Thornford Road, Headley, Thatcham, Hampshire, RG19
The property, constructed in the 1950s, offers excellent family accommodation arranged in the main over two floors with a further room on the second floor. The reception hall leads to the principal rooms including the generous drawing room with fireplace and double doors to the garden. The dining room also has doors to outside, a study, country-style kitchen with Aga and utility room to the rear. On the first floor there are 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, plus a kitchen/sitting room with loft room above, offering versatility.
Two substantial outbuildings offer further potential to develop, the first with planning permission to create a 3 bedroom apartment. The second outbuilding has planning permission to convert the office to a kitchen and to create a 2 bedroom flat above. Additionally, there is a further 4 bay barn with machine store to the rear and a room over (which cannot be further developed). The farmhouse and secondary buildings all enjoy wonderful views of the farm and countryside beyond.
Headley 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. Headley has a Community Shop with Post Office. Further comprehensive facilities can be found at Newbury including the Retail Park on the south side. The popular village of Kingsclere is approximately 3.5 miles away which offers comprehensive local amenities including a leisure centre, gastro-pub, doctors, hairdressers and other local stores. Rail links are found at Newbury, Basingstoke or Thatcham, with Waterloo being only a 45-minute direct train journey from Basingstoke. In terms of education Newbury enjoys an excellent reputation with a number of local schools being particularly highly regarded in addition to the extensive choice of private schools including Cheam, St. Gabriel's, Horris Hill, Bradfield College, Downe House, Elstree and Brockhurst & Marlston. The area is particularly appealing for those requiring walking and riding facilities.
The farmhouse and outbuildings are idyllically situated amidst glorious countryside with surrounding rural views. The gravelled driveway to the front offers ample parking space flanked by lawn which extends around to the sides and rear of the property, with wonderful far reaching views. An outdoor heated swimming pool provides the perfect retreat for entertaining and relaxation.
Mains electricity and water. Private drainage. Oil fired central heating.
• There is currently an income from the Rural Payments Agency (RPA) under the Basic Payment Scheme paid annually in December of each year circa £10,000 depending on the euro to sterling exchange rate.
• There is an existing contract cropping agreement between the vendor and a third party that provides an approximate annual income of £13,500. The agreement expires on the 29th September 2020 and may be renewed for a further 12 months. At the end of this period there will be the opportunity for the purchaser to extend the agreement subject to agreeing terms with the third party.
• The peppermint and chamomile crops currently growing on the land are not included in the sale.
• The grass field located on the South East corner of the farm retains an access via Mill Green Lane.
Hamptons (Newbury Sales)
58 Northbrook Street