Roden Park Cgi
1,011.62 sq m
Guide price £9,000,000(€10,203,066)

ComptonBerkshire, RG20 7PY

    Key features

    • A traditionally designed new country house with classical proportions in a spectacular location
    • Secluded estate set within the Berkshire Downs in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
    • Traditional design principles with modern luxury, to create one of the finest new houses
    • Guest and staff cottages in addition to principal house
    • Landscaped gardens with tennis court and swimming pool
    • Breath-taking views
    • The surrounding area is renowned for its schools, transport links and amenities
    • Currently under construction, due for completion in Spring 2020

    A magnificent newly built country house by the renowned Sherbourne Developments and set in an outstanding, tranquil setting in the Berkshire Downs.

    About this property

    • Roden Park uses a traditional palette of vernacular materials that roots the house to its setting. The house is constructed in warm red brick with stone detailing to the quoins, gate piers and entrance porch. The house is designed to suggest an early Georgian gentleman's manor house, with courtyard pavilion wings wrapping around the main entrance and sweeping driveway. These flanking buildings provide garaging, storage and additional accommodation. The design has a relaxed and inviting style but, with all the formal architectural traditions that are expected in a country estate of this status. The design cleverly incorporates some of the older farm buildings on the site, creating a gentle mix of the old and new.

      A large, semi-circular stone portico frames the entrance, creating an impressive formal transition into the classically designed interior. Palladian proportions quickly become evident – high ceilings amplify the natural light and highlight the detail of elegant cornicing in the reception rooms. There is impeccable detailing and proportions throughout, with bespoke skirting, architraves and door linings completing the Georgian inspired interior. Sherbourne Developments source the finest natural stone and wood flooring, beautifully detailed fireplace surrounds, traditionally crafted joinery and luxurious bathrooms and kitchens. The wooden box-frame sliding sash windows are made by local joiners and are hand-painted. The house strikes a perfect balance between comfortable modern living and classical design integrity.

      The main house is centred upon an impressive central staircase hall, which leads out to all of the large, well proportioned living spaces. On the first floor are five bedrooms, all with en-suite bathrooms, and dressing rooms to the major suites. The roomy attic floor contains two further large bedrooms and bathrooms. There is an extensive cellar containing the cinema, as well as areas for wine storage, and gun space for when hosting a shoot.

      Whilst the house is designed to exemplify quiet, rural living, it can easily adapt to entertaining, transforming into the ultimate party venue. Visitors can be effortlessly accommodated in one of the specially designed guest houses, set just to one side of the main house. A swimming pool, tennis court, games room and cinema provide modern luxury entertainment and there is ample staff accommodation to support the running of the house to whatever scale required. The house looks out onto a semi-formal country garden that is ideal for hosting events, before opening out to uninterrupted views into the natural wider landscape, abundant with wildlife.

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    This secluded estate within the Berkshire Downs will be one of the finest new country houses in the area. It is an amazing and unique setting.

    Camilla ElwellProperty agent

    Local information

    • Roden Park is situated in a remarkably rural location tucked away in the Berkshire Downs, at the end of a long private driveway.
    • The estate has enviable links to Oxford, 20 miles to the north via A34 and Newbury, 12 miles to the south, both offering excellent shopping, facilities and a selection of well-known private schools. M4 motorway, Junction 13, is 9 miles away allowing access to London 50 miles to the east.
    • Didcot and Reading have regular, fast train/Crossrail services to London Paddington Station. Heathrow airport is approximately one hour and Gatwick airport 90 minutes by car, both offering national and international flights.
    • The surrounding area is renowned for its excellent pre-schools, public schools and colleges: Abingdon School (23mins), Cheam (25mins), Downe House (14mins), Dragon School (41mins), Horris Hill (20mins), Marlborourgh College (40 mins), Pangbourne (18mins ), Radley College, Oxford (27mins) and St Helens and St Katherines (22mins).
    • Newbury, Marlborough, Reading and Oxford have an extensive range of shops, restaurants, boutiques and supermarkets, as well as theatres, museums and sports events.
    • National Hunt Racing at Newbury. Lambourn, the Valley of the Racehorse, is approximately 17 miles to the west.
    • The undulating Lambourn Downs are the chalk hills that feed the lovely streams of Berkshire. The Rivers Kennet Lambourn, Loddon and Pang are best known for their clear, cold water, which creates the ideal spawning conditions for wild trout and grayling.

    Additional information

    • EPC Rating = B