EAST ILSLEY • BERKSHIRE
A delightful Grade II* listed house,
with additional accommodation.
Main House: Reception hall • Drawing room
Dining room • Sitting room • Morning room
Kitchen/breakfast room • Secondary kitchen and garden
room • Cloakroom • Cellar and lower ground floor
Large games room • Seven bedrooms
Four Bath/shower rooms
The Cottage: Entrance hall • Sitting/dining room
Kitchen/breakfast room • Cloakroom • Utility room
Main bedroom suite • Second bedroom with
en suite bathroom
Studio: Sitting room • Kitchenette • Bathroom
Garaging • Courtyard and parking
Gardens • In all about 0.37 acres
Newbury 9 miles (London Paddington from 52 mins)
Didcot 9 miles (London Paddington 43 mins)
M4 (J13) 5 miles • Oxford 17 miles
(Distances and times approximate)
These particulars are intended only as a guide and must not be
relied upon as statements of fact. Your attention is drawn to
the Important Notice on the last page of the text.
• Kennet House is an outstanding village house, Grade II* listed and
believed to date from 1700. The house is mentioned in Pevsner's
Buildings of England and is thought to have been built by Dr
Kennet, a Lord Mayor of London and Bishop of Oxford. At some
point in its history, the house was used as a school for young ladies
before becoming a racehorse training establishment when the
main house was divided into two separate dwellings.
• The house is approached by a gravel drive leading to a gravelled
courtyard. There is a brick built garage for 3 cars. The south facing
walled garden lies to the rear of the property and is laid to lawn with
well stocked borders, shrubs and trees. Mature boundaries provide
excellent private space. On the south side there is a paved terrace
accessed from the back lobby and garden room.
• Kennet House is situated in a Conservation Area in the heart of
East Ilsley, a historic and attractive downland village 9 miles north
of Newbury with easy access to the A34 and M4. In the village
there are two public houses and a primary school, and the nearby
village of Compton has a village shop, post office and surgery,
and the popular Downs Secondary School. The surrounding
countryside is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural
Beauty and is renowned for walking and riding.
• The nearby market town of Newbury provides more comprehensive
leisure and shopping facilities including Newbury racecourse,
several golf courses and the Watermill Theatre. There are train
services into London Paddington from both Newbury and Didcot,
and the M4 (J13) is approximately 5 miles away which, together with
the A34, provides excellent access to the national road network.
• There are very good schools in the area, including Cheam,
Brockhurst & Marlston House, Downe House, Radley, Bradfield,
Marlborough College and The Downs School in the village.
Main House – Mains water, electricity and drainage.
Oil fired heating.
The Cottage – Mains water, electricity and drainage. Electric heating.
Studio – Mains water, electricity and drainage. Independent oil
West Berkshire District Council. 01635 42400.
Main House and studio Band G, The Cottage Band D.
From junction 13 of the M4, head north on the A34 towards Oxford.
Continue for about 5 miles and take the exit signed to East Ilsley.
Follow the road into the village and take the right hand fork following
the sign to Newbury. Pass the pond on the left and immediately bear
right. Kennet House will be found on the left hand side.