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6 bed detached house for sale

£1,300,000 Guide price

Lower Farm House, East Ilsley RG20

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Property features

  • Viewings available 7 days a week by appointment
  • Utility Room
  • Kitchen/Breakfast Room with Aga & larder
  • Sitting Room with fireplace
  • Drawing Room with fireplace
  • Reception/Dining Hall with fireplace
  • Private Gravelled Driveway & Forecourt
  • Grade II listed Farmhouse
  • Attached two storey Barn
  • Immensely characterful main accommodation

Property description

Lower farm house

East ilsley – berkshire

*Newbury 8 miles *Oxford – 17 miles *Reading – 19 miles

*Goring on Thames – 8 miles *Didcot – 9 miles *M4 at Chievely (J13) – 5 miles

Mainline Stations at Didcot, Goring and Newbury

(Distances Approximate)

Centrally located in this historic old village situated within the beautiful Berkshire Downlands near the church and village pond, situated between Newbury and Oxford in an area of ‘outstanding natural beauty’, with outstanding schools nearby, and excellent road communications and a mainline commuter station for London (Paddington) within easy driving distance.

A splendid grade II listed period house originally dating from1656 affording impressive and immensely characterful main accommodation of approximately 3866 sq ft, with an additional 2155 sq ft of versatile space in the attached two storey Barn.

Wonderfully unique and presented beautifully throughout, with great care taken to preserve and enhance the abundance of period features. Set in delightfully mature and beautifully landscaped south facing gardens, a relaxing ambience and outlook is afforded, with early viewing advised.

Grade II listed Farmhouse

Private Gravelled Driveway & Forecourt

Reception/Dining Hall with fireplace

Drawing Room with fireplace

Sitting Room with fireplace

Kitchen/Breakfast Room with Aga & larder

Utility Room



Master Bedroom with Dressing Room & En-suite Bathroom

5 Further Double Bedrooms

Family Bathroom

Study 1

Study 2

2155 sq ft two storey Barn

Garaging for numerous vehicles

Beautifully landscaped South facing Gardens & Grounds


The village of East Ilsley lies in a fold of the Berkshire Downs close to the historic Ridgeway Path and its geographical position on the Downlands largely determined its part in the pageant of history, being on one of the busiest ancient routes across the Downs, dating back to the Bronze Age. It became an important trading centre from the 13th century onwards for corn and later for wool, ultimately being granted a Royal Charter by James I in 1620.

The Sheep Fairs held fortnightly, were second only to Smithfield in London and at their height sold 400,000 with the record of 80,000 being penned in a single day. At the peak there were 24 inns and public houses catering for all the farmers, shepherds and drovers on market days.

Nowadays the village has successfully avoided the problem of overdevelopment retaining it’s timeless character, and, whilst continuing its link with farming, is more associated with racehorses, with several racing stables being located in or near the village.

The village has also greatly benefited from the A34 by-pass, which previously went straight through the centre of the village and is now sited away to the west of East Ilsley, becoming an important dual carriageway linking the south coast to the Midlands.

Around the central part of the village there are many examples of interesting period properties from timbered cottages to the more elegant Queen Ann and Georgian country houses, especially in Broad Street. The village also boasts a village pond, parish church, two well-known established Inns and a Church of England primary school. For secondary education there is the highly acclaimed Downs School at the nearby village of Compton (2 miles) which also has a VIth form. Additionally there are numerous Private schools in the general local area especially Abingdon.

There are main line stations at Newbury and Didcot, the latter being nearer, providing fast commuter services up to London (Paddington) in approx 45 mins.

The County town of Reading together with Oxford, Newbury and the M4 are all easily accessible, and the mainline station in Goring provides excellent commuter services up to London (Paddington and Waterloo). Goring on Thames being the larger village has a wide range of shops and amenities as well as Restaurants, Riverside Café, Olde Worlde Inns, Bank, Doctors, Dentist, and 2 Hotels.

Lower farm house

Occupying a much favoured position in the village, a splendid grade II listed period house, Lower Farm house is believed to date originally from 1656. Traditionally constructed with lovely red and blue brick elevations under a clay tiled roof, the house spans the length of the plot, overlooking its beautiful South facing gardens to the rear.

Affording impressive and immensely characterful main accommodation of approximately 3866 sq ft, with an additional 2155 sq ft Barn offering the potential for a great variety of uses.

The main farmhouse has 3 delightful reception rooms all with working fireplaces, a lovely shaker style kitchen with walk in larder, original quarry tiled floors, butlers sink and Aga, spacious utility room, cloakroom, and cellar. To the first floor are 4 generous double bedrooms including the master suite with dressing room and en-suite bathroom, and a study (former bathroom). To the second floor are two additional double bedrooms, and a walk-in loft. The first-floor study leads on to a second study, and family bathroom.

The property is wonderfully unique and presented beautifully throughout, with great care taken to preserve and enhance the abundance of period features throughout. Early viewing is highly recommended to appreciate the rare opportunity that the property affords.

The barn

Approached either integrally from the main house or via its own private entrance hall, the 2155 sq ft barn affords extremely versatile space, with 60 ft of garaging to the ground floor, and a capacious open-plan space to the first floor with two separate study areas and a South facing balcony. An impressive and unique space with a plethora of potential uses.


Along the frontage to Church Hill is an attractive red-brick wall with pedestrian gate leading to the front door and further five-bar gated opening, leading on to the long gravelled driveway and forecourt providing ample parking space for numerous vehicles. Beyond the house is the attached barn, the ground floor of which offers generous indoor garaging space connecting directly to the house itself.

The delightful South facing gardens are mainly laid to lawn, with a low flint boundary wall, magnificent Portugese Oak Tree and ‘secret garden’ to the top corner ideal for al-fresco entertaining with a terrace, barbeque area and fountain. To the opposite corner is a further raised terrace seating area.

In all the plot amounts to approximately 0.43 acres.

General information

Services: Mains electricity, water, and drainage are connected to the property. Central heating and domestic hot water from oil fired central heating.

Council Tax: Band: G

Postcode: RG20 7LP

Local Authority: West Berkshire District Council. Telephone directions

From our offices in the centre of Goring turn left and proceed down the High Street over the River bridge and up to the top of Streatley High Street. At the traffic lights continue straight across on the B4009 road to Newbury. After passing through the village of Aldworth turn right by the Four Points Pub sign posted for Compton and East Ilsley. Continue through Compton and on reaching East Ilsley follow the one way system passing the Pond, and immediately after turn left into Church Hill. Lower Farm House will be found on your left hand side.


Strictly by appointment through Warmingham & Co

Property info

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Market activity
Average price paid £491,889 Sales 206 Current average value £622,691 (Zoopla Zed-Index) Value change £22,781 ▲ 3.80%

Property value data/graphs for RG20

Property type Avg. current value Avg. £ per sq ft. Avg. # beds Avg. £ paid (last 12m)
Detached £782,139 £375 4.2 £667,251
Semi-detached £424,889 £356 3.1 £377,650
Terraced £345,403 £359 2.8 £306,037
Flats £225,410 £302 1.9 £200,719

Current asking prices in RG20

Average: £540,280
Avg. current asking prices in RG20
Property type 1 bed 2 beds 3 beds 4 beds 5 beds
Houses - £346,544
Flats - £232,000
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All - £311,300

Current asking rents in RG20

Average: £1,456 pcm
Avg. current asking prices in RG20
Property type 1 bed 2 beds 3 beds 4 beds 5 beds
Houses £693 pcm
£948 pcm
£1,303 pcm
£1,923 pcm
£2,249 pcm
Flats - £901 pcm
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All £693 pcm
£942 pcm
£1,303 pcm
£1,922 pcm
£2,249 pcm

Fun facts for RG20

Highest value in RG20
Highest value streets Zed-Index
North End, Newbury RG20 £1,283,237
Enborne, Newbury RG20 £1,075,139
Ashmansworth, Newbury RG20 £1,054,172
High Street £1,045,898
Tile Barn £974,579
Highest turnover in RG20
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Hildesley Court 66.7%
Barton Copse 50.0%
Elm Grove 46.7%
St. Mary's Road 45.5%
Lambourn Road 44.1%

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Nearby transport

  • Didcot Parkway (6.2 miles)
  • Cholsey (6.5 miles)
  • Goring & Streatley (6.8 miles)
  • London Heathrow Airport (35.8 miles)
  • Southampton Airport (39.9 miles)
  • London Luton Airport (46.3 miles)
  • Shepperton Ferry Landing (37.2 miles)
  • Weybridge Ferry Landing (37.3 miles)
  • Moulsey - Hurst Park Ferry Landing (40.7 miles)

Nearby schools

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  • The Ilsleys Primary School (0.1 miles)
  • Beedon C.E. (Controlled) Primary School (2.0 miles)
  • Compton C.E. Primary School (2.0 miles)
  • UTC Oxfordshire (5.5 miles)
  • Engaging Potential (8.2 miles)
  • Bradfield College (8.6 miles)
  • The Downs School (1.8 miles)
  • Priors Court School (4.5 miles)
  • St Birinus School (5.6 miles)
Note: Distances are straight line measurements

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Warmingham Ltd, RG8 on 01491 738826 * (local rate)

Monthly running costs Beta

£4,640 Monthly total
Purchase price
Deposit (10%) 130,000
Repayment term 25
Interest rate 0.5
Your payment £4,149 /mo Find available rates

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Home Insurance Rebuild value up to £1,000,000 Contents value up to £100,000 Average insurance cost £39/mo (£471/yr) In partnership with uSwitch
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Home Insurance is based on the average price of a building and contents quote for a property in this area in the last 48 months.

Source: Autonet Insurance Ltd

Energy Gas £64 Electricity £79 Estimated energy cost £143/mo In partnership with uSwitch
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The estimated energy cost for this property has been calculated using actual energy usage data for a property of this type, number of bedrooms and region.

Estimated consumption

Gas: 24900 kWh/year
Electricity: 6800 kWh/year

Source: National Energy Efficiency Data Framework

Council Tax

Local authority

West Berkshire

Estimated tax band H Council tax cost £309 /mo
when paid over 10 months
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The Council Tax cost displayed is based on the council tax band and on the basis of 2 adults living at the property. The monthly cost shown excludes any discounts and is rounded to the nearest pound.

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