- 6 bedrooms
- 3 bathrooms
- 4 receptions
An impressive period farmhouse set in approx 23 acres with outstanding views and outbuildings
1 High Street
Silchester Farm is a charming Grade II Listed farmhouse occupying an enviable position on the edge of the historic village of Silchester. The property benefits from an excellent mix of comfortable family accommodation in the main house, together with a lovely old, well maintained oak Hampshire barn currently used for weddings, parties and entertaining. There is a comfortable land package around the house
There are a number of traditional outbuildings including a granary, Dutch barn, and stabling, and several post and rail paddocks. In addition there are two large, modern agricultural barns of more recent construction, one currently set up as an indoor equestrian arena with electric lighting for year-round use, and the other currently used for the storage of farm vehicles and equipment. The attractive granary, on staddlestones, is ideal as a home or farm office.
The farmhouse itself has an old core thought to date back to Georgian times and subsequent generations have added to the house to create an appealing, 6/7 bedroom square house of character. There is a lovely farmhouse kitchen/ family room with Aga cooker, and formal drawing and dining rooms of elegant proportions providing a comfortable mix of formal and more relaxed family living.
There are 4/5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms on the first floor, and a further 2 bedrooms on the top floor.
This property has 23 acres of land.
Silchester Farm has fantastic 360 degree rural views. The property is set in mature and attractively designed gardens, mainly laid to lawn, interspersed with mature mixed borders and specimen trees for year round interest.
There is a swimming pool to one side of the main lawn, and a tennis court at the far end of the garden. The west-facing terrace, outside the drawing room, is shaded by a pretty pergola and looks out across the garden towards the countryside beyond.
To the side of the house there is a courtyard area with a small pond providing an attractive outlook from both the house and the barn.
There is a hardstanding yard at the property providing plenty of parking for both regular vehicles and larger farm equipment if necessary. There are two separate driveways into Silchester Farm allowing equestrian or agricultural access to be unobtrusive to the main house.
Silchester Farm lies on the edge of the village of Silchester in a popular part of north Hampshire. The village has an active community with a primary school, public house, village hall and 12th century church, and the beautiful surrounding countryside is renowned for walking and riding. To the east of the village is the site of Calleva Atrebatum, which was an important regional town in Roman Britain.
The nearby towns of Newbury, Basingstoke and Reading provide extensive educational and leisure facilities and a wide range of shopping, and communications in the area are good with easy access to the M3, M4 and A34. In addition to Basingstoke station, there is a train service from Bramley and Mortimer into either London Paddington or Waterloo.
There is a good range of private and state schooling in the area, including Silchester C of E Primary School, Cheam, Horris Hill, Elstree, St. Gabriels, Downe House, Daneshill, Bradfield College and Wellington College.
From the M4 (J12) take the A33 for Basingstoke. At the second set of traffic lights (after about 400 yards) turn right to Mortimer and Grazeley. At the mini roundabout at the start of Mortimer, bear right through Mortimer village (approximately 1 mile). In Mortimer, turn left to Silchester and Aldermaston, and after 1 mile, turn left to Silchester. After 1.5 miles turn left into the village (keep to the main road across the green). Passing the Calleva Arms on your right, continue on this road for approximately half a mile and as the road starts to bear round to the right, take the left turn signposted Silchester Farm. Continue down this lane for approximately 500 yards and the entrance to the property will be found on the left hand side.
Please take the second driveway on the left into Silchester Farm, just after the timber framed barn. Proceed over the cattle grid and swing round through the farmyard to the parking area.
- 4 Reception Rooms
- 6/7 Bedrooms
- 3 Bathrooms (2 en suite)
- Extensive range of barns and outbuildings
- Indoor Equestrian Arena
- Swimming pool
- Tennis court
This plan is for layout guidance only. Not drawn to scale unless stated. Windows and door openings are approximate. Whilst every care is taken in the preparation of the plan, please check all dimensions, shapes and compass bearings before making any decisions reliant upon them.