Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Cricket lovers enjoyed a long innings here

Cricket lovers enjoyed a long innings here

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

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