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4,690 sq ft(435.72 sq m)
Guide price £1,750,000

Galley LaneHeadley, Thatcham, Berkshire, RG19 8LH

  • Under offer

Key features

  • Ideal for both inside and outside entertaining
  • Equestrian facilities
  • Useful outbuildings
  • Beautiful land with stream running through
  • Within a few miles of Cheam school

Period farmhouse with outbuildings set in beautiful gardens and paddocks of 10.57 acres

About this property

  • Waits Farm is a period farmhouse set in beautiful gardens and grounds with the Gailey Brook running through, and lying in a quiet rural position just over a mile from Kingsclere. The accommodation is of generous proportions and works well for entertaining with the entrance hall leading off to all the reception rooms, as well as the kitchen/breakfast room with Aga. There is a large landing which could also be used as a study area, large master bedroom suite and further bedrooms and family bathroom.

    Outside

    The beautiful gardens and grounds form a private valley and create a lovely setting for the house. The lawns are interspersed with mature mixed borders, shrubs and trees and slope away down to the brook where a bridge leads over to further pasture. To the north of the house is an orchard with chicken run and a well-established kitchen garden with greenhouse. In front of the potential cottage is a large terrace
    looking out over the enclosed swimming pool and the gardens and grounds.

    The paddocks lie to the north and east of the property and are
    enclosed mainly by post and rail fencing.

    A small mainly double bank trout stream flows through the land for about 600 yards.

    Outbuildings

    Waits Farm is approached from the lane via a 5 bar gate to a courtyard with stabling, stables/store (1 used as an office), and a potential cottage (subject to the usual planning permission) room with shower room and kitchenette.

    View payable Stamp Duty for this property

This is a charming farmhouse in lovely grounds and land that form a private valley with the Galley Brook running through.

Liz McLeanProperty agent

Local information

  • Kingsclere 1.4 miles, Thatcham 6 miles, Basingstoke 9 miles, Newbury 5.5 miles, M3 J6 13 miles, M4 J12 12 miles, Basingstoke to Waterloo about 45 minutes, Theale to Paddington about 48 minutes (All times and mileages are approximate)
  • Situation
  • Waits Farm is situated between the villages of Headley and Kingsclere. Kingsclere has good local shops and services, and the towns of Newbury, Basingstoke and Reading are all within easy driving distance and provide a comprehensive range of facilities.
  • There is a wide selection of schools in the area, both private and state, including Cheam, Elstree and Thorngrove prep schools, Bradfield College, Downe House and St Gabriels.
  • Location
  • Waits Farm is situated between the villages of Headley and Kingsclere. Kingsclere has good local shops and services, and the towns of Newbury, Basingstoke and Reading are all within easy driving distance and provide a comprehensive range of facilities. There is a wide selection of schools in the area, both private and state, including Cheam, Elstree and Thorngrove prep schools, Bradfield College, Downe House and St Gabriels.

Additional information

  • Directions: From Newbury: Take the A339 signed to Basingstoke, and in the village of Headley turn left into Galley Lane. Continue to the T junction and the house is directly in front of you. Turn right and immediately left into the courtyard. From Basingstoke: Take the A339 signed to Newbury, and at the roundabout after the Kingsclere by-pass take the 3rd exit into Union Lane. Continue for 1.4 miles and the house will be found on the right just before the junction with Galley Lane.
  • EPC Rating = E