HAMPSTEAD NORREYS – BERKSHIRE
Goring on Thames (London/Paddington under the hour) 6 miles
Didcot (London/Paddington under the hour) 8 miles
Reading 14 miles (London/Paddington 27 minutes)
M4 at Chieveley (J 13 ) 5 miles / A34 at East Ilsley 4 miles
Newbury 11 miles / Oxford 17 miles
(Distances and times approximate)
Situated in this most popular Berkshire Downland village within the catchment for The Downs Secondary School, now boasting an immensely highly regarded Primary School and a Village Shop, surrounded by scenic countryside designated an ‘A.O.N.B.' and conveniently placed for access to Newbury, Reading, the M4 (J13), the A34, and nearby mainline railway station in Goring on Thames providing access to London Paddington in under the hour.
A characterful 4 bedroom family house enjoying glorious country views with substantial additional accommodation in the form of a well appointed detached Victorian Chapel, all set in mature gardens & grounds of approximately 0.88 Acres with gated driveway, detached double garage and games room.
Elevated Position with Magnificent Open Views
Reception Hall/Family Room
Master Bedroom with Shower
3 Further Double Bedrooms
Detached Victorian Chapel of 1450 sq ft
Open Plan Studio
Stylish Kitchen & Bathroom
Mezzanine floor with two rooms
Private Gravelled Driveway
Detached Double Garage
Mature Gardens & Grounds of approximately 0.88 Acres
The village of Hampstead Norreys lies peacefully in a wooded valley on the upper reaches of the River Pang which runs from its source near Compton through the centre of the village eventually joining the Thames at Pangbourne. Situated in the heart of the Berkshire Downlands, the village is surrounded by scenic undulating countryside designated an “Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty”. The village has historic origins, being recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086AD. By the 13th century it was known as Hamstede-Sifrewast, becoming Hampstead Ferrers by 1367 and eventually when the village became part of the great estate of Sir John Norreys of Yattendon in 1450, it became known as Hampstead Norris or Norreys. The fine village church of St.Mary's dates originally from Saxon times with later Norman additions.
An impressive village hall has been built with superb recreation ground, as well as a C of E Primary School. For secondary education the nearby village of Compton has the Downs Secondary School, which in recent years has established itself as one of the leading secondary schools in the area and boasts a VI form. In addition to having its own well revered primary school and secondary school locally, the area is also extremely well served by an excellent range of both state and private schooling, of particular note; Bradfield College, Pangbourne College, Downe House, Cranford House, Moulsford Preparatory, Abingdon Boys and The School of St Helen & Katharine.
The village also has The White Hart Inn which provides good food and there is an active local community centred round the village hall with an horticultural society, senior citizens club and various sports teams especially cricket. Recently with Lottery Funding and local participation a Village Community Shop has been opened to great success serving the local needs 7 days a week and staffed by local residents.
Nearby is Wyld Court, home to The Living Rainforest, famous for its exquisite rare orchids and tropical flowers.
There are good road communications with easy road access to the surrounding towns, M4 motorway and the fast A34 dual carriageway linking the south coast with Oxford and the Midlands. For rail commuters there are main line stations at Newbury, Pangbourne and Goring, all providing regular services up to London (Paddington). There is also a local bus route service to Newbury.
Parkview affords an unusual opportunity to acquire a characterful family home with superb additional detached accommodation in the form of both a Victorian Chapel and double garage with room above.
The main house has double front doors opening into a spacious Reception Hall/Family Room with decorative fireplace. Off this is the double aspect main Sitting Room with fireplace, and large Dining Room leading on to the Kitchen with solid wood units, rear door and Cloakroom. To the first floor the staircase splits, with a large galleried landing. The Master Bedroom has a Shower En-suite, with a separate loo from the landing. There are 3 further Double Bedrooms and a family Bathroom, with all rooms enjoying magnificent views over the adjoining farmland to the rear or open countryside to the front.
The Chapel is an impressive building full of character, and affording a remarkable further 1450 sq ft ideal for a wide variety of uses. The accommodation comprises a basement room used as a gym, open plan studio, large kitchen with doors opening into the garden, contemporary bathroom suite and mezzanine floor laid out as two rooms.
With a long part-walled frontage, the house is elevated from the road with a banked front garden and and is approached over a sweeping gravelled driveway with electric sliding iron gate, leading to the detached Double Garage with staircase to games room above. To one side sits a large level principle lawned garden, wonderfully secluded by mature trees and hedging, and adjoining a further private orchard area. The gardens wrap themselves around all sides of the house, with paved patio terraces on both sides providing the perfect spot for outside dining and entertaining. A small lawn runs along the rear of the house, immediately adjoining open farmland affording magnificent views and a tranquil setting. To the further side of the house is an additional 5-bar gated entrance, opening into a useful working / bonfire area with block built garage/store. In all the grounds amount to approximately 0.88 Acres.
Services: Mains water, electricity and drainage are connected. Central Heating & Hot Water from Oil fired boilers located externally to both the House and the Chapel. Bottled gas for hob.
Council Tax: F
Postcode: RG18 0SJ
Energy Efficiency Rating: E / 48
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 continue over the river bridge and up to the top of Streatley High Street. At the traffic lights continue straight over onto the Aldworth Road and proceed up Streatley Hill. Continue through the village of Aldworth and in a further 3½ miles on reaching Hampstead Norreys continue down the hill and through the village. On reaching the mini-roundabout, turn left towards Newbury. Follow the road out of the village for approximately half a mile, where Parkview will be found on your right hand side.
Strictly by appointment through Warmingham & Co