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River Gardens Purley On Thames, Reading £1,200,000

  • Balcony View
    River Gardens Purley On Thames
  • Riverbank & Pontoon
    River Gardens Purley On Thames
  • Front Aspect
    River Gardens Purley On Thames
  • Rear Aspect
    River Gardens Purley On Thames
  • Rear Garden
    River Gardens Purley On Thames
  • Family Living Room
    River Gardens Purley On Thames
  • Kitchen Dining Room
    River Gardens Purley On Thames
  • Kitchen Dining Room
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  • Sitting Room / Bedroom 3
    River Gardens Purley On Thames
  • Bedroom 4
    River Gardens Purley On Thames
  • Study / Bedroom 2
    River Gardens Purley On Thames

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  • This idyllic, one-of-a-kind property with its 50 ft private river frontage offers the complete riverside lifestyle
  • Superb, peaceful location by the River Thames, at the end of a no-through road, with breathtaking views over Mapledurham House grounds onto the Chiltern foothills
  • Spacious, modernist 3/4 bedroom house on just 2 floors, filled with light and full of highly original and sophisticated features, like the custom-built, high-spec Corian and stainless steel kitchen, and wraparound ipê (exotic Brazilian hardwood) decking
  • Vilavent Systemair heat recovery ventilation system throughout, to eliminate condensation and improve internal air quality
  • Top of the range nine-metre Poralu boating pontoon, imported from France, with its walkway through the reeds, plus your own row-boat, and secret irrigation system
  • Glorious garden designed by award-winning landscape architect Ann Pearce, with box hedging and flowering trees and shrubs: cherry, amelanchier and star jasmine
  • Spin-It car turntable, beautifully finished to match the resin-bound gravel driveway and approach road, edged with York stone borders
  • Versatile badminton court by the silver birch grove at the property’s rear, with original Bubble Airstream caravan on its bespoke aluminium checkerplate podium
  • Within the thriving village of Purley-on-Thames with its historic primary school, church and shop, extensive sports facilities (football, cricket and tennis clubs), social amenities, societies and events, and miles of unspoilt towpath walks
  • Excellent commuting links to London and Oxford, with frequent direct buses to Tilehurst and Reading: GWR and Crossrail/Elizabeth Line to Paddington (25 minutes) and beyond

3D tour available on this unique riverside home, offering 2,011 sq ft of immaculate, spacious living. The entrance leads to the generous L-shaped family living room, currently the ultimate games and relaxation space with its fabulous Longoni Italian white lacquer pool table*, customised RS Barcelona foosball table*, and iconic Eero Saarinen inspired fibreglass swivel ball chairs. Full height, double-glazed, powder-coated steel windows, and door out to the rear garden. The beautiful stone floor continues throughout the remarkable kitchen diner, with its bespoke Corian and marine-grade stainless steel units on castors, Neff oven, 5-ring hob and dishwasher, Franke triple tap, and Smeg extractor and cobalt blue fridge/freezer. Two full height powder-coated steel French windows with double pivot doors out to front garden. The white-tiled utility room houses the guest toilet, the ultra efficient Glowworm Ultrapower SXi system store boiler, Bosch Max iT washing machine and Ensign water softener, and offers substantial room for storage. Door out to the rear garden. Upstairs the cool, light-filled vibe continues, with Crucial Trading bouclé weave natural sisal carpeting, white walls and generous windows throughout. Currently used as a sitting/music room, potential Bedroom 4 opens onto a wonderful balcony overlooking the river, with sleek stainless steel posts and steel wire railings. Potential Bedroom 2, currently a study, offers the same glorious river view, over farmland beyond to the Chiltern foothills. The clever pivoting powder-coated steel window makes for easy maintenance. The current en-suite Master Bedroom again shares That View through a similar pivoting window. It offers generous storage, alongside the high spec bathroom, with its premium Italian designer tiling and luxury Crosswater double control shower unit. At the rear, with views onto the silver birch grove, the 21 ft long Bedroom 4 doubles as a playroom. Immediately opposite is the family bathroom with its stunning free-standing designer bath. The controls for the Vilavent Systemair heat recovery ventilation system are just outside, by the hatchway with internal drop-down ladder leading to the full-size, well-insulated attic (possibility for further extension, subject to permission). Outside at the rear, the beautifully-finished ipê wood decking leads onto another resin-bound gravel plot on which the owners can erect a badminton net on wheeled posts*, whilst the mature silver birch grove shelters an iconic Airstream Bubble caravan, used for post-match refreshments and as the family den. Discreetly tucked away are 2 capacious sheds for bicycle and garden storage, and specialist wall racking for the family’s 2 ingenious Hobie MirageDrive pedal-and-paddle kayaks*. At the front the ipê deck can accommodate a whole party - or the family’s exterior Kettler Top Star ping-pong table* - and the glorious Ann Pearce-designed garden leads past the Spin-It car turntable to the delightful riverbank and its 9 metre pontoon. *These and other items are available by separate negotiation

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Name Location Type Distance
River Gardens Purley On Thames
Reading RG8 8BX
County: Oxfordshire
Sale Type: For Sale
Ref #: 00000081
Alun Graham
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