5 bedroom detached house for saleSt Michaels, Blewbury
Sold by Another Agent £899,950
- 5 Bedrooms
- 2 Bathrooms
- 5 Receptions
BLEWBURY – SOUTH OXFORDSHIRE
*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.
A charming period Grade II listed property dating originally from the mid 17th Century with 5 bedroomed accommodation of considerable character in a flexible arrangement together with delightful mature 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
First class range of state and private schools in local area
Delightful Grade II listed Period home of significant character
Drawing Room with Inglenook Fireplace
Sitting Room with Wood burning Stove
Rear Hallway/ Boot Room
4 Generous Double Bedrooms
5th Single Bedroom
Delightful Mature Gardens & Grounds
Garage / Workshop
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.
St Michaels is a Grade II listed period detached home of great character, dating originally from the mid 17th century, later added to in the 18th & 19th centuries. The house has appealing brick elevations, with external timbers visible at the rear, under a clay tile roof.
The accommodation is spacious and flexibly arranged, with each room boasting a wealth of character. To the ground floor the Entrance Hall leads to the Kitchen/Dining Room, Sitting Room with wood burning stove and staircase to the first floor. A rear hallway leads to the double aspect Drawing Room overlooking the garden with Inglenook fireplace & wood burning stove, a generous Study and a Utility/Shower Room. A second turning staircase leads up to the first floor, where there are 4 very spacious Double Bedrooms, a 5th Single Bedroom and a Family Bathroom. All bedrooms enjoy an attractive outlook either over the gardens or out towards the village and Church.
Early viewing is advised to appreciate the wonderfully peaceful setting and charm of the property.
St Michael’s is positioned in a particularly charming part of the village, adjacent to St Michael’s Church. Across the frontage is a low brick wall topped with neat hedging, and a path to the front door. To one side is gated access to a courtyard area, and a single brick built garage with timber doors.
The delightfully peaceful rear garden is part walled, with a wide flagged terrace leading off the Kitchen and rear Hallway, perfect for ‘al-fresco’ dining. Mainly laid to lawn, interspersed with mature trees and shrubs, the garden is particularly secluded and private, with a pleasant small stream running across the rear boundary.
Services: All main services are connected. Central heating and hot water from a gas fired boiler.
Council Tax: Band G
Postcode: OX11 9PY
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 turn second right into South Street. In approximately 150 yards turn left into Church Road. Where the road forks, follow Church Road around to the right. St Michaels will be found a short way along on the right hand side, with the Church itself directly in front of you.
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