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
Beautifully presented spacious semi-detached cottage. With stunning contemporary features and a lovely walled garden and ample parking. Available Unfurnished.
Kitchen with breakfast area
Double Bedroom on the ground floor
Master Bedroom with balcony
Family Bathroom with walk in Shower
Walk in Wardrobe and good size landing
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 and importantly to the M.4 at Chievely (Junction 13).
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 highly regarded 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 mainline stations at Newbury and Didcot, the latter being easiest to reach and providing fast commuter services up to London (Paddington) in approx 45 mins.
Beautifully presented spacious semi-detached cottage. With stunning contemporary features and a lovely walled garden and ample parking. Affording immensely characterful and flexibly arranged accommodation with a wealth of exposed timbers and features throughout.
To the ground floor the entrance opens out into a large central reception hall of very good proportions. The kitchen is fully fitted by John Lewis of Hungerford. Offering good storage and a breakfast area. The sitting room is of very good proportions with a vaulted ceiling and lovely open fireplace. French doors open out into the stunning garden. There is a double bedroom with lovely views of the garden. A shower room offers a good second bathroom on the ground floor. Access is gained to the integral garage which gives good space for parking and storage. The stairs can be accessed from the reception hall and there is a good size landing area with a feature circular window. A walk in wardrobe provides good additional storage. The master bedroom is of very good proportions with many individual features. A balcony overlooks the lovely walled garden. A study is approached from the master bedroom and overlooks the sitting room and the characterful vaulted ceiling. The family bathroom is again a very good size and has a lovely freestanding bath and separate walk in shower. A sink and WC also, along with a good size airing cupboard for further storage.
The garden is mainly laid to lawn and has a lovely original wall along the perimeter. Steps go up from the patio area to the lawned garden. At the front of the property is a good size gravel driveway for off road parking. There are also electric gates for added security.
Services: Oil Central Heating, electricity and mains water and sewerage connected to the property.
Council Tax: D
Postcode: RG20 7LJ
Energy Efficiency Rating: D
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 around the village, passing the Pond and turning left at the junction with the High Street. The Cloisters is found on the left hand side where you will see the wooden electric gates. The Cloisters is the right hand property of the two.
Strictly by appointment through Warmingham & Co