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7 bedroom detached house for sale

Turnpike House, Blewbury

Withdrawn from Market £1,250,000

Property Description

Key features

  • House
  • 7 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 7 Receptions

Full description

Tenure: Freehold


*Didcot – 4 miles *Wallingford – 5 miles
*Reading – 15 miles *Newbury – 17 miles
*Oxford – 17 miles *A34 at Chilton – 3.5 miles
*M4 at Chieveley (J13) – 12 miles
In a prime location within the central part of this prized village, lying at the foot of the Berkshire Downs and conveniently placed for Oxford, Reading, the M4 and trains to London.

An impressive period Grade II listed property dating originally from around 1700 with 5-7 bedroomed accommodation of considerable character in a flexible arrangement together with delightful mature walled gardens and grounds.

Historic and highly regarded Oxfordshire village in scenic countryside designated an “A.O.N.B.”

Ideally situated with excellent road and rail communications
Oxford 12 minutes and Paddington 40 minutes from Didcot Parkway station

First class range of state and private schools in local area

Delightful Grade II listed Period home of significant architectural merit

Reception Hall
Drawing Room with Open Fire & views of The Pound
Family Room with Fireplace

Superb Oak framed Kitchen/Breakfast Room
Dining Room with fireplace

Study 1
Study 2 with fitted Oak Thomas & Thomas furniture
Utility Room
Ventilated Wine Cellar/Workshop

Galleried Landing
Master Bedroom with En-suite & Fireplace
Double Aspect Guest Bedroom
Suite of 2 Rooms with En-suite Shower
Family Bathroom

Loft Bedroom/Cinema Room
Loft Suite of 2 Rooms with half-sized door to En-suite Shower

Delightful Mature walled rear Gardens
Vegetable Garden
Period brick-built open fronted Store
Integral Garage

The historic village of Blewbury nestling at the foot of the Berkshire Downlands close to the ancient Ridgeway Path, boasts Saxon origins and is mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086 commissioned by William the Conqueror. The scenic surrounding countryside is designated an “A.O.N.B.”. From the centre of the village, The Downs are easily accessible via footpaths and bridleways.

On wandering through the village one can see a wealth of period houses and cottages together with ancient thatched walls, footpaths and waterways reflecting a rich architectural heritage.

Today the village is thriving supported by local amenities including a family owned and run nursery and market garden shop, two traditional pubs, garage with convenience, store primary school with linked pre-school, a village hall with recreation ground, tennis club, croquet club and riding stables with livery.

Blewbury boasts a strong community with approximately 80 local societies available to join, including flourishing music and drama societies, the village having had a long connection with “the arts”.

The village is also known for its connection to horse racing with Steve Donoghue a celebrated jockey at the turn of the last century having trained horses here and in more recent times the Derby winner Ribero was trained locally.

The local area boasts an excellent range of private and state schools including ones in Moulsford, Abingdon and Oxford. Nearby the thriving market town of Wallingford offers many local amenities including a Waitrose supermarket, boutique shops and medical centre.

Didcot town, just 4 miles away, offers a large new shopping centre and Didcot Parkway Station provides fast direct commuter services to Oxford, Reading and London (Paddington). Equally road communications are excellent with the A34 a short drive away linking to the M4 at Chieveley (Junction 13). The new ‘Chilton Link’ provides nearby access to the A34 for travel both North and South.

Of special note for Internet users is that Blewbury is now served by superfast fibre optic broadband.

Turnpike House is a Grade II listed period home of superior quality believed to date from approximately 1700 with the original Farmhouse now also incorporating the previously adjoining cottages. The house has appealing brick and timber elevations, with interesting herringbone detail in parts, under a multi-gabled clay tiled roof.

The property has been tastefully extended and refurbished in recent years, with the stylish addition of a contemporary Oak framed & glazed Kitchen extension complimenting the original character of the house brilliantly, having exposed beams, vaulted ceiling, English Limestone flooring with underfloor heating, and bespoke handmade Thomas & Thomas fitted kitchen with granite work surfaces, in-built appliances and walk in larder.

The house offers well proportioned and flexibly arranged family accommodation of 5-7 Bedrooms including 2 suites of 2 rooms, and 6 Reception Rooms with a wealth of character throughout including exposed beams & wall timbers, wrought iron windows, solid wood flooring, quarry tiled entrance hall, original staircase, wine cellar, exposed brick walls and several inglenook fireplaces. The Drawing Room and many of the Bedrooms enjoy a delightful outlook over the green space of The Pound.

The rooms have a flexible arrangement, which can be seen on the floor plan, to suit individual requirements with quality fixtures and fittings evident throughout, all the restoration and improvements have been carried out to the highest standards.

The property sits to one side of The Pound and has a low walled boundary to the frontage and side with neat lavender bushes and mixed borders surrounding the house. To one end a hardstanding drive leads to the integral single garage with double timber doors.

The delightfully attractive rear garden is walled, and mainly laid to lawn, with a wide flagged terrace leading off the Kitchen, providing the perfect spot for ‘al-fresco’ dining, and featuring an old Well, with glass cover and internally lit.

Curved brick steps lead down to the lawned gardens, with well stocked mixed borders. To one corner is a well screened vegetable garden and working area, with pedestrian gate for rear access. A charming brick wall within the garden separates a further lawned garden, with mixed and herbaceous borders, and pathway to a brick built open fronted store with pitched clay tiled roof dating from 1901.

Services: All main services are connected. Central heating and hot water from a gas fired boiler located in the utility room. Electric under-floor heating to Kitchen & Cloakroom. Superfast fibre optic broadband to the property.

Council Tax: Band G

Postcode: OX11 9PB

Local Authority:  Vale of White Horse District Council, Abingdon OX14 3JE
Tel (01235) 520202

From our offices in Goring on Thames turn left and proceed down the High Street going over the river bridge and up to the top of Streatley High Street.  At the traffic lights turn right onto the A329 Wallingford Road and in a further ¼ mile fork left onto the A417 Wantage Road.  Follow this road over the Downs and Blewbury will be reached in approximately 5 miles. Continue into the village and after passing South Street on your right hand side, Turnpike House will be the next property on the right, after the village green (The Pound).

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Added on Rightmove:
16 May 2016

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