Property flirt! A period hottie in Sulhampstead
After a fresh start in 2022? This 6-bed period hottie in West Berkshire is sexier than than a Bridgerton wedding night. But can you guess the price?
If you’re dreaming of a new place to hang your hat (aren’t we all – did you know property searches double in the week between Christmas and New Year?), then may we present this period hottie in rural Sulhampstead?
The Old Manor is a fine Grade II listed period hottie packed, dating back to 1685, with original features and space aplenty. Hello, open plan kitchen-diner with walk-in pantry and utility room. This whopping 44sqm heart of the home space boasts shaker wooden cabinets, central island, turquoise AGA of our country life dreams, wine cellar and French doors that open out onto the garden terrace. Swoon.
As well as the kitchen-diner, when you sweep through the impressive double front door, there’s a grand hall and four other reception rooms downstairs including a formal dining room, a family room that could be used as a snug for the kids or home cinema room, conservatory and a light-filled living room with ornate fireplace and access to the garden. Uniquely a principal bedroom (loving the walk in dressing room and bathroom) is also on the ground floor. Live out a Bridgerton fantasy with your very own Duke sweeping off your feet without needing to navigate the stairs. Safety first.
Head upstairs, in the first floor you have four en suite bedrooms, two with dressing rooms. One of them is 42sqm suite for you to rest your weary head. You want another floor? You got it. And it’s pretty special with exposed beams and countryside views to die for. There are two rooms up here, one is a bedroom. The other is used for storage, but it’s ripe for renovation.
There’ll be no road noise keeping you up all hours here, either. The Old Manor is set in 5.62 acres, with a sweeping oak lined driveway. Don’t worry there’s plenty of space for Regé Jean Page to chase your round the garden. ornamental hedging, terrace, wild meadow, orchard and there’s a barn and stables with planning for a one-bed single storey home. Great for guests, independent teens, au pair, an elderly relative or airbnb.
If you’re not familiar with Sulhampstead, then you’ll want to brush up pronto – West Berkshire villages have long been popular with TV and film stars, musicIans and literary giants for their chocolate box charm and links to Reading, London and the West Country.
With a location this good, land and development opportunities, The Old Manor is a surefire hit for 2022’s property market – but how much do you think it costs? Leave your guesses in the comments below and then head to the Strutt & Parker website to see if you were right!