A wonderful period house with annexe set in glorious grounds of just under 2 acres with outstanding views across the open countryside beyond.
The Old Fleece & Feathers
The Old Fleece & Feathers was originally built in the 17th century but underwent a significant renovation in 2009 to create this stunning light, well-proportioned family home which is full of character and ideal for modern family life, with the added benefit of a self-contained annexe. Of particular note is the wonderful kitchen/ breakfast room with double French doors leading to the terrace and the beautiful garden beyond. Leading directly off the kitchen is an impressive dining room which has the original beams and opens onto the sitting room which has a wood burning stove. There is also a galleried reception hall, study, family room and utility. Upstairs the master bedroom has an en-suite and dressing area with fitted wardrobes. There are three further bedrooms, one with an en-suite shower room and the remaining two bedrooms are served by a family bathroom. To the side of the main house there is a large separate barn/garage with an annexe which has a bedroom, bathroom and kitchen. There is also a separate timber clad outbuilding with clay tiled roof which is currently used as an office/gym and is ideal for home working. There is scope to convert the room above into more living accommodation subject to planning.
Outside, The Old Fleece & Feathers is approached by wooden gates over a gravel driveway, with parking for several cars. The garden and grounds are private and level and mostly laid to lawn bordered with well-established flower and shrub beds and lead directly onto the paddock beyond which also incorporates a vegetable garden.
Ashampstead, West Berkshire
The Old Fleece & Feathers nestles in rolling countryside, surrounded by the Yattendon Estate on the edge of the pretty village of Ashampstead. The village has a very successful deli/shop and cafe and Local shops and amenities can be found in nearby Goring-on-Thames and Pangbourne with both having mainline stations to London Paddington (Reading from 29 minutes) with Crossrail allowing direct access to the City, Canary Wharf, the West End and Heathrow from 2021. The M4 Motorway at Theale (J12 10 miles) is within easy reach as is the A34 to Oxford and the West Country (6 miles). Educational facilities are excellent within the area and include Harriet House School, Elstree, St Andrews Pangbourne, Cranford House Girls School, Moulsford Prep, The Oratory School (and The Oratory prep and pre-prep), Bradfield and Pangbourne Colleges.
• Mains water and electricity. LPG central heating. Private drainage. • Connection to Gigaclear ultra-fast fibre broadband is available at the property.
• Council tax Band G 2020/2021 £3,141.47
• West Berkshire District Council 01635 551111
• Postcode: RG8 8RG