2 FIR TREE PADDOCK
WEST ILSLEY – BERKSHIRE
*NEWBURY – 10 miles *WANTAGE – 7 ½ miles *ABINGDON – 11 ½ miles
*OXFORD – 15 miles *M4 at CHIEVELEY (junction 13) – 6 ½ miles *DIDCOT – 7 miles
*EAST ILSLEY – 1 ½ miles *COMPTON – 3 miles
Distances & Times Approximate
Enjoying a relaxing ambience and outlook within this delightful picturesque Downland village, the setting is simply delightful, affording mature landscaped gardens and grounds, yet within but a short drive of arterial routes providing access to London and beyond, and for The Downs School. A delightful well-appointed 3/4 bedroom residence, striking in design, offering inspired accommodation, the property is quite charming, with a very real tasteful quality, incorporating numerous attractive features throughout in a simply delightful setting, with early viewing advised.
• A Delightful & Inspiring Family Home
• Sought After Area In Downland Village Within Catchment For The ‘Outstanding' Downs Secondary School
• Reception Hall
• Coat Area
• Open-Plan Kitchen / Breakfast Room
• Open-Plan Sitting Room With Fireplace & Log Burner
• 3 1st Floor Bedrooms
• Family Bathroom
• Studio / Attic Room
• In all approximately 1,374 Sq Ft
• Mature landscaped Gardens & Grounds
Quietly tucked away in a fold of the Berkshire Downlands is the small rustic village of West Ilsley, surrounded by scenic rolling hills. A Roman road abounds the Parish on the west and above it is the ancient Ridgeway Path, which traces its timeless way across the Downs to Streatley where it crosses the Thames and onwards into the Chilterns.
The village has an array of rambling farmhouses, old cottages and barns and some fine houses, notably West Ilsley House, formerly the home of the Morland family, which dates from Queen Anne's. Close to the village is Hodcot House which is now a famous horseracing establishment.
The village, historically linked to farming and agriculture, still continues this rural way of life today remaining largely unspoilt, albeit it has become more residential benefiting from the excellent road communications. There is plenty going on for all age groups. The cricket and tennis clubs both have regular activities throughout the summer months for the younger members of the community. Not to be missed is the annual village fete and lively pre-fete dance. The village website, www.westilsley.org.uk provides further details and is well worth a visit.
There is also a thriving public house overlooking the cricket field and pavilion which has become well known for its food. For rail commuters there are fast regular mainline services up to London (Paddington) from nearby Didcot.
The village also benefits from having excellent education close at hand with the renowned ‘The Downs' secondary school, St Helen & St Katharine for Girls and Abingdon Boys School. More state and private schools can be found within easy access including the popular East Ilsley primary school.
2 Fir Tree Paddock occupies a most advantageous position situated in this scenic Downlands village, walking distance of the village pub and church, and but a short drive to extensive amenities and outstanding schooling.
Traditionally built with red brick elevations under a pitched and gabled clay tile roof with matching clay tile dormer windows to the first floor in a cottage theme, the house takes great advantage of its delightful setting, with the open plan ground floor living rooms having easy access to the gardens and terrace, perfect for ‘Al Fresco' dining.
The 3/4 bedroomed accommodation is both spacious and well proportioned, extending to approximately 1,374 sq ft, configured in a traditional yet open plan design, striking the perfect balance between traditional and contemporary living, with high quality and stylish fixtures and fittings being entirely evident throughout.
Displaying a contemporary air that is quite inspired and most attractive, this will be entirely evident upon viewing. Tastefully presented, early viewing is highly recommended to appreciate the wonderful opportunity afforded.
The property is centrally located in the village, fronting on to the High Street directly opposite the Parish Church. There are wrought iron railings across the frontage and around the side boundary with Fir Tree Paddock Close enclosing a mainly lawned garden which has well planted surrounding borders containing a variety of specimen plants and shrubs giving many variegated varieties. A side pedestrian gate opens on to a brick paviour path way which leads up to the front entrance. A similar path way extends along the side flank wall of the house leading to a tall pedestrian gate which opens into the rear garden.
The rear garden is part-walled around one side and across the rear where it meets the brick flank side wall of the garaging. Immediately across the rear of the house is a delightful conservatory and a wide stone laid terrace which extends across the kitchen / breakfast room. In the top left-hand corner of the garden is a small paviour terrace ideally suitable as an ‘al fresco' dining area.
The Garage, comprising the right-hand half of a detached double garage, built in matching style of brick with pitched clay tile roof, is approached off the quiet close behind. There is parking for a second car in front of the garage. The garage itself is a good size with storage s[ace and has fitted light and power with trap access into a loft storage area.
Delightfully attractive, the gardens surround the property to the front and rear and must be viewed to be fully appreciated.
Services: Mains electricity, water and drainage are connected to the property. Central heating and hot water from oil fired boiler.
Postcode: RG20 7AY
Energy Efficiency Rating: D / 55
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 across the River Bridge and up to the top of Streatley High Street. At the traffic lights continue straight across on the B4009 and in a further 2 miles after passing through the village of Aldworth turn right opposite the Four Points thatched Public House for Compton and East Ilsley. Follow this road through the village of Compton and on reaching East Ilsley proceed around the one way system and at the junction with the High Street bear right down into the village and at the central square turn left for West Ilsley. On reaching West Ilsley, in a further 1 ½ miles, continue down the hill into the village and 2 Fir Tree Paddock will be found a short way along on the right-hand side.
Strictly by appointment through Warmingham & Co Estate Agents & Valuers.