9 bedroom detached house for saleEverington Hill, Yattendon, Berkshire
Sold STC £3,000,000
- 9 bedrooms
- 6 bathrooms
- 5 reception rooms
- Garage, stables and stores
- Swimming pool
- Tennis court
- Gardens and pasture
- River frontage
- About 7.5 acres
A classic English country house
5 reception rooms, Orangery, Kitchen/breakfast room, Office, Cellar, Master bedroom with en suite bathroom, 8 further bedrooms, 5 further bathrooms (2 en suite), Second floor sitting room and kitchen area, Garage, Stables and stores, Swimming pool, Tennis court, Gardens, Pasture, Orchard and river frontage, In all about 7.5 acres
Everington House is a stunning classic Georgian brick and stone house situated centrally in its 7.5 acres of land. The impressive entrance opens into a large, light hall, a central feature of the house, with stone flooring and a welcoming freplace. To the left of the hall is the formal drawing room, approached through double doors and down stone steps which create exceptional ceiling height, elegance and space. To the right is a charming library/study with traditional shutters. The many tall sash windows enable the whole house to enjoy wonderful sunlight and views. The beautifully presented 9000 sq ft house is arranged over 3 floors (plus cellar), with all rooms having generous proportions.
The layout is both aesthetically well designed and practical. For example the orangery links the dining room with the kitchen/breakfast room to create a wonderful, flexible space for entertaining, as well as accommodating modern open plan living. Additionally, essential rooms such as utility, larder, office, boot room and WC are all accessed from the
spacious kitchen. Furthermore the office is ideally distanced from the main hub of the house and is therefore a quiet and convenient place to work. A brick staircase leads down to the cellar which unusually has 2 windows so benefts from day light. This is currently used as a gym and a table tennis room.
On the frst floor the principal bedroom occupies the end of the south wing, with windows on 3 sides offering views down to the river and up to the feld at the rear, while benefiting from sun all day. Those bedrooms without en suite bathrooms mainly have concealed basins.
The second floor has flexible accommodation which currently includes an integral flat accessed by its own staircase (ideal for live in help or extended family), a spacious guest bedroom (sleeps 5!) and bathroom, also accessed by its own staircase, and one further bedroom, again with its own staircase, having huge windows overlooking the rear garden and two smaller windows looking down the driveway at the front.
Gardens and Grounds
Everington House is approached via a gravel drive, over a bridge spanning the River Pang, leading to a turning circle edged with a clipped box hedge. There is more than ample parking on the gravel area to the front and both sides of the house. A spur of the driveway leads to the oak framed garaging and converted stables/store. The gardens to the front of the house are beautifully landscaped with sweeping lawns down to the river interspersed with lollipop ornamental pear trees planted in rectangular box hedges.
From the rear, west facing, terrace the lower garden opens out into a large lawn surrounded on all sides by old brick walls dividing this more formal space from the swimming pool, orchard and tennis court area. The lawn is edged by flower beds and the brick wall supports many flowering shrubs and roses. The frst raised level of the garden is reached via old brick steps leading to an arched laburnum covered walkway. Either side of this are yew hedges and rose gardens. Up brick steps is a further raised level which features a small lily pond within a semi-circular yew hedged area. Behind the hedge is another lawn with a cutting garden and beyond this is a bank leading up to the pasture
which is enclosed by a post and rail fence. Two iron gates link the back lawn to the large (recently re-tiled) heated swimming pool enclosed by a thick box hedge. Here there are two pool houses for equipment, storage and changing. The adjacent orchard boasts prolific apple, pear and plum trees and a tall yew hedge conceals the conveniently located tennis court beyond. Above the court is the vegetable garden, fruit cage and another expanse of lawn leading to the pasture which has a water supply and road access.
Everington House lies in a beautiful rural setting, an AONB, 1 mile west of the historic and pretty village of Yattendon, recorded in the Domesday Survey of 1086. This quintessentially English country village offers a unique combination of useful, everyday services such as a post offce, high quality village store, primary school and garage
together with the more luxurious treats The Royal Oak (well known hotel, restaurant, pub), The Pantry (coffee shop, organic food) and a
hairdresser/beauty salon. A stones throw away is the famous Pot Kiln gastro-pub and a ftness centre offering Pilates.
Records show that the small hamlet of Everington was given by King Edgar to his servant, Aelfric, in 961. The property has magnificent views over the surrounding unspoilt and undulating farmland owned by both Yattendon and Eling Estates.
Newbury lies about 7 miles to the south west and offers a wide range of shopping including the recently built Parkway with High Street stores
including John Lewis. Recreational opportunities include a cinema, the Watermill theatre, several health clubs and gyms, horse racing, golf courses and fishing on the Rivers Kennet and Lambourn. There is also a good selection of private and state schools nearby including Cheam, Horris Hill, Elstree, Brockhurst, St Andrews, Downe House, St
Gabriels, Eton, Radley, Marlborough, Bradfeld and Winchester.
There is good road access M4 London/Reading/Bristol/Swindon (east/west) and A34 Oxford/Winchester/Southampton (north/south). Excellent rail service to London Paddington with choice of two lines from Pangbourne or Theale
Yattendon 1 mile Newbury 7 miles
Reading 11 miles Oxford 24 miles
Central London 52 miles Heathrow 39 miles
London Paddington 45 minutes from Theale
London Paddington 50 minutes from Pangbourne
Services: Mains electricity. Private drainage. Oil fired central heating.
Local authority: West Berkshire Council.
Telephone: 01635 42400
Council tax band: H
Postcode: RG18 0UD
Viewing: Strictly by appointment only with the agents Jackson-Stops & Staff on 01635 45501
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