Manor Farmhouse, Marsh Benham
Total = 677.3 sq m / 7291 sq ft
Benham Park, Marsh Benham,
Berkshire, RG20 8LX
Period house with cottage and outstanding gardens in a private parkland setting.
5 Reception Rooms
Mains water and electricity
Oil fired central heating
The AreaMarsh Benham
Manor Farmhouse is situated on the edge of the historic Benham Park and the charming village of Marsh Benham, well known for its gastro pub The Red House. Marsh Benham is situated in the Kennet Valley surrounded by farmland and water meadows to the south, with both the River Kennet and the Kennet and Avon Canal within walking distance. The market town of Newbury lies just 4 miles east and makes this location amazingly convenient.
Best known for its Racing, Newbury also offers a welcoming town centre with many cafes and restaurants and for shopping there are independent stores, national brands and specialist markets. The Watermill Theatre is one of Britain’s best regional theatres producing West End transfer performances as well as self-produced comedies. The exceptional restaurants/hotels of The Woodspeen, The Vineyard and The Retreat are all within 4 miles.
There are a number of state and private schools in the area and road communications are fantastic to the A34, which in turn provides access to the M4 to London, and the West.
Manor Farmhouse, Marsh BenhamAbout this home
Manor Farmhouse is approached through electric gates and a sweeping circular gravelled drive giving an immediate sense of arrival. This classic period farmhouse is beautifully decorated in an elegant and traditional style. The accommodation is light with all the reception rooms looking out over the stunning walled gardens. A spur of the drive leads to parking in front of the charming 2 bedroom cottage which could be used for further accommodation, studio or office.
Located on the edge of the village, the house was completely altered and refurbished by the present owners some 16 years ago and has been meticulously maintained over the years. Highlights include;
The entrance to this classic period farmhouse through electric gates to a sweeping circular drive gives a wonderful sense of arrival.
The elegant drawing room has an immense feeling of peace and quiet whilst the dining room has an unusual and attractive fireplace with decorative panelling and crenelated mantel.
The kitchen is very much the heart of the home, presented in a traditional farmhouse style with an Aga.
Steps from the kitchen lead to a sitting room lined on one wall with bookcases, which would also make a useful and well positioned playroom
All the bedrooms are comfortably furnished, with the main bedroom and en suite bathroom being particularly impressive, with wonderful views across the garden.
Accessed from a second staircase are further bedrooms and bathrooms that would be ideal for children as well as a landing area that could be a fun playroom.
There is an excellent and spacious 2 bedroom cottage that would be ideal for extended family and guests, or to continue to let it out.
The walled gardens are simply beautiful, mostly laid to lawn and interspersed with a variety of well-established trees and shrubs as well as mature mixed flower borders which are full of colour throughout the summer months.
Total = 677.3 sq m / 7291 sq ft
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