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4 bed Detached House

£1,400,000

Chanders, Aldworth, RG8

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CHANDERS
ALDWORTH, BERKSHIRE


Streatley on Thames / Going on Thames – 2.5 Miles
Wallingford – 8 Miles
Oxford – 21 Miles
Newbury – 11 Miles
Reading – 13 Miles
M4 at J12 – 9 Miles
M4 at J13 – 8 Miles
A34 at East Ilsley– 4.5 Miles



In a stunning elevated rural location high up on the Berkshire Downs and readily accessible for Reading, Newbury and Oxford. An individually designed detached house dating from the 1930's and later extended with gardens and paddocks totalling approx. 2.6 acres together with stabling and purpose built two bedroom lodge.


? Excellent road and rail communications
? First class range of State and Private schools in local area
? Suitable for equestrian purposes and/or as a family home with acreage


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? Character Country House with potential to further enlarge or develop with Planning Consent secured for 2 storey rear wing
? Detached Scandinavian style timber built Lodge for family, guests or staff.


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? Entrance Lobby and Reception Hall with Cloakroom
? 3 Reception Rooms
? Kitchen Breakfast Room with Aga and walk in larder/store
? Master bedroom with en suite bathroom
? 3 Further Bedrooms
? Bathroom with separate shower


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? Approached off a private lane with main entrance and a second entrance to the stabling and paddocks both gated
? Extensive forecourt area providing ample parking space
? 4 Loose Boxes and Feed Barn, Store and Tack Room together with an Outdoor Arena
? Planning originally passed for further Stabling, separate Feed Store and Tack Room
? Formal gardens of 0.63 acres and paddocks of approx. 2 acres


LOCATION


Aldworth is a small and much prized rural village lying high up on the Berkshire Downs approximately 600ft above sea level, close to the ancient Ridgeway Path and in a designated “Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty'. The village, is historically linked to agriculture and farming and this way of life still continues today thus retaining its unspoilt charm and character with there having been little intrusive development.


There are two well-respected local Inns namely ”The Bell” in the village square and the thatched “Four Points” as well as a notable church St Mary's, which dates from the 12th century and is well worth visiting to see the 14th century monuments to the De La Beche family, known as the Aldworth Giants. There is a cricket field by the newly built Village Hall, the latter providing numerous social and community activities.


Located just off the B4009 road to Newbury and only a 5 minute drive from Streatley / Goring on Thames where there are good shopping facilities and amenities including a mainline station providing fast commuter services up to London ( Paddington ) in under the hour.


The village also has good road communications for the major centres of Newbury, Reading, Oxford and the M4 motorway at Junctions 12 (Theale) or 13 (Chieveley). The A.34 at East Ilsley linking the South Coast with the Midlands is also within a short drive.


N.B. Crossrail services are scheduled to be commencing from Reading in approx. 2019 which together with the electrifying of the line will significantly improve travelling times to central London destinations.


Chanders is located just to the south-west of the main village occupying a favourable elevated position and being naturally secluded behind well hedged boundaries


PROPERTY DESCRIPTION


Chanders has an outstanding elevated rural position with southerly views over idyllic meadows and downland countryside.
Originally dating from the 1930's and built in traditional style reflecting the “Arts & Crafts” era, having washed brick elevations under a tiled mansard roof, the property benefits from its advantageous setting embracing a delightful aspect over lawned gardens and adjoining paddocks.


The extended accommodation is ideally suited for family occupation and there remains ample potential for further development to suit individual requirements subject to planning approval. Plans were passed in 2004 for an additional two story wing at the rear but this was not pursued although foundations were laid thus securing the consent.
In 1999 a bespoke custom designed 2 bedroom Scandinavian style timber lodge was built in an elevated corner position overlooking the gardens.


This is an individual property in a most desirable location and viewing is highly recommended.


OUTSIDE


The property is approached over a private lane which leads off the road out of the village to Compton by the entrance to Pibworth Manor and Farm.


There are gated entrances onto the private drive and a further entrance into the stabling area and paddocks.


A large main forecourt allows for easy parking and turning for numerous cars with garaging set off.


The formal lawned gardens lie mainly to the rear of the house and facing southerly enjoy a very private and secluded rural outlook.


Beyond the house and accessed by a separate entrance off the private lane is the stabling and railed paddocks.


In all the gardens and paddocks extend in total to approximately 2.63 acres.


Services:
Mains water and electricity are connected. Private drainage. Central heating and hot water from oil fired boiler. Oil fired Aga for cooking.


Council Tax: Band: F

Postcode: RG8 9RU


Energy Efficiency Rating: E/41


Local Authority: West Berkshire District Council, Market Street, Newbury RG14
Telephone: 01635 42400


VIEWING
Strictly by appointment through sole agents Warmingham.



DIRECTIONS


From our offices in the centre of Goring turn left and proceed down the high street, over the River Bridge continuing up to the top of Streatley High Street. At the traffic lights cross roads go straight over and proceed up the hill on the B.4009. On reaching Aldworth carry straight on until the Four Points Pub where turn right for Compton. In just under a half mile bear right into the entrance for Pibworth Farm and then immediately sharp right again onto a private lane Chanders will be found in 100 yards on the right.


VIEWING
Strictly by appointment through Warmingham & Co
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Warmingham

Warmingham


4/5 High Street
Goring-on-Thames
Nr Reading
Berkshire
Goring-on-Thames
Berkshire