3905 sq ft/ 362 m�. Acreage � 1.53 acres/ 0.62 ha (approx.)
DESCRIPTION: A rare period house requiring renovation, set in beautiful grounds extending to approximately 1.5 acres.
A beautiful period house believed to have dated back to the 17th century but was significantly altered around the turn of the century, circa 1910, when the nearby Catholic convent owned the property.
This is a rare opportunity to acquire a house that has been virtually untouched and owned by the same family since the 1950s. The property is in need of renovation throughout and it offers enormous potential. The property is set well into its grounds and has a sweeping drive access from Collaroy Road, which is a peaceful residential road. St Finians Farm is bounded by fields to one sideand rear and has good size grounds to the front and to the rear.
There is a barn in the grounds, which could be extended or converted to a detached garage block Subject to Local authority planning.
Local Facilities: A village shop/ Post Office is within walking distance. The road links are extremely convenient with the A34, M4 and A4 all within easy reach. Heathrow airport is within 1 hours easy driving distance. Newbury and Thatcham stations are approximately 10 minute drive and provide a high speed fast train connection to London Paddington. St Finians Farm is within easy access to the market town of Newbury that has been the subject of enormous regeneration and investment of recent years and now is an excellent shopping centre, with its good range of shops and facilities. Newbury has an excellent and well attended theatre, The Watermill Theatre, The Corn Exchange, Vue cinema and the internationally respected Newbury Racecourse. Also Thatcham is a 5 minute drive with its many shops, including Waitrose. The Crab at Chieveley is within easy driving distance and just down the road The Bunk Inn which serves excellent food.
There are excellent schools in the area including : Brockhurst, Cheam, Elstree, St Andrew`s Preparatory School, Downe House, St Gabriel`s school for Girls, Pangbourne College and Bradfield College, in addition to good state schools.
SUMMARY OF ACCOMMODATION: Entrance porch, entrance hall, drawing room with open fireplace, dining room with open fireplace, kitchen with AGA, scullery, two utility rooms, further kitchen (cottage), sitting room (cottage)six bedrooms, two bathrooms, two cloakrooms, barn/outbuildings, two staircases which means that the cottage can be a totally self-contained annexe if required, Barn/ store, garage, further store.
GARDENS AND GROUNDS: The gardens have been extensively cleared in recent months and offer a number of trees, shrubs and flower beds. Gardens and grounds extend to approximately 1.53 acres
Note � this property has been used as two properties for a number of years and the main house and the cottage have separate council tax ratings and therefore offers the opportunity to let out the cottage as has been done for many years. The property is now offered with vacant possession. The house flows equally as well as one house if so desired.
DIRECTIONS: From the offices of Dudley Singleton turn left. Proceed out of the village passing The Elephant Hotel through Tidmarsh and over the motorway. Turn right sign posted to Bradfield. Proceed along this road, through Bradfield School buildings to a staggered cross roads with a War Memorial on your left. Turn right, proceed along this road through the Bucklebury Avenue, through Bucklebury Common into Upper Bucklebury, pass the old Peaches Garage on your left. Turn right after the garage into The Ridge, there is a weight restriction sign on the left hand side. Proceed along The Ridge until you reach Collaroy Road which is the left and St Finians Farm is towards the end of Collaroy road, on the left hand side.
SERVICES: Electricity, mains water and drainage, part oil fired central heating,
POST CODE: RG18 9PB
LOCAL AUTHORITY: West Berkshire District Council.
Council Tax: Main house Tax band F and Cottage Tax band D
Viewing by arrangement with vendor`s agent, Dudley Singleton & Daughter, No. 1 Station Road, Pangbourne, Berkshire, RG8 7AN.
Tel: 0118 984 2662
Fax: 0118 984 5490
London Office: Cashel House, 15 Thayer Street, London, W1.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Dudley Singleton & Daughter for themselves and for the vendors of this property, whose agents they are, give notice that:
1. The particulars are intended to give a fair and substantially correct overall description for the guidance of intending purchasers, and do not constitute part of an offer or contract. No responsibility is assumed for the accuracy of individual items. We relied upon our own brief inspection and information supplied to us by the vendors. (i) The description, including photographs of the property and its contents, are intended to be a guide only rather than a detailed and accurate report and inventory. (ii) Floor plans, measurements, areas and distances are intended to be approximately only. (iii) Prospective purchasers are strongly advised to check measurements. The position of bathroom fittings as shown on the plan is indicative only � sizes, shapes and the exact locations may differ. Wall thicknesses, together with window and door sizes are approximate only and window and door openings are shown without frame details. (iv) Photographs are not necessarily comprehensive or current and no assumption should be made that any contents shown in them are included in the sale.
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FIXTURES AND FITTINGS: The agent has not tested any apparatus, equipment, fixtures, fittings or services and so cannot verify that they are in working order or fit for their purpose. The buyer is advised to obtain verification from their Solicitor or surveyor.
Please note we have not tested any apparatus, fixtures, fittings, or services. Interested parties must undertake their own investigation into the working order of these items. All measurements are approximate and photographs provided for guidance only.