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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Church Farm Cottage, Compton

Sold STC £1,200,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Detached
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 6 Receptions

Full description

Tenure: Freehold


*Newbury– 11 miles *Oxford – 18miles
*Reading – 14 miles *Didcot – 7 miles
Goring on Thames – 6 miles * A34 at East Ilsley – 2.5 miles
M4 at Chieveley (J13) or Theale (J12) – 12 and 6 miles respectively

Situated between Newbury and Oxford on the edge of this popular Berkshire Downland village in an area of ‘Outstanding Natural Beauty’ surrounded by scenic rolling countryside and conveniently situated for access to the well revered village primary and secondary schools, village amenities, and nearby mainline railway station in Goring on Thames providing access to London Paddington in under the hour.

A charming detached period 5 bedroom Cottage occupying an enviable position enjoying views over an unspoilt rural landscape and having mature and particularly secluded landscaped gardens and grounds of approximately 0.82 Acres.

Private Gated Driveway & Forecourt

Covered Entrance Porch
Spacious Reception Hall with fireplace

Drawing Room with fireplace
Family Room/Snug

Kitchen / Breakfast Room
Garden Room with underfloor heating
Utility Room


Master Bedroom with en-suite Bathroom
2nd Guest Bedroom with en-suite Shower Room
3 Further Bedrooms
Family Bathroom

Delightful Secluded Gardens & Grounds adjoining Open Fields
South facing Terrace

Detached Double Timber Garage & Store

In All Approximately 0.82 Acres


The quiet, rural village of Compton is set in the folds of the rolling Berkshire Downlands, in an “A.O.N.B.” and has a long history, being mentioned in the Domesday Book and with local evidence of earlier Roman occupation.

The beautiful flint walled Parish Church of St Mary and St Nicholas retains some Norman features and there are numerous examples of attractive, period cottages and houses, including the Grade II Listed 17th Century Compton Manor, reflecting the growth of the village over the centuries from its earliest origins as a small hamlet and in particular the expansion of the village over the last 150 years. The village is now a thriving community with a modern health centre, village Post Office Stores, Hotel with restaurant and excellent primary and secondary schools, notably the Downs Secondary School which has built up an enviable reputation for academic standards in recent years and now boasts its own VI form and excellent Ofsted ratings.
Farming has always been important to the village and is still a major way of life today. The village also has a long standing connection with the breeding and training of racehorses with a racing stable still existing in the village and with other prominent training establishments in the local area.

Compton has good road communications, notably via the fast A34 dual carriageway at East Ilsley some 2 miles to the West linking Newbury and Oxford and with the M4 easily accessible at Junction 13 (Chieveley). The nearby expanding town of Didcot has an established shopping centre and a mainline station providing fast commuter services up to London (Paddington via Reading) in well under the hour. Reading and the M4 at Theale (Junction 12) can both be reached via a quiet cross-country route as can Goring on Thames which also has a mainline station and is easily accessible.

To the North of the village lies the ancient Ridgeway Path which winds its way over the Downs eventually crossing the Thames at Streatley and on up into the Chilterns.

Enjoying a superb setting, the property occupies a generous and secluded plot of approximately 0.82 acres, in a commanding position affording gorgeous far reaching rural views over the adjoining fields and beyond to the rolling countryside.

A detached 5 bedroom period Cottage, believed to date originally from c1750 and later extended to provide ample and flexibly arranged family accommodation of approximately 2,579 sq ft, with a wealth of character evident throughout. To the ground floor the front door leads into a spacious Reception Hall with solid wood floor, exposed beams and Inglenook fireplace, off which leads a Cloakroom and all principle reception rooms including a Drawing Room with open fire and French doors to the South facing terrace, Family Room/Snug with Inglenook, Study, Kitchen/Breakfast Room with Aga and Utility Room off, and through to a beautiful ‘Amdega’ Conservatory with electric underfloor heating allowing use all year round.

A turning Oak staircase leads to the first floor to a light and spacious central landing with exposed timbers, and 5 Bedrooms, two being En-suite and with an additional Family Bathroom. All bedrooms enjoy views over the gardens and grounds and/or the surrounding open countryside.

Church Farm Cottage is sited on a generous and incredibly secluded plot of approximately 0.82 of an acre of established landscaped gardens and grounds in a peaceful and tranquil setting.

Initially approached over a farm track and then into a gated private driveway and gravelled forecourt, providing parking for numerous vehicles, and leading to a detached double bay Garage with storage room to the rear. The cottage sits centrally to the plot, with a great feeling of space around it.
To the front is a lawned garden fringed with rose bushes and with screened vegetable garden & working area to one side. Climbing roses adorn the cottage façade.

To the rear is a South facing wide paved Terrace and formal garden affording delightful views, perfect or ‘al-fresco’ dining taking full advantage of the sunny aspect, and leading out to further lawned gardens with mature trees, and post and rail fencing maintaining an open outlook onto the adjoining farmland.

To the West of the house is a further gravelled terrace area with small pond. To the East is a further area of garden, screened with mature hedging and laid to lawn interspersed with trees, with raised beds to one end.

Services: Mains water, electricity and drainage are connected. Central heating and hot water from oil fired boiler with secondary hot water from immersion. Electric Aga. Electric Underfloor heating to the Conservatory.

Council Tax: G

Postcode: RG20 6RD

Energy Efficiency Rating: E / 52

Local Authority: West Berkshire District Council – Telephone: 01635 42400

From our offices in the centre of Goring turn left and proceed down the High Street across the river bridge and up to the top of Streatley High Street where at the traffic light continue straight ahead onto the B4009 road to Newbury. Continue up the hill and in a further 2 miles, after passing through the village of Aldworth, turn right opposite the thatched Four Points public house signposted for Compton. Follow this road for a further 2 miles and proceed down the hill into the village of Compton. After the road has levelled out, just before reaching the Church on the right hand side, take a turning left onto a private track, where Church Farm Cottage will be found around to the left hand side.

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07 September 2016

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