- 4/5 Reception Rooms
- 5 Bedrooms
- Integrated one bedroom annexe
- Separate 2 bedroom cottage
- Garages/Car Port
- Workshop/Garden Store
- Disused Tennis Court
Shefford C.E. Primary School (2.0mi.)
Welford and Wickham C.E. Primary School (2.1mi.)
Hillcrest New Barn School (2.7mi.)
Shefford Woodlands House is a beautiful and
impressive Grade II listed Georgian village house with well-proportioned, elegant rooms and a spacious and grand feel. High ceilings and large sash windows throughout fill the rooms with natural light and there is a stunning entrance hall and sweeping staircase at the centre of the house leading to the main reception rooms.
The property would now benefit from some
updating and modernisation, and would make a
wonderful family home.
There is a delightful formal drawing room looking out across the gardens, together with an impressive dining room and a smaller, more intimate sitting room. The kitchen/breakfast room is fitted with a 4-oven Aga and has a large walk-in larder, with a butler’s pantry and large utility room adjacent.
The staircase leads up to a half-landing with an
attractive full-height window, and beyond this the spacious, wide landings lead to five good sized double bedrooms and three bathrooms. The property is currently divided to form a separate annexe with its own entrance, but this could easily be reinstated to create one larger house again. The annexe comprises a sitting room, kitchen, bedroom and bathroom.
Shefford Woodlands is a small village to the north of Hungerford on the edge of the Berkshire Downs, and lying within the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The area is well known for its stunning countryside and there is extensive high quality walking and riding in the immediate area.
The popular Pheasant Inn gastropub is very close by (0.25 miles), and the nearby market town of Hungerford offers an excellent range of local amenities, including two supermarkets, a butcher, a doctors' surgery and a number of restaurants, pubs and cafes.
Newbury, Marlborough and Wantage are all within easy reach providing an extensive range of shopping, leisure and cultural facilities. Communications in the area are excellent with easy access to the M4 (J14) less than a mile away, and the A34 at Newbury, and there are fast train services from both Hungerford and Newbury into London Paddington.
There is a wide choice of schools nearby including Cheam, Pinewood and Elstree prep schools, and Marlborough College, Bradfield College and Downe House. There are local primary schools at Wickham, Baydon, Chilton Foliat and Ramsbury.
The house sits in the middle of its grounds and is approached down a gravel drive past a central
lawn and fountain, edged with beautiful yew
The gardens and grounds are mature and well
established, with areas of formal lawns and mature trees, and smaller, more secluded areas enclosed by tall yew hedges and mixed flower borders. The kitchen looks out towards a charming box hedge parterre and rose garden.
There is a fabulous orangery, which would make
a superb party and entertaining space, or could
be used as a potential home office/additional
accommodation, subject to any necessary
planning permission. In addition, there is a courtyard of outbuildings incorporating two garages, two large workshop/stores, a 4-bay car
port and an extensive gravelled parking area.
In the southern corner of the grounds there is a
disused tennis court.
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