A classic English country cottage
Entrance lobby Drawing room Dining room
Sitting room, Study, Kitchen, Breakfast room, Utility room, Cloakroom, Rear hall, 2 bedroom suites, 2 further bedrooms, Family bathroom, Stable/barn, Greenhouse, Workshop, Double garage with garden store, Studio/office, Summer house, Gardens of 0.97 acres (0.396ha)
Chequers Cottage is a beautiful and classic Listed English Country cottage set in rural farmland in the Lambourn Valley. The accommodation is beautifully presented and typical of its period with exposed timbers and big fireplaces. There is a fitted kitchen with Aga, and steps lead up to the breakfast room and utility room beyond. Between the sitting room and the study is a fine fireplace fitted with a 2 sided woodburner, and the recent addition of a green oak drawing room complements the period features and offers an excellent entertaining space. There are 2 guest bedroom suites, both accessed by their own staircase, with a 3rd staircase leading to the present master bedroom, bedroom 4 and family bathroom.
The gardens are beautifully laid out, mainly to lawn with some flower borders, shrubs and trees providing a lovely setting for the house. The house is accessed from the lane via a shared track through electric wooden gates to gravelled parking in front of the garaging. To either side of the drive are fruit trees including Mulberry and Medlar. A winding path with flower borders to either side leads to the rear door. To the north of the house is an enclosed kitchen garden including an established asparagus bed, strawberry beds and a variety of fruit bushes. There is a greenhouse and workshop to one side, a chicken run and house, and a barn which has been used as stabling. There is a separate access from the lane to the barn. To the south east of the house is a summerhouse suitable for a studio or home office, with a further small summer house in front of the cottage.
Chequers Cottage is situated in the rural hamlet of Hunts Green just on the outskirts of the village of Boxford set in the Lambourn Valley. The surrounding countryside is open and undulating with charming water meadows along the Lambourn River. Newbury with its comprehensive shopping and leisure facilities including a mainline station is only a few miles away. There is a wide selection of schools in the area, both primary and secondary, private and state.
Communications are excellent via the A34 and M4 by road, and via Newbury station (Paddington) by rail.
Newbury 3.5 miles Reading 20 miles Swindon 22 miles Oxford 30 miles London 60 miles A34 1.7 miles M4 J13 6 miles Newbury to Paddington about 50 minutes (All distances approximate)
Services: Mains water, electricity and private drainage. Oil fired central heating and Aga.
Local authorities: West Berkshire Council 01635 42400
Viewing: Strictly by appointment with the agent Jackson-Stops & Staff Newbury office 01635 45501.
3 Bathrooms (2 ensuite)
3 Reception rooms
Double garage and store
Gardens of 0.97 acres