Lower Farm Court, Hambridge Lane, Newbury, Berkshire, RG14
This is the first time that Holly Barn has come on the market since its conversion 25 years ago. It forms part of the old farm buildings and in recent years has undergone a stylish refurbishment programme.
As such it is presented with great flair with a slight contemporary edge, with an excellent Shaker style solid oak fitted kitchen (Higham Furniture) which opens out into an oak and glass dining area. The sitting room is generously proportioned, with an appealing feeling of space, having a vaulted ceiling and open fireplace with wood burner. This opens into a further vaulted reception room (currently utilised as a home office, but would make an ideal family room, games room or bedroom). All the principal rooms have French Doors opening out to the west facing rear garden. To the left of the hallway are three of the bedrooms, one enjoying an en suite shower room whilst the other two are served by the well appointed family bathroom. A further bedroom can be found on the first floor with views over the garden to the lake beyond, and with an adjoining shower room and galleried study area over the hall. Additionally there is a heated walk in linen cupboard. Despite being attached via the end garage wall and a bedroom, there is throughout a feeling of seclusion and privacy. All in all this property can only be fully appreciated by a viewing and won't disappoint.
The property, being situated east of Newbury, can be approached either from a private track off Burys Bank Road to the south via beautiful countryside and Bowdown Woods, or alternatively via the east side of Newbury town. There are miles of wonderful cycleways and footpaths accessed direct from the property and it is possible to walk or cycle along the canal towpath into the centre of town and beyond. The Nature Reserves of Greenham Common & Bowdown Woods are to the south & the Reed Beds, canal, rivers and lakes are to the north. It is a fantastic location for dog owners and for those who love wildlife, bird watching, cycling, walking, canoeing, fishing, golf or horseracing as all are adjacent without the need of a car. Newbury Station is 2miles away (London Paddington in under an hour), while the Racecourse Station, Rocking Horse Nursery and Nuffield Health Gym are about 1 mile away. The market town of Newbury offers excellent amenities including extensive shopping, theatres, cinemas, and an excellent choice of restaurants and bistros. Road links provide convenient access to the M4 motorway (J13) via the Newbury A34 bypass. The area offers an excellent variety of well regarded schools for all age groups.
Lower Farm Court is part of a fabulous development of former Farm Buildings, tucked away amidst beautiful countryside, overlooking the Mile Start of the Racecourse to the north and yet within minutes of the centre of town. Holly Barn is approached via a small lane, with a sizeable circular gravelled driveway offering easy in and out access. There is a double garage with large store above as well as parking for numerous vehicles to the front. A gate to the side leads to the rear garden which is simply stunning, with substantial herbaceous borders and various attractive areas including a large dining terrace adjacent to the house, seating areas under the wonderful variety of trees, a summer house, a well tended working kitchen garden with painted cedar greenhouse, a fruit orchard together with an elevated decking area which is an idyllic spot from which to enjoy unhindered views of the garden, adjacent nature conservation lake and the valley beyond. One would never expect to find such tranquillity and beauty so close to town.
Mains electricity, water and private drainage. Oil fired central heating.
Sewage Treatment Plant Management Charge: Approx £216 per annum.
Communal Area Management Charge: Approx £60 per annum.
Hamptons (Newbury Sales)
58 Northbrook Street