West View Farm has as its main dwelling an original farmhouse thought to date from the 1920s, which has been substantially remodelled in recent years. The open plan kitchen/family/dining room sits at the centre of the property with its Aga and open fireplace, while the study and two further reception rooms are excellent entertaining spaces with open fires and garden access.

The master bedroom suite is beautifully appointed, while the two further bedrooms both have en-suite facilities. A terrace has outstanding views out over the gardens and the Downs in the distance.

Outside, the mature gardens are laid to lawn with a number of fruit trees and a games room/garden room.

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Equestrian facilities comprise eleven stables, with tack and feed areas and a steel-framed barn, as well as an all-weather ménage, and six post-and-rail paddocks. The land comes to nearly 15 acres. Nearby shopping is to be found in Kingsclere and Tadley, while Newbury is just eight miles.

The guide price is £1.695m. For further information please contact Knight Frank on 01256 350 600 or visit www.knightfrank.co.uk.

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