A charming property in need of modernisation with wonderful views and great potential to extend or replace.
Sheardon sits in an elevated position on the edge of Brightwalton, a popular village to the north of Newbury. The house has wonderful views over the surrounding countryside which is well known for its delightful walks and bridleways and is on the beautiful Berkshire Downs and the Ridgeway. It is believed to date from 1860 with later additions. There are well-established west facing gardens with a summer house and stable/store. There are a variety of trees and ﬂowering borders and shrubs.Opposite the cottage is a paddock of about 4.38 acres which may be available by separate negotiation.Planning consent (ref: 13/02575/HOUSE) was granted in November 2013 to extend and re-model Sheardon to create 2 reception rooms, a large kitchen/dining room, a principal bedroom suite and 3 further bedrooms. Planning permission was also granted in November 2015 (ref: 15/03083/FULD) to replace the existing dwelling with a new house of about 371m2 / c.4,000 sq. ft.. A Certificate of Lawfulness confirming that material operations have taken place pursuant to and consistent with planning permission 15/03083/FULD was issued in December 2019.Further plans are available from the agent.Mains electricity and water, private drainage. Oil heating and Aga.
Brightwalton is located within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with a nursery and primary school. The nearest post office and public house are in the neighbouring village of Chaddleworth (about 2 miles away), whilst Great Shefford (about 4 miles away) has a village shop, petrol station and public house.A greater selection of amenities can be found in Wantage and Newbury including both Waitrose and Sainsbury's supermarkets. Newbury also has a fast train service to London Paddington and there is access to the Elizabeth Line from Reading.There are a good selection of schools in the area including Brockhurst & Marlston House, Elstree, St Gabriel's and Downe House.Wantage 6 miles, Newbury 10 miles (London Paddington 50 minutes), Didcot 11.5 miles (London Paddington 50 minutes), M4 (J13) 8 miles, M4 (J14) 7 miles(Distances and times approximate)