Mount Road, Highclere, Newbury, Hampshire, RG20
Pykes House was originally built in 1874 with latter additions. Stone details in the external elevations show on one side the date of construction and on the other the initials of John Pyke, the original owner and a leading brick maker at the time.
The property offers extensive spacious accommodation throughout, including a generous reception hall, a triple aspect drawing room and adjacent study. Every day living space is provided by a double aspect family room which is open to the breakfast room. This in turn leads to a spacious kitchen which is complete with a four oven Aga.
On the first floor there are six bedrooms, served by three bathrooms and also a dressing room/study for the master.The property benefits from extensive storage throughout including a cellar with good ceiling height.
Pykes House is positioned within the much sought after village of Highclere which is within easy reach of the A34, M4 and the mainline train stations at Newbury and Whitchurch. In most recent years, the village has become best known for playing host to 'Downton Abbey' at nearby Highclere Castle, the home of Lord and Lady Carnarvon.
The village itself has a pub and a church. Just on the edge of the village is the well-known restaurant, The Yew Tree, with many other pubs and restaurants found locally. In nearby Woolton Hill, there is a well regarded infant and junior school. Other schools in the area include Cheam, St Gabriel's, Horris Hill, Brockhurst and Marlston House, Elstree, Farleigh, Marlborough College, Bradfield College and Downe House.
Newbury offers a wide range of shops and recreational facilites with the new Parkway Shopping centre hosting many well-known stores incluing John Lewis. There is also a Waitrose, a cinema, various gyms and golf clubs and the famous Newbury Racecourse.
Outside, a path from the house leads past the herb garden to the detached ancillary accommodation which was refurbished back in 2015. This provides accommodation giving a first floor studio/living space with kitchenette, with a bedroom, large hall and bathroom on the ground floor.
The gardens are south west facing and are private with a range of mature trees and shrub borders. There is an enclosed garden outside the kitchen, while doors from the family room, study and drawing room all lead out on to the terrace.
Mains water, electricity and drainage, oil fired heating.
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