A beautifully restored and renovated village house, set within an attractive garden, close to the centre of a thriving village.
The Old Malthouse has been beautifully and innovatively restored and renovated to a very high standard. Within this thatched 17th Century period house is a fantastic mixture of both classic and contemporary design. Every room is well proportioned, each with features of old and new combined. There are exposed lime washed beams, brickwork and arched doorways.The galleried reception hall, kitchen, dining room and bathrooms are laid withlimestone flooring, with under floor heating throughout on the ground and first floor. The drawing room has French doors leading into the conservatory/garden room and there is also a fireplace with stone surround fitted with a gas effect fire. Stairs lead up to the mezzanine above, this provides a wonderful library with fitted bookshelves.The bespoke kitchen/breakfast room has been carefully designed with drawers and wall cupboards topped with a granite worktop, incorporating electric Aga, double fridge with freezer drawers, drawer dishwashers. Off the dining room is a walk-in larder and wine room. The utility room and boot room both have doors out to the drive.An electric wrought iron gate and gravel driveway leads to the front of the house. There is also a pedestrian gate set in the wall which leads out to Popes Hill which is a no through lane. Adjacent to the drive there is a timber clad and brick outbuilding which provides a self-contained studio/annexe with living room, kitchenette to one side and a shower room together with a bedroom/studio. Adjoining is the double garage.To the east and south of the house is an Indian Sandstone terrace which leads onto the garden; this is mostly laid to lawn. There are areas of neatly clipped box hedging with flower and shrub beds. To the south of the garden is the Gailey Brook which is sourced from a natural spring at the foot of the Downs.
Basingstoke 9 miles, Newbury 8 miles, Reading 14 miles, London Waterloo via Basingstoke Station from 45 minutes, London Paddington via Newbury Station from 50 minutes, M3 (Junction 6) 11 miles, M4 (Junction 13) 12 miles(All distances and times are approximate)The Old Malthouse in situated close to the village centre of Kingsclere at the foot of the North Hampshire Downs, part of which forms Watership Down and within a conservation area.Within the village there are excellent local facilities which include shops, a post office, public houses, restaurants, doctors and veterinary surgeries, churches, a primary school and community centre, most of which are within walking distance. There are more extensive facilities in Newbury and Basingstoke. Communications are excellent with rail services to London Waterloo from Basingstoke or Overton and Paddington from Newbury Station. The M3, M4 and A34 are all close by, providing fast road access to the national motorway networks, London, South Coast, West Country and the Midlands.There are many excellent schools in the area which include a primary school in the village, Cheam, Downe House, Horris Hill, Elstree and St Gabriels. There are many footpaths and bridleways offering splendid walking.