A charming Grade II listed Queen Anne country house on the Hampshire/Berkshire border
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Dairy House is accessed through electric gates, along a gravelled driveway which swings round to the right to reveal an 18th century timber framed barn with a central carriage way which provides access to a large circular drive in front of the house. This picture perfect Grade II listed house is built of red brick under a hipped tiled roof. Internally, the principal reception rooms are accessed via a central hallway. The drawing room sits at the front of the house and has access to the south facing garden via French doors. The study sits across the hallway. The kitchen/breakfast room is to the end of the hallway and really is the heart of the house and perfect for family life. The bespoke kitchen is complete with oil fired Aga, separate cooking facilities and walk in larder. The dining room is easily accessed via two separate doors from the hall and the kitchen this is the perfect room for entertaining with good proportions and a nice view of the gardens. The breakfast room has a charming bay window overlooking open adjoining land. This also allows for a wealth of natural light. Either side of the room is a family/play room and a morning room. Both of these rooms could have a number of uses depending on the need. The main staircase in the hallway gives rise to the first floor. The principal bedroom, with ensuite bathroom and separate dressing room is located to the front of the house and enjoys a nice view of the formal gardens. There are 5 further bedrooms along with 3 further bathrooms. There is also a back staircase which gives access to the breakfast and family room. The utility room is accessed through the kitchen as well as the rear porch and gives access to a charming barn where the indoor swimming pool is located. The pool was designed and built by the current owners. Beyond the pool is a wonderful party barn, complete with vaulted ceiling with the original timbers, wood burning stove, kitchen and changing room facilities of the pool.
This property has 6.85 acres of land.
The immediate formal gardens mainly laid to lawn, interspersed with mature trees and immaculate herbaceous borders. Just away from the house there is a very productive kitchen garden with glasshouse overlooked by the cottage and beyond here is the tennis court (hard surface). There are extensive outbuildings including garaging, former stables and stores with additional entertaining space. There is a paddock to the south west of the property.
Dairy House is conveniently located on the edge of the village of Ashford Hill, and is only a short distance from Kingsclere which has a fantastic range of local facilities including a primary school, villageshop, post office, butcher, doctors surgery, chemist and gastro-pub (Bell & Dragon). The beautiful surrounding countryside is very popular for walking and riding and the area has all the advantages of rural outdoor space combined with accessibility to larger towns and transport links. The property is situated about half way between Newbury and Basingstoke, so road and rail links are excellent. There is a direct train service from Newbury into London Paddington or alternatively Basingstoke into London Waterloo. Access to the M4 or M3 is also very easy. There is a wide choice of highly rated schools in the area including Cheam, Elstree, Brockhurst and Marlston House, Horris Hill, Bradfield, Downe House and St Gabriels.
From Newbury, head south on the A339 into Headley, and take the left turn into Ashford Hill Road. Follow this road for approximately 4 miles into Ashford Hill and at the T-junction turn right. Continue on this road, leaving the village behind you, and after approximately 0.5 mile the entrance to the property will be found on the right hand side, just past a small red letter box (on the left). There are two entrances - take the second marked with granite stones.Read all
- 6 Bedrooms
- 4 Bathrooms
- 5 Reception Rooms
- 2 bedroom Cottage
- Indoor Swimming Pool
- Tennis Court
- Party Barn
- Just under 7 acres
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