways on the ground floor, with each of them having exposed wooden beams. There is a drawing room with a beam mantle fireplace, and a family room with a log burner which is the perfect way to relax and unwind in the evenings, this also provides a flexible space which then links to the sitting room and the refitted modern kitchen
The sitting room is a large room and offers rear views over the expansive garden and the inglenook fireplace. The kitchen/breakfast room has been refitted to a nice standard and has a programmable Aga, period fireplace and a log burner with solid wood flooring. The kitchen is fitted to a traditional country style and has oak worktops. The ground floor also features a private study with a bay window which is a nice feature as well as a separate cloakroom and utility area
As you walk up to the first floor you will find the master bedroom that features a stunning en-suite bathroom and dressing room which has an attractive beamed and vaulted ceiling and is accessed by the staircase rising from a hallway. Two further staircases on the first floor also include a well sized guest bedroom, with the lovely featured beamed and vaulted ceilings and benefits from its own sitting room and en-suite shower room. Three well-proportioned bedrooms, one with an en-suite and a family bathroom, complete the overall accommodation.
Across the courtyard is the triple garage with a spacious one bedroom annexe being directly above it. It comprises of a reception room, and a bedroom with its own dressing room, bathroom and kitchen. This is the perfect space for guests, an employee or an independent member of the family.
To the rear, a raised terrace extends the living space of the house out into the gardens with attractive walled borders and open views across the sloping lawns, to the paddock and stable block beyond and then onto the property's private wood area.
Farley Hill is a picturesque village and well positioned for the commuter with the M4 nearby (J11 about 6 miles), providing easy access to the Thames Valley corridor and motorway networks. Reading town centre with its main line railway station and excellent shopping and business facilities is about 8.5 miles distant. Amenities within the village include a popular primary school and active village hall.
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