A delightful village house with fabulous accommodation and a stunning garden
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The Vale is a stunning village house set in beautiful gardens that have been carefully designed creating a very special environment, and feeling of seclusion and privacy. Both the house and gardens have been beautifully maintained and the property as a whole is presented in first class order. The house has been stylishly decorated and is full of natural light, and the excellent layout of rooms provides wonderful family living space as well as a fantastic entertaining area. The accommodation is elegant and well-proportioned and the ground floor reception rooms centre round a charming reception/dining hall with an impressive sweeping staircase. There is a large and lightfilled kitchen/breakfast room with bespoke painted cabinetry and a 4-door Aga, and french doors opening out to the terrace. Adjoining the kitchen is a delightful garden room/family room, again full of light with full length windows and views across the garden. The charming drawing room has an open fireplace with attractive stone mantlepiece, and looks out over the garden. There is also a study/office, and utility room and cloakroom on the ground floor. Upstairs on the first floor there is an impressive master bedroom suite, and three further bedrooms, one en suite bathroom and a family shower room. The staircase leads up again to a further large living space, currently used as a second study and sitting room, but which would also be suitable as another bedroom, family room, office or games room.
The fabulous gardens are an important feature of the property and have been beautifully designed and landscaped, with mature trees and hedges surrounding formal borders and planting, creating a mix of 'rooms' and open spaces. There is a delightful terraced 'courtyard' garden with a fountain, shaded by a fabulous mature weeping willow tree. and and the house looks out over fields to the rear. The property is approached across a gravel driveway which provides plenty of parking beside a very attractive oak framed car port and store.
The Vale is situated in the village of Inkpen which is surrounded by stunning countryside offering superb walking and riding opportunities. The area has all the advantages of rural outdoor space combined with accessibility to larger towns and transport links. Inkpen has an active local community and a well regarded primary school, and nearby Kintbury provides excellent local amenities including a village shop/post office, primary school, doctors' surgery, bakery, butcher and popular pub. There is also a station providing a direct service into London Paddington. A good choice of cafes, pubs and shops can be found in Hungerford and Marlborough and the larger town of Newbury caters for most other everyday needs. Communications are excellent with easy access to the M4 and the A34 linking with London, Heathrow Airport and the West Country, as well as a train service from Kintbury. There is a wide choice of schools in the area including Cheam, Elstree, Downe House, Marlborough College and Bradfield College.
From Newbury follow the A4 towards Hungerford and after approximately 6 miles take the left turn to Kintbury. Follow this road into the village, continue along the high street and just as you leave the village take the left turning into Inglewood Road. Follow this road for approximately 2 miles until you reach the T-junction at Inkpen Road. Turn left and continue into Inkpen for approximately 1 mile and the entrance to the property will be found on the left hand side, shortly before you reach the Swan Inn and the village green.Read all
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