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Sunday, 25 February 2018
TAKE a left at Pangbourne and you’ll soon find yourself in the pretty Berkshire village of Tidmarsh — home to this handsome Grade II-listed manor.
Tidmarsh House stands well in its grounds in the village, close to the village green and the Greyhound — a beam-packed family-friendly pub.
Built in 1720, this lovely house may have started out as a Georgian gentrified estate, but has all the makings of a forever home for a family from 2017.
The front of the house is characterised by its classical stylings, and inside the generous proportions, high ceilings and sash windows mean this is a house flooded with light as well as offering plenty of character.
All the reception rooms — and there are many of those — have open fireplaces, and the kitchen is the right size for a family.
Standard Property would look into the possibility of joining the kitchen with the adjacent sitting room (as luck would have it, the sitting room fire is in a corner position) to create one large family living space.
The house has almost three acres of grounds, including a tennis court and swimming pool, so there will be plenty to occupy your time, here.
Historically interesting, by the Twenties the house became home to Dr Harold Graham-Hodgson — one of the leading radiologists of his day (and royal physician, don’t you know!).
More recent history has seen the house starting a bit of a tradition. Both the current owners, and the owners before them, were devotees of cricket, and both sets of owners resided at Tidmarsh House for close to 40 years — certainly not a bad innings.
Although this much-loved family home would benefit from updating in the long run, it’s got so much to offer, you’ll be, er, bowled over.
Alex Barton, partner at Strutt & Parker’s Pangbourne office said: “This is a really beautiful family house. The fact that the last two owners have lived here for nearly 40 years each says it all.”
TIDMARSH HOUSE, TIDMARSH
l Reception rooms: four
l Bedrooms: six
l Bathrooms: three
l Other: entrance hall, larder, utility room, downstairs WC, cellar, triple garage, stunning gardens, swimming pool, tennis court
l House space: 4,332 sq ft / 403 sq m
l Land: approximately three acres
Guide price: £2.25m
Agency: Strutt & Parker, Pangbourne, on 0118 984 5757