Church Barn is a delightful and imposing barn conversion of enormous character, built of Clunch or lucky stone, believed to date from the 15th Century with later alterations and additions. The well proportioned accommodation is arranged over two floors and whilst decorated in a contemporary style to a high standard, the house retains many of the architectural features that make it so special. The staircase hall leads through to all the principal reception rooms with the drawing room having retained a wealth of exposed beams and a magnificent Portland stone overmantel. Situated to the south west of the house and forming a fabulous Mediterranean courtyard is a low level range of traditional period barns now used as a loggia. The house has been converted to include a home cinema and spacious sitting areas. The opportunities to entertain are wonderful from the formal dining room, to the large games room for larger gatherings with the courtyard and garden for al -fresco occasions.
Ewelme is a popular and attractive village renowned for its famous watercress beds, located at the foot of the Chiltern Hills in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The 15th century parish church of St Mary the Virgin dominates the skyline as one approaches the village. Passing the alms -houses and primary school, said to be the oldest in Britain, it will become evident that little has changed to disrupt the charm and antiquity of this charming village. The area is well served with good state and private schools for all ages. The house is within easy reach of Watlington, Henley-on-Thames, Wallingford and Goring-on-Thames providing between them a comprehensive range of shopping facilities. Junction 6 of the M40 motorway is about seven miles away. Mainline rail services run from Goring-on-Thames some 8. 2 miles away, into London Paddington. Cholsey Station about six miles distant.
Church Barn is approached through double gates over a sweeping gravelled driveway which terminates at a parking and turning area by the front door and in front of the double garage. The gardens have been beautifully landscaped to provide several separate areas within the grounds. There are several areas of lawn, herbaceous borders with mature shrubs and trees and a secluded area of decking incorporating a sunken jacuzzi. The property also has its own paddock land. In all about 5. 86 acres.
Note: A footpath runs between the private gardens and the paddocks.
Church Barn is approached via double gates opening on to a gravelled driveway providing a turning area and parking for several cars. A double garage provides additional parking and also has access into the property.
The attractive landscaped private walled gardens were designed and planted by a Chelsea Flower Show Gold Medal winner and comprise several areas made up of lawn, herbaceous borders, mature trees and shrubs. An impressive decked area offers a sunken Jacuzzi. In addition, the paddocks are accessed via a five bar gate and provide an opportunity for a variety of uses. In all, gardens and paddocks approaching 6 acres (2.38 ha). Please note: A footpath runs between the private gardens and the paddocks.
VIEWING: By appointment with the agents. Prior to making an appointment to view, Hamptons strongly recommend you discuss any particular points which are likely to affect your interest in the property with a member of Hamptons staff who has seen the property in order that you do not make a wasted journey.
Didcot Parkway approx 11 miles
Goring Mainline Station approx 8.2 miles to Reading and London Paddington
Moulsford and Cranford House School approx 7.4miles
Oratory School approx 8.7 miles
(all distances are approximate)
40 ft. games room
sitting room/bedroom 5
master bedroom suite