Eighteenth-century farmhouse with recent additions on the banks of the Piver Piddle. Ideal for both families and groups. Quiet location on a bridle path. Child-friendly dining nearby. 2.5 hours from London, 2 minutes from a country pub. Accommodation comprises:
Sitting room with large character fireplace, plasma TV & bluray player
Fitted kitchen with oil-fired Aga, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, microwave.
Utility room with washing machine, small oven.
Second sitting room with TV and DVD player.
Broadband for those who can’t look out of the window.
Large conservatory with ample dining space.
Five bedrooms (some with TV), sleeps 10.
Bathroom with separate large shower. Second large shower room.
Garden furniture and barbecue. All bed linen and towels included. Central heating throughout.
Drive with space for at least 4 cars.
Large garden sloping gently down to the River Piddle.
Situated on a bridle path with the opportunity for numerous walks.
Views over the Piddle Valley.
We bought Bankhayes in 1997 and have made a few alterations and extensions over the years. There is an aerial photo on the upstairs landing of the house around 1960. There is also a copy of the auction details when it was sold in 1956 as Bank Farmhouse. We believe that the core part of the building dates from the mid-eighteenth century.
There are five bedrooms: three with double beds, one with three single beds and one small room with a single bed. There is also a z-bed which can be moved about the house. There are two main bathrooms upstairs and a shower/toilet downstairs. On the ground floor there are two reception rooms with log fires, a well-stocked kitchen and a large conservatory for dining. There is also a study room and a utility area.
The house is pet-friendly (within reason). There is a large area for parking at least 4 cars.