Benham Chase, Stockcross, Newbury, Berkshire, RG20
Benham Hill House is a detached period property within an exclusive cluster of several houses tucked away on a private road at the edge of Stockcross. The property has well thought out family accommodation with a good flow and arranged over two floors. On entering there is a welcoming entrance hall with stairs to first floor and doors leading to the family room, sitting room and the kitchen/dining room. The sitting room is generously proportioned and features a Jetmaster fireplace; there are double doors through to the informal family room which in turn leads into the dining area which is incredibly light having double doors to the garden and a large skylight above. Beyond this is a quite stunning octagonal study/office with four windows enjoying different views of the gardens. A second staircase leads up from a hallway to the octagonal room above which could be used as an additional office or bedroom, having it's own WC. The kitchen/breakfast room is a well proportioned and sociable space with ample room for a sizeable table and with a whole wall of windows from which to enjoy an excellent view of the garden. In addition there is both a utility room and a cellar offering storage space (ideal as a wine store).
The first floor provides a master bedroom with dressing area and en suite shower room. There are two further double bedrooms which are served by the family bathroom. An optional fourth bedroom of course is the upper octagonal room which is accessed via the second staircase.
Benham Chase lies just outside the village of Stockcross which enjoys an excellent position just to the west of Newbury and east of Hungerford. There is a shop and post office, a highly regarded primary school and a bust stop with buses to Park House and St Bartholomew's Schools. Access to the M4 (junction 13) via the A34 and rail links are found at Newbury with London Paddington accessible in under one hour. Newbury offers excellent shopping, its own theatre, an excellent choice of restaurants and bistros, several highly regarded schools and the Kennet and Avon canal runs through the heart of the town. For recreation, the area has a number of private and municipal golf courses, fishing on the River Kennet, sailing at Theale, good walking and riding on common land, several gyms and spa's and of course horse racing at Newbury Racecourse.
The property is on a private road approached via a five bar gate, which leads to a generous gravelled parking area, large gardens and a detached double garage. The house is tucked around to the right, not visible from the approach, with a garden flanked by high hedging which affords a good degree of privacy. The garden to the front is largely lawned with some shrubbery including some delightful shaped box shrubs, and extends around both sides of the house leading to the rear garden. There is a large terrace to the rear, ideal for entertaining, with both the dining room and office having doors opening onto the terrace. Again, there is a good area of lawn with hedging and various trees and shrubs. All in all, lovely private grounds both to the front and to the rear of the property.
Mains connections for water and wastewater (private pumping station adopted by Thames Water in 2017) electricity and high speed fibre. Oil fired central heating.
Informal service charge set each year - £150 in 2016 and zero in 2017.
Hamptons (Newbury Sales)
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