MEADOW THATCH is a charming 16th century thatched cottage with a delightful barn conversion. Set in a picturesque and secluded garden with south facing panoramic views over open farmland. 10 minutes from M4 (J12) and 5 minutes from a train station with fast links to London. 45 minutes from Heathrow and Southampton and an hour from Portsmouth. Next to Kennet & Avon Canal for walking and cycling. Ideal location for visiting nearby Highclere Castle of Downton Abbey fame and Newbury Races, Hungerford Antiques markets, Oxford, Winchester and Windsor Castle. National Trust properties The Vyne and Basildon Park are 8 miles, Englefield Gardens is 5 miles (open Mondays). Good local pubs and restaurants, one within walking distance. WiFi access and off road parking. Singles welcome from £80.00. Minimum stay of 2 nights during June, July and August.
Directions & MapNearest town or village: Midgham Marsh
Coming from the East get off at M4 at J12. Follow signs for Theale, Thatcham and Newbury (A4 West). Meadow Thatch is about 7 miles from J12, 2 miles beyond village of Woolhampton. There is a track on left hand side, opposite BERKSHIRE ARMS/ INN, next to a bus layby, Take this track and turn left just before cattle grid. Coming from the West (Newbury) take the A4 towards Thatcham and Reading. 2+ miles beyond Thatcham you will see Best Western on left, the track to Meadow Thatch is shortly beyond there. Turn right at bollard in middle of the road. Take this track and turn left at cattle grid.
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