A house with a musical history built by blues musician Rod Garfield, has come onto the market with Jackson-Stops & Staff, Newbury.
Garfield, once described as “the best white blues harmonica player in the world” by BBC Radio One Blues presenter Alexia Korner, lived in the property until 1991, and created a studio where he recorded some of his work. Rock stars such as Rod Stewart also used the studio.
The property is an unusual design consisting of one multi-level house with a single level cottage attached. The cottage could be self-contained, or it could be part of the spacious family home. Garfields is designed in a courtyard style around a swimming pool at the rear of the house. Accommodation in the main house includes four bedrooms, with two bedrooms in the attached cottage. Planning consent has been granted for a further bedroom in the cottage over the double garage, creating a very spacious family home or a good-sized letting cottage.
The property sits in an elevated position on the edge of Vernham Dean village in the Bourne Valley, surrounded by the North Wessex Downs. This area offers access to footpaths and bridleways and is close to Newbury and Andover. The A34, M3 and M4 are all close by for routes to London.