A beautiful Grade II Listed period house in a superb village location
Ivy House is a charming and very attractive brick and flint house in an ideal village location. There is a fantastic and well stocked village shop a little further down the lane, a thriving local community, and wonderful countryside all around. The house dates from c1600 and has been restored and maintained. The property has been beautifully decorated throughout creating an extremely comfortable and well-presented family home. The house is full of character, with a good layout of rooms that flow well making it ideal for entertaining. There is a fabulous, well-proportioned drawing room, with an open fireplace and a big bay window that fills the room with natural light. There is also a large study/family room and a formal dining room. The kitchen is an excellent, more recent addition to the original house, well fitted with painted wooden cabinetry and a 4-door electric Aga. In addition, there is also a separate family room/party room in the detached converted barn adjacent to the house, just across the courtyard from the kitchen. Upstairs there are four bedrooms and two bathrooms on the first floor, and a spacious fifth bedroom and bathroom on the top floor.
The garden is mainly laid to lawn, framed by mixed borders, mature hedges and shrubs and a beautiful brick and flint wall. There is a delightful raised terrace with a sitting area overlooking the garden towards the yew hedge and greenhouse beyond. Behind the house is a delightful sheltered courtyard which gives access to the party barn and garage. There is also a useful machinery store/garden shed.
Ivy House is situated in the highly sought-after village of Shalbourne, close to the shops and amenities available in Hungerford, yet surrounded by beautiful rolling countryside. The village has a fantastic local community and benefits from a primary school, shop/post office, pub, tennis and cricket clubs. There are direct trains into London Paddington from both Hungerford and Great Bedwyn stations, and the popular market town of Marlborough offers a range of cafes, restaurants and boutique shops, as well as a weekly market. Newbury caters for most other day-to-day needs, as there is also racing at Newbury racecourse and two excellent theatres. Road and rail communications are very good with easy access to the M4 (J14) and the A34, providing fast links to London, Heathrow Airport and the West Country. There is an wide choice of first class schools in the area including Marlborough College, Dauntsey's, Downe House, St John's Marlborough, St Francis Pewsey, Cheam, and Shalbourne and Inkpen primary schools. Dauntsey's school provides a bus service that picks up and drops off in Shalbourne.
From Hungerford follow the A338 towards Salisbury. After approximately 4 miles, take the left turn signposted to Shalbourne. Follow the road for approximately half a mile, passing the left turning to Ham, and the entrance to Ivy House will be found after a short distance on the right hand side, before the sharp right hand bend.Read all
- Drawing room
- Study/Family room
- Dining room
- Kitchen/breakfast room
- Master bedroom with en suite bathroom
- 4 Further bedrooms
- 2 Family bathrooms
- Detached Family room/party room
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