A charming Grade II listed family house in this quiet and picturesque setting with stunning gardens.
Copse Farm is Grade II listed of architectural merit and we understand the property was constructed in 1869 with an 18th century courtyard added to the house and later additions in 19th century.The current family have been living in the house for the last 30 years and with its immense character and charm, the property lends itself to idyllic family living in this quiet secluded position. The property is approached up a long drive off the lane, then over a gravel drive which meanders around the property passing through the barn with parking in a large gravelled courtyard area.The main accommodation is arranged over three floors above a small cellar and now requires some updating. The reception space flows well and has been cleverly extended via a conservatory link into the existing brick-built barn. Within the main part of the house are three reception rooms with period fireplaces, ornate architraving and working shutters. The formal drawing room has been created by converting one of the existing barns beyond which is a playroom and a ground floor guest double bedroom and bathroom. Over the first floor are two double bedrooms with adjoining bathrooms and a third bedroom/dressing room with a separate shower room. Over the second floor are three attic style bedrooms served by a bathroom and separate shower room (please refer to the floorplans).Situated to the west of the property is a two/three-bedroom cottage cleverly converted out of the existing period barns. The property is self-contained and comprises entrance hall, kitchen/dining room, sitting room and over the first floor are two double bedrooms, a single bedroom, a shower room, bathroom and a large unconverted storeroom. Within this building is a double garage. Forming part of the courtyard is a well-appointed 'party' barn, with two large full height double doors, one opening onto the courtyard and the other giving views towards the paddock. There is also access to a large room that could be easily converted to a 'home office'.Part of the northern section of the courtyard comprises of six bullock sheds with four full height original stables, two which are now utilised as workshops. Behind these are two garden stores and a gardener's staff room.Within the garden and grounds is a Grade II listed Granary and a Grade II listed Dairy House. The Granary is mid-19th century, weatherboarded over a structural timber frame on nine cast iron mushroom shaped staddle stones. The ornamental Dairy is believed to have been built in 1869. The interior has a whitewashed upper part with a deep cornice inspired by Indian architecture and white tiling to the lower part with a border of blue and white tiles with Greek key design. There are also slate shelves, and it is highly unusual today to find a complete example of a Dairy House.Of particular note are the beautifully manicured lawns and Yew and box topiary that are found throughout the garden and grounds. In addition, there is a magnificent rill off the main drive (not in working order) as well a water feature purchased from the Chelsea Flower show. There is also a large vegetable garden with pasture, an orchard and a well-kept paddock with post and rail fencing.
East End lies in the northern part of Hampshire on the Berkshire border, an area characterised by rolling downland and set within a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Within the village of East End is a primary school and, currently under construction, is Malverleys Farm Shop and Restaurant. Nearby is Highclere most famous for Highclere Castle and the set of Downtown Abbey. The area also gave inspiration for the book Watership Down. Within the parish is the church of St Martins in nearby East Woodhay and there is also ample scope for extensive walking and riding on miles of footpaths and bridleways. The historic market towns of Newbury and