4 bedroom house for sale4 Mayfield Cottage, Compton
Withdrawn from Market
- Semi Detached
- 4 Bedrooms
- 2 Bathrooms
- 3 Receptions
4 MAYFIELD COTTAGES – WARNHAM LANE
COMPTON – BERKSHIRE
*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 delightfully charming 4 bedroom Cottage occupying an enviable position adjoining open farmland enjoying delightful views over an unspoilt rural landscape and having mature and particularly secluded landscaped gardens and grounds.
Covered Front Porch
Kitchen / Dining Room With Aga
Covered Rear Porch
Sitting Room With Log Burner
Lawned rear Garden with fabulous rural outlook
Covered Decked Terrace With Loggia
2 Timber Sheds
Brick Built BBQ
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 generous and secluded gardens and grounds in a commanding position affording gorgeous far reaching rural views over the adjoining fields and beyond to the rolling countryside, yet is within a few minutes’ walk of the highly revered village primary and secondary schools, central High Street shop, and a short drive to the mainline railway station in Goring on Thames providing access to London Paddington in under the hour.
A charming semi-detached cottage believed to date back to the middle of the last century, the cottage is quite stunning, having been sympathetically extended and refurbished throughout in more recent years by the current owners, retaining its original character and transforming it into a spacious family sized home, with great attention to detail being entirely evident throughout, the entire property has much in it to enthuse over, yielding a very real tasteful quality, wholly apparent on viewing.
Early viewing is highly recommended to appreciate the meticulous attention to detail given to the architectural design and all the works undertaken.
The house is approached off a quiet lane through a gated and hedged front boundary leading onto a private gravelled driveway with ample parking. Flanking the drive and forecourt are various colourful beds and borders with mature shrubs and hedging providing an attractive established approach.
The front entrance door opening through to the entrance hall benefits from a wide covered entrance porch, with an integral store off to one side of the property. A wide paved terrace perfect for ‘Al-Fresco’ dining runs across the rear of the property, overlooking the mature gardens. Off to one side are two high quality timber sheds.
The rear garden is laid mainly to lawn, with close boarded timber fencing on both sides and a brick laid path way leading through the centre of the lawn along to the bottom boundary where the most delightful covered decked terrace and loggia can be found enjoying the stunning views over the adjoining farmland, perfect for ‘Al-Fresco’ dining. Off to one side is a sunken trampoline.
Delightfully attractive, the gardens and far reaching views from the grounds must be viewed to be fully appreciated.
Services: Mains water and electricity. Private drainage. Central heating and hot water from oil fired boiler.
Postcode: RG20 7PL
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 continue over the River bridge and up to the traffic lights at the top of Streatley High Street. Continue straight across onto the Aldworth Road and in a further 2¼ miles after passing on the further side of Aldworth turn right for Compton opposite the Four Points Public House. Follow this road for a further 2½ miles and on reaching Compton continue through the central part of the village and leaving on the Ilsley Road take the last left hand turning in to Warnham Lane. No 4 Mayfield Cottages will be found a short way along on the left hand side.
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