SEE inside this 18th-century cottage for sale on the outskirts of Tadley, on the market for nearly £2m.

Described by estate agent Yopa as "magnificent", this detached 18th-century cottage sits on a plot of approximately five acres of land and is located in a quiet rural location.

The property, located in Bishopswood Lane, has a wealth of original features and is actually in two parts - the main house and a converted barn.

On sale for £1.75m, the total accommodation for both buildings is 5445 sq ft and comprises an entrance porch, a sitting room, with beams and other original features, a kitchen with a utility room, a downstairs cloakroom, a dining room with a feature fireplace, two separate snugs, a further family room and a conservatory.

Upstairs there is a large master bedroom with an en suite shower room, two further double bedrooms, a single bedroom, a dressing room, and a family bathroom.

The barn conversion has a large function room that has been perfect for hosting family functions in the past with an indoor swimming pool that is not currently in use. There is a garage area for storage and three stables suitable for equestrian use. There are three further stables, two store areas, and a home office close to the main house. 

The barn has never had planning permission requested on it but does offer huge potential to develop into another property subject to the relevant permission being obtained. 

The property is located in a desirable area that is served well with local amenities, primary and junior schools, and a secondary school, plus good leisure facilities.

Located between Basingstoke and Reading, it offers a host of schools, shops, and recreational facilities. Providing great commuter links via road and rail links, Aldermaston train station is 44 minutes to Paddington and Basingstoke train station 51 minutes to Waterloo and the south coast is easily accessible via train links and the M3 motorway.