Property Flirt: Can you guess the price?
Shall we celebrate the start of August and all this glorious sunshine (hmmm) with a nose around a gorgeous family home in Berkshire? Yes, I think so too.
Usual rules apply – look at the pics and description, guess the price and do a victory dance around the kitchen/office/dentist’s waiting room, when you get it spot on.
So, a few little factoids first… this peach of a period house is in Warfield, on a pretty country lane. Your nearest big towns are Bracknell, Wokingham and Ascot. And it might be time to invest in that Legoland annual pass, because it’s just down the road. Even better news – Nirvana Spa is also on your doorstep (recovery day needed after Legoland day).
Good schools both state and independent and good connections to London from Bracknell Station (into Waterloo) and Maidenhead (into Paddington). You’re also just 6 miles from J 8/9 of the M4. Of course, all this means the price goes up – so there’s your first clue.
The house itself, Rectory Lodge, is the kind of family home I would have jumped at when moving out of London and into the Shires. Enough period features to make you feel countrified, combined with all the stuff you don’t want to sacrifice like a big modern kitchen, open plan flowing space and good-sized bedrooms.
There’s also this whopping great sitting room with a little surprise out the back…
Just when you thought it was all said and done, and you’d planned where to put the Christmas tree, they throw this modern baby at you – a funky modern bi-fold space off the sitting room, making the most of the garden views and natural light. It’s a dining room as the mo but frankly once I sit down here, I ain’t moving.
I’ll show you some more of the garden in a bit. But first, let’s take a quick peek upstairs – 4 bedrooms, all good sizes ( helps to curb that sibling rivalry over who gets the better bedroom). This is the master bedroom with ensuite…
And a further three bedrooms and family bathroom…
And then there’s the garden… saving the best till last. A paved terrace for relaxing and dining al fresco, a huge lawn and views over the countryside beyond. One of the main reasons we all move out of the big bad city really.
And just when you thought the tour was over… I’ve found my Muddy office!
So, there you have it. Time to tot up the numbers and see where you are price-wise. A faberoo family home with a ‘move in and just hang up a few pictures’ kind of standard. Brilliant if you’re not a lover of sledge-hammering walls à la Kirsty Allsop (I am most definitely not). Plus lots of period features, brilliant location, that amazing garden room with bi-fold doors making the most of the fab garden.
If you’ve got a price in mind then get ready for the big reveal. And remember, as you saw this place on Muddy first, if you do decide to put in an offer then I get to live in the garden office, ok? I promise I’ll only pop in the kitchen now and again to borrow a cup of sugar (or bottle of gin, depending on what kind of day I’m having).