7 bedroom house for sale

Shalford Hill, Aldermaston, Reading, Berkshire, RG7


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A very attractive country house situated in a rural riverside setting surrounded by Wasing estate. Shalford Farm House is set in mature grounds of approximately 2.63 acres. An exceptional opportunity to purchase a Grade II listed property that has been in the same family for over 50 years and would now benefit from some modernisation.

Shalford Farm House is a spacious 6-bedroom property, Grade II listed, largely of 15-16th century origin, with Georgian re-fronting in the mid-1700s and later additions. Approached via a long gravel driveway leading to a turning circle in front of the house, the house enjoys views across all the grounds and river-valley countryside beyond.

On the ground floor, the reception hall leads to 2 reception rooms at the front, both with woodburning stoves, high ceilings and large sash windows creating wonderful light. A cloakroom and office sit in the centre of the property and the hall leads into the heart of the house. Here, the kitchen with AGA and larder adjoins the dining room, giving an open plan feel, perfect for entertaining. Beyond this space a door leads
to the rear lobby, giving access to a utility room, boot room and WC. Two back doors lead to the outbuildings and the garden.

A wide staircase from the front hall leads to the first floor and attic stairs. On the first floor, there are 6 double bedrooms, 2 dressing rooms, 2 bathrooms and a shower room, with a couple of different floor levels where historical alterations have added a huge amount of character. The attic has a large, tiled gable to the front, dating from the 1400s, and a windowed central room behind, which could be used as a bedroom/hobby room.

Outside, off the driveway, there is a traditional oak-frame timber barn, and backing on to the house 2 brick outbuildings, originally stables with excellent potential to convert into a home office/studio. There are two further garage buildings, one without doors – the original trap-house. The mature grounds of 2.63 acres hold ancient yew trees, an orchard, kitchen garden and a large variety of shrubs and trees, and are bounded by the pretty River Enborne to the north.

Wasing, West Berkshire
Shalford Farm House is situated between Brimpton and Aldermaston, nestled within the stunning countryside of the Wasing estate, about 1 ½ miles from Woolhampton, which has 2 pubs, a village shop, petrol station and Midgham train station. Aldermaston to the east has a pub, primary school and village shop and Brimpton to the west has a pub and primary school.

The more comprehensive amenities of Newbury and Reading are 8.5 and 11.5 miles respectively, and the M4 (J12) is 7 miles away, providing access to the West Country, London and airports.

From Midgham Station there are regular services to Reading, which is approximately 25 minutes from London Paddington. Theale station is 8 minutes away and offers a 45 minute service to Paddington. Crossrail services from Reading are due to open fully with two Elizabeth line trains an hour (four an hour at peak time) which will allow passengers to travel right through central London without having to change trains.

There are a number of highly regarded state and independent schools in the area including Harriett House Montessori School, St Andrew’s Preparatory School, Yattendon Primary School, Elstree Preparatory School, Brockhurst & Marlston House Preparatory School, Bradfield College, Downe House, Pangbourne College, St Helens and St Katherines.

• Mains water and electricity. Private drainage. Electric heating.
• Connection to Gigaclear ultra-fast fibre broadband is available.
• Council tax – Band G: 2020/2021 £3,148 per annum
• Local authority: West Berkshire Council.
Telephone 01635 551111

Fixtures and Fittings
Only those mentioned in these sales particulars are included in the sale. All others, such as fitted carpets, curtains, light fittings, garden ornaments etc., are specifically excluded but may be made available by separate negotiation.