29 HORN STREET
COMPTON - BERKSHIRE
*East Ilsley/A34 – 2 miles *Newbury – 11 miles *Oxford – 17 miles
*Reading – 14 miles *Goring on Thames – 6 miles *Didcot – 8 miles
*M4 at Chieveley (J13) – 7 miles *Mainline Stations at Didcot, Goring on Thames & Newbury
Situated within a conservation area on the scenic rolling landscape of the Berkshire Downs between Newbury and Oxford in a popular village easily accessible for the fast A34, the M4, trains for London, and in the catchment for the acclaimed Downs Secondary School.
An attractive period 2 Bedroom Cottage centrally located in the village and dating from the 1780's with well presented accommodation having period features throughout and with a delightful South Westerly rear garden.
Excellent road and rail communications
Convenient location close to the village centre with easy access for all amenities and schools
Appealing Georgian Cottage
Enclosed Entrance Porch
Sitting Room with wood burning stove
2 Double Bedrooms
Mature rear Garden with South-West aspect
Compton is a quiet rural village set in a fold of the Berkshire Downlands surrounded by beautiful undulating countryside designated an A.O.N.B., and conveniently situated between Newbury and Oxford with easy access to the fast A34 which links to the M4 and with a choice of mainline stations in the local area providing commuter services up to London.
The village has a long history with traces of Roman occupation and being mentioned in the Domeday Book of 1083 A.D.
In recent years it has become a thriving village community still linked to Farming and the countryside and have a strong association with Horse Racing.
There is a beautiful flint walled Parish Church and in the village are many interesting period properties reflecting a rich architectural heritage. Local amenities include a Post Office/Stores, Barbers Shop, the Swan Hotel, Primary and Secondary Schools the latter being the highly regarded Downs School which boasts a Sixth Form.
Just to the North of the village is the ancient Ridgeway Path which crosses the Downs eventually joining the Icknield Way on its journey to East Anglia.
Horn Street lies in the historic central park of the village and is approached off the main street. It comprises mainly character properties with the village pond located at the further end. The central shops and amenities and both the primary and secondary schools are within walking distance.
Close by are numerous footpaths and bridleways with the ancient Ridgeway Path easily accessible.
29 Horn Street is a terraced Cottage believed to date from the 1780's with appealing elevations of traditional red and grey brick under a pitched clay tile roof. The enclosed Entrance Porch opens up into the principle reception room, a large Sitting Room with wood burning stove. To the further end of the room is an inner hallway, leading to the Kitchen/Dining Room spanning the rear of the cottage, and with stable door to the garden. Also on the ground floor is a beamed & vaulted family Bathroom, with large storage cupboard off. Upstairs is a large Master Bedroom overlooking the garden, and second Double Bedroom. The cottage has a light and airy feel, with a wealth of character and period features throughout.
The Cottage has an attractive brick walled frontage to Horn Street with a few steps up to the low maintenance front garden. A pathway leads up to the entrance porch & front door. At the rear, the delightful mature garden enjoys a sunny South-Westerly aspect. A gravelled terrace leads off the cottage, providing the perfect spot for outside dining and entertaining. The garden is principally laid to lawn, with mature borders adding interest and seclusion. To the further end is an additional decked seating area, and useful timber storage shed.
Services: Mains electricity, water, and drainage are connected to the property. Central heating and hot water electric storage radiators and immersion heater.
Council Tax: C
Postcode: RG20 6QS
Energy Efficiency Rating: E / 42
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 and over the river bridge continuing up to the top of Streatley High Street. At the traffic lights continue straight across on the B4009 Aldworth Road. In a further 2 ½ miles after passing through Aldworth turn right for Compton by the Four Points Public House. On reaching Compton continue into the centre of the village and turn right into Horn Street just before the Swan Hotel. The Cottage will be found on the left hand side in a further 200 yards, opposite the pond.
Strictly by appointment through Warmingham & Co