STANFORD DINGLEY, RG7
7 Bedroom | To be advised | 4 Baths | Outbuildings | Secondary Accomodation | Tennis Court | Character Property | 128 acres (51.8 hectares)
An attractive residential farm with fantastic southerly views over the Pang Valley, with principal house, cottages, excellent equestrian facilities and 128 acres.
Pangfield Farm lies within a ring fence of its own land and is set in a delightful location close to the sought after villages of Stanford Dingley and Bucklebury. M4 motorway junctions 12 and 13 6 miles and 7 miles respectively, mainline train stations at Theale (6 miles) and Reading (12 miles) with trains to London Paddington within approximately 40 minutes, Central London 52 miles, Heathrow Airport 38 miles.
Stanford Dingley is a village sitting on the River Pang where there is a pretty church dating from the 12th Century and two well known public houses. The slightly larger village of Upper Bucklebury is a short drive away with a general store. There are further well known public houses and restaurants close by. The property has the advantage of being surrounded by large Estates which means that the surrounding countryside is protected and well managed. The property is less than 10 miles from a range of excellent preparatory schools including Elstree, Cheam, St. Andrew’s and Brockhurst so all within an easy daily drive. Also it is well placed for senior schools including Downe House, Bradfield College, Wellington College, Eton, Radley and Marlborough.
Pangfield Farmhouse is positioned at the end of a long tree lined drive and is a large family home extending to in excess of 5,300 sq.ft. The house stands in a slightly elevated location and overlooks its garden, land and the Pang Valley with lovely open southern and westerly views. Thought to date back to the 18th Century the house has retained a great deal of charm and character, with light and airy rooms. The impressive entrance hall is a particular feature of the ground floor, with flagstones throughout and provides access to 3 south facing reception rooms, a conservatory and a large kitchen/breakfast room. The ground floor accommodation is completed by a separate study, boiler room, utility, cloakroom and a large and a useful cellar. On the first floor there are 7 bedrooms with a very spacious master bedroom suite, with amazing views, together with a dressing room and en suite bathroom. The guest suite also has an en suite, and there are 2 further bathrooms and a separate upstairs wc. The property has been a much loved family home for many years and has been perfect for entertaining with ample space in the garden for marquees and parties together with plenty of private parking on site.
GARDENS AND GROUNDS
To the southern and westerly sides of the house there are well established gardens with extensive lawned areas and a quality, synthetic grass tennis court. The adjoining courtyard provides ample parking, together with a range of attractive period buildings, a party barn/yoga studio, artist studio, with wood burning stove and adjoining store, and the cottages all set around central walled vegetable garden.
Pangfield Farm benefits from 3 self contained cottages alongside the principal dwelling. The Pumphouse is a single storey 2 bedroom cottage, there is a very pretty 2 bedroom barn conversion with large kitchen/living area and many period features, and a charming Studio cottage which is a detached 1 bedroom property. These provide excellent opportunities for staff and ancillary accommodation to the main residence. Floorplans for all properties are available on request.
FARMYARD, OTHER BUILDINGS AND EQUESTRIAN FACILITIES
Located to the east of the farmhouse is an extensive range of traditional and modern buildings providing extensive accommodation. There are excellent equestrian facilities including a large covered stable yard providing 23 boxes, horse walker, wash box, and indoor school, additional stables in an attractive period Listed barn, outdoor manege and an 2.5 furlong all-weather gallop. Currently the main equestrian facility is commercially let providing a good annual income but the property can be sold with full vacant possession.
Extending to 128.75 acres (52.03 ha) the land at Pangfield Farm is mainly established pasture for grazing and hay making, and is particularly well served with boundary hedges. The land is Grade 2 and 3. Small areas of woodland provide good drives for a small shoot.