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Flats in old Abbey for sale

Three luxury flats have come onto the market as part of a high spec development in an old Abbey in Berkshire which blends the new with the old. In these architect-designed properties, each of which is different, new modern finishes blend with the old features to provide unique properties within the former Douai Abbey, as well as in the grounds.

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Throughout the project the developers, Bewley Homes, made sure they worked closely with heritage bodies and the planners to preserve this important building, and the architects ensured that all the splendid original features were retained and restored: glass, granite and steel sit comfortably together with ornately decorated and beamed ceilings, timber shutters and stone mullion windows.

Glass staircases and walls, subtle lighting, state of the art kitchens and bathrooms have all also been designed for modem living in this beautiful old building set in glorious communal gardens.

The properties have also been fitted with smart wiring which provides a remote facility to control lighting, heating, sound system, and a security alarm control. Plasma screens have been fitted in all three living areas, and kitchens, and the flats have underfloor heating so there are no unsightly radiators and no worries about heating the space through the winter months.

The properties are within a short drive of Reading, where the train to London Waterloo takes just 25 minutes, or the drive into London takes approximately an hour and a quarter.

For those concerned about the stress of moving in, or who are away regularly, there is an estate manager is on hand day and night to help with anything from booking a restaurant table to helping out with deliveries when you’re out. For a small extra charge he’ll even see to walking the dog!

The first property offered is Scholars Hall, which provides a large open plan living/dining/kitchen/area with two bedroom suites, one at mezzanine level. Guide price: £1,800,000.

Faculty Hall has a raised dining area and kitchen in front of the original fireplace, and a cinema area on the ground floor. On the mezzanine level, which is accessed via a glass staircase, there is a large living area with glass balustrading. The property has four bedrooms, four bathrooms, and a study. The guide price is £2,200,000.

Last to be offered is The Old Refectory. This is the biggest of the old halls with a large kitchen, breakfast room and utility. There is a raised living/dining area and a lower cinema area. The fourth bedroom with its ensuite completes the ground floor accommodation. On the mezzanine level is the master bedroom suite and two other bedroom suites. The Old Refectory has a guide price of £2,500,000.

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