Ecchinswell, Newbury, Berkshire, RG20 4UQ | Property for sale | Savills
3,479 sq ft(323.21 sq m)
Excess of £2,000,000(€2,280,422)

EcchinswellNewbury, Berkshire, RG20 4UQ

  • Sale Agreed

Key features

  • Four reception rooms
  • Principal bedroom suite with dressing room and bathroom
  • Five further bedrooms (1 en suite)
  • Barn with garaging, workshops, stores and garden room
  • Stableyard with 3 loose boxes, store, tack room and workshop
  • Tennis court
  • Gardens, paddocks and pasture land
  • In all about 9 acres

A charming country house on the edge of Ecchinswell with outbuildings, views and 7.8 acres.

About this property

  • Chalkpit House is unlisted and is understood to date from about 1850 having been extended a number of times during the 20th Century. The original house was likely associated with the former chalk pit which sits to the west of the house forming the beautifully sheltered gardens. Within the grounds, a small outbuilding is understood to be a former isolation hospital dating from the early 20th Century.

    The house provides well-balanced living space including a
    particularly well proportioned 25ft drawing room with an open
    fireplace. The further reception rooms include a sitting room and dining room and there is a choice of two studies. The kitchen/breakfast room has an adjoining utility room/back hall and a pantry. There are six bedrooms on the first floor including a well-placed principal bedroom which enjoys the best of the superb views and has a dressing room and en suite bathroom. There is a guest bedroom with an en suite bathroom, four further bedrooms and a family bathroom.

    Chalkpit House has a lovely approach via a driveway which winds through the grounds to a gravel parking area located to the north of the house. The parking area is adjacent to a substantial timber-framed outbuilding which provides garaging, workshops and stores.

    The gardens are principally found to the west of the house and include a wide lawn, a number of specimen trees and a tennis wall. To the south of the house is a sheltered terrace with a variety of shrubs and trees.

    The stableyard is found to the north east of the house and includes 3 loose boxes, a feed room and tack room with ample space to park a horse lorry. There are paddocks adjacent to the driveway and to the north of the stables as well as a large field to the north west of the house and gardens.

    The tennis court is found to the north of the stables.

    Rights of Way
    There is a public footpath crossing the field to the north west of the house.

    View payable Stamp Duty for this property

The most wonderful setting, on the edge of the Hampshire Downs

Camilla ElwellProperty agent

Local information

  • Chalkpit House sits in beautiful, mature gardens on the edge
  • of the popular village of Ecchinswell which sits at the foot
  • of Watership Down in an area renowned for its beautiful
  • countryside. The village has a church, primary school and a
  • popular pub, The Royal Oak. The larger village of Kingsclere
  • is 2 miles away and has a local shop, butcher, doctor's surgery
  • and hairdresser as well as 2 galleries and a selection of pubs
  • and restaurants. The market town of Newbury is 6.5 miles away and provides a wide selection of shopping and leisure facilities including a Waitrose Supermarket.
  • Transport links are excellent with the A34 and M4 providing fast road connections to London, The West Country, the Midlands and the South Coast. Newbury has a direct and regular rail service to Paddington taking from about 1 hour and Basingstoke has a service to London Waterloo taking from 45 minutes.
  • The area is served by numerous well-regarded preparatory and secondary schools including Cheam, Horris Hill, St. Gabriel's, Downe House, Radley, Bradfield College and Marlborough amongst many others.

Additional information

  • Directions: Kingsclere 2 miles, Newbury 6.5 miles (London Paddington from 60 mins), Basingstoke 10.5 miles (London Waterloo from 45 mins), Heathrow Airport 44 miles and central London 61 miles. From Newbury take the A339 towards Basingstoke and continue out of town passing St. Gabriel's School on your left. At the Swan Roundabout take the first exit, continuing on the A339 towards Basingstoke, Kingsclere and Headley. At the next roundabout take the third exit onto Ecchinswell Road. Follow the road for about 3 miles into the village of Ecchinswell and then take the left hand turning towards Kingsclere before The Royal Oak pub. Follow the road out of the village and the driveway for Chalkpit House will be on the left hand side after a short distance. Postcode: RG20 4UQ
  • EPC Rating: E
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • Council Tax Band: G