Ecchinswell, Newbury RG20

Ecchinswell, Newbury RG20

4 Bedroom | Freehold | 2 Baths

Guide price £775,000
Thatcham 3.9 miles
Cottismore Farm 0.9 miles
Strattons Farm 0.9 miles

A beautifully presented Grade II Listed cottage full of character, set in a private setting of just over a quarter of an acre in this sought after village, as featured on Escape to the Country in 2013. Energy Rating C.

Ecchinswell is a small tranquil village surrounded by the idyllic countryside of Watership Down. It lies just to the south of the A339. Although it is a quiet village, it has a lively community with its village hall being at the heart of the community with primary school and Cheam school less than 3 miles away. It is also very well placed for easy access to good road networks and local business centres, as well as Newbury and Basingstoke for mainline trains to Paddington and Waterloo respectively.

Woodpecker Cottage is thought to date from 1680 and the property originally comprised two adjoining cottages which have been amalgamated to create a delightful family home. It has been further extended and modernised to provide very comfortable accommodation including a 23 ft sitting room with an open fire double aspect woodburner into the dining hall. There is an impressive kitchen/breakfast room with a range of eye and base level units complete with granite worktops and an imposing island also with granite worktop. Adjoining there is a study with floor to ceiling windows with views to the garden. A utility room leads to a family room and luxury ground floor shower room. Upstairs there is an impressive master bedroom with vaulted ceiling, oak beams and ensuite shower room. There are a further 3 double bedrooms and a family bathroom with white suite, stand alone claw foot bathtub, WC and wash hand basin.

The cottage sits in the centre of its plot and enjoys fine views over the garden and the countryside to the rear. It is an attractive and established garden of 0.28 of an acre and is enclosed by mature hedges, shrubs and trees. To the front of the house is a gravel drive and parking area with a lawn and a mature magnolia tree. To the rear there is a terrace with seating area and surrounded by lawn, herbaceous borders, shrubs and trees. Within the rear garden there is a garden shed, greenhouse and a summerhouse with patio area and brick built barbeque.

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