EAST ILSLEY – BERKSHIRE
*Newbury 8 miles *Oxford – 17 miles *Reading – 19 miles
*Goring on Thames – 8 miles *Didcot – 9 miles *M4 at Chievely (J13) – 5 miles
Mainline Stations at Didcot, Goring and Newbury
Centrally located in this historic village situated within the beautiful Berkshire Downlands, situated between Newbury and Oxford in an area of ‘outstanding natural beauty', with outstanding schools nearby, and excellent road communications and a mainline commuter station for London (Paddington) within easy driving distance.
A delightful detached modern family home, immaculately presented throughout affording particularly spacious 5 bedroom and 4 reception accommodation with open village views and excellent outside amenity.
Sitting Room with Fireplace
Master Bedroom with En-Suite Shower and village views
4 Further Bedrooms
Family Bathroom with Shower
Mature & Secluded Gardens
Timber Storage Shed
Private Driveway & Forecourt
Additional Car Port Parking Space
The village of East Ilsley lies in a fold of the Berkshire Downs close to the historic Ridgeway Path and its geographical position on the Downlands largely determined its part in the pageant of history, being on one of the busiest ancient routes across the Downs, dating back to the Bronze Age. It became an important trading centre from the 13th century onwards for corn and later for wool, ultimately being granted a Royal Charter by James I in 1620.
The Sheep Fairs held fortnightly, were second only to Smithfield in London and at their height sold 400,000 with the record of 80,000 being penned in a single day. At the peak there were 24 inns and public houses catering for all the farmers, shepherds and drovers on market days.
Nowadays the village has successfully avoided the problem of overdevelopment retaining it's timeless character, and, whilst continuing its link with farming, is more associated with racehorses, with several racing stables being located in or near the village.
The village has also greatly benefited from the A34 by-pass, which previously went straight through the centre of the village and is now sited away to the west of East Ilsley, becoming an important dual carriageway linking the south coast to the Midlands.
Around the central part of the village there are many examples of interesting period properties from timbered cottages to the more elegant Queen Ann and Georgian country houses, especially in Broad Street. The village also boasts a village pond, parish church, two well-known established Inns and a Church of England primary school. For secondary education there is the highly acclaimed Downs School at the nearby village of Compton (2 miles) which also has a VIth form. Additionally there are numerous Private schools in the general local area especially Abingdon.
There are main line stations at Newbury and Didcot, the latter being nearer, providing fast commuter services up to London (Paddington) in approx 45 mins.
The County town of Reading together with Oxford, Newbury and the M4 are all easily accessible, and the mainline station in Goring provides excellent commuter services up to London (Paddington and Waterloo). Goring on Thames being the larger village has a wide range of shops and amenities as well as Restaurants, Riverside Café, Olde Worlde Inns, Doctors, Dentist, and 2 Hotels.
Situated in a quiet position within the central part of the village, 2 Sheepdown is a particularly spacious five bedroom detached house built in 2000, being part of an exclusive development of five properties. To the ground floor a central Reception Hall leads to the Cloakroom, Study with Downland views to the front, Dining Room, Sitting Room with fireplace and patio doors leading onto the garden, sunny Kitchen/Breakfast Room, additional Family Room leading onto the garden and separate Utility Room with internal door to the garage. Upstairs, off the spacious central landing is the Master Bedroom with en-suite Shower Room and attractive village views, four further bedrooms, and a large family Bathroom with separate shower. Immaculately presented throughout and affording excellent flexible family accommodation in an attractive position, early viewing is advised.
2 Sheepdown is situated in an exclusive courtyard development of five detached homes, approached over a central brick paved forecourt. To the frontage of the house is a private driveway affording parking for two cars, and leading to the integral garage. Adjacent to the house is a third allocated car port parking space, being the second in from the right hand end. An attractive lawned front garden is flanked by Beech hedging and a timber pedestrian gate provides access to the rear garden.
To the rear, the delightful mature garden enjoys a sunny Southerly aspect. Having the benefit of a corner position, the garden is mainly laid to lawn with well stocked beds and borders of a variety of shrubs and specimen plants adding fantastic colour and interest. Leading off the principal reception room is a paved patio terrace, with further decked terrace to one corner under a pergola providing shelter, and overlooking a small pond. To the side of the house is a useful timber storage shed.
Services: Mains electricity, water, and drainage are connected to the property. Central heating and domestic hot water from oil fired boiler.
Council Tax: F
Postcode: RG20 7ND
Energy Efficiency Rating: D / 62
Local Authority: West Berkshire District Council – Telephone: 01635 42400
From our offices in the centre of Goring turn left and proceed down the High Street over the River bridge and up to the top of Streatley High Street. At the traffic lights continue straight across on the B4009 road to Newbury. After passing through the village of Aldworth turn right by the Four Points Pub sign posted for Compton and East Ilsley. Continue through Compton and on reaching East Ilsley follow the one way system passing the Pond and along Broad Street. On meeting the junction bear right around onto High Street, and follow the road down to the next junction, continuing straight over into Abingdon Road. Sheepdown will be the first turning on the left hand side. Pass through the brick pillars into the central paved courtyard driveway, where No.2 will be found straight ahead.
Strictly by appointment through Warmingham & Co