Ashmansworth, Berkshire | Guide price £725,000 | 4 bedroom Detached
- 3 Reception Rooms
- 4 Bedrooms
- 2 Bathrooms
Hall, cloakroom, 21’ sitting room, gallery/library, playroom, dining room, kitchen, conservatory, utility room, small cellar, master bedroom with en-suite bathroom, 3 further bedrooms, shower room, garden and store, planning permission for an extension. The Property
The original Chapel was built in 1888, it was converted and extended in the 1970’s and has been substantially renovated and updated by the current owner over the last 2 years. The property benefits from many original features including its original large double door entrance, eight large arched windows with coloured glass insets enveloped by full height slatted oak shutters, plus a spectacular double height sitting room with a gallery/library above. A large wood burning stove sits in a contemporary free standing chimney breast in the heart of the chapel room. The conservatory, open plan kitchen/dining room and bedrooms enjoy superb views of the large wheat fields and woodland to the west.
Planning permission was granted for the erection of a two storey extension to replace the existing conservatory (Ref: BDB/60888 dated 18th July 2005). This planning permission was renewed in 2010. There is also further potential for converting the large loft, to provide additional bedroom space or a bath/shower room subject to any necessary consents.
The Old Chapel is situated in the centre of Ashmansworth, a beautiful village on the Hampshire Downs about 6 miles south west of Newbury. The village is surrounded by unspoilt rolling downland which forms part of the Wessex Conservation Area (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty). There are local shops and services in Woolton Hill and Hurstbourne Tarrant and good access to Newbury and Andover. Communications to London and the rest of the country are excellent by road via the nearby A34, M3 and by rail via Whitchurch and Newbury Stations.
There is an attractive and well stocked garden surrounding the house. To the front there is a gravel parking area for several cars and a timber and garden store. The front garden in enclosed by attractive wrought iron fencing and mature hedges and is planted with numerous mature shrubs, herbaceous plants and roses. A pathway leads past the conservatory on the south side of the house to the back garden. Behind the house there is a terrace and a lawn with herbaceous and shrub border. The garden enjoys lovely unobstructed views over the countryside.
Services: Mains water and electricity, private drainage; oil fired central heating, telephone, broadband.
Local Authority: Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council www.basingstoke.gov.uk Tel: 01256 844844