A truly fabulous parkland style setting is offered by this equestrian country home located in a private no through road within 3 miles of the Market Town of Newbury.
A truly fabulous parkland style setting is offered by this equestrian country home located in a private no through road within 3 miles of the Market Town of Newbury. The property lends itself to a variety of lifestyles and uses, being perfect for the equestrian family, multi-generational families or home workers. The road and rail links ensure access to the centre of London in just 45 minutes. A range of outbuildings including stables, barns and office/games room complement the five bedroom house which also has annexe accommodation. In all 7.5 acres.
Newbury 3 miles, Basingstoke 15 miles, Reading 25 miles.
Trains: Newbury Staion connects to Paddington in 45 minutes.
International Airports; Heathrow 49 miles, Southampton 35 miles, Gatwick 74 miles
Fordfields is perfectly situated off a private road, yet within easy access of excellent communication links. Offering the ideal home for the equestrian with the added benefit of annexe accommodation to the main house making it perfect for multi-generational living or similarly ideal for holiday rental. The long sweeping gravel driveway leads from the main entrance to the house which in total has five bedrooms, three bathrooms and four primary reception rooms, this home provides enormous flexibility.
The equestrian facilities include large stable yard with electric and water connected. 6 stables with tack room, lorry park, floodlit manege and four paddocks all enclosed by post and rail fencing with water connected and with a further woodland.
It is the setting of Fordfields that is particularly impressive with a parkland feel offering complete privacy and wooded aspect. The approach is via a quiet rhododendron lined private road which is less than 2 miles to the A34.
Being so well located for communication links and also access to Newbury, a charming Market Town nestled on the banks of the Kennet and Avon Canal with excellent and diverse range of shopping and dining including the Michelin starred Blackbird Inn at Bagnor. The newly opened Parkway Shopping Centre offers over 50 retail outlets including John Lewis at Home. You will also find the famous Watermill Theatre and Corn Exchange serve the town well with a variety of events and productions.
The area as a whole offers fabulous walking, cycling and riding opportunities and access to the Ridgeway long distance Trail.
There is an excellent variety of good schools within the local area, with St Gabriel`s independent school just a couple of miles away and further Independent schools within 20 minutes drive including Downe House, Brockhurst and Marlston and Thorngrove School. The highly regarded Abingdon schools have excellent school bus services to the area.
Local Sporting and Recreational Facilities
Local hunts are the Vine & Craven and The Old Berkshire. Newbury Racecourse is just under 6 miles, with Ascot Racecourse just 40 miles. Leisure facilities are found at David Lloyd in Newbury. Highclere Castle is just 2.5 miles away providing fabulous walking and stately home.
Fordfields is an ideally situated family home, with bright generous accommodation throughout and a great deal of flexibility with semi-annexed accommodation. The front door opens to the hallway with stairs rising to the first floor. where the principle bedrooms are located, both with a comprehensive range of integrated wardrobes and en suite shower rooms, the master also benefiting form walk out Velux window/balcony. The sitting room is a well proportioned dual aspect room with double doors to the garden. There is a generous dining room plus a snug sitting room both overlooking the garden. A study and a boot room provide useful extra rooms, with the impressive dual aspect kitchen/family room stretching the full width of the property with a comprehensive range of matching units, central island, AGA, further cooking facilities and integrated appliances, this in turn provides access to the annexe accommodation which provides sitting/dining room, Kitchen, bathroom, first floor double bedroom with large walk in wardrobe. There are a further two double bedrooms with bathroom.
The rear garden is mainly laid to patio, the full length of the property with step up to the lawn and views over the paddocks and woodland beyond.
The property provides solar panels, fibre broadband at average speeds of 30MBPS and a superb south facing rear aspect.
Enclosed Stable Yard
Plenty of Lorry Parking
Electricity to all buildings/stables
Four Post and Rail Paddocks all with water connected
The property is accessed via double gates from the private land which is flanked by rhododendron bushes. The sweeping gravel drive passes the garaging barn and leads to the house. a pathway around the house provides full access to the plot. The rear garden is laid to patio with lawn and abuts the paddocks providing stunning views over the entire property which enjoys many mature oak and hawthorn trees creating a beautiful setting. The four paddocks are all post and rail fenced and there is also a small woodland on the property. In total 7.5 acres.
Triple bay parking covered parking in a oak framed building with one fully enclosed garage currently used as a workshop. Side steps leading up to the games room, comprising large room with Velux window and further storage room. Power and light.
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1. They have no authority to make or give any representations or warranties in relation to the property.
2. These particulars have been prepared in good faith to give a fair overall view of the property, do not
form any part of an offer or contract and must not be relied upon as statements or representations of fact.
3. Any areas, measurements or distances are approximate. The text, photographs and plans are for
guidance only and are not necessarily comprehensive. It should not be assumed that the property
has all necessary planning , building regulation or other consents and Fox Grant have not tested any
services, equipment or facilities. Purchasers must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise. Any
error or mis-statement shall not annul the sale or entitle either party to compensation in respect thereof.
Rights of Way There are no rights of way over the property.
Local Authority Unitary Authority Basingstoke and Dean
Services Mains water, private drainage to septic tank, oil fired central heating.
Tenure Fordfields is freehold
Particulars Prepared May 2019
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vendor`s agents, however the purchaser(s) shall be deemed to have satisfied
themselves as to the description of the property. Any error or mis-statement shall
not annul the sale or entitle either party to compensation in respect thereof.
Town and Country Planning The property is sold subject to any
development plans, tree preservation orders, ancient monument orders,
town planning schedules and resolutions.
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Please note we have not tested any apparatus, fixtures, fittings, or services. Interested parties must undertake their own investigation into the working order of these items. All measurements are approximate and photographs provided for guidance only.