The Clergy House is an impressive family house of Edwardian origins set in the hamlet of Marlston, close to Bucklebury. The property benefits from a beautiful rural setting combined with easy access to excellent schools, train services and nearby larger towns creating a perfect mix of country life and accessibility. The house has been improved and extended over the years to create a stylish and sophisticated family home, with additional annexe accommodation. The delightful entrance hall leads through to a stunning and beautifully proportioned drawing room filled with natural light from the large windows, with attractive joinery and an open fireplace. There is a fabulous and very spacious, light and airy kitchen/breakfast/living room ideally suited to today’s modern lifestyle, and which flows out to the garden across an attractive stone terrace, giving easy access to the swimming pool and formal gardens. The kitchen is fitted with a range of bespoke cabinetry, a smart contemporary island, an Aga range cooker and attractive wooden flooring. In addition to the reception space within the kitchen, there is also a generous-sized family room providing a perfect mix of more casual living for family life, as well as a separate sitting room/playroom. Upstairs there is a fantastic principal bedroom with large dressing room and en suite bathroom, with wonderful views across the garden to the countryside beyond. There are three further double bedrooms, a family bathroom and a study/fifth bedroom, which also enjoy far-reaching views. In addition to the main house there is a one bedroom annexe which has recently been renovated to include a smart contemporary kitchen and a shower room. This annexe is ideal for overflow accommodation for the main house, or as separate ancillary accommodation if required.
The Clergy House is situated in a wonderful position close to the villages of Bucklebury and Yattendon, and is surrounded by fabulous countryside. Both of these villages offer excellent local amenities, including a village shop, café and popular pub, and there is a strong local community. The nearby larger towns of Newbury and Reading offer a wide range of amenities catering for most day-to-day needs, with excellent shopping and leisure facilities including racing at Newbury racecourse, two regional theatres in Newbury and a range of shops, supermarkets, restaurants and cafes. The surrounding countryside gives access to wonderful walking, riding and cycling opportunities. Communications in the area are excellent, with a choice of train services from Newbury, Thatcham, Pangbourne, Theale or Midgham into London Paddington, and easy road access to the A34 and M4 linking with London, Heathrow Airport and the West Country. There is an excellent range of schools in the area, including Brockhurst and Marlston House in Marlston itself, St Andrew’s, Elstree, Cheam, Bradfield College, Pangbourne College, Downe House and St Helen and St Katharine’s.
The Clergy House is approached via smart wooden electric gates across a gravelled driveway, with plenty of parking in front of the house and garage. The property sits in an enviable position within the hamlet of Marlston, a truly delightful and peaceful green environment. The gardens are mainly laid to lawn surrounded by mature hedgerows, and interspersed with flowering specimen trees and shrubs. A south-west facing stone terrace at the rear of the house catches the afternoon and evening sun and is ideal for entertaining beside the swimming pool which has a contemporary glass safety surround. There is a vegetable garden, and small orchard and greenhouse beyond. In addition to the more formal areas of lawn there is an old dell which is a perfect environment for children to play in, or to develop as a more natural and wild part of the garden. Across a small country track is the tennis court, adjacent to which is a small paddock.