Originally a pair of cottages, Itchens Farm is now a six bedroom, four reception room detached farmhouse.
You enter the property via an entrance porch which leads through to an inner hall. To the rear of the property is the farmhouse style kitchen/breakfast room complete with Aga and views over the rear garden and paddock. Conveniently situated off the kitchen is a large walk in larder and steps that lead down to a temperature controlled cellar which could offer the potential to be converted into a wine cellar or even a cinema room.
The snooker room is a fantastic space for parties and has its own w.c. The formal dining room and sitting room; with open fireplace have access to the conservatory that enjoys beautiful views across the front garden to the hills beyond. Completing the ground floor is the utility room and ground floor cloakroom.
The first floor comprises a master bedroom with en-suite bathroom, a guest suite with two bedrooms and a shared bathroom, three further double bedrooms and the family bathroom.
Garden and Grounds
The land at Itchens Farm is divided into five distinct areas; gardens surrounding the house, orchard, farmyard, pasture and woodland.
A paved driveway leads to the front of the property with the double garage situated to the left of the house. The front garden is mainly laid to lawn with mature shrubs offering privacy and seclusion.
The path continues around the property to the rear garden. The patio has two separate areas, divided by a step, both providing wonderful venues for al-fresco dining whilst enjoying the spectacular views across the valley towards woodland. Steps lead up to the lawn area where the current owners successfully grow their own vegetables in two large patches.
A productive fruit orchard features Bramley cooking apples, green gages, cherry trees, Victoria plums and eating apples.
The pasture extends to about 33 acres and the woodland to about 18 acres, the majority of the land can be seen from the house (about 50 acres total).
The farmyard is currently home to a large steel frame, open fronted barn, stable block and open barn; all bordering the hard standing yard.
Location and Recreation
Situated in a quiet country lane, Itchens Farm is only a few minutes drive from Checkendon village, which has a Church of England primary school, village green with a playground and an equestrian centre located on Lovegroves Lane.
Henley-on-Thames is approximately 6 miles away and offers a good range of boutiques, a cinema, the Kenton Theatre as well as a variety of restaurants and pubs. Wallingford is a pretty riverside town approximately 5.5 miles away.
Goring railway station is approximately 3.5 miles away and offers rail travel to London Paddington and a faster service operates from Reading (London 25mins) with Crossrail anticipated in 2018. Access to both the M4 and M40 motorways are approximately 8 miles away. Recreational facilities nearby include Checkendon village cricket club, The Springs golf club, Goring and Streatley golf club, Oratory Real Tennis Club, rowing clubs at Henley, Goring and Wallingford. There are extensive walks and bridleways just meters from the front door.
Checkendon Primary School, Langtree Secondary School at Woodcote, Moulsford Preparatory, Cranford House School, Shiplake College, The Oratory in Woodcote and Radley College. Queen Anne’s School in Caversham and The Abbey School in Reading. Rupert House and St Mary’s School in Henley. There are also buses to the popular private schools in Abingdon nearby.
Goring Station – 3.5 miles
Henley-on-Thames - 6 miles
Wallingford – 5.5 miles
Reading - 9 miles
London Heathrow - 31 miles