9 bedroom detached house for saleChilton Foliat, Hungerford, Wiltshire, RG17
- Outstanding classical style house
- 6 reception rooms
- 9 bedrooms and 8 bathrooms
- 2 staff flats
- Garaging and outbuildings
- Tennis court and swimming pool
- Gardens, parkland and woodland
- Equestrian facilities and pastureland
- About 116.7 acres in total
- EPC Rating = D
A truly exceptional country house in a classical style with outstanding views and set within a beautiful small estate extending to over 116 acres
Soley House is located in a remarkably pretty part of the country, about 4 miles north-west of the market town of Hungerford, close to the Wiltshire-Berkshire border and within the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It is close to the villages of Chilton Foliat and Ramsbury, both of which provide a range of local amenities including public houses (in particular The Bell at Ramsbury) and a primary school. A wider range of amenities can be found in Hungerford and further afield in Marlborough and Newbury, both of which have a Waitrose supermarket.
Communications are excellent with Junction 14 of the M4 just 6 miles away, providing fast access to London, Heathrow Airport, Bath and Bristol as well as Oxford and Winchester via the A34. Hungerford station offers a direct rail service to London Paddington in 65 minutes.
There is racing at Newbury racecourse and open days at Lambourn as well as local point-to-points at Barbury Castle and Lockinge. Golf can be found at Donnington Valley, Sandford Springs and Marlborough Golf Course. The surrounding countryside is renowned for country pursuits with numerous opportunities for shooting, riding and walking as well as fishing on the nearby River Kennet.
Soley House is incredibly well positioned for access to a wide range of well-regarded preparatory and public schools including Horris Hill, Cheam, Thorngrove, Pinewood, Marlborough, Radley, Downe House, Eton and Bradfield amongst many others.
Soley House is an outstanding property, built in 2004 in a classic Georgian style of brick and flint under a tile roof. It is an extremely handsome country house, privately set within its grounds and enjoying far-reaching southwesterly views over its own parkland.
Soley is skilfully designed both for large scale entertaining and for family living with beautifully proportioned reception rooms, an impressive kitchen/breakfast room and numerous informal spaces including a cinema room, billiard room, art studio and pool house. Of particular note, is the magnificent 35' drawing room which has French doors to the terrace, a marble fireplace and bay window giving wonderful views over the gardens. In addition there is a library, which connects to the kitchen, a dining room and office all of which open from a superb reception hall. The reception rooms are characterised by classical details including moulded cornices, period fireplaces and sash windows and all benefit from an integrated surround-sound audio system and individual telephone connection. The kitchen/breakfast room is at the heart of the home with a 4-oven electric Aga, a large kitchen island, granite worktops and an attractive dining area with a large bay window.
There is direct access through to both the dining room and library, ideal for entertaining. Beyond the kitchen, double sliding doors open through to the sitting room with an adjacent door through to the back hall and adjoining boot room, utility room, flower room and pantry. There is access out to the east terrace, the front drive and through to the integrated garages with secondary accommodation above.
Square Footage: 13,796 sq ft
Acreage: 116.7 Acres
From London, take the M4 west, leaving the motorway after about 56miles at Junction 14 for Hungerford and Wantage. Take the A338 south towards Hungerford, turning right, after about 2 miles onto Gipsy Lane. After about 0.5 mile continue onto Leverton Lane, following signs for Chilton Foliat. After passing Chilton Lodge and Estate, proceed west along the B4192 through the village of Chilton Foliat, turning right after about 1 mile towards Crooked Soley. The gates for Soley House will be found on the right hand side after about 1 mile.
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