An impressive modern Arts & Crafts style country house in a charming Chilterns setting with incredible views in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Adshead Park occupies a wonderful elevated setting in the hills above the village of Lower Basildon, close to the pretty villages of Pangbourne and Goring & Streatley. Pangbourne is a wonderful riverside village with an excellent selection of amenities and renowned for Pangbourne College School, the village has a main line train service (via Reading) to London Paddington, the M4 (J12) can be reached within 4 miles. Goring & Streatley are next to each other, there is a good selection of shops, pubs and restaurants and a main line train station (via Reading) to London Paddington. For a more comprehensive selection of shops and amenities, the town of Reading is 9 miles. There is excellent riding and walking in the area, and local schooling includes Pangbourne College, Bradfield College, Queen Anne's School in Caversham, The Oratory, Eton, Marlborough, Bradfield College, Moulsford Prep and Radley. St Andrew's school is only 2 miles away.
Adshead Park is an exceptional modern country mansion in an Arts and Craft style. It is superbly positioned overlooking its gardens and grounds with stunning views beyond. It has been meticulously planned to offer beautiful modern and stylish country house accommodation. The level of internal architectural detail that has been incorporated into the fabulous interior makes for a wonderful family home, also perfect for entertaining. All the bricks and the tiles of the property are handmade and the bronze windows are inserted in oak frames. Internally the property has Italian marble and limestone floors with solid oak joinery. This modern property incorporates the latest in current technology including air conditioning in the principal rooms, underfloor heating generated by the geothermal heating system, a security system, built in audio system and Lutron & Crestron lighting systems. All floors can be accessed via stairs or a lift that runs up the turret.The entrance of Adshead Park is accessed off Hook End Lane, the drive rises to intricate wrought iron gates and then continues to climb to the front of the property where there is a turning circle with a separate garaging on the right.
The front door leads into the impressive reception hall with a working fire place, which gives access to all the reception rooms on the ground floor and a cantilever staircase giving access to all floors. The Drawing Room is accessed to the left of the front door, a large rectangular room with French doors and views over the garden. There is a working fire with a marble French surround. A second door gives direct access to a library area and the study day room. To the right of the front door, a corridor leads past the Dining Room and kitchen and the lift, through to a rear access door, utility room and WC. Next door is the Kitchen/Breakfast Room. The bespoke Kitchen is made by Smallbone and centred around an island with the breakfast area to one side to with French doors leading out to the garden. At the rear of the Reception Hall is a Cloakroom and the Sitting Room, with built in oak joinery and French doors to the garden.
The stairs in the reception hall rise up to a galleried circular landing above. At the top of the stairs a door leads through to a guest bedroom with fitted cupboards and ensuite bathroom, the bedroom enjoys views over the garden. The landing continues to two further bedrooms, one with an ensuite shower room and the other an ensuite bathroom. The access to the lift is positioned near the entrance to these bedrooms. The principal bedroom suite is the last bedroom to be accessed along the landing. This impressive suite has a vaulted ceiling, two balconies to enjoy the views, a generous bathroom with an elegant marble finish and an oak fitted dressing room
The Lower Ground Floor
Accessed via the reception hall and the lift, this floor accommodates all the leisure facilities and the systems which operate the property. The exceptional leisure facilities include an Indoor Swimming Pool with a Jacuzzi, Steam Room with shower, Sauna and Changing Room. There is also a Gym, Wine Room, Bar and Cinema, all positioned and accessed off the lower ground hall. The Plant Room is accessed through the Gym and the Server Room is beside the stairs. There is also a Store Cupboard and a WC on this floor.
Adshead Park sits in a private and secluded position within it's 136 acres of land. The beautifully landscaped south facing gardens have been designed in a Gertrude Jeklyll style with a splendid water feature and terracing with the house surrounded by York stone. The formal gardens are fitted with an irrigation system and the whole perimeter of the gardens are enclosed with deer fencing. Beyond the gardens is a mixture of arable farming land and woodland, there is a footpath that goes across the arable land at the property.
Square Footage: 8000 sq ft
Acreage: 136.49 Acres