Built in 2020, Fernwood House is a contemporary four bedroom Barn style home sitting in approximately 4.5 acres in a peaceful and quiet location with equestrian facilities (stables), annex accommodation and current planning permission for a swimming pool and pool house. The property has been finished to an incredibly high standard with a thoughtfully planned flexible design both internally and externally.
This high specification property benefits from underfloor heating throughout the ground and first floors, wired alarm system, remote enabled video gate entry and CCTV systems, and Cat 6 data hub and cabling to all television locations. The home is heated with a ground source heat pump system.
The spacious entrance hallway with oak herringbone flooring provides access to the principal reception rooms and first floor staircase. Double doors open into the large open plan kitchen/dining/family room with triple aspect doors to the wrap around patio and garden. There is also an impressive feature double height glass wall and bi-folding doors to the rear, allowing an abundance of natural light into the space. The bespoke kitchen area includes a range of luxury integrated appliances, including wide Gaggenau oven, steam oven and warming drawer, Siemens fridge freezer and induction hob, Fisher Paykal coffee machine and microwave/oven, as well as Dunavox double wine fridges. The family area benefits from a bespoke television wall and a contemporary wood burning stove along with far-reaching views over the garden and paddocks beyond. There is also a study, utility room with a butler sink and built-in dog shower, a useful cloaks cupboard with safe, separate W.C. and bedroom three with en-suite shower room. Finally, a lounge/playroom/gym/bedroom four with en-suite shower room completes the ground floor accommodation.
Stairs rise to the first floor landing providing access to the impressive principal bedroom suite with dressing area and en-suite bathroom with walk-in shower, bath and his and hers basins, with Grohe tapware throughout and a Duravit SensoWash WC. Bedroom two is also an excellent size benefitting from an en-suite shower room. There is also a generous walk-in loft area, which could be converted into another en-suite bedroom if required.
The property is accessed via electric entrance gates onto the driveway which leads to the detached double carport with store, annex above (currently being used as an office) and cloakroom. The large sunny garden wraps around the property and includes a sun-terrace accessed directly from the open plan kitchen/dining/family room making it ideal for summer entertaining and al-fresco dining. There is a kitchen garden and greenhouse area to the rear of the property as well as a detached triple stable currently used for garden and wood storage. There is a further double stable in the main garden currently used as a barbecue terrace. There is also current planning permission granted for a swimming pool and pool house.
A discreet track runs from the driveway to the first paddock where several fruit trees have been planted. A further two fields slope to the top end of the grounds surrounded by woodland providing privacy, but also access to a network of walks in the surrounding area. The current owners keep a sweeping footpath mowed through the wildflower meadow to a vantage point in the top field, perfect for summer sundowners and picnics.
Please note, an overage clause applies to the three acres of paddocks.
Fernwood House sits in an enviable position within Goring Heath; a pretty rural hamlet in an Area of outstanding Natural Beauty between the Berkshire Downs and the Chiltern Hills. The Thameside villages of Goring and Pangbourne are both around 3 miles away and provide a comprehensive range of local facilities and a mainline rail link to central London within the hour. The attractive market town of Wallingford is just 6 miles away and has a range of antique shops, local facilities and a Waitrose. Reading has a wider range of amenities including a train service to central London in about 27 minutes. Oxford is a 25 minute drive away.
The local area is served by a first-class range of schooling for all requirements. In particular, The Oratory, Radley College, Bradfield College, Cranford House and Moulsford preparatory schools, as well as having good links to Oxford for further schooling. The area is also extremely well served for sporting facilities including golf, clay pigeon shooting at The Royal Berkshire Shooting School, horse riding, walking, and racing at Newbury and Ascot.