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Ashford Hill, Thatcham

Guide Price £1,250,000

5 Bedroom Detached House For Sale in Ashford Hill, Thatcham

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In association with Fine & Country. Virtual Tour: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5Usiy5ptqcAn exceptional period family home and set in 4.72 acres with outstanding modern accommodation of five bedrooms and four receptions, garage, studio, formal gardens and woodland in an extremely convenient location.

LOCATION Fair Oak Cottage lies on the outskirts of Ashford Hill, surrounded by beautiful rural countryside, and within easy reach of Reading, Newbury and Basingstoke. Ashford Hill village has an excellent primary school, church, pub and active village hall, whilst neighbouring Kingsclere and Baughurst offer excellent primary and secondary schools, pubs, shops and restaurants. The M4, M3 and A34 motorways are all within easy reach and there are fast train links to London from Newbury and Reading (Paddington) and Basingstoke (Waterloo). 

DESCRIPTION This fabulous family home has been significantly improved, updated and extended by the current owners and now provides an exceptional standard of accommodation. Originally thought to have been two workers' cottages, the property underwent major extension work in the last few years with the addition of a new two storey wing, fabulous modern kitchen, breakfast area and impressive roof lantern. There is a remarkable and welcoming reception hall and an inner sanctum with a staircase rising to the first floor. The property benefits from a guest cloakroom, a utility and ample storage as well as a delightful snug with a fireplace which shares the same chimney breast as the large sitting room, with a charming bow window overlooking the garden and an additional adjacent reception. The centrepiece of the property is the fabulous kitchen breakfast room and garden room with its lantern roof and views over the garden. The kitchen is fully fitted and offers a central island.

The first floor offers a generous landing and a principal suite with a large double bedroom with Juliet balcony, captivating views, a dressing area with ample wardrobe space and an en-suite shower room. There are four further bedrooms, two with built-in wardrobes and a delightful family bathroom. 

OUTSIDE This delightful property is approached by an impressive gravel driveway flanked by lawn and giving way to woodland. The garage and adjacent studio is found on the right and the driveway opens to a large gravel parking area in front of the house. The house is surrounded by manicured formal lawns with individual terraces and on the southern corner is a productive vegetable garden. There are delightful views to the south, over neighbouring paddocks and farmland. The formal lawned gardens are complimented by an attractive sun terrace which overlooks the main west facing garden, with views to the woodland beyond. There is approximately 3.5 acres of woodland made up of Beech, Birch, Oak and Ash. 

SERVICES Electricity and mains water are connected, with private drainage. The property operates on oil fired central heating and is connected to high speed broadband. 

PLANNING PERMISSION Planning permissions has been granted for a double garage next to the house with log store and room above (ref: BASINGSTOKE/BDB/71920). 

Property Features

  • Rural yet convenient location
  • Kingsclere within 2 miles
  • Excellent access to motorway network
  • Fast rail link from Newbury, Reading or Basingstoke
  • Superb local education
  • 4.72 acres of garden and woodland
  • Completely renovated family home of 3,229 sq. ft
  • Five bedrooms, four receptions
  • Fabulous kitchen and garden room
  • Garage and studio in the grounds

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