4 bedroom cottage for saleChurch End, Bletchingdon, Oxfordshire
Sold STC £650,000
- Wonderful character
- Five bedrooms
- Two receptions
- Good sized kitchen
- Ample gardens
- Extremely private
- No chain
Full descriptionDating to around the 1630's, a landmark village house, in need of complete modernisation. 5 bedrooms, generous and secluded gardens to both rear and front. Potential to extend (STPP)
This is one of those rare chances to secure a really special and lovely historic cottage with huge scope for improvement
Bletchingdon is a well regarded North Oxfordshire village, set on a plateau overlooking Oxford and Kidlington to the South. Its roots date back to Norman times, as evidenced by St Giles parish church. Many residents are drawn to the village by its primary school. For pre-school children, nursery provision is available both at the school, or at an independent nursery. A newly built village hall is well used by the community, providing a caf and a hosting a range of clubs and classes, and this will shortly be joined by a separate Co-Op village store. There is an active sports and social club, with an adjacent childrens' play area. A gift of land from the Duchy of Cornwall will see the development of further community spaces over coming years.
Commuting access is excellent with Oxford and Bicester within easy driving distance. The village is less than 10 minutes drive from the new Oxford Parkway rail station, which opened in 2015 offering trains to London Marylebone. Islip, Bicester and Oxford stations are also close by.
Church End is arguably the best road in the village as it is quiet (serving only local traffic) with a very few houses in the short run up to the lovely church. Park View is a significant 18th Century house in need of complete renovation but offering many unique and charming features, not least of which is the delightful double frontage with its neat symmetry. It is also set in a rather generous plot with gardens to the front, side and rear.
The main door leads into a hallway off which to the left the living room is a good size with a fireplace (currently boarded over) and a door at the rear. On the right of the hall the second reception contains an old Aga range to the rear, indicating it was once the kitchen. This too is a good sized room, and well proportioned. To the front the stairs climb to the first floor, currently hidden by a curtain. A door at the rear leads into the kitchen, which has been refitted in recent years. Within this the pantry cupboard features a small window to the right, and there are further wall cupboards. On the left a door leads into the lean-to on the rear, and here a further door leads back into the hallway.
At the top of the stairs the landing splits off with two bedrooms through a doorway to the left. Both are a useful size and both enjoy good views over the surrounding gardens. Ahead the family bathroom is surprisingly large, ample space here for a separate shower and bath if desired. The landing here goes through to a bedroom that is walled off in part with glazed panels, and moving past this is a pair of bedrooms with a dividing stud wall between - which we expect most would remove.
Outside, the gardens wrap around three sides. To the front the house sits well back from the lane behind a deep grass verge, which includes a path flanked by boxed hedges running to the front door. To the left the garden is enclosed by hedges, and this space runs back, widening as it does so, to the rear of the plots. At the back wall (stone) the garden is at its widest. This runs along the rear of the house and round to the right a stone shed is covered by a corrugated iron roof. Behind the rear garden wall is a field kept by the estate currently occupied by sheep.
By any measure this is an idyllic, peaceful location. Once renovated this house will provide a uniquely wonderful home.
Directions - Excellent local amenities
Rail to Marylebone 7 miles
A34 2 miles, M40 5 miles
Oxford 10 miles, Bicester 7 miles
Fibreoptic broadband available
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