4 bedroom detached house for saleWell Street, Burghclere, Newbury, Berkshire
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- Grade II listed 4 bedroom farmhouse with planning permission to extend to create 6 bedrooms, traditional farm buildings with planning permission for conversion into two separate (truncated)
- About 148.29 acres in total
Norman Farm is a Grade II listed classic Berkshire farmhouse which has been given a contemporary twist by the owners. It has been fully renovated and has been designed for a family who enjoy an active, outdoor lifestyle. The classic features and modern extensions give a wonderful juxtaposition and create a unique house, full of character which is fun to live in and makes the most of the wonderful west-facing setting and views over the land.
The farmhouse comprises sitting room, dining room, modern glazed entrance hall and a fabulous kitchen / living area. The house has been designed to give the feel of outdoor living. Large glazed areas give panoramic views over the land and the kitchen leads directly out onto a large outdoor area for sitting and relaxing. There is an outdoor pizza oven. The heated swimming pool adjoins the sitting area and even extends into the kitchen to allow swimmers to enter the water from inside. The Farmhouse has four bedrooms and three bathrooms. Beneath the kitchen is a large cellar with sauna, steam room and underground tunnel which connects to the barns (the tunnel is partially completed)
There is planning permission for a two storey extension to create two additional bedrooms and increase the size of the drawing room.
Norman Farm is situated on the edge of the village of Burghclere in a popular part of north Hampshire. The surrounding countryside offers fantastic opportunities for walking and riding along the many footpaths and bridleways.
Burghclere itself has an active village and offers good local facilities including a primary school, public house and church. The nearby market town of Newbury provides an extensive range of shopping and leisure facilities, including Newbury racecourse, the Watermill Theatre and a number of good restaurants. Highclere Castle and the renowned Sandham Memorial Chapel are also nearby.
Road and rail communications are excellent with easy access to the A34, M4 (J13) and M3 (J6) all linking with the national road network, and trains from Whitchurch into London Waterloo or from Newbury into London Paddington. There is a wide range of schools in the area, including Cheam, Farleigh, Horris Hill, Downe House, Radley College and Marlborough College.
The outbuildings themselves comprise A two storey, timber clad games room with w/c. Workshop Single story timber frame barn Four bay garage block
Barn A and Barn B
The two barns to the south have planning permission for conversion into two dwellings. Barn A has two bedrooms and Barn B has three bedrooms. Both barns are of timber construction
with slate roofs. Once converted they would form delightful barn conversions and have a separate access to Norman Farm. The barns will have a separate access and a shared parking area. Both barns have their own private gardens.
Gardens and Grounds
Immediately to the west of the farmhouse is a large decked area which surrounds the swimming pool and jacuzzi. There are two areas for outdoor dining, as well as a brick pizza oven. The decked area leads down to lawned gardens, the tennis court and onto a vegetable and flower garden with raised beds. The lawned garden runs down to a pond with a pontoon.
The farmland, extending to about 80.66 acres is attractive gently undulating grassland. In addition there are about 62 acres of woodland. The land is currently farmed by a local farmer and provides the perfect playground for the farmhouse. There are a number of ponds on the and as well as spinneys and larger blocks of woodland which form the basis for an exciting shoot. The land is picturesque and interspersed by mature hedges.
The current owners with the assistance of a gamekeeper run a shoot on the land with 4 or 5, 100-150 bird days a year. The shoot is mainly run for the family but they do currently let one day a year. Please see the shoot plan for the location of the different drives.
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