The Brook House is a classic village house built of brick under a tile roof which is believed to date back to the 17th century, with later 18th and 19th century additions. The property is currently divided into two separate, good-sized, residences but is still essentially one house.

The reception rooms are all well-proportioned and feature some excellent period details including splendid bay windows and unusual ornamental fireplaces. Upstairs, the master bedroom is particularly interesting: intended originally as a first-floor sitting room, it has a barrel vaulted ceiling and Venetian-style doors opening onto a terrace.

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Accommodation in Book House South currently comprises: entrance lobby, drawing room, TV room, family room/office, dining room, kitchen/breakfast room with Aga, larder, cellar, rear lobby, and outside store plus two walk-in stores; upstairs are the landing, master bedroom, four further bedrooms and a family bathroom.

Accommodation in Brook House North currently comprises: hall, drawing room, sitting room, family room/bedroom four, kitchen/breakfast room, larder and upstairs are the landing, three bedrooms and a family bathroom.

Outside, to the north of the property, is a brick and tile barn with potential for conversion comprising two stables, cart shed, open bay, apple store and two further storage rooms. The gardens are partly walled, and lie to the north and the east. They come to around an acre and are mainly laid to lawn, with an ornamental pond and a wisteria tree which looks stunning climbing up the property in summer – a stream runs along the rear boundary which can be used to water the garden in summertime which means hosepipe bans aren’t a problem. To the south east are the kitchen garden and the fruit cage. Steps from the raised terrace attached to the master bedroom lead down to the lawn.

Brook House is located in the very centre of Aldermaston, which in itself lies midway between Newbury and Reading. The village has a shop, church, village hall, pub, two primary schools and a mainline railway station. It’s also within easy reach of a wide range of public and private schools, not just the

Steiner school but Reading Bluecoat, Pangbourne College, The Abbey (Reading), Leighton Park, Down House, and The Oratory.

The guide price is £1m. For further information please contact Jackson-Stops & Staff on 01635 45501 or visit www.jacksonstops.co.uk.

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