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The current owners have sympathetically retained period features and duplicated with complementary cornicing, ceiling roses and panelling. The breakfast room and dining room have all been fitted with new and naturally polished hardwood flooring, whilst the drawing room has Amtico flooring with centrally powered under floor heating. The property has a wonderful light and airy feel, having been completely redecorated in neutral tones throughout, and with many rooms enjoying a double aspect with views. The house is beautifully proportioned, the refurbishment having ensured that the convenience of modern-day living is provided, whilst maintaining the elegance of the Georgian period. Of particular note, the bespoke kitchen has been refitted and features granite surfaces, AEG integrated appliances, under floor heating, integral TV, Rangemaster multi-cooking range with extractor over, and Megaman eco lighting. In addition, the basement has recently been cleverly converted to provide both study and play areas soft lighting. The rooms at the rear of the house overlook the swimming pool.
The property is ideally situated in the heart of stunning countryside in an area of outstanding natural beauty and is within a designated Conservation Area, being adjacent to both Andrew Lloyd Webber's Sydmonton estate and Highclere Castle, which enjoys notoriety due to the television series Downton Abbey. Locally there are stunning views into North Hampshire and towards Watership Down. Endless walking, cycling and riding opportunities are available locally.
We understand that Whitway House was originally owned by Lord Carnarvon, and sold by him in the early 1970s. It is the principal property within the hamlet, with the well respected and recently refurbished Carnarvon Arms, which is owned by Marco Pierre White, being only a short walk away.Being well placed for access both locally and nationally, the Newbury Retail Park is a short drive away. The A34 (Tot Hill Junction) is 1.06 miles, whilst the M3 and M4 are easily accessible. London Paddington can be reached in approximately 50 minutes from Newbury Station, with Basingstoke and Overton providing services to Waterloo in approximately 45 minutes. Reading is 25.4 miles away and London 65 miles (all distances are approximate).An abundance of local amenities include Newbury Race Course (approximately 5 miles), The Valley of the Racehorse surrounding Lambourn (approximately 22 miles), plus golf at Sandford Springs, Kingsclere and Donnington Valley Golf Clubs. The Watermill Theatre at Bagnor and the Corn Exchange Theatre in Newbury are within reach, as are the equestrian facilities at Enborne and Snelsmore Common. The Kennet and Avon Canal locally has been developed as a popular heritage tourism destination for boating, canoeing, fishing, walking and cycling, and is also important for wildlife conservation.There is an excellent selection of both private and State sector schools, including Horris Hill, Elstree School, Cheam, Fairleigh and St Gabriel's. There are primary schools in Burghclere, Woolton Hill and Ecchinswell, all of which are considered outstanding. There is a technical college in Burghclere and colleges further afield include Thorngrove, Winchester College, Marlborough College and Downe House.
Set back from the road, behind high hedges, there is gravelled parking to the front of the property for several cars. There is an outdoor swimming pool which is secure with railings and dwarf brick walls, and the courtyard around which the outbuildings are set, with further and far reaching views over the courtyard around which the outbuildings are set, with further and far reaching views over open land to the rear from the first floor.The house stands in grounds of just over 3 acres with excellent equestrian facilities including period outbuildings, three paddocks (all gated with post and rail fencing), and
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