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6 bed Detached House


The Old Farmhouse, Paices Hill, Aldermaston, Reading


Reception hall
Drawing room |Dining room
Sitting room
Kitchen/breakfast room
Study | Conservatory
Cloakroom | Cellar
Six double bedrooms
Two family bathrooms
Three attic rooms
Garden, in all about 0.9 acre

The Old Farmhouse, dating back to about
1720, is a substantial Grade II listed Georgian
farmhouse, which retains many original features.
The ground floor has a traditional layout with a
long corridor running the length of the house
with very generous reception rooms leading
off on either side. The drawing room is dual
aspect with two open fireplaces and a set of
French doors leading out to a very pretty formal
garden area. The sitting room has a fantastic
exposed brick inglenook fireplace which houses
a large wood burning stove. The traditional
farmhouse kitchen/breakfast room is sizeable
and has a large central island with raised
wooden chopping board and granite section, as
well as a cream Aga. Also of note is the pretty
conservatory found at the end of the corridor
which has wonderful views over the garden and
the countryside beyond.
From the hallway, stairs rise to the first floor
where there is a landing at the front of the
house, and two large double bedrooms.
From the top of the stairs, a split corridor leads
towards the back of the house where the other
bedrooms and two family bathrooms can be
found. The main bedroom and bedroom two
both have fabulous views over the valley. There
is also a second staircase at this end of the
house which leads you back down to the ground
floor just behind the kitchen. In addition there
are three good size attic rooms on the second
floor which can be accessed via a staircase in
bedroom three.

The Old Farmhouse lies on the edge of the
popular village of Aldermaston; a thriving village
with a strong community and an excellent range
of local facilities including a village store, a wellregarded
primary school, The Hinds Head pub,
hotel and restaurant and a hairdresser. There is
also a train station serving London, Paddington
within the hour. The nearby villages of Theale
and Mortimer have a more comprehensive range
of day to day facilities. The larger centres of
Reading, Newbury and Basingstoke provide a
full range of amenities. The M4 (J12) is six miles
away and provides access to the West Country,
London and its airports. The range of schooling
available in the area, both state and private, is
second to none, with The Cedars School in the
village rated Ofsted Oustanding. Of particular
note in the area are Elstree Preparatory School,
Bradfield College, Pangbourne College, Downe
House and St Andrews Preparatory School. The
surrounding countryside is renowned for its
beautiful walks and rides.

The house is approached over a gravel driveway
up to the front of the property where there
is ample parking for cars, as well as an open
bay triple garage in green oak. The gardens
are mainly laid to lawn with mature trees and
shrubs, as well as some fruit trees, on the
boundaries. On one side of the house leading
out from the drawing room is a pretty formal
garden planted with lavender and roses and a
seating area taking advantage of the rural views.
On the other side of the house leading out from
the kitchen/breakfast room is a partially walled
terrace which is sheltered and secluded and
here there is access to the outbuildings and
potting shed. These outbuildings have power
and a working open fireplace and could easily
be set up as an additional entertaining/leisure
area. This elevation and the front of the house
have a beautiful old wisteria growing and a
small stream runs at the end of the garden.
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Strutt & Parker

Strutt & Parker

1 High Street