An attractive and un-listed period house with gardens of just under 0.5 acres in a village setting
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The Feathers is an attractive period house with plenty of character, and now in need of some updating. The property has a wealth of original features, and includes four reception rooms. Of particular note is the stunning octagonal library, with a fabulous upper gallery and vaulted ceiling. The circular walkway of the upper gallery is filled with bookshelves, and looks down into the library/study below which has a brick fireplace and woodburning stove. The accommodation is well laid out and includes a large entrance hall, leading to the comfortable and cosy sitting room which has an open fireplace with an attractive wooden surround. The galley kitchen is well equipped with floor and wall units, and leads through to a formal dining room. There is also a study and useful utility room. Upstairs, the spacious master bedroom and bathroom, and the upper gallery of the library, are accessed via a staircase at the north end of the house, and there are three further bedrooms, a family bathroom and separate WC, accessed via an additional staircase.
This property has 0.45 acres of land.
The gardens lie mainly to the far side of the house. There is a lovely old brick and flint wall dividing the rear garden from the front of the house, and steps lead to a beautiful and secluded area, mainly laid to lawn and interspersed with beautiful mature trees, hedges and shrubs. Beyond this is the old vegetable garden. The property is approached off the village lane through a wooden 5-bar gate across a gravel driveway leading to a parking area in front of two timber garages. The Feathers is part of an old farmyard and shares the driveway with the neighbouring property.
Eastbury is a small and pretty village set amidst the stunning countryside of the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The village has a great village community with a popular pub and a village hall, while everyday amenities, including two village shops, a post office, doctors surgery and a chemist can be found in Lambourn, just over a mile away. The market town of Newbury, with its excellent choice of shops, restaurants and leisure facilities is 10 miles away. There are a number of primary schools within the local area, including at Lambourn, Shefford and Ramsbury, and there is a wide choice of secondary and independent schools in the area, including Pinewood, Elstree, Horris Hill, Marlborough College and Downe House. The area is well connected for transport, with easy access to the M4, and a mainline station in Hungerford offering direct services to London Paddington taking approximately 60 minutes.
Leave Newbury on the A4 Bath Road towards Hungerford. Cross over the top of the A34 and at the next roundabout take the second exit onto the B4000 towards Stockcross. Continue on this road for approximately 5 miles passing through Wickham Heath and at the T junction turn right on to the A338. Continue into Great Shefford and by The Swan Inn turn left signposted to Eastbury. Follow the road to Eastbury, continue into the village and the entrance to the property will be found after a short distance on the right hand side, signposted The Old Farm and with the river on the left. The entrance is through a wooden 5-bar gate.Read all
- Sitting Room
- Dining Room
- Vaulted Library
- Utility Room
- 4 Bedrooms
- 3 Bathrooms
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Eastbury, Hungerford, Berkshire