The development has been designed to comply with the Code for Sustainable Homes Level 4 ensuring the minimum impact on the environment during building and reduced running costs due to the construction method, insulation and the use of an air source heat pump to provide all heating and hot water. The Orchids have also been designed to comply with Lifetime homes which ensures that the property can be easily adapted to add a downstairs shower and lift from the ground to the first floor should these facilities be required in the future.
The properties are accessed via a pathway through the front garden and the front door is protected by an external porch. The outer hall provides access to a downstairs toilet and the inner hall which interconnects with the kitchen, dining room, sitting room and stairs to the first floor.
Ground Floor Accommodation
Kitchen with double aspect windows, stylish base and wall units with integrated appliances (hob, oven fridge freezer – 70/30 split, dishwasher and microwave) leading to utility room with integrated washer drier and side door to parking.
Dining room, rear aspect windows and french doors leading to the patio. If desired the wall separating the hall from this room can be removed in order to create more “open plan” living.
Sitting room with double aspect windows and french doors leading to patio.
First Floor Accommodation
Landing with airing cupboard and access to family bathroom and all bedrooms.
Bedroom one, rear aspect dormer with en-suite, wardrobe and access to flexible space that can be used as:
Dressing room/office/nursery, with rear aspect roof window and access to landing
Bedroom 2, rear aspect dormer with en-suite
Bedroom 3, with rear aspect roof window
Brick paved area to the side providing two off road parking spaces with pathway leading to the utility room and rear access. The gardens will be enclosed by timber fencing, with patio area and garden laid mainly to lawn with a shed for bike and garden equipment storage.
Mains electricity, water, sewage and BT. Hot water and heating via an Air Source Heat Pump with underfloor wet heating to ground floor and radiators to first floor. Principal rooms wired for Freeview TV and cabled for satellite (dish not provided).
Lower Basildon is roughly equidistant from Pangbourne to the South East and Streatley to the North West. It enjoys wonderful views over the River Thames and the beautiful surrounding countryside. Pangbourne (about two miles) has a range of award winning independent shops, supermarkets, cafés and restaurants, a health centre and a mainline station to London Paddington. Closer to home, there is a local shop just across the road for day-to-day needs. There are good primary schools in Pangbourne. St Andrews school, Pangbourne College and Bradfield College are all nearby, with the extensive facilities of Bradfield College, including twenty five metre swimming pool being open to the public.