A stunning manor house in the heart of Berkshire with a real sense of grandeur, countryside views and private grounds that’s fantastic for a family get together and is just an hour from London.

Key Features

Highlights

  • Cinema Room
  • Countryside Views
  • Enclosed Garden
  • Farmhouse Kitchen
  • Free-standing Bath
  • Gym
  • Historical Building
  • Parking
  • Period Features
  • WiFi

At a glance

  • Mid-19th-century manor in private grounds surrounded by pretty countryside
  • Spacious with a variety of sitting rooms, a cinema room and a gym
  • Luxurious master bedroom with a large balcony and views over the garden
  • About the property

    Recently restored and beautifully appointed, this mid-19th-century manor house is a superb blend of period style and contemporary living. With plenty of space including sitting rooms and a cinema room, as well as private grounds that are perfect for playing garden games and enjoying leisurely barbecues, it’s ideal for a family get together or a special occasion. You’ll be surrounded by beautiful countryside, yet there’s a local train station with a service to London and Newbury just a few miles away for days out shopping or at the races.

  • The space

    As you drive through the electric gates, then up the sweeping driveway where the house comes into full view, you’ll realise that you’ve arrived somewhere very special.

    Step inside the grand and spacious entrance hall and you’ll see a galleried landing above you and a glass roof lantern above that, plus the original wide, turning staircase in front of you. Oak flooring runs throughout the ground floor and there’s underfloor heating too, plus the sash windows are double-glazed.

    The house has lots of natural light, high ceilings and excellent room proportions. This is especially true of the huge, bright and airy, open-plan sitting, kitchen and dining area. It’s the perfect place for socialising all together, whether preparing a meal, enjoying drinks, chatting or tucking into dinner.

    The kitchen area centres around an island with several bar stools and there is everything you will need to self-cater including an electric oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge with ice machine, freezer, coffee machines for both pods and ground coffee, plus a dishwasher. The sitting area features comfy seating and the formal dining area next to the kitchen has a large table with seating for everyone.

    The house also has other sitting rooms, meaning that if anyone wants to enjoy quiet time reading a book, or the adults want to split up from the children for a while, they can.

    If required, access can be given to the butler’s kitchen where a washing machine and tumble dryer are available to use.

    The house offers an array of ways to keep yourselves entertained too including a grand piano if anyone in your group plays and a cinema room with a large Smart TV/projector with Netflix. If you’re feeling a little more energetic, how about getting the ping pong table out? Or, head to the mini room which has a cross trainer, treadmill, static bike and a yoga ball.

    All six bedrooms are on the first floor. There are five bedrooms with a king-size bed, one with an en-suite shower room and three with an en-suite with a bath (most are freestanding) and a separate shower. One also has a fantastic balcony with sweeping views over the grounds. There is also a bedroom with a two single beds.

    There is also a family bathroom with a bath and shower.

    Outside, the landscaped grounds, that are mainly laid to lawn, are ideal for summertime barbecues and playing garden games. There are two large terraces and garden furniture, while the south-facing aspect of the majority of the garden makes it ideal for enjoying the sunshine.

  • Guest access

    The owners will greet you on arrival and show you into the property.

  • Sustainability

    If you'd like to offset the carbon emissions from your trip, get in touch and we can arrange this for a small fee.

  • Keep in mind

    Check-in: from 16:00
    Check-out: by 11:00

    Deposit: Bookings are subject to a non-refundable deposit of 30% of the booking value plus applicable booking fees with the balance payable 60 days before the date of travel.

    Accidental Damage Deposit: To maintain the highest standards in our properties, guests will need to pay a refundable Accidental Damage Deposit of £1,500 prior to their stay.

    Book with confidence: If your booking is affected by new Government travel restrictions which were not known at the time of booking, and you're legally unable to travel, we will arrange with the property owner to refund 100% of your holiday cost.

  • House rules

    • No smoking
    • No parties and events
    • Please keep noise to a minimum
    • The host will consider a dog, with an extra fee of £125 plus VAT

Amenities

General

  • Bicycle Storage
  • Coffee Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD Player
  • Electric Induction Hob
  • Freezer
  • Hairdryer
  • Heating
  • Iron And Ironing Board
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Nespresso Machine
  • Outdoor Space
  • Private Entrance
  • Seating Area
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • WiFi

Health & Safety

  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Fire Blanket
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • First Aid Kit
  • Smoke Detector

Highlights

  • Child-friendly
  • Cinema Room
  • Countryside Views
  • Enclosed Garden
  • Extensive Gardens
  • Farmhouse Kitchen
  • Free-standing Bath
  • Garden
  • Gym
  • Historical Building
  • Luxury Toiletries
  • Parking
  • Period Features
  • Piano
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Roll Top Bath
  • Underfloor Heating
  • Village
  • Wine Cooler

Collections

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  • Near London
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  • Wheelchair Accessible

Family Friendly

  • Cot
  • Highchair
  • Outside Play Area
  • Toys And Books

Experiences

  • Paddle-boarding
  • Private Chef
  • Yoga

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Location

Local Info

The neighbourhood

The manor house is located in Crookham Common, Thatcham and there is a local village shop. There are local pubs in neighbouring villages, with the closest being in the rural village of Brimpton. Newbury and the larger town of Reading provide everything else you could need including an extensive range of shopping, leisure and sporting facilities.

The area surrounding the manor is filled with beautiful countryside and is a popular location for walking and cycling, while the beautiful Kennet and Avon Canal is also nearby.

If you’re looking for fun, head to Lagoona Park. Open in the summer months, this aqua park and activity centre features a floating, inflatable obstacle course, as well as paddleboarding, paddleboats and water bikes. Or, how about a day at Newbury or Ascot races?

The vibrant town of Henley-on-Thames, famous for the Henley Royal Regatta makes a fantastic day out delving into the shops and savouring Afternoon Tea at one of the cafes. Meanwhile, Windsor, with its royal heritage, is a fantastic place to absorb some British culture with a visit to the castle or a scenic sightseeing trip along the River Thames.

Getting around

A car is recommended for travelling to the property and ease of getting around and the M4 and A34 are easily accessible. However, there are good train services from Thatcham (the nearest station), Newbury and Reading into London Paddington.

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