A substantial Victorian house set in about 1.75 acres with a tennis court, in a convenient location

Knights Close is a fine family house offering spacious accommodation of almost 5,000 sq ft in comfortable gardens including a recently installed tennis court. The property is of brick construction with tiled elevations and a clay roof, with obvious period detailing from the Victorian era. The house is beautifully presented with well laid-out accommodation and benefits from a number of well-proportioned reception rooms on the ground floor, all with good ceiling heights and large sash windows. There is a wonderful double reception room comprising the drawing room and family sitting room, with folding doors allowing this space to be used as one large entertaining space or two distinct rooms. There is a log burning stove at the sitting room end and French doors out to the garden. Across the hall there is an elegant dining room linking with the adjacent study, and there is also a good-sized family room with a log burning stove, adjoining the kitchen. The kitchen/breakfast room is well fitted with a range of painted wooden cabinets with smart granite worktops, an attractive tiled floor and an Everhot range cooker. There is also a very spacious larder, as well as a dry cellar excellent for storage or as a wine cellar. Upstairs there are six bedrooms and three bathrooms on the first floor, and a further bedroom on the top floor. Knights Close is approached via smart wooden electric gates and a gravel driveway leads to a large parking area in front of the garage. The gardens and grounds are mature in their setting and the house enjoys a wonderful south westerly outlook. The gardens are mainly laid to lawn, with a number of mature herbaceous and mixed borders surrounding the house providing a pretty backdrop to the house itself, and there are several fine specimen trees and mature rhododendrons which create a very pleasant green environment. There is a fabulous westfacing terrace which houses an impressive pizza oven. An astroturf tennis court is situated to one side of the garden. Knights Close is situated in Ball Hill, one of several small hamlets making up the very popular parish of East Woodhay, close to Newbury. There is a great local community and a pub in the village itself, and further amenities can be found in nearby Highclere, or Kintbury and Woolton Hill, both of which have a primary school and doctors’ surgery. Ball Hill is situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, close to the famous Wayfarers Way, and is surrounded by fantastic countryside providing access to wonderful walking, riding and cycling opportunities. Newbury offers extensive amenities including various large supermarkets, numerous restaurants and cafes and a wide selection of shopping, as well as racing at Newbury racecourse, various golf courses and the Watermill Theatre. There is a wide choice of schools in the area including Cheam, Horris Hill, Elstree, Thorngrove, St Gabriel's, Bradfield College and Downe House. Communications are excellent with easy road access to the A34, M4 and A303/M3 linking with London and the West Country. There is a direct train service from Newbury into London Paddington, linking with the recently opened Elizabeth Line providing fast access across London to the West End and City. Agent's Note: The vendor of this property is an employee of BNP Paribas

This property has 1.75 acres of land.


From Junction 13 of the M4, travel south on the A34 towards Winchester. Come off the A34 at the Wash Common junction and at the roundabout take the first exit onto the A343. Follow the road for a short distance and take the first left turn into Washwater. Continue on this road for approximately 2 miles until you reach Ball Hill, pass the Furze Bush Inn on your right and shortly after the right turn into Knights Lane, take the right turning to Knights Close.

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Other features

  • 7 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 5 Reception Rooms
  • Kitchen/Breakfast Room
  • Annexe/Games Room/Home Office
  • Tennis court
  • Gardens and Grounds
  • Approximately 1.75 acres

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Ref: OXF210139

Ball Hill Newbury Berkshire RG20

Guide Price

Ref: OXF210139

Ball Hill Newbury Berkshire RG20

Guide Price