Stocks house is an converted farmhouse in Berkshire, just eight miles from Reading. The property was built in 1936 and most of the principal rooms are south facing, light and airy.

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It has five bedrooms, drawing room, dining room, study, kitchen/breakfast room, and a barn complex outside which has a workshop and home office. There are also lovely gardens and a paddock, all in about 2.13 acres. The gardens are mainly laid to lawn with hedged boundaries and herbaceous borders, and there is a kitchen garden beyond the barn.

There is also considerable scope to increase the size of the main house: planning permission has been approved to extend the property to another floor, adding three further bedrooms and a sitting room.

Sitting in an elevated position, the house overlooks the Kennet Valley in the edge of the village of Beenham, which has its own church, pub and primary school. Reading and Newbury are about eight miles away and there is excellent local schooling available.

Guide price: £1,500,000. For further information, please contact Strutt and Parker on + 44 (0)118 984 5757 or visit www.struttandparker.com.

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