£2750.00 Per Calendar Month
A Grade II listed 4 bedroom Farm House offering excellent living space and standing within large beautiful gardens
Goring on Thames (London/Paddington under the hour) 6 miles
Didcot (London/Paddington under the hour) 8 miles
Reading 14 miles (London/Paddington 27 minutes)
M4 at Chieveley (J 13 ) 5 miles / A34 at East Ilsley 4 miles
Newbury 11 miles / Oxford 17 miles
(Distances and times approximate)
Situated in this most popular Berkshire Downland village within the catchment for The Downs Secondary School, now boasting an immensely highly regarded Primary School and a Village Shop, surrounded by scenic countryside designated an ‘A.O.N.B.’ and conveniently placed for access to Newbury, Reading, the M4 (J13), the A34, and nearby mainline railway stations in Goring, Pangbourne and Newbury, providing access to London Paddington in under the hour.
Living Room with woodburner
Dining Room with fireplace
Family Bathroom with Bath and separate Shower
2 Attic Rooms
Mature Gardens & Grounds
1 single Garage (not attached)
The property sits within a working arable farm with large machinery
The village of Hampstead Norreys lies peacefully in a wooded valley on the upper reaches of the River Pang which runs from its source near Compton through the centre of the village eventually joining the Thames at Pangbourne. Situated in the heart of the Berkshire Downlands, the village is surrounded by scenic undulating countryside designated an “Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty”. The village has historic origins, being recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086AD. By the 13th century it was known as Hamstede-Sifrewast, becoming Hampstead Ferrers by 1367 and eventually when the village became part of the great estate of Sir John Norreys of Yattendon in 1450, it became known as Hampstead Norris or Norreys. The fine village church of St.Mary’s dates originally from Saxon times with later Norman additions.
An impressive village hall has been built with superb recreation ground, as well as a C of E Primary School. For secondary education the nearby village of Compton has the Downs Secondary School, which in recent years has established itself as one of the leading secondary schools in the area and boasts a VI form. In addition to having its own well revered primary school and secondary school locally, the area is also extremely well served by an excellent range of both state and private schooling, of particular note; Bradfield College, Pangbourne College, Downe House, Cranford House, Moulsford Preparatory, Abingdon Boys and The School of St Helen & Katharine.
The village also has The White Hart Inn which provides good food and there is an active local community centred round the village hall with an horticultural society, senior citizens club and various sports teams especially cricket. Recently with Lottery Funding and local participation a Village Community Shop has been opened to great success serving the local needs 7 days a week and staffed by local residents.
Nearby is Wyld Court, home to The Living Rainforest, famous for its exquisite rare orchids and tropical flowers.
There are good road communications with easy road access to the surrounding towns, M4 motorway and the fast A34 dual carriageway linking the south coast with Oxford and the Midlands. For rail commuters there are main line stations at Newbury, Pangbourne and Goring, all providing regular services up to London (Paddington). There is also a local bus route service to Newbury.
Haw Farmhouse is approached across a path and entrance is into the porch area. The hallway gives access to all downstairs rooms and cellar. There is a sitting room with wood burner and lovely large windows and an additional sitting room leading off it The dining room has a fireplace and offers a large space for entertaining. The kitchen/breakfast room is modern and there is a utility room next door, plus a shower room with cloakroom facilities Upstairs there are 4 double bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The family bathroom has a bath and separate shower and there is a shower room additionally. On the top floor there are 2 attic rooms.
The property is approached over a gravelled lane and parking is directly in front of the house. The gardens extend far back and there are some mature shrubs and trees.
Services: Mains electricity is connected to the property. Private septic tank drainage. The water is charged by the Estate as it comes off the mains supply into the whole Farm. Oil fired central heating and hot water.
Energy Performance Rating: E /41
Postcode: RG18 0TP
Local Authority: West Berkshire District Council - Tel: 01635 767090