DECEPTIVE AP­PEAR­ANCE

Berkshire Life - - Cosy Houses -

Don’t be fooled by this beau­ti­ful ‘old’ Wink­field prop­erty. Yes, it’s got bags of char­ac­ter, in­clud­ing 400 year-old flag­stones from York­shire and beams from a 13th cen­tury French farm­house, but it was built only re­cently.

The fea­tures have been seam­lessly com­bined with ex­cep­tional at­ten­tion to de­tail to cre­ate a home of great beauty, char­ac­ter and warmth.

The ground floor fea­tures a re­cep­tion hall with su­perb gothic arched door­ways and a sit­ting room with a wel­com­ing in­glenook fire­place. There’s an­other ex­posed brick in­glenook up­stairs, too, in ex­ter­nal gut­ters and drains of fall­ing leaves and de­bris.

To with­stand win­ter winds, check fences and out­build­ings are in good re­pair, fix­ing where nec­es­sary.

To pre­vent pipes from freez­ing dur­ing cold snaps, leave your heat­ing on low and check them reg­u­larly for leaks or blocks.

To al­le­vi­ate the threat of car­bon monox­ide poi­son­ing and chim­ney fires, make sure chim­neys are swept – this will also make your fire much more ef­fi­cient.

In case of emer­gen­cies, make sure you have a fully work­ing torch – and you know where the stop­cock to your prop­erty is lo­cated.

Below zero tem­per­a­tures will freeze wa­ter left in ex­ter­nal or garage pipes, which can cause ex­pan­sion and burst pipes. To avoid this, turn the wa­ter off to these taps and leave the tap open. the splen­did master bed­room which also has a vaulted beamed ceil­ing. The din­ing hall has a white Port­land stone fire­place and ac­cess to a wine cel­lar. www.sav­ills.co.uk;

01753 834 600;

£3,750,000

Lianne Bur­ton of Bew­ley Homes

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