Little Knowle Hill, Ashford Hill, Thatcham, RG19
A beautifully presented Grade II Listed property which has an abundance of original features including fireplaces and many exposed beams throughout. Over the last few years, the property has been renovated and upgraded to create excellent reception space downstairs. Of particular note is the vaulted sitting room with floor to ceiling glass affording a wonderful view of the garden. A second sitting room is cosy, with a brick inglenook fireplace with a bricked up bread oven and a wood-burner. The country-style kitchen/breakfast room features an Everhot Range cooker and a good range of units, off which is a useful utility room. The separate dining room is an elegant room for entertaining and features an inglenook fireplace.
The staircase in the main hall leads up to two large double bedrooms, one of which has fitted wardrobes and an ensuite shower room, the other being served by the family bathroom. Bedroom 3 is accessed via the staircase from the living room and has a large cupboard and wash hand basin. There is also a further room in the loft.
Ashford Hill is a small village situated between Newbury and Basingstoke, thus offering excellent communication links to both towns and also to Reading. The M4 and M3 motorways are within easy reach. Ashford Hill has a local primary school, and public house. In nearby Headley there is also a community shop with Post Office. Further comprehensive facilities can be found at Newbury. Rail links are found at Newbury, Basingstoke or Thatcham, with Waterloo being only a 45-minute direct train journey from Basingstoke. As well as excellent local schools, there are many well regarded private schools in the vicinity, including Elstree, Downe House, St. Gabriel's, Brockhurst and Marlston, Horris Hill and Cheam with Marlborough College and Bradfield College slightly further afield.
Two vehicular entrances lead into a large gravelled parking area, with a driveway which runs past the property to an open bay garage which can accommodate 3 cars, with an adjoining stable and further parking. The farmhouse sits amidst beautifully tended grounds which extend in all to approximately 3 acres and encompass both formal and informal gardens. The garden immediately in front of the property is predominantly laid to lawn with mature trees and shrubs offering seclusion. There are also more informal grounds around the large pond and the adjoining paddock as well as an established orchard. A substantial barn is currently utilised as a workshop but could potentially be developed into secondary accommodation subject to the necessary consents. There is a further storage barn.
Mains water and electricity. Oil fired central heating. Private drainage by way of septic tank.
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