3 bedroom character property for saleChurch Lane, Barkham, Berkshire, RG40
Guide Price £740,000
- Hidden Olde Worlde Gem
- Beautiful Cottage
- Dating back to late 15th Century
- Surrounded by a moat that we believe to date back to 13th Century
- Plot of approximately 2/3 acre
- Overlooking open fields
- Three bedrooms
- Two reception rooms
- Double and single detached garages
Offered to the market is this incredibly attractive and `history laden` semi detached cottage which has been the subject of various modifications over the centuries for which planning permission doesn`t seem to have been an issue but still retains many of the original medieval features. One of the most remarkable features here is the moat that surrounds the cottages and we are led to believe that moats of this type were typically cut around the year 1300. We also believe that the cottages were originally built around 1485 and were initially one dwelling that was then split into two around 1860.
Barkham is a small parish 1,388 acres in area, of which 417 acres are arable, 559 permanent grass and 333 woods and plantations. It is a parish that is proud of its very pretty church that dates back to between 1859 and 1887. It is also a parish that was mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086.
This Grade II listed cottage is situated in a delightful `no through` road just along from Barkham church and enjoys views over open fields to the rear all set within grounds of approximately 0.6 acre. There is huge potential to make this into something wonderful - a true hidden gem in an unrivalled rural location.
Within the grounds there is a detached double garage and additional single detached garage and driveway parking for several vehicles. Within the cottage there are two reception rooms, conservatory, kitchen with utility room and shower room to the ground floor and to the first floor three bedrooms all with fantastic views and another bathroom.
Well placed for access to the new Wokingham mainline railway station (Waterloo), the major road links of the M3 & M4 Motorways, the area is also well served by highly esteemed state and independent schools including Eagle House, St.Neots, Ludgrove, Luckley House, Holme Grange, Wellington and Redam House. There are several additional mainline railway stations to hand including Crowthorne, Twyford, Reading, Fleet and Winchfield all giving easy access to London. This area is well catered for in terms of leisure and shopping facilities, high quality restaurants and public houses.
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