Home enters market with moat and underfloor warmth
A property worth over two million pounds has become available with a wide range of unique features. From its modern heating system and period features to the fact that it’s surrounded by its own moat, Sheepbridge Court is one of a kind.
Based in Swallowfield, Reading, in Berkshire, the home has Grade II-listed status and dates back to the 16th century. Combining historic elements with contemporary amenities, it has plenty of character and comforts to offer.
For a start, it has its own all-weather indoor swimming pool, complete with refurbished pump room. It also has an air-conditioned gym and a tennis court. The home’s kitchen is also a serious departure from the period elements found around the property. Warmed by a luxurious underfloor heating system, every fixture and fitting included is impeccable, providing the pinnacle of modern kitchen standards.
French doors lead outside to a private patio and barbeque area, ideal for entertaining. Well-tended gardens can be found around the house, along with a garage that fits up to three cars.
From its six bedrooms and reception areas to its grand entrance hall, the property has many features from the 1500s. Whether it’s the newel staircase with moulded timbers or the real fireplaces, the period pieces offer future residents a sense of the home’s history.
Other parts of the property are older still. The moat that surrounds Sheepbridge Court is one of the River Loddon’s tributaries and was built back in the 13th century. It currently enjoys the status of a Scheduled Ancient Monument.