Lower Green, Inkpen, Hungerford, Berkshire, RG17
Belvedere is enviably situated on Lower Green, in the popular village of Inkpen. It has recently been the subject of refurbishment and now provides a stylish and comfortable family home with all the benefits of modern day living. The house enjoys a tranquil position, with the principal reception rooms having wonderful uninterrupted views of the rear garden and woodland beyond. On the ground floor is a generous drawing room, featuring a circular contemporary Morsø wood burner. The drawing room also features a wall of bi-fold doors to the rear garden. The kitchen/breakfast room has been thoughtfully designed, with two sets of bi-folding doors opening onto an Indian sand stone patio. It features a large central island with sleek contemporary units and Quartz work surfaces and Neff integral appliances; this leads into the utility room with matching units and work surfaces and Miele appliances. There are Porcel Thin tiles throughout these rooms. A further family room off the kitchen features a Morsø woodburner and there is a large playroom/snug/study off the hall. Two of the bedrooms are located on the ground floor, one with an ensuite bathroom and one with ensuite shower room; both these rooms have French doors giving access to their own Indian sand stone terraces. There is under floor heating throughout the ground floor. The open and spacious entrance hall gives rise to the first floor up an elegant hand made oak and glass staircase with a light open landing. The principal bedroom has a large dressing room and ensuite, Juliet balconies in both the ensuite and bedroom emphasize spectacular views over the garden. On the other side of the landing are two good sized double bedrooms both with ensuite rainfall showers.
Situated in an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty the local area is highly regarded for its stunning countryside which is excellent for riding and walking. Belvedere is situated on a small green which has a number of properties around it, thereby being in a small community and yet having the advantage of having privacy, being set back and screened behind the thatched barn. The local public house, The Swan Inn, is within easy reach, and the Crown and Garter is a walk away over the fields, which is known locally as an excellent gastro-pub. Further amenities and the Kennet & Avon Canal can be found locally at Kintbury or more extensive facilities in Hungerford and Newbury, all with train stations offering services to London Paddington or the West Country. Inkpen has a village primary school (with pre-school) and there is an excellent selection of private schools in the area including Brockhurst & Marlston House, Horris Hill, Thorngrove, Cheam, St Gabriels, Downe House, Marlborough and Elstree. Junctions 14 and 13 of the M4 are about 9 and 10 miles away respectively and the A34 (Stockcross) is just over 6 miles away. Together they provide excellent trunk road access to the North, South, East and West.
The property is approached via a gravelled driveway leading to a parking area and a large thatched listed barn, which is approximately 300 years old and which was re-thatched in 2015. There is also a second substantial open barn with workshop attached. The main house is accessed by walking through the central open section of the barn which in turn opens out to an attractive front garden, mainly laid to lawn, with a path leading to the hand made oak front door. The garden wraps around to the side where there is a private area of garden, a swimming pool and a large terrace, ideal for entertaining. There is also a sectioned off area with a greenhouse and vegetable garden. The rear garden is mainly laid to lawn with far reaching views of the woodland beyond. There is a charming old cricket pavilion which has been restored and would be ideal as a home office away from the house, or simply an additional entertaining space. Of particular note is the large tree house which is sizeable and was built with the tree trunk inside as the main feature. The gardens and grounds extend to approximately 2.6 acres and slope down to a stream and a small wooded area beyond.
Mains water and electricity. Oil fired central heating. Private drainage.
Hamptons (Newbury Sales)
58 Northbrook Street