Upper Green, Inkpen, Hungerford, Berkshire, RG17
Brays Cottage is a fine example of an enchanting and quintessentially Grade II Listed English thatched country cottage. It has been the subject of complete renovation over the last few years and has the advantage of a contemporary rear extension, joined by a glass walkway to the original house, from which there are wonderful views over the rear garden and countryside beyond. Presented for sale with great style and flair, it is a mixture of country charm and contemporary modern day living. The old part of the cottage has a cosy family room which opens into the centrally located dining room which in turn leads into both the kitchen/diner and through to the glass walkway which adjoins the wonderfully light sitting room in the new extension. From here there is a staircase up to the master bedroom which has doors from which to enjoy the rural aspect, plus an ensuite shower room. There are three bedrooms in the original cottage which are all served by the family bathroom.
Across the drive is a separate self contained annexe comprising a good sized sitting room with kitchen facilities to one end, plus a double bedroom with ensuite shower room.
Situated in an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Inkpen is highly regarded for its stunning countryside which is excellent for riding and walking. The Crown and Garter Public House is within convenient reach and The Swan Inn is also within the locality. 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. Collectively they provide excellent trunk road access to the North, South, East and West.
Brays Cottage is approached via two five bar gates into a large gravelled parking area which is flanked on both sides by lawn and hedging. To the rear of the property is a delightful south-facing garden, largely laid to lawn, again with hedging and having the benefit of unrivalled and far reaching views to the east. A paved terrace provides the ideal spot for relaxing, entertaining, and simply enjoying the idyllic location.
Mains electricity, water and drainage. Oil fired central heating.
Hamptons (Newbury Sales)
58 Northbrook Street