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6 bedroom detached house for sale

The Old Rectory, Didcot, Oxfordshire, OX11

Sold STC £1,250,000

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Tenure: Freehold

A magnificent early Victorian six bedroom rectory by architect Henry Jones Underwood, with traditional family accommodation, cellars and garaging in excess of 6,000 square feet set in mature enclosed gardens. Formerly the home of famous titled owners and a few minutes walk from Didcot Parkway railway station with trains to London Paddington in 40 minutes.

This substantial house is steeped in history, being the former residence of Baron Dacre of Glanton (the historian Hugh Trevor-Roper) and Baroness Alexandra Dacre (the daughter of Field Marshall Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig) and has been sympathetically renovated with great care and attention to detail by the present owners (in conjunction with Peter Grant Construction).

It now has excellent and versatile accommodation arranged over two floors. Handsome north and south façades, multiple gables, high ceilings, elegant and very generously proportioned rooms, deep sash windows with shutters, moulded cornices, deep skirting boards and attractive fireplaces are predominant features of the house. There is good natural light throughout and a delightful main staircase. The extensive cellars and large loft spaces could be converted subject to the necessary planning consents being obtained.

Principal bedroom with ensuite bathroom, 5 further bedrooms, dressing room, 2 further bathrooms, drawing room, dining room, library, study, family/children's room, kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, reception hall, cloakroom, extensive cellars, gardens, double garage, parking, in all about 0.6 acres


SITUATION    The property, on the edge of the original village of Didcot and formerly the rectory to All Saints Church, founded in 1160, is very well placed for the facilities within the town and in particular the mainline railway station, a few minutes walk away, from which there are regular fast train services to London Paddington, Birmingham and the West Country. The A34 gives good access to Oxford, Newbury and Abingdon. St Helens and St Catherine's girls school and Abingdon school are situated nearby. The property is well located for the popular North Oxford schools including Magdalen College School, The Dragon, Wychwood, Oxford High School, St Edwards and Summer Fields. The surrounding countryside is rich in character, with delightful villages and countryside walks.

ENTRANCE    Deep skirting boards, cornice, cupboard housing electric consumer units, glazed double doors with glazed side panels opening to

RECEPTION HALL    Main staircase to the first floor, second staircase, deep skirting boards and architrave, moulded cornice, picturelight points, covered radiator, door to cellars, two separate telephone points, part glazed door to the outside.

CLOAKROOM    WC, pedestal wash basin, tiled splash back, stone tiled floor, radiator, downlighting.

DRAWING ROOM 21'3" x 16'2" (6.48m x 4.93m). Windows to two aspects with a large bay window having glazed French windows opening onto the rear terrace and garden, open fireplace with marble surround and hearth within which is set a gas firebasket, moulded cornice, picture rail, deep skirting boards and architrave, television aerial point, 5 amp lighting system, two radiators. (NB. Chandelier, from the dining room of the Café Royal, London, may be available by separate negotiation)

DINING ROOM 21'1" x 16'1" (6.43m x 4.9m). Large sash windows with working shutters, open fireplace with stone surround and tiled hearth within which is set a gas firebasket, moulded cornice, picture rail, deep skirting boards and architrave, wall light points, radiator. (NB. Chandelier and wall lights, from the dining room of the Café Royal, London, may be available by separate negotiation)

LIBRARY 16'1" x 16' (4.9m x 4.88m). Large sash windows both with working shutters, open fireplace with stone surround and hearth within which is set a gas firebasket, moulded cornice, deep skirting boards and architrave, original oak fitted bookshelves, radiator.

FAMILY/CHILDREN'S ROOM 15'5" x 11'2" (4.7m x 3.4m). Open fireplace set in a brick surround and hearth, television aerial point, wall light points, radiator.

STUDY 11'2" x 8'8" (3.4m x 2.64m). Open fireplace with a stone surround and cast iron fire basket, downlighting, coving.

KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM 17'1" x 16'1" (5.2m x 4.9m). By Richard Keale. Shaker style, fitted with a range of bespoke base and wall units incorporating cupboards and softclose drawers, Shaws Original double butler sink with mixer tap and rinsing attachment, granite work surfaces with stone tiling behind and concealed lighting over, Belling Farmhouse range style cooker with triple electric fan ovens and six burner gas hob and hot plate set in to the chimney breast, concealed lighting over, integrated Bosch dishwasher and refrigerator, stone tiled floor, moulded cornice, downlighting, underfloor heating.

UTILITY ROOM    Stainless steel sink unit with mosaic tiling behind, laminated work surfaces, fitted shelving, plumbing for washing machine, vent for tumble dryer, cupboard housing Worcester Greenstar 40 CDI boiler, stone tiled floor.

CELLARS    Comprising a number of areas, with vaulted brick ceilings, open joists and predominantly brick flooring.

FIRST FLOOR

LANDING    Covered radiator, loft access, cornice, deep skirting boards and architrave.

MASTER BEDROOM 20'6" x 15'1" (6.25m x 4.6m). Large bay window overlooking the rear garden, fire reveal with ornamental surround, deep skirting boards and architrave, radiator, cornice, telephone point.

ENSUITE BATHROOM    Panelled bath with mosaic tiled splash back and shelf, mixer tap, pedestal wash basin with mosaic tiled splash back, WC, double wardrobe with cupboards over, radiator, heated towel rail, downlighting, cornice, deep skirting boards.

BEDROOM 2 16'2" x 16'2" (4.93m x 4.93m). Built-in double cupboard, deep skirting board and architrave, moulded cornice, radiator.

BEDROOM 3 17'7" x 16'1" (5.36m x 4.9m). Windows to two aspects, moulded cornice, deep skirting and architrave, two radiators.

BEDROOM 4 17'2" x 16'2" (5.23m x 4.93m). Built-in double wardrobe with cupboards over, moulded cornice, deep skirting boards and architrave, radiator.

DRESSING ROOM    Three fitted double wardrobes and cupboards along the length of one wall with cupboards over, further fitted wardrobe, cornice, deep skirting and architrave.

BATHROOM 2    Freestanding cast iron enamelled roll top claw-foot bath with mixer tap and spray attachment, twin wash basins set on a stone plinth with cupboards below and a stone splash back, mirror over, hand made glass Fired Earth mosaic tiling, wall light points, tiled and glazed shower cubicle, WC, cupboard housing Range Tribune HE pressurised hot water system, ladder towel radiator, downlighting, moulded cornice, deep skirting boards and architrave, tiled floor, underfloor heating.

SECOND STAIRCASE LANDING    Shelved recess.

BEDROOM 5 15'4" x 11'1" (4.67m x 3.38m). Windows to two aspects, open fireplace with cast iron basket and stone surround, built-in wardrobe and shelved cupboard, radiator.

BEDROOM 6 11'2" x 8'8" (3.4m x 2.64m). Windows to two aspects, built-in double wardrobe, loft access, radiator, wall light point.

BATHROOM 3    Panelled bath with mosaic tiled splashback, pedestal wash basin with mosaic tiled splashback, WC, airing cupboard, downlighting, radiator.

OUTSIDE    The property, on the edge of the original village of Didcot and formerly the rectory to All Saints Church, founded in 1160, is very well placed for the facilities within the town and in particular the mainline railway station, a few minutes walk away, from which there are regular fast train services to London Paddington, Birmingham and the West Country. The A34 gives good access to Oxford, Newbury and Abingdon. St Helens and St Catherine's girls school and Abingdon school are situated nearby. The property is well located for the popular North Oxford schools including Magdalen College School, The Dragon, Wychwood, Oxford High School, St Edwards and Summer Fields. The surrounding countryside is rich in character, with delightful villages and countryside walks.

DIRECTIONS    From Oxford - proceed south along the A34 and exit at the Milton interchange keeping to the middle lane. Take the second exit signposted Didcot A4130. Proceed straight over the first roundabout and at the second roundabout turn right into Foxhall Road. The property will be found after a short distance on the left hand side just past Roman Place. From the M4 - exit at J13 and proceed north on the A34 to the Milton interchange and continue as above.Postcode OX11 7EB.


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