5 bedroom detached house for saleAlbury, Thame, Oxfordshire, OX9
Guide Price £1,695,000
- 3 reception rooms
- kitchen/breakfast room to open plan sitting area
- 5 bedrooms, 4 bath/shower rooms
- double garage & 1 bed annexe
- gardens & paddock, in all 5 acres
- EPC Rating = B
Situated about 5 miles west of Thame in attractive Oxfordshire countryside, the small village of Albury dates back to medieval times. Also referred to as 'Tiddington with Albury' from when the two parishes were joined together in 1932, amenities include the church in Albury and just half a mile away in Tiddington there is a children's adventure playground, petrol station/garage, public house, cricket ground with club house and village hall. More extensive amenities are found in the market town of Thame and nearyby Wheatley.
Communications are excellent with M40 (J8A) about 2 miles giving convenient access to Oxford, London, Birmingham and the Midlands. Haddenham and Thame Parkway mainline station (about 6 miles) provides a regular service to London Marylebone station from about 40 minutes.
Local schools include primary at Great Milton, Ickford and Thame, with secondary at Lord Williams School (Thame) and Wheatley Park School, as well as the grammar schools in Aylesbury (subject to conditions), and the numerous well regarded independent preparatory and senior schools in Oxford and Abingdon.
Constructed of brick below a pitched tiled roof, Ashbourne House is an impressive detached property created and developed by the current owners. Completed in 2015, well conceived layout and design, with great attention to detail successfully combine tradition with 21st century modern comforts.
Large reception hall with central oak staircase to galleried landing creates a grand first impression. Double doors open to drawing room with open fireplace and French doors to terrace. A cozy family room and formal dining room also lead off from the TV room/snug. The stunning kitchen breakfast room with open plan seating area over looking gardens and views beyond is the perfect space so sought after in today's modern living.
Equipped with electric Aga, separate electric oven and gas hob, large central island and integrated dishwasher, there are French doors from the sitting area onto the terrace. With under floor heating throughout the ground floor there is also a useful utility room and separate boot room.
On the first floor the galleried landing is spacious and bright. The principal bedroom, enjoying views of countryside, is fitted with floor to ceiling wardrobes covering one whole wall and has an en suite bathroom. There are three further bedrooms (2 en suite) and a family bathroom on the first floor. On the second floor, bedroom 5, in the eaves, is ideal for teenagers wanting some space.
A short distance from the main house is a detached timber clad outbuilding comprising a double garage and independent annexe. Space is versatile depending on needs, but currently configured with, on the ground floor, a hallway, kitchen and bedroom and on the first floor, a sitting room and bathroom.
Approached through electric wrought iron gates, there is ample off road parking in front of the house and garage. Gardens are mainly laid to lawn and a large terrace accessed from both the drawing room and kitchen provides a sun trap perfect for al fresco dining.
Abutting the gardens to the north and west is a paddock.
A footpath crosses the field.
Square Footage: 3,403 sq ft
Acreage: 5 Acres
(OX9 2LP) From Oxford, proceed along the A40/M40 east towards London passing the Wheatley junction and take the next junction signposted Thame and Aylesbury. Proceed towards Thame via the two roundabouts and into Tiddington. On leaving Tiddington take the first turning on the right signposted to Albury Church. Follow the road up the hill and Ashbourne House is the first property on the left.
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