Positioned at the end of a non through road Pond Farm has been in the same family ownership since it was built in 1959 and has principally been used as a small holding, although latterly a family home. The Farm is well placed to take advantage of all the village has to offer, including a bustling high street with a wide selection of shops and restaurants, and the villages mainline station that provides direct links to London Paddington and is one stop away from Crossrail (2019). It is also a 5 minute drive from Junction 12 of the M4.
The Farm sits on just over 21 acres which is comprised, roughly, of ½ an acre of domestic curtilage, 16 acres of historic woodland and 4.5 acres of grazing land, made up of two large fields. The soil is of particularly high quality producing good grass for livestock and excellent produce for market gardens.
Principle accommodation consists of a three bedroom detached bungalow with two reception rooms. There is a separate detached garage and 5 additional outbuildings, that combined give a floor area of around 6,000 sq ft. The property relies on its own bore hole for water and has private sewage.
The Farm and its land offers large amounts of potential. Following a request for pre-application advice from West Berkshire County Council, the local authority has stated that replacing the existing bungalow, with a larger footprint, is acceptable in principle in accordance with Policy ENV23. There could also be potential for additional development on the site, although realistically this would only be for one extra dwelling and would be subject to obtaining planning permission. The property would offer an interesting proposition for those looking to replace the dwelling, or those with equestrian or small holding interests.
Pond Farm represents a unique and rare opportunity to acquire a substantial piece of land in this desirable village.