7 bedroom detached house for sale

East Ilsley, Newbury, Berkshire

Guide Price £1,850,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Drawing room
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room
  • Morning room
  • Kitchen/breakfast room
  • Games room
  • 7 Bedrooms and 4 Bath/shower rooms
  • 2 bedroom cottage
  • Self-contained Studio/Apartment
  • Triple garage and landscaped garden

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Kennet House is a remarkable village home comprising the historic main house with a cottage and studio apartment. The properties offer extensive and flexible accommodation to suit a variety of uses, with income potential. (Please Note: Strutt & Parker have made no
enquiries with regard to this).

Kennet House
Kennet House is an outstanding village house, Grade II * Listed and believed to date from 1700.
The house is mentioned in Pevsner’s Buildings of England and is thought to have been built by Dr Kennet, a Lord Mayor of London and Bishop of Oxford.
At some point in its history, the house was used as a school for young ladies before becoming a
racehorse training establishment when the main house was divided into two separate dwellings.
Restored and improved about 10 years ago, Kennet House now offers extensive accommodation. On the ground floor, rooms are
arranged around an elegant central reception hall with a handsome staircase. The principal reception rooms are well proportioned and there is a delightful morning room adjoining the kitchen/breakfast room. Below the morning room are cellars housing a laundry area and below the entrance hall and sitting room there is a separate cool basement/hobbies room suitable for storing wine.
On the first floor there are 4 double bedrooms and 4 bath/shower rooms. The master bedroom has a dressing room and en suite bathroom and Bedroom 3 has an en suite shower room. Large landings add to the feeling of light and space. On the second floor there are 3 further bedrooms and a wash room (plumbed for full bathroom) which can also be accessed from the secondary staircase.

The Cottage
The cottage is a Grade II Listed property converted from a former coach house, situated to the west of the main house. On the ground floor there is a large sitting/dining room with excellent ceiling height and a smartly presented kitchen/breakfast room. Upstairs is the main bedroom suite with dressing room and bathroom and a further double bedroom with bathroom.
The Cottage is completely self-contained and has its services separately metered. Previously the cottage has been rented providing useful income.

The Studio Apartment
The studio is situated on the first floor above the games room and has its own access. It comprises a large open plan living area with a kitchenette and bathroom.

Kennet House is situated in a Conservation Area in the heart of East Ilsley, a historic and attractive downland village 9 miles north of Newbury with easy access to the A34 and M4.

In the village there are two public houses and a primary school, and the nearby village of Compton has a village shop, post office and surgery, and the popular Downs Secondary School. The surrounding countryside is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is renowned for walking and riding.

The nearby market town of Newbury provides more comprehensive leisure and shopping
facilities including Newbury racecourse, several
golf courses and the Watermill Theatre.

There are train services into London Paddington
from both Newbury and Didcot, and the M4 (J13) is approximately 5 miles away which, together with the A34, provides excellent access to the national road network.

There are very good schools in the area, including Cheam, Brockhurst and Marlston House, Downe House, Marlborough College and The Downs School in the village.

The house is approached by a gravel drive leading to a smart courtyard for parking. There is a brick built garage for 3 cars.

The south facing walled garden lies to the rear of the property and is laid to lawn with well stocked borders, shrubs and trees. Mature boundaries provide excellent private space. On the south side there is a paved terrace accessed from the back lobby and garden room.


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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
04 May 2017

Nearest station

  • Didcot Parkway (6.3 mi)
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55 Northbrook Street, Newbury, RG14 1AN

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Nearest station

  • Didcot Parkway (6.3 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Strutt & Parker, Newbury

55 Northbrook Street, Newbury, RG14 1AN

01635 906021 Local call rate

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