Mount Road, Highclere, Newbury, Berkshire, RG20 9QY | Property for sale | Savills
529.18 sq m
Guide price £1,600,000(45,945,795 EGP)

Mount RoadHighclere, Newbury, Berkshire, RG20 9QY

  • Under offer

Key features

  • Situated in popular 'Downton Abbey' village
  • Well regarded schools, state and private
  • Excellent road and rail communications
  • Surrounded by wonderful countryside
  • Village location

A substantial and handsome detached family home and cottage with fabulous gardens in popular village.

About this property

  • Originally built in 1874 (with later additions), stonework in the external elevations of Pykes House show on one side the date of construction and on the other the initials of John Pyke, the original owner and a leading brick maker at the time.
    The property offers beautifully presented and spacious accommodation arranged over two floors. The reception rooms enjoy generous proportions, of the era, and include a generous reception hall, a triple aspect drawing room and adjacent study. Less formal living space is provided by a double aspect family room which is open to the breakfast room. This in turn leads to a spacious kitchen which is complete with a four oven Aga.
    The first floor offers a fabulous principal bedroom which has a stunning adjacent bathroom, recently refitted, with a walk-in shower, a roll-top bath and double basins. There are five further double bedrooms which are served by two further bathrooms. Throughout the house there is extensive storage and there is also a cellar with good head height, ideal for wine storage.

    The Gardens
    The house is approached via a gravel driveway with ample parking in front of both the house and the garage. Outside, a path from the house leads past the herb garden to the detached ancillary accommodation which was refurbished back in 2015. This provides accommodation giving a first floor studio/living space with kitchenette, with a bedroom, large hall and bathroom on the ground floor.
    The enclosed mature gardens are south west facing, largely laid to lawn with a variety of established
    trees and shrub borders. Doors from the family room, study and drawing room all lead out on to
    the terrace. The plot overall is just under an acre.

    View payable Stamp Duty for this property

The space is just fabulous, a great party house, in a village location with a cottage offering overflow accommodation.

Deborah GiacobbiProperty agent

Local information

  • The property is positioned within the much sought after village of Highclere which is well located for access to the A34, M4 and the mainline train stations at Newbury (London Paddington) and Whitchurch (Waterloo). In most recent years, the village has become best known for playing host to 'Downton Abbey' at nearby Highclere Castle, the home of Lord and Lady Carnarvon.
  • The village itself has a church and a pub, with many other pubs and restaurants to be found in the wider area. In nearby Woolton Hill, there are well regarded infant and junior schools whilst Newbury offers St. Bartholomews or Park House. Private schools in the area include Cheam, St Gabriel's, Horris Hill, Brockhurst and Marlston House, Elstree, Farleigh, Marlborough College, Bradfield College and Downe House.
  • Newbury offers a wide range of shops and recreational facilities with Parkway Shopping centre hosting many well-known stores. There is also a Waitrose, a cinema, a theatre, various gyms and golf clubs and the famous Newbury Racecourse.

Additional information

  • Services: Mains, water and drainage.
  • Oil fired central heating.
  • Basingstoke & Deane Council: Council Tax Band G
  • Directions: Follow satnav RG20 9QY
  • EPC Rating: E
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • Council Tax Band: G