Zell Farm House is located on the edge of the popular village of Highclere, home to “Downton Abbey” at nearby Highclere Castle, and approximately 5 miles to the south west of Newbury. The property is within easy reach of the A34, M4 and mainline train stations at Newbury (Paddington 54 minutes) and Whitchurch (64 minutes). Highclere, along with neighbouring Woolton Hill, offers a thriving community with a number of excellent pubs and restaurants, churches, monthly village markets, a post office, garden centre, tennis club and doctor’s surgery. There is also an outstanding infant school and junior school. Other schools in the area include Thorngrove, St.Gabriels, Cheam, Downe House, Horris Hill, Brockhurst and Marlston House, Elstree, Farleigh, Bradfield College and Marlborough College. The property is located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and surrounded by byways, footpaths and bridleways. The historic market town of Newbury offers a wide range of shops, sporting and recreational facilities including Newbury racecourse.
Zell Farm House is an attractive Grade II Listed period house dating back to 1640 with the accommodation arranged over three floors. It has been a wonderful family home for 30 years and provides plenty of space and has retained a great deal of the original charm and character. The principle rooms are on the south side of the house making them very light. On entering the property there is a large hall which opens into the staircase hall. There are three good sized reception rooms with both the drawing room and sitting room having bay windows with lovely views of the garden and views beyond. The kitchen/ breakfast has agood range of units and an Aga. The ground floor accommodation is completed by a useful boot room with a laundry room and larder and downstairs cloakroom. On the middloe floor the main bedroom again has lovely views, together with a large en suite. On this floor there are 2 further bedrooms, a useful study, a family bathroom and separate shower. On the top floor there are 2 attic style bedrooms, which children love, and two walk-in loft areas
The property is approached with a drive to one side. The south facing private garden is primarily laid to lawn interspersed with several lovely beds and shrubs. The paddock is accessed via a field gate off the lane. The garden, orchard and paddock are approximately 4 acres
Please note that the neighbouring courtyard, cottage and outbuildings are not included as part of this sale.