A Grade II listed property with Elizabethan origins and situated in a private location in the village centre.
Quietly tucked away in a lane in the centre of the Thameside village of Sonning. This timber-framed property is arranged over three floors and is believed to have been used as a schoolhouse. It has been extended over the years with a substantial Victorian addition and is now a spacious family home with many character features.From the terraced courtyard, a door leads to the kitchen/breakfast room has a range of fitted wall and floor units, a dishwasher, range cooker, and an American-style double fridge and freezer. The room has attractive panelling and an original carved oak hatch to the sitting room. From the kitchen you enter the hallway that leads to the wonderful sitting room/dining room with a wealth of exposed timbers and oak panelling, a delightful open fireplace with herringbone bricks and a woodburning stove. The room has two large windows overlooking the garden allowing natural light to fill the room. Also from the hallway is a double aspect study/snug with an attractive brick fireplace and a second study, both rooms with windows overlooking the garden. The hall has two staircases to the first floor and one leading down to the lower ground floor with separate living accommodation that is currently used as a bedroom and a second kitchen; it has also been used as a sitting room and utility in the past. The bedroom/sitting room has a beautiful brick fireplace, an original bread oven and a woodburning stove. A back door accesses the rear garden.An oak balustrade staircase rises to the first floor with a spacious landing giving access to the bedrooms, all with vaulted ceilings. The principal bedroom is a fabulous, light-filled, double-aspect room with feature beams. The further three bedrooms have beams and windows overlooking the pretty gardens, and one also has an attractive brick fireplace. There is a spacious well-fitted family bathroom withboth a bath and shower and a separate shower room. A second staircase leads downstairs, where you can find a further cloakroom with a shower.From Thames Street, the property is approached over a private lane which leads to just three other properties of which they all have the right of way. The garden is accessed through a wooden gate that leads to the front terraced courtyard edged with flowers, shrubs and high hedges giving a sense of privacy. A path and steps lead to the rear garden, mainly laid to lawn and bordered by mature shrubs and Yew trees. At the bottom of the garden, is a swimming pool and a large timber garage with parking for two cars. To the front of the garage on one side of the private drive is parking for a further two vehicles.
The Old School House is situated in Sonning, an historic and picturesque Thameside village in the county of Berkshire, and a highly popular location with proximity to Reading, Henley-on-Thames and Wargrave. The Mill at Sonning, with much of the original structure retained, the 18th Century Flour Mill has been converted into a renowned Dinner Theatre where you can enjoy a meal before watching the performance in the 215 seat air-conditioned auditorium. There are several other excellent pubs and restaurants to choose from. There are many clubs, tennis, squash, hockey, cricket, golf, sports and social clubs, and a village shop with tea rooms. There are also annual social events that immediately make you feel part of a friendly but respectful community; it truly is a magical place to live. There is access to the River Thames, and Sonning Lock with colourful gardens is lovely for a stroll along the towpath and the magical scenery surrounding this village is a joy for cyclists and walkers.