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Greenways, Lambourn, Nr. Hungerford

£1,200,000
5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3 receptions

Summary:


An exceptional equestrian facility and contemporary country home in the heart of racing country


Key Features:

  • 5 Bedrooms
  • Master Bedroom with ensuite
  • Stunning open plan living
  • Separate sitting room/playroom
  • 12 Stables
  • 6 Acres, 7 post & rail Paddocks
  • Floodlit Manège
  • Tack Room
  • Hay Barn
  • Easy Access to Bridleways from the property


Full Details:


Set in a peaceful location at the end of a no-through lane and with incredible views across the Lambourn countryside, Follyfoot House is a stunning contemporary home and exceptional equestrian facility.

The house offers nearly 3000 square feet of modern living space, with 5 good sized bedrooms including a stunning master suite with chic ensuite bathroom, and an extensive open plan living area with spectacular views from every window. The current owners have cleverly and sensitively transformed the existing property into a light-filled, spacious and welcoming home, perfectly suited to modern family life.

As you drive out of Lambourn village into the countryside you’ll find Follyfoot House in a tranquil setting, surrounded by fields and nestled behind electric wooden gates.

A sweeping gravel driveway leads to the front of the house through extensive lawns. There’s a gravel area to the side with parking for 6 cars, an outdoor seating area for alfresco entertaining, and safe and enclosed children’s play area.

The house has been cleverly reconfigured to make the most of the incredible views, with the main living areas on the first floor and the five bedrooms on the ground floor. There are two entrances to the property, although the family currently enter the house through the side entrance, straight into a spacious boot room/utility room. Here there’s a range of fitted storage units, plumbing for a washing machine and drier, and plenty of space to deal with muddy boots, dogs and children, before heading upstairs to the main living space.

Upstairs you’ll find a space that has been thoughtfully and carefully reimagined to create a spacious open plan living area, combined with more private spaces for work or quiet relaxation.

The formal sitting room is flooded with light thanks to double aspect windows which offer far-reaching views from both sides. You can look out of the impressive floor to ceiling picture window on the south side of this room, keeping an eye on your horses and gazing across your land to the top of the fields beyond.

Engineered oak floors, high ceilings and neutral paint shades give this room an elegant, contemporary feel. The space flows effortlessly into the chic kitchen, with a range of Shaker-style wooden units painted an elegant shade of grey, granite worktops, a range cooker and hob, double ‘Fired Earth’ butler’s sink and space for a large American-style fridge/freezer.

This is a wonderfully convivial space where family and friends can gather around the large central island or enjoy dinner or long Sunday lunches around the huge dining table. The current owners tell us that Christmas here is simply magical with room for an enormous tree and views over frosty fields. Double doors lead from the kitchen onto a south-facing glass framed terrace with room for a table and chairs and where you can relax with a glass of wine on a summer’s evening.

Off the main living area is an informal sitting room, with a great feeling of light and space thanks to the triple aspect windows. It’s currently used as a children’s playroom and TV room and is a great space to curl up together on the sofa to watch TV. You can also keep all the children’s toys and paraphernalia out of the way and give them their own space to play and relax. Upstairs there’s also a private study area leading off the TV/playroom and a WC.

Downstairs you’ll find five well-proportioned bedrooms. The master suite is a calm and spacious sanctuary, with spacious, elegant built in wardrobes. You’ll love the luxurious feel of the ensuite bathroom with its chic slate flooring, Victorian style roll-top bath, his and hers sinks and separate walk-in shower. Four further bedrooms downstairs are all doubles and share two bathrooms, each beautifully finished with walk in showers and grey slate flooring.

Equestrian Facilities
Follyfoot House offers outstanding equestrian facilities quite literally on your doorstep!
In all there’s approximately 6 acres of land. There are 12 traditional brick built stables overlooking a neat and well-maintained concrete yard, a tack room/feed room with plumbing for an industrial washing machine and scope for converting into ancillary accommodation. There’s also a large hay barn at the far end of the yard.

Opposite the yard is a 40m x 20m manège, in excellent order with a recently reconditioned surface. There are 7 post and rail paddocks accessed from the stable yard, each connected with mains water. There is easy access from the stables onto a bridleway which leads up to the ancient Ridgeway, with hundreds of miles of routes to choose from. Riding up here is a sheer delight, with breathtakingly beautiful views over sweeping countryside across the Downs.

Area
Lambourn is world-famous for its racing connections. The home of National Hunt Racing, the village is well served by farriers, vets and other equestrian-related services. You’re a stone’s throw from some absolutely stunning countryside and the views from the ‘gallops’ just outside the village are absolutely unbeatable.

Lambourn is a very pretty little village, rural yet well connected, and in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There are local shops, including a Co-Op convenience store, a post office, bakery, cafes, a pharmacy and a couple of great pubs. Nearby rail links from Hungerford, Swindon and Didcot will take you to London Paddington in under an hour, and the M4 is just 5 miles away at J14.

Lambourn has a well regarded CE Primary School, within walking distance of the house and two OFSTED ‘Outstanding’ secondary schools nearby: King Alfred’s Academy in Wantage, and Faringdon Community College. Independent schools nearby include Pinewood, Marlborough College and Abingdon.

Local Authority & Services
West Berkshire Council: 01635 42400
Oil Central Heating
Septic Tank
Mains Water & Electricity

Equestrian Tie
The occupation of Follyfoot House shall be limited to a person solely or mainly employed (or retired through old age or ill health), within the holding known as Follyfoot Stables or a dependent of such a person residing with that person (but including the widow of such a person), on the land identified, and shall not be sold or leased as a separate planning unit from the main holding.


Viewing & Disclaimer:


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