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A house high on the downs, with exceptional equestrian facilities and indoor school

Lambourn 1 mile, Hungerford and Wantage 9 miles, Newbury, M4 (Junction 14) 7 miles

Windy Hollow House: Hall, Sitting Room, Study and Kitchen/Dining Room, and Utility Room. 4 Bedrooms and 2 Bathrooms

Gardens with Tennis Court. Garage

The Cottage: Kitchen, Sitting Room, 2 Bedrooms and Bathroom.

Offices – about 1,200 sq ft with Reception Area and Main Office

Stables – 20 boxes in 2 yards


In all about 6 acres

Guide Price: £1,750,000

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Sheepdrove is high on the Downs, reached from Lambourn itself by a long lane. Well placed for a multitude of equestrian uses, Lambourn is one of the major racehorse training centres in the country, with renowned gallops, vets and equine suppliers. In particular there is extensive riding on the downland tracks, and hunting in the area is with the Vine and Craven. With the M4 in easy reach, this is the perfect centre for the equestrian competitor.

Lambourn has a variety of shops, schools, and pubs. Private schools nearby include Marlborough College, Downe House and Pinewood, and those in Oxford. Sporting facilities in the area are renowned and there are a number of golf courses nearby. Access to London is by the M4 or by train from Hungerford, Newbury or Didcot.

Windy Hollow House: built of Cotswold stone blocks under a tiled roof with mullioned windows, this family house, well away from the stables, is approximately 287sq.m or 3,090sq.ft,:

Ground Floor:

• Front door, porch, Hall with staircase, WC and cloakroom

• Drawing Room with fireplace

• Study

• Kitchen/Dining Room with oil fired Aga,

• Utility Room, with oil fired boiler, Cloakroom, and side doors to both the front and the garden sitting area.

1st Floor:

• Landing

• Main bedroom and ensuite bathroom

• 3 further bedrooms and 2nd bathroom

• Loft

There is planning approval for two bathrooms above the utility area, making two more bedrooms ensuite.

The Garden, well sheltered from the west and with views over fields, is mostly lawned, with a terrace at the back of the house, a summer house/office, and a tennis court.

The Cottage

Built of block under a tiled roof. Approximately 70m² (775ft²) with kitchen, sitting room, bathroom and store/bedroom on the ground floor and two bedrooms on the first floor.

Windy Hollow Stables

The Barn, A steel portal frame barn, steel clad with:

Indoor school. 43m x 26m approx with an artificial surface, and mezzanine viewing area

• 8 loose boxes

The Office. Smart offices above the loose boxes, accessed by separate staircases from the exterior or from the stable area. Partitioned from the rest of the barn by timber boarding, it is arranged as follows:

• Lobby c.12m x 4m with kitchenette, cloakroom with 2 WCs. (This area has planning approval for residential use)

• Main office c.13m x 6m

• Store

The Stable Yard

12 boxes, tack room, office, rug room and WC. Solar panels on the roof.

6 bay Horse Walker


6 paddocks. These are suitable for turn out purposes.

Further land is rented by the vendors. This may be available to the purchaser.

Total area 6.114 acres


Method of Sale: Windy Hollow is offered for sale as a whole by private treaty.

Vacant Possession: Vacant possession will be given on completion.

Services: Windy Hollow House and Cottage have mains electricity, backed up by solar panels (for details of the Feed in Tarrif, apply to the agents), mains water, oil fired central heating, a telephone connection and broadband and private drainage to a septic tank.

EPC ratings: Windy Hollow House and The Cottage are both rated E.

Council Tax: Windy Hollow House is band G, The amount payable for 2020/21 is £3,195

The Cottage is band A, The amount payable for 2020/21 is £1,278

Business Rates: Windy Hollow Stables have a rateable value of £8,300. The offices have a rateable value of £9,900. Separately, they are below the minimum threshold for the payment of Business Rates.

Local Authority: West Berkshire Council, Council Offices, Market Street, Newbury, RG14 5LD Tel: 01635 551111

Planning Permissions: A full planning history is available from the agents. There is planning approval to convert part of the offices to residential use.

Fixtures, Fittings and Equipment: The fixtures and fittings may be available to purchase at a reasonable valuation; however they are not necessarily included in the sale of the property. The fitted carpets are included in the sale.

Wayleaves, Easements and Rights of Way - The property is being sold subject to and with the benefit of all rights including: rights of way, whether public or private; light, support, drainage water and electricity supplies, and other rights and obligations, easements and quasi easements and restrictive covenants and all existing and proposed wayleaves for masts, pylons, stays, cables, draining water and gas and other pipes whether mentioned in these particulars or not.

VAT - Any price guide quoted or discussed is exclusive of VAT. In the event that any sale of any part of the property becomes a chargeable supply for the purposes of VAT, such tax will be payable in addition.

Health and Safety: Viewers are requested to avoid horses in paddocks or stables. We also ask viewers to be vigilant near any horses or working machinery.

VIEWING: Strictly by appointment with the sole agents Windsor Clive International. Tel: 01672 521155.

Directions (RG17 7XA) From the Junction 14 of the M4 take A338 towards Wantage and take the first left at the Pheasant on to the B4000. After 3 miles turn right to Lambourn. In the middle of the village go over the cross roads. After about 400 yards turn right in to Sheepdrove Road and go up the hill. Take the left fork and after a quarter of a mile, left again. Keep left, pass the gates to the stables and the entrance to Windy Hollow House is on the right.